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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Flex Dollars?

Flex is a lump sum built into each of the meal plans. Though not real money, flex dollars may be used as a debit account for making additional food purchases at either the Boyd Dining Center or the Marlin Grill. Any balance left over in your Flex account will roll over from the fall to the spring semester. Unused balances at the end of the spring semester will not be refunded, so use your Flex dollars wisely!

How does Meal Equivalency work and where can I use it?

Meal Equivalency is available in the Marlin Grill from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

  • At lunch, between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., students using a meal credit at Meal Equivalency have $3.50 to go towards a purchase at any of the 4 stations in the Marlin Grill. 
  • At dinner, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., students using a meal credit at Meal Equivalency have $3.75 to go towards a purchase at any of the 4 stations in the Marlin Grill.

What are Marlin Dollars?

Marlin Dollars are used just like Flex Dollars and may be purchased in the Business Office. Purchases made with Marlin Dollars are subject to Virginia Sales Tax. Unused Marlin dollars will remain in your account

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If you have any questions about meal plan assignments, please contact the Business Office.

Lost or Stolen Meal Cards

Lost or stolen meal cards can be replaced. Should this happen to you, go to Security and get a new student ID.

Seconds Policy

You never have to be too shy to ask for seconds with our Campus Dining Program. Our generous policy allows for a second helping of many menu favorites. All you have to do is ask! Please note, however, that there are some exceptions to our Seconds Policy.

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact us at extension 5713.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that meal cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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