James R. Connor University Center

Meal Plans & Dining Dollars

Voluntary Meal Plan at UW-Whitewater

The UW-Whitewater Warhawk Dining meal plans provide exceptional value for both students residing in University Housing and off-campus members of the University community. The Warhawk Dining meal plan program provides you with a wide variety of fresh meals to choose from all day long,  AND they offer the convenience of no clean up or shopping for food.

Summer Dining Dollar Plans

  • Summer Dining Dollar Plans are effective Monday, May 20, 2024 and are placed on the student bill. Summer Dining Dollar Plans can be purchased at the HawkCard Office (UC Rm 250) or by email
  • For Summer 2024, the overhead charge for purchasing a Summer Dining Dollar plan has been waived. Students can purchase 300 Dining Dollars with the entire amount being available to use to dine on campus
  • When Dining Dollars are used there is a savings of 10 to 15% depending on location, plus sales tax! Additional Dining Dollars can be purchased at any time
  • Unused Dining Dollars will roll over into your Fall 2024 meal plan once it has been verified. If you are not enrolled in a Fall 2024 meal plan, Dining Dollars would expire August 30, 2024
  • For questions about Dining Dollars, please contact the HawkCard Office in University Center Room 250 at 262-472-1437 or HawkCard@uww.edu

Summer On-Campus Dining Options

According to university policy, freshmen and sophomore students are required to reside in University operated residence halls during the academic year. If students wish to be exempt from the "Residency Requirement," they need to file the Application for Exemption form prior to signing a housing contract.

As stated in the University Housing Contract, "if you are a freshman or sophomore, you also agree to subscribe to one meal plan offered at the University."

If students wish to be exempt from the meal plan requirement, they need to meet one of the criteria below and contact the HawkCard Office with their request. Exceptions to the meal plan include:

  1. Students who have completed 60 credits or more
  2. Married students
  3. Veterans
  4. Students who have resided in the residence halls for at least two full years
  5. Students recognized by the University as having independent status
  6. Students with junior, senior, or commuter status
  7. Students 21 years of age or older

Exemptions to the mandatory meal plan policy will not be granted for employment reasons, class schedule conflicts, or for financial hardship. Exemptions requested due to medical conditions will be referred to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD).

There are lots of reasons why you should sign up for a meal plan:

  • Multiple entrees per meal in each of the dining halls, including: vegetarian, a variety of home-style dishes, and international flair, you can be sure to satisfy your appetite!
  • You won't have to race back to your room, trying to cook up a nutritious meal.
  • Eat with your friends on campus.
  • Don't worry about needing cash to get a bite to eat!
  • 15+ campus locations to choose from with a variety of choices at each location.

Yes. Meal plan changes will be accepted during the second and third weeks of fall semester and the first two weeks of spring semester. Changes are effective the following Monday. Changes to a meal plan may be made in person at the HawkCard Office (UC 250) or by using our online change form which is active during the change period.

*Students that are required to have a meal plan but have not signed up for one will automatically be enrolled in the 14 meals per week and $50 Add-on Dining Dollars.


Check out the Warhawk Dining website in Fall 2024 to find out more information about where to use your meal plan at each campus dining location.

  • There are multiple ways you can check your Dining Dollar balance:
    • Any dining location. The cashier can complete a balance check when asked.
    • Stop by the HawkCard Office
    • Online 
    • Instructions to register and use eAccounts are here.
    • Or use the free “eAccounts” app on your smartphone. Search for “eAccounts” in your phone’s app store. Download to your phone or tablet. Instructions to register and use eAccounts are here.

Ask the Dietitian

Warhawk Dining has an full-time on-campus Dietitian. Students are encouraged to reach out to the campus dietitian for any dietary meal accommodations. They can help navigate through campus and help find options that fit anyone’s personal needs. Warhawk Dining shall make every effort to accommodate a student's special dietary needs. In most cases, an accommodation can be made.

Ask the Dietitian

Special Diets

Warhawk Dining shall make every effort to accommodate a student's special dietary need. In most cases an accommodation can be made.  After the student has met with the campus dietitian and it has been determined that Warhawk Dining is unable to satisfy a student’s special dietary need, the student will be directed to the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). CSD staff members will determine whether the student shall be released from any existing meal plan contract. Students will be required to provide written evidence from a physician that identifies specific circumstances that require special dietary consideration or exemption.  

Sick Meal Kits 

Sick Meal Kits are available upon request for those students who are unable to make it to the dining halls due to illness. Once a request is made, a member of the dining services team will contact you to confirm order and pick up details.

If you wish to cancel your meal plan, please refer to the dropdown at the top labeled "Am I required to have a meal plan?" to be sure you are eligible.

Click here to cancel your meal plan.

Click here to view the Meal Plan and Dining Dollars terms and conditions.