Residential Meal plan

A Residential Meal Plan is required for first-time in college students living on campus and is included in the cost of your Housing & Residential Life agreement. Residential Meal plans are billed directly to the student’s account. The meal plan is active January 17 and expires at noon on April 29, any unused balance is forfeited once it expires. Questions regarding meals plans can be sent to ghollenb@umich.edu.

Winter 2021 Price Per Semester

Dining DollarsMaize MoneyCost of Plan/Semester
Residential Meal Plan$0$1,420.30$1,420.30


Maize Money can be used in the following ways:

  • Laundry room
  • 2 vending machines located near the Riverfront laundry room 
  • Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in the University Pavilion
  • Food vendors located in the University Pavilion
  • Printing Services located in the University Center
  • Housing & Residential Life/Riverfront Desk to purchase vouchers for local businesses (see Voucher Exchange Program below)

Voucher Exchange Program

In order to provide you with some additional food options during the fall 2020/winter 2021 semester, we are introducing a Voucher Exchange Program. You can purchase vouchers for local food establishments using your Maize Money from the Housing & Residential Life office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Vouchers will be available for purchase until March 31, 2021. Vouchers are in $5 increments. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase beer, wine, alcohol, gift cards, or lottery products from any local food establishments. Vouchers are non-refundable. Vouchers are available for the following local food establishments:

Optional Maize Money

All students have the option of purchasing Optional Maize Money. Optional Maize Money purchased July – December, expires on December 31, Optional Maize Money purchased January – June, expires on June 30, any unused balance is forfeited once it expires. You can purchase any amount of Optional Maize Money greater than $25 and you can reload your M-Card as needed throughout the semester. Students with the required meal plan can add additional Maize Money if needed through the Optional Maize Money program.  Students who do not have a required meal plan and would like to purchase a meal plan can do so by purchasing Optional Maize Money.

On Campus Food Options

Picasso Restaurant Group locations (Cafe Blue, Blue Bistro and Picasso @ UCEN) will not be open during the fall 2020/winter 2021 semester. Food service options on campus will be located at the University Pavilion and include:

Local Food Options

Meal Plan Balance

UM-Flint students, faculty and staff can check their Dining Dollar and Maize Money balances here.