Snack-to-Go

Snack-to-Go - Eco-Box

Calling all meal plan holders - No time for lunch?

If your tight class schedule makes it difficult to find time to enjoy a meal in the dining hall then an Eco-Club membership might be just the solution you need... 

The Snack-to-go Eco Club is a convenient and eco-friendly way to enjoy a meal on-the-go when you don't have time to sit down for a meal in the dining hall. Members are issued reusable containers to take a snack on-the-go! Rinse your container afterward and exchange it for a clean one the next time you visit a dining hall. It's that easy!

  • Sign up for the Eco-Club at any dining hall.
  • The $10 annual membership fee can be paid by cash, credit card, or Flexi dollars.
  • Use the container for your snack-to-go (certain stipulations apply*)
  • The next time you visit a dining hall, return your used, rinsed out container to the cashier and exchange it for a clean one.
  • Or, not ready for a snack-to-go, but ready to return a used container? Return your container to any dining hall cashier station and the ask the cashier to credit your ID so you’ll be all set the next time you need a to-go container.
  • No other containers may be used for snack-to-go, except:
    • A small compostable takeout container may be purchased from the cashier for 50 cents each. These non-reusable containers are intended for one time use.

Reusable containers are: sustainable, cost effective, 100% BPA-free polypropylene, commercial dishwasher safe, and microwave safe for reheating.


*The snack-to-go policy:

Meal plan holders may request a "snack-to-go" from the cashier at any campus dining hall location.

  1. A snack-to-go is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No snack-to-go will be served after 8:00 p.m., or on weekends, holidays, or on special events such as college nights. 5- and 7-day meal plan holders have a maximum of one snack-to-go per day.
  2. A snack-to-go is a self-service option consisting of the recommended portions for one entrée (hot or cold) or two side dishes, dessert and a beverage.
  3. Students utilizing the snack-to-go program will be required to purchase a compostable or reusable container from the dining hall. Student must place all food and beverage choice(s) in the container(s) provided and are not permitted to consume any food or beverage items in the dining hall.
  4. Student's meal plan will be debited for one (1) meal. The cashier will hold the Student's meal card and issue a time-stamped container for meal selection. Student will have 10 minutes to complete her/his selection and return to the cashier to display the contents of the container, record time-out, and reclaim her/his meal card. If more than 10 minutes elapse during the selection of items, an additional meal will be deducted from the cardholder's account as described below:

i. 5- and 7-day meal plan holders: A guest meal will be deducted from Student's meal plan account. If no guest meals are available, the cardholder must pay in cash or Flexi Dollars. If the cardholder does not have sufficient funds to cover the price of the meal, the cash price of the meal will be charged to Student's university billing account.

ii. 55 meal plan holders: An additional meal will be deducted from Student's meal plan account. If no meals are available, the cardholder must pay in cash or Flexi Dollars. If the cardholder does not have sufficient funds to pay the price of the meal, the cash price of the meal will be charged to Student's university billing account.

iii. Continued violation of the 10 minute allotted time period may result in the loss of the snack-to-go privileges.

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