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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase a meal plan?

Yes! It's a great value and it is Simpson College’s policy that all designated campus residents purchase a meal plan each semester.

What are Flex Dollars?

Flex Dollars are cash values included in all meal plans. They work like a prepaid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Flex Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location.

Do Flex Dollars carry over from year to year?

They are carried over from the fall to the spring when a new meal plan is purchased in the spring. They are not carried over from year to year

Do Block Meals carry over from semester to semester?

Block meals may be used during the semester in which are purchased. They do not carry over from semester to semester.

Can I change my meal plan if it does not fit my needs?

Yes! Changing to a bigger or smaller meal plan can be done during the first week of school. All other changes must be requested by the Dean of Students.

If I'm not a Resident Hall Student, where do I buy my meal plan?

If you live off-campus, you can purchase a traditional meal plan through the Sodexo Dining office in the Kent Campus Center. We have designed meal plans to fit your needs being a commuter student. Additional flex and commuter meal plans may also be purchased via our eCommerce catalogue by visiting: simpsondining.sodexomyway.com/shop

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