Meal Plan Options

All students living in the traditional residence halls will have continuous meal service in the dining hall.  A variety of menu options is available throughout each day.

When are we open during the school year?

  • Monday-Friday:
    7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    10:30 to 1 p.m. (brunch)
    5 to 6 p.m. (supper)
  • Sunday:
    8:15 to 9 a.m. (breakfast)
    11:30 to 1 p.m. (lunch)
    5 to 6 p.m. (supper)

Meal plans

Meal Plans are available to all students at EMU, whether they live on campus or off.  Meal plan options for students are as follows:

Students living on-campus in their first through fourth semesters are required to have Full (unlimited) Meal Plans.

Students living on-campus in their fifth or sixth semesters are required to purchase a meal plan. However, they may choose the Full (unlimited) meal plan or the 60-block plan, which allows for 60 meals throughout the course of each semester as well as credit toward the Royal’s Den.

Students living on-campus in their seventh or more semester may choose the Full (unlimited) meal plan, the 60-block plan, or they may opt for no meal plan at all. 

The Unlimited plan includes continuous meal service plus $100 Royal Cash. 
The 60-block plan includes 60 meals in the dining hall, as well as $50 Royal Cash.

Transfer meal option

This will allow all meal plan participants to take up to 15 meals in the Royals’ Den per semester for a change of pace. This option is available Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Lion Share accounts

Lion Share accounts are declining balance accounts. They are available for the convenience of the commuting students, faculty, staff or resident students and allow meal purchases in the Royals’ Den OR Dining Hall. Balances carry over each semester until no longer enrolled at/employed at EMU.

  1. These accounts may be purchased in the dining hall between 7am-7pm (M-F.)
  2. You tell us how much money you want to put on your account.
  3. The business office will charge this to your EMU account.
  4. We put a Lion Share sticker number on the back of your current EMU ID and you use this when making your purchase.
  5. Unused balances will carry through the semesters as long as you are enrolled at EMU.
  6. There are no refunds of money remaining on Lion Share accounts when you leave EMU.

With the Lion Share Card, the more you buy, the more you save and you never have to wonder if you have the cash to purchase a meal or a cup of coffee. Payment Options at Pioneer College Caterers.

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