Faculty & Staff Meal Plans


Faculty and staff can enjoy the convenience of purchasing a meal plan accessible from their OneCard ID, no need to carry another payment option when traveling across campus. Enjoy the comfort of All You Care to Eat dining from Neptune and New Hall, offering the option to dine-in or take their food To-Go. You can also use your meals when and where Meal Exchange is offered, including Stevenson Retail Dining, The Depot C-Store, Einstein Bros. Bagels, the Grill at Huskie Den, and QDOBA. Meals, and Dining Dollars when applicable, never expire.

Faculty & Staff Meal Plans

Plan Meals Dining Dollars Cost
Faculty/Staff 15
includes to-go and meal exchange
15 0 $120
Faculty/Staff 15
includes to-go and meal exchange
15 50 $170
Faculty/Staff 30
includes to-go and meal exchange
30 0 $225
Faculty/Staff 30
includes to-go and meal exchange
30 50 $275
Faculty/Staff 60
includes to-go and meal exchange
60 0 $420
Faculty/Staff 60
includes to-go and meal exchange
60 50 $470

Sign Up

Sign up for the Faculty & Staff Meal Plan online by selecting your preferred payment type:

Credit Card


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Use our convenient online form to select your meal plan from the list above. Payment options are limited to Credit Card online or use Payroll Deduction.

We are unable to accept Cash, Check, or in-person Credit Card payments.

Am I able to sign up for a meal plan?

To purchase a Faculty & Staff meal plan, you must be currently employed at NIU as Civil Service, SPS, Faculty, or Extra Help, with a valid OneCard ID. Student employees, including graduate employees, please see the off-campus student meal plan options available to you.

How and when do I pay for a meal plan?

You are able to pay by Credit Card online or Payroll Deduction.

For Payroll Deduction, finalize your request by completing the Start / Stop Payroll Deduction Authorization Form and send your form electronically to dining@niu.edu after submitting it.

Calculate the amount of each deduction by dividing the total cost of the plan evenly by the number of pay periods. Per plan, please do not exceed the following number of deductions:

  • Faculty/Staff 15: four (4) pay periods
  • Faculty/Staff 30: eight (8) pay periods
  • Faculty/Staff 60: ten (10) pay periods

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars enhance your Faculty & Staff Meal Plan by allowing you to purchase food items at other campus dining locations in addition to the All You Care to Eat dining centers. These dollars additionally provide access to all retail and grab 'n go locations. It's perfect for when getting to an All You Care To Eat dining center is difficult. See where you can use Dining Dollars.

When do unused meals or Dining Dollars Dollars expire?

Faculty & Staff meal plans do not expire. This includes both the meal swipes and Dining Dollars when applicable.

I'm running low on my meal swipes or Dining Dollars, can I add more?

Whenever you find yourself running low on meal swipes or Dining Dollars, you can submit a new request for a Faculty & Staff meal plan.

If you have an active Faculty & Staff Meal Plan Payroll Deduction, please select a different payment method.

What is Meal Exchange?

All meal plans include meal exchange option. Learn more about Meal Exchange.

Where can I use Meal Exchange?

What is the To-Go meal program?

A new program for any Faculty & Staff meal plan (15, 30, or 60) to fill a reusable container and take their food to-go. Applicable for meal plan swipes only.

Take To-Go from Neptune and New Hall.

Navigate to To-Go program for more information.

Can I request a refund for my Faculty & Staff Meal Plan?

Campus Dining Services does not offer refunds for any Faculty & Staff Meal Plan purchase. If you find yourself not using the plan as expected, we would ask that you attempt to treat a guest, whether it be a student, current or prospective, a colleague, or even a community member to a hot meal in one of our locations.

What are Huskie Bucks, and do I need them?

Huskie Bucks are another way to pay for meals but are not part of a meal plan. You can deposit funds into your Huskie Bucks account at any time. Learn more about Huskie Bucks.

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