Dictionary

MEAL PLAN
A prepaid dining account that combines Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars to provide for students’ food needs while attending IUPUI. There are three required, seven elective and one supplemental meal plan available to meet any individual’s needs.
MEAL SWIPE
A Meal Swipe is an entry into the All-You-Care-To-Eat Tower Dining or used as a Swipe Swap to get a meal at Tower Den featuring the Den by Denny’s. One Meal Swipe allows you one entry to get a meal, to just hang with friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and study, etc. Meal Swipes roll over from fall to spring semester but not from spring semester to any future semesters. Any unused Meal Swipes at the end of spring semester are forfeited.
DINING DOLLARS
Dining Dollars are a part of all meal plans. One Dining Dollar is equivalent to one US dollar and can be used for food purchases at any IUPUI Dining Services locations. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring semester but not from spring semester to any future semesters. Any unused Dining Dollars at the end of spring semester are forfeited.
RECHARGE PLAN
Supplemental meal plan for adding Dining Dollars to use throughout the year at any IUPUI Dining Services locations around campus, including Tower Dining. This plan can be added at any time throughout the semester for students that have purchased a required or elective meal plan. Recharge Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring semester but not from spring semester to any future semesters. Any unused Recharge Dining Dollars at the end of spring semester are forfeited.
SWIPE SWAP
A Swipe Swap is a Meal Swipe which can be used in two ways: to purchase a meal at Tower Den featuring the Den by Denny’s located on the second floor of University Tower or to purchase a To-Go meal from Tower Dining. Students are allowed two swipe swaps per day.
TO GO PROGRAM
Tower Dining has an eco-friendly To-Go Program. All students, faculty, and staff can enroll in the program. Once enrolled, one will receive a reusable To-Go container from the cashier that can then be filled with food and carried out from Tower Dining. On the next visit, simply exchange the used container for a new one or for a token, which is redeemable for a new container anytime. To enroll see the cashier at Tower Dining. Meal Plan students can enroll for free, all others must pay $5 to enroll in the program and receive the container.
BONUS MEAL SWIPES
A Bonus Swipe is a meal swipe used for guests or friends who do not have a meal plan and would like to eat at Tower Dining or Tower Den with a meal plan holder. Bonus Meal Swipes roll over from fall to spring semester but not from spring semester to any future semesters. Any unused Bonus Meal Swipes at the end of spring semester are forfeited.
REQUIRED MEAL PLAN
A Meal Plan required for the residents of Ball Hall, North Hall and University Tower.
ELECTIVE MEAL PLAN
A Meal Plan available to all students, faculty, and staff with the exception of residents of Ball Hall and University Tower.
TOWER DINING
The "All-You-Care-To-Eat" dining hall, located in University Tower, featuring an open, contemporary design with its own culinary and operations staff. It is open to meal plan holders, the IUPUI community and guests.
IUPUI DINING SERVICES LOCATIONS
All locations as specified on the IUPUI Dining Food Services Map. Barnes and Noble Café, Vending, off-campus Jagtag/Crimson Card vendors such as Which-Wich, etc., and hospital cafeterias are not a part of IUPUI Dining Services.
CRIMSON CARD
The Crimson Card is the official IUPUI student ID card. IUPUI meal plans are loaded on a student’s Crimson Card.
CRIMSON CASH
A prepaid account that is accepted at IUPUI Dining Services locations and other on- and off-campus Crimson Card vendors, including vendors that do not sell food. This account is different from IUPUI Meal Plan Dining Dollars and does not provide for the additional discounts one receives when using the meal plan.