Meal Plans

Dining on campus is not one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed to meet your unique needs. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we have a plan to fit every appetite.

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What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan provides delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more at 18 locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and Bearkat Bucks, which are loaded onto your Bearkat OneCard. No need to carry additional cards or cash!

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including Old Main Market and General’s Market. You can eat your meal in the dining hall or request a to-go box when you swipe your card.

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Bearkat Bucks

Bearkat Bucks are tax-free dollars placed in a pre-paid balance account that can be used to purchase items at the dining locations on campus.

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Your Options

All students living on-campus (except Bearkat Village) are required to purchase a Residential meal plan, regardless of classification. For students living off campus or at Bearkat Village, while a meal plan purchase is not required, many students take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer and have the option of a Residential or Commuter meal plan.

All Access

Includes

Unlimited meals / semester

$125 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$2,325.00 / semester

Access 20

Includes

20 meals / week

$175 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$2,220.00 / semester

Access 15

Includes

15 meals / week

$225 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$2,185.00 / semester

Bearkat Flex

Includes

110 meals / semester

$300 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$1,180.00 / semester

Bearkat Value

Includes

70 meals / semester

$300 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$900.00 / semester

Bearkat Lite

Includes

30 meals / semester

$300 Bearkat Bucks

Cost

$570.00 / semester

Can't decide? Find your fit with our Meal Plan Tool.

Find Your Meal Plan

How to Purchase

You can select your meal plan on MySam after you have registered for your classes, but before August 13th. Changes can be made until August 20th.

  1. Login to MySam
  2. On the Students page, click “Apply or Change Meal Plan” under Student Housing & Dining
  3. Click “Add Meal Plan” located in the left navigation
  4. Select your desired plan to the right of “Meal Plan
  5. Click “Continue
  6. Click “Submit

Or, you can login to the Bearkat OneCard WebManager directly.

  1. Go to the Bearkat OneCard WebManager
  2. Click “Login
  3. Use your SHSU username & password
  4. Click “Add Meal Plan” located in the left navigation
  5. Select your desired plan to the right of “Meal Plan
  6. Click “Continue
  7. Click “Submit

Purchase Meal Plan

Checking Your Balance

You can check your Meal Swipes and Bearkat Bucks balance on your receipt after a purchase at any dining location or use the following steps to check online.

  1. Login to MySam
  2. On the Students page, click “Apply or Change Meal Plan” under Student Housing & Dining
  3. Click “Account Balance” located in the left navigation

Or, you can login to the Bearkat OneCard WebManager directly.

  1. Go to the Bearkat OneCard WebManager
  2. Click “Login
  3. Use your SHSU username & password
  4. Click “Account Balance” located in the left navigation

Check Your Balance

Need Help?

Dining Services

936.294.1812

aramark@shsu.edu