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Resident Meal Plan Requirements

Illinois Tech requires all undergraduate students living on-campus to participate in the Meal Plan Program. Undergraduate students may select between the Hawk 21, Hawk 19, Hawk 14, or Hawk 175 meal plans. Additionally, undergraduate students living in apartments with private kitchens may select the Hawk 50 meal plan. Graduate students without access to an in-unit private kitchen are required to select between a Hawk 21, Hawk 19, Hawk 14, or Hawk 175 meal plan. Graduate students living in Graduate Hall may opt to participate in the Grad Hall Kitchen Program (see below). Meal swipes may be used in the Commons during posted hours of operation Sunday through Saturday. Each plan has a limited number of meal exchanges available that allow residents to utilize their meal swipes outside of the Commons. Each participating retail location has a designated menu detailing what exchanges can be used for. Unused meals do not carry over from week to week, except for the Hawk 175 and Hawk 50 plans. Failure to use the meal plan does not cancel the student’s financial responsibility for paying for the meal plan. 

Meal Plan Requirements for Students Living On-Campus

Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduates living in units (MSV, SSV North, SSV Middle) without private kitchens may choose either the Hawk 21, Hawk 19, Hawk 14, or Hawk 175 meal plan.
  • Undergraduates living in apartments with private kitchens are eligible to select the Hawk 50 plan.
  • Undergraduates that have selected a plan for which they are ineligible will be automatically placed on the Hawk 14 plan.

Graduate Students

  • Graduates living in units with private kitchens (SSV South, Carman, Gunsaulus) are not required to have a meal plan
  • Graduates living in Graduate Hall can elect to participate in the Grad Hall Kitchen Program, although space is limited. If approved, participants may request to change to the Hawk 50 meal plan within the first two weeks of classes. 

Graduate Hall Kitchen Program

Residents of Graduate Hall whose class standing is designated as “graduate” are eligible to apply for the Grad Hall Kitchen Program. Interested parties must follow all posted steps in order to qualify for participation in the Grad Hall Kitchen Program. Detailed information on the timeline and process will be emailed to eligible residents. Kitchen keys are limited in number and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.