Meal Plan Information

Meal plans are not required, however, all students are eligible to participate in one of the meal plans available through Case Western Reserve University Dining. Students may select any one of the listed plans (including those listed as apartment plans). 

New this year: Students will have direct access to the CWRU system to sign up for meal plans. Detailed information on how to do so will be shared closer to the beginning of the academic year.

Using Your Meal Plan & CaseCash

Meal plans can be used at Fribley Dining Commons, Leutner Dining Commons including the L3 Grill at The Spot, Grab It and Bag It locations, the Jolly Scholar, The Den, and Tinkham Veale University Center.

CaseCash can be used in selected vending machines and at all on-campus dining locations including Starbucks, Subway, Einstein Bros Bagels, as well as a variety of off-campus locations. CaseCash is not useable in Leutner or Fribley dining halls. CaseCash can also be used for non-food purchases at the University Bookstore, library, WEPA printing program, and many off-campus merchants. 

If the meal plan you choose includes CaseCash, a fixed amount of CaseCash per semester is deposited into your account at the beginning of each semester. $1 in CaseCash equates to $1 of purchasing power. Unused CaseCash will carry over each semester from year-to-year, and it is refundable at the end of spring semester or upon leaving the institution. 

If you are interested in including CaseCash to your meal plan or wish to add additional CaseCash, you can do so at any time in the following ways:

Additional CaseCash charged to student bursars (tuition) accounts may be made in increments of $100, up to $1000 per semester, which is automatically deposited to your CaseCash account. If you did not choose any of these options when you signed up for your meal plan, contact for information about how to activate this option.

Additional CaseCash deposits using Mastercard or Visa may be made at any time after the account is established by visiting the CaseCash portal.

Additional CaseCash deposits using cash or check may be made at Access Services, 10900 Euclid Ave., Crawford Hall Rm 18, Cleveland, OH 44106-7084. If you are mailing a check, please include your student name, ID number, Case email address and a signature requesting a deposit. Please make cash deposits in person. You may also make cash deposits at the value transfer stations located on campus. Cash withdrawals are not available.

Find more information about CaseCash and the CaseOneCard.

Additional Meal Plan Information

Though CIM expedites and bills for the meal plans, the school serves as a pass-through to CWRU dining. Your meal plan is technically a contract between you and CWRU and subject to the university’s regulations. As such, it is important to note that any plan may only be used by you. Meal swipes and your CaseOneCard are nontransferable.

Guest Meal Swipes

Meal plan participants will be allocated a certain number of guest meal swipes each semester. This will allow you to use one of your meal swipes to host a guest at meal swipe locations. Guest meal swipes will not be active until after the drop/add period (first two weeks of class).

*The number of passes available depends on which meal plan you are on. When accompanying a guest, you must swipe in first and then request that the guest meal swipe be entered at the register. One regular meal will be deducted from your balance for each guest pass used.

Special Events

Meal plan members are invited to attend special events throughout the year, such as themed meals, premium nights, and other events which often include activities and contests with great prizes!

Dining During Breaks

The board calendar is based on the university's undergraduate calendar. (Note that CIM's occupancy dates for 1609 Hazel may differ, but the dining services dates are the same.) Meals are not served in the dining commons during scheduled breaks and there is no charge for them. No credit is given for meals missed when the dining commons are open.