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Dining Plan Information

How hungry are you?
Choose the meal plan that best fits your needs. If you decide to change to a different meal plan, please call (713) 313-7206 or visit the Housing Office, located at 3505 Blodgett St. (entrance on Tierwester St.).

Tiger One Card (TSU Identification Cards)
Identification Cards are required by university policy. Therefore all students that reside in TSU campus housing must acquire a University ID. The board plan operation requires the use of the Tiger One Card to provide the meal service to residential students.

All students who reside in Texas Southern University sponsored housing must purchase a meal plan.

Plan Options

Freshman Plan

New and transfer freshman students must accept the mandatory board plan for 19 meals or 14 meals per week as part of their lease agreement. The 19-meal plan includes three meals per day, Monday – Friday, along with brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The 14 meal plan includes 2 meals per day Sunday - Saturday.

Sophomore-Senior Plan

All other students (sophomores – seniors) living in TSU housing are required to participate in one of the five (5) meal plans offered by the university. If a student has not chosen a meal plan by the first class day, the Residential Life and Housing Office will assign him/her with a 14-meal per week plan. Please visit the housing website to access the housing pricing information for all of our housing and meal plan options.

Meal Plans

A meal plan allots a certain number of meals per week to your card, ranging from 5 to 19 per week. Each meal period (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the TSU Dining Hall) is considered a "meal." When you enter a dining establishment, your card is swiped and one meal is taken off your card. Meals do not transfer from week to week. One meal may be used per period.

MEAL – BOARD PLAN OPTION & RATE* (note: rates do not include sale tax)
  • 19 (All-you-care-to-eat meals) + $50 Dining Points for $1,694 per semester
  • 14 (All-you-care-to-eat meals) + $200 Dining Points for $1,398 per semester
  • 9 (All-you-care-to-eat meals) + $400 Dining Points for $1,421 per semester
  • 7 (All-you-care-to-eat meals) + $500 Dining Points for $1,455 per semester
  • 5 (All-you-care-to-eat meals) + $600 Dining Points for $1,499 per semester

*Prices are subject to change. Any unused declining points shall be carried over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester. Any unused declining balance dollars at the end of the Spring semester shall be forfeited.

The meal plan options are available to all matriculating students at Texas Southern University. All students participating in the university meal plan program will be required to pay full amount of the select meal plan. NO changes or request for cancellation of the meal plan after the twelfth (12th) class day of each academic semester. All meal plans are billed to your university student account. Meal Plan Application.

The University's Meal Plan program does not extend to summer months, spring break, nor semester winter breaks. To sign up for a meal plan, please visit the Tierwester Oaks Building 1 Main Leasing Office. For more information, please call 713-313-7206 or visit the Housing Office, located at 3505 Blodgett St. (Entrance on Tierwester St.).

Declining Balance

Eat on campus...we always have a space for you! Purchase a minimum $300 declining balance for undergrads or $500 for upperclassmen. Utilize them at TSU Dining Hall, and use your declining balance at Einstein Bros. Bagels, A&W, Pizza Hut, Cub Corner, Tiger's Lair and Jazzman's Cafe.

Declining Balance can be used to purchase additional food or meals, a cup of coffee before class or a sandwich.

Refill your your Tiger Bucks in the Student Center at the Tiger One PHIL Station.

Tiger Bucks

Eat on campus...we always have a space for you! Purchase a maximimum of $300 Tiger Bucks. Use them at TSU Dining Hall, and use your bucks at Einstein Bros. Bagels, A&W, Pizza Hut, Cub Corner, Tiger's Lair and Jazzman's Cafe.

Tiger Bucks a debit account that you have to spend in any location on-campus, such as, all campus dining locations, the bookstore, laundry services, vending, etc. Additions can be added at any time by stopping by the Student Center Tiger One Field Station.

Policies & Procedures

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your tray and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that Meal Cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I sign up for a declining balance plan?

A: Please visit the Housing Office, located at 3505 Blodgett Street (entrance on Tierwester St.). For more information, please call 713-313-7206.

Q: What do I do if I lose my card?

A: Report your lost or stolen card immediately to the Tiger 1 Card Office, located in Room 232, Sterling Student Center, or call (713) 313-7029. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a $15 replacement fee for all lost or stolen cards.

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