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Dining Services

Parkhurst Dining offers students a number of delicious and healthful dining options, with meal plans that focus on wellness and are designed to fit the busy lifestyle of today's students. We aim to make eating on campus easy and appetizing by offering a variety of options emphasizing fresh, local ingredients, as well as vegan and vegetarian meals and gluten-free options.

Meal Plan Options

These plans give our diners control and flexibility along with the best value for the dollar. All meal plans, flex and Cougar Dollars can be used at any Chatham dining location.

Chatham Meal Plans: Undergraduate residents in upper campus (Residence Halls) housing

Build Your Own Rachel Plan: Undergraduate residents in lower campus (Chatham-owned apartments) and Commuters 

Eden Hall Plan: Residents of Orchard Hall at Eden Hall Campus

Cougar Dollars: For those who want to add extra dining dollars to their cards, these are sold in blocks of $50. For every $50 in Cougar Dollars you purchase, you receive $55 to spend. Cougar Dollars roll over from term to term and year to year as long as you are a member of the Chatham community. Cougar Dollars can be purchased by anyone in the Chatham community with a valid ID, even if you do not have a meal plan.

Flex dollars are included in each meal plan and can be used at any Chatham dining facility: Shadyside, Eastside Cafe, Cafe Rachel or the Eden Hall Dining Commons.  Flex dollars roll over fall term to spring term, but not academic year to academic year.  

Upper Campus (Residence Halls)

All meal plan selections are priced for term only. Students can make changes to their meal plans from the first day of classes through noon on add/drop day. 

Chatham Platinum

This plan is for the student who wants to be able to come and go from Anderson and grab a bite at any time of the day or evening. There are unlimited meals with this plan for use in Anderson and $50 in flex for use in Café Rachel or Eastside Café. Cost is $3,330 per term for academic year 2020-2021.

Chatham Gold

This plan is for the active student who plans on taking most of their meals in Anderson. There are 200 meals per term and $225 in flex dollars per term included. This plan is structured so that a student has a meal block available for each meal served in Anderson. Cost is $2,600 per term for academic year 2020-2021.

Chatham Silver

This plan is for the student who does not always get out of bed and might miss breakfast or not be on campus during some of the meal periods. There are 150 meals per term and $250 in flex dollars per term included. This plan is structured to offer more flexibility. Cost is $2,000 per term for academic year 2020-2021.

Chatham Bronze 

This plan was designed for the student who spends more time off campus and is looking for the most flexibility in a meal plan. There are 100 meals per term and $275 in flex dollars per term included. The additional flex dollars allow for stocking up retail items or having a few more smoothies or mochas at Café Rachel. Cost is $1,500 per term for academic year 2020-2021.  This plan is not available for First-Year students. 

 

Lower Campus (Apartments) and Commuters

While lower campus residential students and commuters are able to select any of the Chatham plans, the following meal plans are built to give a little more flexibility to those that have access to kitchens. Commuter students are not required to have a meal plan. 

Only available to apartment residents and commuters. Build a plan based on your lifestyle to get the right balance on meals and flex dollars.

  • Choose your block meals: Choose from 15 ($325)*, 45 ($675), 75 ($1,025) meals per term. Averages out to about one, three, or five meals per week. Cost is per term for academic year 2020-2021 and includes $150 flex dollars.

  • Choose your block meals: Choose from 15 ($525)*, 45 ($875), 75 ($1,225) meals per term. Averages out to about one, three, or five meals per week.  Cost is per term for academic year 2020-2021 and includes $350 flex dollars.

* Not available for First-Year students

Orchard Hall at Eden Hall Campus

For residents of Orchard Hall at Eden Hall Campus, this plan provides continuous access to the Eden Hall Dining Commons (i.e., the Esther Barazzone Center).

Enter and exit the Dining Commons (i.e., Esther Barazzone Center) as frequently as you'd like and eat as many meals as you'd like. This plan is only available to residents of Orchard Hall. Cost is $2,375 per term for academic year 2020-2021 and includes $50 flex dollars.