All about dining on campus


With so many meal plan options and food variety on campus, there is no need to go hungry your freshman year.

Meal plans

According to BYU Dining Services, Blue Dining Dollars is the meal plan required for all Helaman Halls residents. It is available to all students. It is $975 for Summer 2012 and $1950 for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013.

Another meal plan option is Dining Dollars. This plan is available to all students. It is $250 for Summer 2012 and $500 for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013.

The Blue Dining Dollars meal plan is the best discount at The Commons, the buffet style dining located at the Cannon Center at Helaman Halls. Students with the other dining dollars still get a discount, but it is not as significant as the Blue Dining Dollars plan. Plans may be used at all BYU Dining Service locations, including vending machines, by using the student ID. The disadvantage is that any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the semester or term will be forfeited.

“Meal plans are a good way for students to transition into college life,” said Lauren Rey, the communications specialist for the Meal Plans office. “It provides them balanced meals to help them succeed in their studies.”

On-campus dining locations

The Commons, located in Helaman Halls was recently renovated. The atmosphere features a variety of sitting locations and an assortment of foods. The Commons now features upscale food made by culinary chefs.

Jamba Juice is found at two locations on-campus. One is found in the Wilkinson Center and the other is located in the Student Athlete Building, near Legends Grille.

The CougarEat features many restaurants in a mall food court style in the Wilkinson Center. It includes Taco Bell, Sugar and Spice, Subway, Tomassito’s Cafe, Freschetta, Cougar Express, Teriyaki Stix, L&T Salad & Soup and Scoreboard Grill.

The Skyroom is located on the top floor of the Wilkinson Center. It offers a beautiful view of Y Mountain and fine dining.

Orville & Wilbur’s is located in the BYU Games Center on the first floor of the Wilkinson Center. It offers wings and other munchies, perfect for bowling.

The Blue Line is found on the first floor, west side of the Tanner building. Along with quick food, it features soups and sandwiches.

The MOA Cafe is located in the Museum of Art. It is known for its gourmet sandwiches and desserts.

The Creamery has four locations across campus: Creamery on Ninth, Wyview Creamery, Helaman Creamery and the Creamery Outlet. It sells basic groceries and famous BYU Creamery ice cream.

My Dining Account

Students can use this online resource to view their payments due, meal plan options, the Cannon Commons menu and compare meal plans.

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