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Prepping pizza at San Juan Dining

Enjoy your favorite meals through San Juan Dining or Rocket Express. Grab a quick bite and cup of coffee at Animas Perks, Berndt Hall Café, or Jones Hall Simply To Go. The choice is yours. Meal plans include entry to San Juan Dining, meals at Rocket Express, and Dining Dollars to spend at the other Campus Dining venues.

San Juan Dining and retail locations around campus will be open for residents and commuters. Similar to your favorite resturants, we have expanded sanitation behaviors, hot and cold food options in to go containers, pre-packaged food options and safety considerations. We are committed to ensuring you remain satisfied and confident dining with us. 

Residential meal plans

When you sign up to live in the residence halls, you'll purchase your meal plan through Student Housing. Apply for housing before May 1 to choose the option that's best for you. If you apply after May 1st, and are assigned to the residence halls, you will also be assigned the 19-meal plan as part of your placement.


Voluntary & other meal plans

If you live off-campus, you may choose to purchase a meal plan for convenient and affordable access to healthy and delicious food. Staff and faculty may also purchase meal plans.

More options for you

In an attempt to better serve you and the changing needs of dining on campus, we’ve made some changes so you have more options. Get more versatility out of meal plans and stay green when you take your meals to go.

Use a meal swipe at retail locations

In a hurry? Use a meal plan swipe at Animas Perks, Berndt Hall Café or Jones Hall Simply to Go. Your swipe gets you a sandwich, choice of chips, and a drink. Let the staff know you’ll be using a meal swipe and they can show you your options. Meal swipes only work once per mealtime.

Reusable containers

Get a reusable to-go container for your meals from San Juan Dining and help reduce campus landfill volume. A $5 deposit gets you your container. Next time you want to take your food to go, bring your container back (dirty is fine—we have a magnificent dish machine), get a new ticket, and go get your food. You can get your deposit back at any time by returning your container.

San Juan Dining Hall

Choose from a huge variety of options—brick oven pizzas, vegan and gluten-free entrées, grilled burgers and deli sandwiches, a salad bar, and more. Accommodations for dietary choices, needs, and allergies. And best of all, it’s all-you-care-to-eat.

Eating and Masks  

San Juan Dining Hall will not offer self-service and physical distancing measures through the servery will be in place. Please follow arrows and use the “stand here” indicators to maintain physical distance. Until further notice, seating in San Juan Dining is not available.While purchasing items in all campus dining locations, a mask is required. While eating around campus, mask is not required.

Rocket Express

Need a quick meal? Come to the Rocket Express. The Rocket Grill has changed to Rocket Express for the Fall semester. Rocket Express will feature hot and cold food options in a to-go container for your convenience. Use a meal plan swipe for lunch or dinner. Located on the second floor of the Student Union Building, you can take in the view while you’re there.

Lighter fare

Get snacks, light lunches, and all the coffee you crave at three café spots around campus. Use your flex dollars or cash/card to keep yourself charged up and moving forward.

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Animas Perks

Keep yourself fueled up between classes. Serving Desert Sun coffee, espresso drinks, baked goods, pre-made sandwiches, snacks and refrigerated beverages, Animas Perks has your back.

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Berndt Hall Café

When you need to refill your mug between classes on the south side of campus, Berndt Hall Café has you covered. You’ll find Starbucks coffee and quick snacks to keep your synapses firing.

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Jones Hall Simply To Go

On the north side of campus, hit up Jones Hall Simply To Go when your blood sugar or your eyelids drop. Use your flex dollars or drop some cash, and you’re good to go.

Real food

Eat and drink locally, sustainably, and responsibly at FLC thanks to our campus-wide commitment to sustainability. Some of your food even comes right from your own campus. What’s more, each year our Environmental Center spearheads the Real Food Challenge where you vote which foods to source humanely and ethically to move our commitment forward.

Real Food Challenge

When you dine with us, you’ll eat garden produce from the Old Fort Farm in Hesperus, Colorado (where FLC students learn regenerative agriculture) and the FLC garden right on campus. It doesn’t get more local than that.

Go to Old Fort Farm

Take part in building a food system that delivers you the freshest food now, and works toward a healthy future for our planet. In addition to our local produce and the Real Food Challenge, we source eggs from cage-free chickens, and coffee from local roasters, Desert Sun.

Campus sustainability

Waste is often neglected in the consumer cycle. Not so at FLC. Any food waste from San Juan Dining is turned into compost right on campus. We divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from landfills, turning it into nutrient-rich garden soil instead.

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Residential Meal Plans

And pricing

A student eating in a dining hall

You'll sign up for a meal plan when you apply for housing. If you apply for housing prior to May 1st, you can to choose your meal plan as part of the room self-selection process. If you apply after May 1st, and will be living a residence hall, you'll be assigned the 19-meal plan. If you'll be living in the Apartments, you may choose any of the residential meal plans, or purchase a Voluntary Meal Plan. Voluntary plans are available to commuters, too. You may change your meal plan up until Census Day each semester.

Illustration of a slice of pizza with gooey melted cheese19 Meals + $200 Dining Dollars
Best for the active student who enjoys three meals a day, with $200 dining dollars for coffee breaks, snacks and late night dining.



Illustration of a hot dog with a zig-zag of mustard on it14 Meals + $350 Dining Dollars
With just slightly less all you care to enjoy meals and a few more dining dollars, this is a good alternative for the less structured eater who enjoys smaller portions more frequently.



Illustration of burrito overflowing with tasty vittles10 Meals + $500 Dining Dollars
Offers the least amount of meals at San Juan Dining Hall, with the greatest freedom of dining dollars. This is a good option for the lighter eater who takes weekends away.



Stay in the know

Students eating on the Student Union upstairs patio

Download the free Bite App on the App Store or Google Play. Bite tells you what's on the menu at FLC Dining. In addition, Bite will show you any allergens and will allow you to rate and save your favorite dishes. Stay tuned with Instagram and Facebook, too, or hit up Sodexo’s FLC site.

If you have question about meal plans, please contact Gina Rios.