How your dining plan works
You can use your dining plan at any on-campus dining location at any time. If the location is open, you can eat there using your dining plan.
Simply swipe your Husky Card to pay for your meal. Each time you purchase food, that amount is automatically deducted from your dining plan—just like a debit card. Food purchases will always be deducted from your dining plan as long as there are funds available in that account.
How to keep track of your dining plan balance
You can track your dining plan balance online.
Point of sale (POS) registers show a combined total balance of Dining Plan and Husky Card Account funds. Once your Dining Plan balance has been depleted, funds will automatically be taken from your Husky Card Account.
NOTE: Dining Plan funds are only available for use at food and drink establishments. Your Husky Card Account can be used at any register on campus.
If you run out of dining plan funds
If you run out of money in your dining plan, you cannot add more funds to it. Instead, you can add money to your Husky Card Account via the Online Card Office. You can use your Husky Card Account funds at all the same locations you would use your dining plan.
You can manage your Husky Card Account the same way that you manage your dining plan, using the Online Card Office. You can also access these accounts from your MyUW dashboard.
Your unused account balance
Your unused account balance rolls over from quarter to quarter until the end of your agreement period. Dining funds are nonrefundable and nontransferable. We recommend you monitor and adjust your dining plan level each quarter to avoid having a balance left over at the end of the year.