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Meal Plan Definitions

Meals/Swipes

A meal or card “swipe” is an all-you-care-to-eat meal at Hoover Hall during normal operating hours or a meal swipe alternative can be used at the Student Union Convenience Store, Blend, Café Roy or Café Allegro.  Meals for the week are deposited onto cards every Friday morning at 3 am. Four swipes are permitted per day (regardless of meal period).  Any meals not used at the end of each week are forfeited.  If a meal alternative swipe exceeds $7, then students will be given the choice to pay for the remaining balance with another swipe, flex dollars, cash or a credit or debit card.

DPU Flex

DPU Flex dollars can be used in the Inn at Hoover Hall, Student Union Convenience Store, Café Roy (located in Roy O West Library), Blend (located in Lilly Center), Café Allegro (located in Green Center for Performing Arts), as well as the Fluttering Duck and 2 West Bistro, which are located in The Inn at DePauw. Students may dine, purchase items to go, or purchase convenience items in any of these locations. Any remaining DPU Flex in your account(s) at the end of the First Semester will remain in your account for the Second Semester. Any unused dollars in your account at the end of the Second Semester will be forfeited. DPU Flex will expire on the Monday immediately following commencement.

Community Plus

Community Plus dollars can be used at participating local restaurants.  Any remaining Community Plus dollars in your account at the end of the First Semester will remain in your account for the Second Semester. Any unused dollars in your account at the end of the Second Semester will be forfeited. Community Plus dollars will expire on the Monday immediately following commencement.

Tiger Express

Tiger Express is a declining balance account that is linked to your DePauw ID that enables your ID to work like a prepaid debit card for out-in-town dining, bookstore purchases, and on-campus meals/food.  Unused balances for Tiger Express rolls over from year-to-year and refunds are made upon graduation or withdrawal from the University.  Simply swipe your DePauw ID OneCard at participating locations both on and off campus to utilize your Tiger Express funds.  See the following site for more information on Tiger Express.