Meal Plan Swipes and Swipe Alternatives
DePauw University and Bon Appetit recognize the need for variety and flexibility with meal plans. The meal plans come loaded with a certain number of “swipes” that you are able to use for the week, as well as flex dollars. A single swipe can be used up to four times per day and the plans will reset every Friday morning. All unused swipes at the end of Thursday evening will be forfeited. To prevent forfeited swipes, we are offering the swipe option at all of our campus locations and swipes can be used at breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night. Swipes used at locations other than Hoover Dining Hall are called swipe alternatives.
Hoover Dining Hall
Hoover Dining Hall is the primary dining option for student meals. Hoover Hall operates as an all-you-care-to-eat dining hall serving 26 meals each week including a late night option. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch (brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays) are all-you-care-to-eat and can be purchased with a single swipe. Afternoon snack and late night service is à la carte and a bundle of items can be purchased using one meal swipe. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch offer multiple food platforms including Pasta, Global, Spice, Sizzle, Market, Salad Bar, Omelet, Cereals, Bakery, Dessert and Agua Frescas. Featured are a tandoori oven and an open-flamed gas-fired stone hearth oven. During late night hours, students order food first from the chef and then pay with the cashier by using a swipe.
Café Allegro, Café Roy, Student Union Convenience Store
Each of these cafés offer bundled items that are available for one meal swipe. You can choose between an entrée salad and a side, a house crafted sandwich or wrap with two sides, or four sides. A couple examples of the sandwiches and wraps that will be available are the chipotle ranch turkey club and the campus favorite buffalo chicken wrap. You can also choose between chicken and tuna salads, assorted breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, or a ham and swiss. Several side options will also be available at these locations, including: fresh fruit, salads, potato chips, fresh crudité, yogurt parfait, cookies, soup, bottled soda, Pure Leaf iced tea, Ocean Spray juice, Gatorade, and locally roasted Julian Coffee Roasters.
Blend is a fresh blended smoothie bar. When dining here you will be able to get your choice of a blended smoothie with the option of two add-ons for a single meal swipe.
The purchasing process for swipe alternatives under the meal plan is listed below:
- Go to your favorite dining location and reference the meal bundle signage.
- Choose the items that you would like to purchase from the meal bundle menu, remove the items from the cooler (Café Roy and Union Convenience Store), or ask the cashier for the items that you would like (Blend and Café Allegro).
- Specify to the cashier if you would like to use a meal swipe, flex dollars, cash, or credit (all items that are available for a swipe are also available to purchase with flex dollars, cash, or credit).
- The cashier will process the transaction. Any items in addition to the bundled selections will be charged separately.