Welcome to Alvernia University
There are many meal plan options at Alvernia. From full-time to part-time, non-traditional to evening, all students will find a meal plan that is flexible, accommodating, and provides nutritious, delicious options.
On behalf of the Aladdin Dining Service Staff of Alvernia University, we are pleased to welcome you to an exciting year on campus! We have a delicious menu of dining options that will help make your academic experience more enjoyable. This Guide to Dining Services is designed especially for you – so keep it handy and welcome to Alvernia University.
Dining Hall Meal Plan Info and Policies
Resident Meal Plans
19 Meal Plan Plus $100 Bonus Dollars
14 Meal Plan Plus $250 Bonus Dollars
190 Block Plan Plus $125 Bonus Dollars
150 Block Plan Plus $150 Bonus Dollars
110 Block Plan Plus $200 Bonus Dollars
75 Block Plan (Village Apts. Only) Plus $50 Bonus Dollars
75 Block Plan (Village Apts. Only) Plus $200 Bonus Dollars
Commuter Meal Plans
Meals for our commuter students are $6.80 each available in blocks of five and may be used in the Main Dining Room located in the Student Center. Meals may also be used at the Courtside Café only During “Meal Exchange” time periods.
Personal Dollars may be used in all of our service outlets. When purchasing Personal Dollars, patrons are given a 10% bonus of the dollar amount requested. Personal Dollars are available to commuter students, faculty, and staff. Resident students who have depleted their bonus dollars may also purchase Personal Dollars.
Food Service Committee
The Residence Hall Council Food Committee assists the Dining Service in the task of planning and evaluating services. If you have ideas about the Student Center, Courtside Cafe, or Kestral Cafe meal options, quality, or service; you may contact a dining committee member or any of the Aladdin management staff here at Alvernia.
Special Dietary Needs
Students with special dietary needs should consult with the Wellness Center before contacting Food Service. All efforts will be made to meetthe special needs of the student. A student who is ill and unable to come to the Dining Hall for meals may have a friend pick up a meal for them at the Dining Hall. A note from the student’s Residence Life Coordinator and their Student I.D. Card are required. If a required school activity prohibits you from attending a meal(s), we will pack a meal(s) for you. Please have your department head or coach request your needs two days in advance with the Dining Manager.
Meals On The Go
If a required school activity prohibits you from attending a meal(s), we will pack a meal(s) for you. Please have your department head or coach request your needs at least 24 hours in advance with the Dining Manager. ID will be needed when an order is picked up.
We understand that there is nothing more miserable than being ill and unable to make it to meals.
If you are too ill to attend class or come to the Dining Room, you should obtain a special dietary request form from the Director of Dining Services. When presented to Aladdin personnel, along with your ID card, a take-out box will be provided.
We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.
Everyone looks forward to our monthly buffets and special events. We have holiday-themed menus and events throughout the year. Please keep an eye on table tents, banners, and events calendar informing you of what is coming.
Lost Card Policy
You must present your ID card to the cashier each time you enter the Dining Hall. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card. If you lose your OVU ID card, you MUST purchase a new one. A sheet is provided in the Dining Hall for students to purchase the card. A $10 fee will be applied to your OVU account for every new card issued.
Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.
- Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall.
- Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
- You are not permitted to take food from the Dining Hall.
- To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds.
- After dining, please return trays to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean.
- Please behave courteously at all times.
- You will not be granted credit for any meals missed.
- We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.