UNCG Dining – All of Your Questions Answered

Knowing where to grab your next meal isn’t a usual concern for most incoming college students, but it quickly becomes one while adjusting to life at college.

While most first or second-year students opt for an on-campus meal plan to help with the transition to college, even some third and fourth-year students find that meal plans are a convenient, cost-effective way to plan meals while avoiding the hassle and expense of grocery shopping and cooking. To help students know what to expect from the meal plan offerings at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about dining options at UNCG.

What are the meal plan options at UNC Greensboro?

For the current 2022-2023 school year, UNC Greensboro offers ten different meal plan options for students to choose from. The selections for an individual student vary by year in school and the type of housing selected for the school year. Most meal plans include a mix of allocated meals in the dining halls plus a debit account balance that can be used for food purchases at other on-campus restaurants and retailers.

Here’s an overview of the terminology found within the meal plans at UNCG:

  • Meal Swipes
    • Per-meal swipes in the main dining hall on-campus
    • Valid for meals after 4 pm in select restaurants on-campus
    • Plans range from unlimited to a limited number of swipes per week/semester
  • Flex Dollars
    • Functions like a prepaid debit account with withdraws for each meal purchase
    • It can be used at either the dining halls or food retailers on-campus.
    • 1 Dining Dollar = $1
    • An account can be reloaded at any time, but most plans include a starting balance

How much are meal plans at UNCG?

Meal plans that include swipes at the dining hall range from $495 to $2,025 a semester, depending on the number of swipes available.

Some plans include no swipes in favor of just Flex Dollars or those with a limited number of swipes for upperclassmen and commuters who want the flexibility of having some meals on-campus. Students living in the residence halls must have a plan as part of their housing contract.

Fountain View at Moran Commons is the only dining hall on UNC Greensboro’s campus that accepts meal swipes.


The plan offerings and semester costs for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:

Meal Plans Available for All Students

Spartan Unlimited

  • $2,025 per semester
  • Unlimited Meal Swipes
  • $150 Flex Dollars per semester

Spiro’s 15

  • $2,018 per semester
  • 15 Meal Swipes per week
  • $250 Flex Dollars per semester

Meal Plans Available for Upperclassmen and Graduate Students

Charlie’s 10

  • $1,818 per semester
  • 10 Meal Swipes per week
  • $400 Flex Dollars per semester

Block 117

  • $1,804 per semester
  • 117 Meal Swipes per semester
  • $600 Flex Dollars per semester

Block 65

  • $1,642 per semester
  • 65 Meal Swipes per semester
  • $850 Flex Dollars per semester

Flex Pack 1050

  • $1,050 per semester
  • No allocated meal swipes
  • $1,050 Flex Dollars per semester

Additional Meal Plans for Apartments Residents and Commuters

Block 24

  • $495 per semester
  • 24 Meal Swipes per semester
  • $200 Flex Dollars per semester

Flex Pack 750

  • $750 per semester
  • $750 Flex Dollars per semester

Flex Pack 450

  • $450 per semester
  • $450 Flex Dollars per semester

Flex Pack 150

  • $150 per semester
  • $150 Flex Dollars per semester

For the 2022-2023 school year, UNC Greensboro offers ten different meal plan options for students to choose from.

Can you change your meal plan during the semester at UNCG?

UNC Greensboro offers a limited window of time for students to change their meal plans, and the options vary depending on housing status.

Students who live in one of the residence halls on campus can register for a meal plan through the end of the first week of classes and are allowed one change to their meal plan per the email notification of when the change period opens.

Commuters and students living off-campus are also granted one change option to their meal plan, which isn’t offered until after the second week of classes and ends at the thesis filing deadline.

Where are the dining halls at UNC Greensboro?

Fountain View at Moran Commons is the dining hall at UNC Greensboro for meal swipes. Located at 1209 North Dr, Greensboro, NC 27412, Fountain View is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am – 8 pm, Friday from 7:30 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm and 4 pm – 7:30 pm, and on Sunday from 9 am – 8 pm.

It has a rotating menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with daily updates of available food options on the UNCG dining website.

Are there restaurants in the UNC Greensboro student union?

Additional restaurants and grab-and-go food options are available inside the Elliot University Center. Those food retailers include:

  • Bojangles
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Pita Delite
  • Salsarita’s
  • The Market at EUC

There’s also a Panda Express inside the Moran Commons, near Fountain View.

What are the closest grocery stores to UNCG?

There are very few grocery options close to the UNCG campus.

Students who live on campus without a car are limited to a few smaller market-style stores that primarily offer snacks, drinks, and quick-service food. To access a full-service grocery store, students will need a car. The closest full-service option is Food Lion, located at 1911 Coliseum Blvd, about a mile southwest of the UNCG campus. A little further away to the northwest of campus is a Harris Teeter grocery store, located at 3330 W Friendly Ave, which is about a 7-minute drive from campus.

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Spartan Crossing is located just west of the UNC Greensboro campus at 608 Granite St, Greensboro, NC 27403. Spartan Crossing offers furnished and unfurnished one, two, and three-bedroom apartments specifically designed for students of UNC Greensboro.

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