UGA Food Services has new meal plan options for the 2015-16 academic year. Block plans with 65-80 meals per semester in the dining commons and Paw Points redeemable at any UGA Food Services location, including retail cafes, eateries and vending, will be available for $1,796 to $2,802 for the academic year.
Customers also can enjoy food faster at UGA Food Services retail locations by placing mobile orders through the Tapingo app. Available from the App Store and Google Play, Tapingo accepts mobile payments as well as Paw Points.
The app easily guides customers through menu selections of participating locations. Once an order is placed, Tapingo alerts the customer when the order is ready to be picked up.
The decision to create new options came from a growing need to provide more meal plan choices for commuter students, faculty and staff.
“The University of Georgia’s dining program is nationally renowned for its exceptional quality and innovation,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “I am pleased that commuter students, faculty and staff will now be able to enjoy a variety of dining options on campus through meal plans that are tailored to their needs.”
A campus-wide survey of students, faculty and staff showed customers were seeking more variety and a plan geared toward commuters.
“Many off-campus students came to us asking for a lunch-only plan,” said Bryan Varin, interim director of UGA Food Services. “The block plan gives even more flexibility by providing them with meals to use throughout the semester. They are not limited to lunch only. If they find themselves on campus during other meal periods, they are still able to eat in our dining commons or retail locations.”