Faculty and Staff Meal Plans

GW Faculty and Staff also have access to the culinary-diverse dining options across campus. Meal plans are available at a discounted price for Faculty and Staff to purchase and are paid for through payroll deduction.

Full- and part-time faculty and staff in benefits-eligible positions are able to participate in the Faculty & Staff Meal Plans. Temporary and student staff members are not eligible to receive these plans.

Spring '24 Faculty & Staff Meal Plans will be active until May 10, 2024.

Meal Plan Options Available to Faculty and Staff

Door prices for the public (Spring 2024): Breakfast - $10; Lunch - $15; Dinner - $17.
Total Meals Per Semester Monthly Deduction (Three Months) Total Semester Cost
12 $42 $126
36 $102 $306
60 $150 $450

How to Sign-Up and Pay for a Meal Plan

Faculty and Staff may request a plan be added to their GWorld card by January 12, 2024 for the Spring semester. Each semester you enroll in the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan there will be either three monthly or six bi-weekly post-tax deductions from your paycheck based on your pay schedule. For example, monthly deductions for Fall meal plans will come out of your September, October and November paychecks.

Sign up for a Faculty/Staff Meal Plan


Things to keep in mind

No changes can be made after you select a plan;

Meal swipes do not carry over from semester to semester. Any unused meal(s) for that semester will be forfeited;

There is no automatic enrollment. To participate in the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan you will need to sign-up to participate at the beginning of each semester. For this academic year, the fall semester deadline is August 11, 2023, and the spring semester deadline is January 12, 2024.

How to use your meal plan

The Spring 2024 meal plans are available to use from February 1 – May 10, 2024.

Our Faculty & Staff Meal Plans are based on the ‘swipe’ concept. A swipe grants you entry into any of the three dining halls in Thurston or Shenkman Halls or West Hall’s Pelham Commons. Diners can swipe their GWorld card at the cashier’s desk, which deducts one ‘meal’ from their plan. Once in the dining area, diners can eat as much as they want from a variety of offerings. Or a swipe can be used to obtain a 'Meal Deal' (an entree, side and drink) from one of GW Dining’s quick-service locations in District House or the University Student Center. Meal Deals are also available at Shenkman Global or MVC’s Buff & Brew.

Once a diner uses their full pre-paid swipe allotment for the semester, they can still visit any of our on-campus GW Dining locations, but would need to pay out-of-pocket.