The Wildcat Dining Center, managed by Compass Group USA Inc. through its Chartwells division, is the on-campus dining facility at the Denver Campus.
Those students who have allergies or sensitivities to particular food items are encouraged to contact Chartwells dining services management at 303-256-9491 immediately upon arriving on campus. Dining Services is located on the first floor of the Wildcat Center in the dining center.
Resident students are required to select a meal plan when they make their residence hall selection. Meal plan offerings vary based on class year and residence hall and may include 7, 10, 14 or 18 meals per week. Students can access their weekly number of meals Sunday through Saturday, one swipe per meal period. Unused meals do not roll over from week-to-week or from semester-to-semester.
Every meal plan also offers flex dollars that are loaded onto the student's JWU ID card and can be used for retail purchases at any dining location. This allows students to make smaller purchases rather than utilizing a full meal swipe. Flex dollars can also be used for guest meals. The balance will decline as flex dollars are used. Flex dollars are allotted each semester and unused dollars roll over from week-to-week but expire at the end of the semester and cannot be rolled over to a new semester.
In addition to the weekly meal plan options, students can purchase meals online through the block meal plan and additional flex dollar programs or by purchasing individual meals at the door rate. Block meal plans are sold in blocks of 10, 25 or 50. Additional flex dollars can be purchased in any amount over $10. All block meals and additional flex dollars roll over from semester-to-semester but expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased.
The cost of the meal plan, block meal plan and additional flex dollars is nonrefundable. Once a student has paid for the plan, they can check the status of meals and flex dollars at the check-in desk of the Wildcat Dining Center. The student must present a valid student ID to receive this information.
Commuter students have the ability to purchase block meal plans in blocks of 10, 25 or 50, as well as additional flex dollars above the $10 minimum purchase. Block meal plans and additional flex dollars may be purchased online. All Wildcat Meals and additional flex dollars roll over from semester-to-semester but expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased. The cost of the block meal plan and additional flex dollars is nonrefundable.
Guests may purchase a single meal at the door at the Wildcat Dining Center. Guests can also use a block meal plan swipe or flex dollars from their escort's card at the Wildcat Dining Center or Outtakes.
Dining services are closed during class and holiday breaks. Up-to-date listings are posted in the student dining center and on the Dining Services webpage.
Students are expected to act and dress in an appropriate manner while in campus dining facilities. Specific rules may be posted at each facility. Students must present their student ID card to gain entrance into the Wildcat Dining Center. Lost or stolen cards must be reported to Campus Safety & Security to prevent unauthorized use.
Food may not be taken out of the dining hall unless an eco clam-shell (to-go container) is purchased. Students may keep the container and exchange it daily for a clean container for no additional cost.
The dining hall is only for students, faculty and staff who have purchased a meal or anyone who has purchased a meal at the door.