Meal Plans

Kent State University Culinary Services offers a variety of meal plans tailored to promote the health and well-being of students while also being convenient, flexible and loaded with options! Meal Plans will give you easy access to dining locations across campus with a range of hours including Rosie's Diner, open late night. With a meal plan there's no need to carry cash or a credit card; it's all on your FLASHcard!

 Meal Plan F.A.Q.


Meal Plans Features

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipe

Meal Swipes give student's access into the two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls.  A cashier will simply swipe a student's FLASHcard when entering Eastway Dining or the DI Dining: Eat-In and they are good to go! Students with All-Access meal plans will have an unlimited number of swipes into Eastway Dining or the DI Dining: Eat-In, while students with Block meal plans will have a set number of swipes per semester. Meal swipes should be used by the specific meal plan holder.

Declining Balance

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Declining Balance are the dollars included with a Meal Plan and are used like a debit plan. Grab Starbucks, a meal in The HUB or some quick snacks in any campus market! These dollars go directly onto your FLASHcard and can only be used at on-campus dining retail locations. Declining balance dollars rollover from semester to semester, until the student graduates or leaves Kent State University. Bonus dollars do not rollover from semester to semester.

Guest Meals

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Guest Meals offer flexibility to treat friends or family to a meal in Eastway Dining or the DI Dining: Eat-In!  Each All-Access meal plan comes with a specific number of guest meals each semester that are loaded directly on your FLASHcard. Guest meals can be used for any additional individuals the meal plan holder would like to use them on.

Meal Exchange

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Meal Exchange gives variety and maximum flexibility to our All-Access and Block meal plans. Students can redeem one meal swipe per meal period for a meal at nine locations on-campus, including Rosie’s Diner, Metropolitian Deli, George T. Simon III Cafe, and more!

Meal Plan Options

All-Access Meal Plan Options

All-Access Meal Plans are required for residential first-year & sophomore students

The Gold Plan

The Gold Plan


The Kent Plan

The Kent Plan


The Blue Plan

The Blue Plan



Block Meal Plan Options

Block and Flex Meal Plans are suggested for upperclassmen and commuter students.

Flash 100 Block

Flash 100 Plan

Flash 50 Block

Flash 50 Plan

Flash 30 Block

Flash 30 Block



Declining Balance Meal Plan Option

The Flex Plan

The Flex Plan
  • $800 Declining Balance





Please note: Meal plans are only able to be redeemed by the meal plan holder.