FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to shoals-tarvarus@aramark.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan do you recommend?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at 318-257-2327.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase your meal plan by going to Tech Express and letting them know which meal plan you would like. You can set it up on your fee bill, use cash, check or credit card.

Are Meal Plans required?

All students that are required to purchase a meal plan. While a meal plan purchase is not required, many students take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer.

How do I get Declining Balance?

Declining Balance can be purchased by going to Tech Express and letting them know how much you would like.

What is Declining Balance?

Declining Balance dollars are accepted as payment at all on campus restaurants. They are loaded right on your Student ID card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card! There is no minimum balance, over draft fees, or hassles!

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan change requests must be submitted to Tech Express.

How do I get into the dining locations once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals expire at the end of the semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

You may use a "buddy swipe" for one meal per week for a friend. Also, you can always treat a friend using Declining Balance dollars.

What do I do when my Declining Balance gets low?

You can reload your Declining Balance at any time! Declining Balance can be purchased by going to Tech Express.

Where is the Meal Plan Office Located?

The offices are located in the Wisteria Student Center right next to Tech Express.

How do I get a Promotional Code?

Sign up for emails or like us on Facebook to receive exclusive deals, coupons, and promotional codes for all your favorite locations on campus. Click the Facebook icon in the bottom right of the page to get started now!

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Account

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

Why should I select favorite locations?

Selecting a location will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

Why am I required to select a role when creating my account?

A role will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.