University of Michigan – Optional Buy Ahead Meal Plan Contract
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE PROVISIONS IN THE CONTRACT. READ IT CAREFULLY.
This is an optional buy ahead meal plan contract with Michigan Dining made between the undersigned and the Regents of the University of Michigan. Michigan Dining agrees to provide you with an off-campus meal plan for Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 at the Fall 2022 – Winter 2023 rate.
1. TERM OF CONTRACT
By selecting an optional meal plan option from the 2023 Buy-Ahead program, you agree to purchase a meal plan for Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 academic year at the Fall 2022 – Winter 2023 rate. Michigan Dining will charge your student account according to the meal plan selection you made at the beginning of the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters.
Optional meal plans are valid from:
08/23/2023 TO 12/15/2023 (7:00 pm) AND 01/07/2024 TO 05/03/2024 (11:00 am)
Conditions or Terms
You must have your Mcard and an active meal plan to enter the dining hall. You may not transfer meals, share your meal plan, or loan your Mcard to any other person for the purpose of entering the dining hall. Allowing unauthorized use of meal plan privileges may result in additional charges, cancellation of meal plan privileges without a refund, and referral to the Student Conduct Resolution Process.
Unused Dining Dollars and Block Plan meals carry over from the fall term to the winter term only if you do not cancel your winter term meal plan. Otherwise, both Dining Dollars and Block Plan meals expire at the end of the fall term. All unused Dining Dollars and Block Plan meals expire at the end of the winter term. Failure to participate in the meal plan does not automatically release a student from their contract; a written cancellation must be received by Michigan Dining by 11:59 pm on September 11, 2023 for the fall term or 11:59 pm on January 24, 2024 for the winter term.
In the event the academic calendar year is modified due to public health concerns, the term for this contract will automatically be modified to align with the modified academic calendar year.
2. THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT
This contract obligates you for the full contract price per meal plan unless your contract is terminated by Michigan Dining. This contract is for the purchase of an optional meal plan for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024. If you do not cancel your meal plan in the time frame allotted you are responsible for full payment under this contract.
Upon reasonable notice, Michigan Dining reserves the right to terminate this contract due to public health emergency needs, including COVID-19. In the event Michigan Dining terminates this contract due to public health concerns, UM may, in its sole discretion, offer refunds of a portion of the contract price. If you do not enroll in the University for the academic term corresponding to this contract, you may terminate your contract by notifying Michigan Dining in writing by emailing email@example.com or visiting dining.umich.edu/cancel-optional-meal-plan.
3. CHANGING OR CANCELING A PLAN
You may change your selection at no cost before 11:59 pm on May 31, 2023. Your most recent submission will be the meal plan added to your account. Beginning on June 1, 2023, changing your selection will result in paying for the newly selected meal plan at the Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 rate. Upgrading or downgrading a plan for the Winter semester (i.e. changing from an 80 Block Meal Plan to a 55 Block Meal Plan) will result in paying for the new meal plan at the Winter 2024 rate.
During the fall term, you may cancel your meal plan by notifying Michigan Dining in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting dining.umich.edu/cancel-optional-meal-plan until 11:59 pm on September 11, 2023. During the winter term, you may cancel your meal plan by notifying Michigan Dining in writing by emailing email@example.com or visiting dining.umich.edu/cancel-optional-meal-plan until 11:59 pm on January 24, 2024. Late requests to cancel a meal plan will not be accommodated.
If canceled during the first two weeks of each term, meal plan refunds are subject to proration. Any Block Plan meals or Dining Dollars used are subject to charge at the single meal rate and will be charged against the refund issued. Unlimited meal plans are subject to charge at a daily rate and will be charged against the refund issued. Winter term meal plans canceled before the start of the term, 11:59 pm on January 1, 2024, are canceled at no charge and any remaining Dining Dollars and Block Plan meals from the fall term are forfeited. If a winter term meal plan is canceled during the first two weeks of the winter term, any meals and Dining Dollars used in the winter term before the cancellation, including remaining fall meals and Dining Dollars, are subject to charge at the single meal rate and will be charged against the refund issued.
4. RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
Dining service, including where and how it will be offered to contract holders, is subject to modification to address evolving public health concerns. Each meal plan will involve a block number of meal swipes plus Dining Dollars. For further information on the different plans, please visit: off-campus-and-apartment-residents
Meals are not provided during some holidays and break periods. Visit dining.umich.edu for more details.
You must comply with all rules, regulations, and policies as applicable to your meal plan, which includes any public health protocols or policies adopted by Michigan Dining in connection with dining services. Failure to follow these protocols and policies may result in, but is not limited to, restricted access to Michigan Dining facilities and/or the termination of this contract. Contract holders who have had their contract terminated as a result of misconduct may still be held responsible for all costs under this contract.
If you are under 18 years of age you must agree to your contract online but the agreement also requires a parent or guardian signature. Print or Save the contract and have your parent or guardian sign and return the contract to the Michigan Dining Administration Office.
Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________ Date: __________