Dining Options

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 Where Will I Eat During Recruitment?

The first meal served for the Fall 2019 semester is scheduled for Lunch on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Women participating in sorority recruitment, will have access to dining hall options provided that they have developed a student schedule and paid their Fall bill in full or enrolled in a payment plan with Student Account Services. If you do not have an active meal plan on your Action Card, your Sigma Rho Chi (Recruitment Counselor) will be able to assist you and swipe you in only for the lunch meals scheduled August 11-17 at the dining halls during formal recruitment.  

For a list of available dining locations and hours, please visit  For more information regarding Meals Plan Terms and Conditions for the 2019-2020 academic year, including the Greek 55 meal plan, please click here

Burke Dining Hall and Fresh Food Company will be available for meals outside of Recruitment activities. For a list of all available dining locations, click here.

What If I Don't Have a Confirmed Meal Plan at the Time of Recruitment?

If you are living on-campus and have not participated in orientation prior to your arrival on campus for formal recruitment, we suggest that you start a Bama Cash account by going to http://actcard.ua.edu or bringing cash, a credit or a debit card with you. You will need money for meals until you have developed a student schedule and paid your Fall bill in full or enrolled in a payment plan with Student Account Services

The Action Card Office will be open on Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to assist students who cannot access dining or residence hall services. Please call (205) 348-2288 or stop by the Campus Drive Parking Deck, 451 Campus Drive East. This is the Transit Hub. For students who submitted a photo online, your Action Card will be ready for pick- up at the Action Card office. If you failed to submit a photo online, you will need to be prepared to have your Action Card produced at the Action Card Office. As noted above, many services accessed by the Action Card will not be available until your Fall term payment arrangements have been completed with Student Account Services. To submit your your photo online for your official student ID card, the Action Card, please visit http://actcard.ua.edu/photosubmission/.

What If I am an Upperclassman or Live Off-Campus and Do Not Have a Meal Plan?

If you do not have an active meal plan on your Action Card, your Sigma Rho Chi (Recruitment Counselor) will be able to assist you and swipe you in only for the lunch meals scheduled August 11-17 at the dining halls during formal recruitment. All other lunch meals as well as breakfast and dinner August 9-18, will be your responsibility, so plan accordingly and make sure that you have access to either cash, a credit card or a debit card. You can also you start a Bama Cash account by going to http://actcard.ua.edu.