Residential Dining at UNLV

Enjoy delicious, well-balanced, and nutritious meals at almost any time of day at convenient locations throughout campus using your RebelCard to access your dining plan — the most cost-effective way to dine on campus. All students living in the UNLV residence halls are required to select one of the campus dining plans above.

Residential dining plans are offered on a semester basis and include meals at the Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons (DC) plus Dining Dollars that may be used for additional food purchases around campus. The DC is open Monday-Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and Saturday-Sunday for brunch and dinner. Additionally, an extra meal called “late night” is served one day per week.

Each time you enter DC, your RebelCard is swiped and one meal is subtracted. You may also use your dining plan to treat friends and parents. Unused meals are not transferred to the following semester or refunded. Dining Dollars transfer from the fall to the spring semester, but expire at the end of the academic year in May. If you run out of meals for the semester, you can use your Dining Dollars, pay with cash or credit card, or purchase additional meals on your meal plan.

Residential Dining Plan Options for Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Scarlet Plus

Unlimited Meals + $350 Dining Dollars - $2,992/semester

Scarlet Basic

Unlimited Meals + $100 Dining Dollars - $2,767/semester

Gray Plus

14 meals/week + $350 Dining Dollars - $2,545/semester

Gray Basic

14 meals/week + $100 Dining Dollars - $2,295/semester

Future Residential Dining Plan Options

The following residential dining plans are listed as a per semester rate for the next upcoming academic years:

  2024 - 2025 2025 - 2026 2026 - 2027 2027-2028
Scarlet Plus $3,124 $3,235 $3,336 $3,485
Scarlet Basic $2,900 $3,012 $3,114 $3,265
Gray Plus $2,655 $2,747 $2,831 $2,955
Gray Basic $2,405 $2,497 $2,581 $2,705

Ways to Use Your Dining Plan

Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons — "The DC"

The DC is a convenient place for students to eat and socialize, featuring eight stations with up to nine entrées possible at once. It’s easy to find something you’ll like from a wide variety of dishes in this all-you-can-eat venue, including:

  • Vegetarian/vegan
  • International specialties
  • Salad bar with over 50 toppings
  • Made-to-order omelettes
  • Freshly baked pizzas

DC hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. They can also be found along with weekly menus, special events, and promotions on the UNLV Dining website. The menu is sometimes enhanced with special entrées and theme nights, such as steak dinner, Hawaiian luau, Mardi Gras night, and make-your-own ice cream sundae. Don’t have time to sit and eat? Purchase a re-usable container and fill it up with food to take with you.

Dining Dollars

Each dining plan comes with Dining Dollars, accessed through your RebelCard, which can be used at any campus eatery such as Starbucks and Jamba Juice in the Student Union. A complete list of locations that accept Dining Dollars is available at the UNLV Dining website. The amount of Dining Dollars you receive each semester depends on the dining plan you select. Dining Dollars conveniently roll over from fall to spring semester, but they do not carry over to summer or the following fall.

Vending Machines

Juices, sodas, and snacks are conveniently located in each community. Pay with cash or your RebelCard.

Changing Your Residential Dining Plan

You may change dining plan selection one time per semester through the end of the third week of classes. Summer term meal plans cannot be changed during the summer. Approval is contingent upon the current meal balance and Dining Dollar balance. This change will become effective within one or two business days. A processing fee will be charged to change the meal plan. Meal Plan Change Forms are available at the Office of Housing & Residential Life. Any additional fee or refund that may be due will be calculated based on the effective date of the change.

Special Diets

We can assist residents who have special dietary needs. Students who wish to receive counsel, consideration, and/or modified meal service can do so by working with our on-campus registered dietitian and executive chef. The staff dietitian can evaluate your current diet and provide guidance for healthy food choices based on your specific nutritional and lifestyle needs. Please contact 702-895-4377 for an appointment. Students may also contact the Office of Housing & Residential Life, the Disability Resource Center, or Student Wellness for additional assistance if needed.