Requirement for a Mandatory Residential Dining Plan (AP-01-301)

UW-River Falls Administrative Policy
Policy ID: AP-01-301
Effective: November 2, 1998
Revision: November 2014
Review: 3 years

Requirement for a Mandatory Residential Dining Plan

Maintained by: Student Affairs
Approved by: Chancellor
Next Review Date: November 2017

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  1. It is the goal of the University to provide a residential dining program that is nutritious, economical and convenient for students.
  2. The residence halls on campus are not designed to provide cooking facilities for all the residents in the halls. It is, therefore, the purpose of the University to provide a residential dining program with adequate facilities to support the dining needs of students.
  3. It is the purpose of the University to operate the residential dining program in an efficient and solvent manner that will ensure financial resources to provide for debt service payments and maintenance to the Dining Services facilities and equipment.
  4. The University strives to provide a stable number of students in the residential dining program to receive a cost effective bid from prospective food contract service contractors.


The UW-River Falls Chancellor issues this policy in accordance with the Administrative Policy process.
The Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance is responsible for the administration of this policy. Request an exception to this policy by writing to

Sanctions and Appeals Process

Failure to adhere to the provisions of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action as provided under existing procedures applicable to students, faculty, and staff, and/or civil or criminal prosecution.

University Responsibilities

All students residing in University residence halls are required to participate on an approved residential dining program. Exemptions may be granted as follows:

  1. Students residing in the South Fork Suites residence hall.
  2. An approved exemption by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs determined on a case-by-case basis.


  1. The Board of Regents Resolution dated May 5, 1972, states that for students under the age of 21: “Those freshman and sophomore students who are not veterans, married or living with parents or guardian, shall be required to live in a University-operated residence hall when such accommodations are available.”
  2. The residential dining program is located in the University Center. Due to this, Dining Services pays a portion of the University Center debt service payment.

Related Documents 

Board of Regents Resolution dated May 5, 1972


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