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There’s no one diet that works for all, which is why at Pearson’s, we offer several meal plans that allow students to eat the way they want.

With all our plans, students can frequent Pearson’s Café as many times as they like in a day, week, or month, until the total number of meals are used up. Meal Plans with meal plan dollars act as campus cash and can be spent at Pearson’s Café, Brewed Awakenings, and Baggot Street Café. A College ID card required for use with all plans.

Resident Board Plans

All students living on campus will be enrolled in Option A at the start of the semester. First-year students are required to remain on Option A for their first year while all other students can change their plan for two weeks after classes begin.

Option A

  • Unlimited Meals and $75 in meal dollars

Option B

  • 14 meals per week and $150 in meal dollars

Option C

  • $1,500 meal dollars per semester

All Resident Board Plans are only good for the duration of the current semester and will reset each semester to Option A for Freshmen, and the last plan chosen for all other students. This pertains to both meals and meal dollars. Balances at the end of the semester are non-refundable on all Resident Board Plans. Meal dollars are not redeemable in the Campus Store.

Commuter Plans

All commuter students will be able to purchase any of the plans below online.

Monk Bucks

  • Dollars in any amount can be purchased for redemption in any of our food services locations.

Option B

  • Combo Plan which includes 20 meals and $125 in Meal Dollars, cost to purchase plan: $250.00

Option C

  • 12 Anytime meals, cost is $80

All Commuter Plans are good for the duration of the current academic year. Balances at the end of the year are non-refundable on all Commuter Plans. This pertains to both meals and flex dollars. Meal dollars are not redeemable in the Campus Store.

Monk Bucks

Monk Bucks (previously called flex dollars) may be redeemed at Pearson’s Café, Baggot Street Café, Brewed Awakenings, or at the Campus Store. Receive a 5% discount from the campus store when using Monk Bucks. Monk Bucks may be purchased online at monkbucks.sjcme.edu or at any POS terminal. These Bucks will carry over year to year. A valid College ID card is required to use. Additionally, any purchases at the Campus Store using Monks Bucks will be entitled to a 5% discount.

Price Per Meal

Students, Faculty, and Staff pricing for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Pearson’s Café is $7.00 per meal. Guests visiting the campus will be charged as follows:

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Lunch: $12
  • Dinner: $14

Meal Plan Changes

Resident Meal Plan Change Requests

  • During the first two weeks of a semester, resident upperclassmen students may change their meal plans online through Campus Cafe → Web Services → Pearson’s Cafe Resident Meal Plan Change Request.

Students Changing from Resident to Commuter

  • Prior to the start of a new semester:
    • Meal plan will be set to NONE in the point of sale system.
  • During the first two weeks of the semester:
    • Meal plan will be set to NONE in the point of sale system.
    • A notice to Student Financial Services will be sent with the current meal dollars balance for billing purposes.
  • After the first two weeks of the semester:
    • Meal plan will be set to Commuter Option A (Comm1) in the point of sale system.
      • The initial balance of $1500 will be adjusted down by any purchases during the current semester.

Students Changing from Commuter to Resident

  • Meal plan will be set to Board Plan A in the point of sale system.
  • Any balance of current Commuter Plan Meal Dollars will be credited to the new meal plan.
    • Monk Bucks are held in a separate account and are not affected by the above change.
  • These changes can occur anytime during the academic year.

Student Assistance

  • Should students have questions about their current billing for room and board plans, please contact Student Accounts at 207-893-7732, or by email at billing@sjcme.edu.
  • Should students have difficulties accessing the AMS Portal, please contact the iTeam at 207-893-7851, or by email at iteam@sjcme.edu.
  • If students experience food insecurity and are unable to adequately provide meals for themselves, they are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students, Matt Goodwin, (mgoodwin@sjcme.edu) or the Dean of Student Financial Success, Lynn Brown, (lbrown@sjcme.edu) for assistance. Discretion will be respected for any students served or requests made.