All first year and first time students will be placed on the Carte Blanche plan:
The reason for placing new students on this plan is to give them a chance to become acclimated to eating habits on campus. A student on the 160 Block Plan may eat three times a day in the dining room, and can use up their meal allotment (of 160 meals) before the semester ends, therefore having to buy more meals to finish out the semester. If the student finds that they are not using the unlimited plan to its fullest, they have the option to change to the 160 Block at the end of the Fall Semester by signing a Meal Plan Change form available in the Housing Office between and the first Friday of the Spring Semester.
Carte Blanche: This plan gives the resident unlimited access to soup, salad, cereal, deli bar, waffle bar, dessert bar, fruit bar, and beverages in the campus dining room from 7:15 a.m. until closing Monday through Friday. There are special hours for meals on Saturday and Sunday. Hot meals are served during regular meal times (see below). In addition the student gets $25.00 in “bonus dollars” which can be used to purchase food from Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe which serves premium quality, heath-conscious, and great tasting menu items. Sandella’s serves the most popular grilled flatbreads, paninis, quasadillas, and wraps. Students cannot run their guests through on their meal plan, only on their “bonus dollars.”
After the fall semester, students have an option to choose between the Carte Blanche plan and the Block Plan, described below. They should change their meal plan before leaving campus for winter break or by the first Friday of the semester.
Block Plan: This plan gives the student a total of 160 meals (blocks) for the semester. This plan gives the student $85.00 in “bonus dollars” for use in Sandella’s. A student can enter the dining hall during any time of operation, but will use a “block” each time he or she enters. Students may run their guests through on their meal plan, one “block” per guest, or they may use their “bonus dollars” to pay for meals.
Preferred Meal Plan: 35 Block Meals with $50 “bonus dollars.” $325.00/semester and “bonus dollars” carry over between semesters. Available to residents of preferred housing and commuters.
Preferred Plus Meal Plan: 50 Block Meals with $100 “bonus dollars.” $500.00/semester and “bonus dollars” carry over between semesters. Available to residents of preferred housing and commuters.
Dining hours for hot meals (for those on the Block Plan, Preferred Meal Plans, or the Carte Blanche Plan) are:
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Closes at 6:30 PM on Fridays)
Simply to Go 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Closes at 6:30 PM on Fridays)
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Sandella’s Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
12 PM – 8 PM
12 PM – 5 PM
Simply To Go: This option is provided in the TOP where a student on the run can pick-up a quick meal in exchange for a meal swipe. The option include sandwiches, salads, chips, drinks, and much more.
This dining option is available from after breakfast to 7pm.
Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe: Sandella’s Flatbread Café serves premium quality, heath-conscious, and great tasting menu items. Sandella’s serves the most popular grilled flatbreads, paninis, quasadillas, and wraps. It’s all about taste and experience!
The Dining Services of Wilmington College has worked hard to design a meal program guaranteed to meet your individual needs. You’ve got plenty on your mind; classes, sports, clubs, community service etc., so we’ve made it our goal to make sure that you won’t have to worry about finding something great to eat when you want it!
Check out the many exciting opportunities you have to use your meal plan on this website, then let us know what we can do to make it even better! We want Wilmington College to have the best dining service there is, and with your help we can do it!