When you arrive on campus, you will
get a Benedictine University BenCard which will
allow you to access a prepaid dining account to
purchase food in a variety of locations. You
must bring your BenCard to every meal, entry
will not be permitted without your BenCard. If
you lose your BenCard you should report to Benedictine University
Police immediately to purchase a new
The Resident Board Plans -
These plans provide you with a specific
number of meals per semester for "all you want
to eat" meals in the Krasa Dining Room. You
can use them all yourself, or use some to bring
guests in with you. If you mis-a-meal your card
may be swiped for a meal in the Coal Ben (the
mis-a-meal program has specific times).
Additional value is provided with a specific
amount of Munch Money each semester to use
at the Coal Ben or Coffee Shop.
- The Red Plan Block 160 + $150
This plan allows for 160 "entries" into
the Dining Room, usable at any meal. In addition,
you will receive $150 in Munch Money.
- The White Plan Block 140 + $200
This plan is designed for students who
have internships or work off campus. You get
140 "entries" in the Krasa Dining Hall, plus
$200 in Munch Money.
- $25 Munch Money
All fulltime undergrad Benedictine students receive $25.00 in Munch Money on their ID Card each semester.
*Note: Munch Money will carry over from the fall semester
to spring semester as long as you remain a resident.
Board meals are reset at the beginning of each semester.
Worried about always having cash?
Points are available in any dollar amount and may
be used in all food service locations. There is
$25 minimum when using a credit card.
Meal plans are purchased in the Food
Service Office located on the second floor of the Krasa Center. Bring your Benedictine University
ID card with cash, check or credit card to the food
service office weekdays between the hours of
8am to 4pm.
- The Eagle Plan
Block 50 plus $100 ($400.00)
This plan has been created for commuters
and apartment dwellers who want to enjoy “All
You Care to Eat Meals” in the Krasa Center Dining
Room throughout the year and have the buying
power of $100.00 in Munch Money for use in the
Coal Ben and the Coffee Shop.
- The Convenience Plan
Block 25 plus $45 ($200.00)
This plan is designed for apartment
dwellers and commuters who want the security of
having the ability to enjoy “All You Care to Eat
Meals” in the Krasa Center Dining Room, during
busy exam times, and with Residence Hall friends.
The added value of $45.00 in Munch Money
allows for snacks in the Coal Ben and Coffee
- The Flex Plan
Block 20 ($130.00)
This plan is designed for anyone who
wants to occasionally enjoy “All You Care to Eat
Meals” in the Dining Room throughout the year.
*Note: Both meals and points on all the commuter flex plans carry over
from semester to semester and year to year.
If you need a sick tray, have a special dietary requirement, or need a Grab 'n' Go meal, just let us know and we'll be happy to work with you to accomodate your situation.
Coal Ben Equivalence
Available meals may be used to receive
a meal value of $6.00 during the posted times.
Missed meals are limited to three per meal period
per meal card. Additional items may be purchased
with munch money. A valid Benedictine ID is
needed for all transactions.
Krasa Dining Room Meal Prices