For all those who open a Cafe Account with $400 or more, that individual will be given a non-refundable 5% account bonus (faculty and staff do not qualify for the 5% back program). This cannot be redeemed for cash or returned to financial statements at any time, hence the "non-refundable" description. If you are a full-time student opening a Cafe Account you will also be saving another 6% by not having to pay tax on any meals at Dining Services. With this 6% saved throughout the semester on top of the previous 5%, a full-time student with a Cafe Account can save a total of 11% throughout one single semester.
Our Loyalty Card program is a new feature we offer to all non-faculty and staff Cafe Account holders. Account holders, who are not either faculty or staff, can bring their Loyalty Card to the Terrace Cafe whenever they buy a meal. Once they have purchased a total of ten meals with the loyalty card, bring the card in again to receive the eleventh meal free. This is the perfect program for anyone who eats at the Terrace Cafe on a regular basis. You may only have one Loyalty Card at a time, and there is no limit to how many cards you can receive in a single semester.
Students may use their ID cards to pay for meals if they are on a Meal Plan or Cafe Account. Faculty and Staff are given a 25% discount at the Terrace Cafe and on made-to-order items at the Gazebo when they present their ID card to the cashier. Faculty and Staff may also pay for meals by charging to their account. Cash, checks and credit cards are also accepted Sunday - Friday.
You may close out your ITS, Bookstore or Café Account at any given time during a semester. Once your account has been closed out, it may take up to 24 hours for the money to appear back on your financial statement.
Please contact the Dining Services office if you have any special dietary needs or concerns. We will always be happy to help you. A doctor's request will be necessary and an additional charge may be required to offset the expense of providing special or additional foods.
The Dining Center has implemented a Pre-Pay Policy for meals served during Sabbath Hours (sundown Friday through sundown Saturday). Customers who have paid cash or used credit cards in the past are requested to purchase the pre-paid Café Card from the Dining Services office in advance of Sabbath hours. Cards can be purchased at a minimum of the price of one meal in our Terrace Cafe, and can be used until the balance of the card has run out.
Call 269-471-3161 to purchase a card, or come to the Office of Dining Services during regular business hours. Staff with charge privileges may continue to use the ID charge option. Our Sabbath policy is to accept Meal Tickets, Café Cards, credit cards, and ID cards, however we prefer that all Sabbath meals be paid for in advance. We do not accept cash or checks for Sabbath meals.
*We highly recommend our customers to call the Dining Services office to pre-arrange your Sabbath meal.