RESIDENT STUDENT INFORMATION: A resident meal plan is mandatory for all students living on campus. All resident students have the option of selecting any Resident Meal Plan. If no choice is made, students are automatically placed on the All Access Meal Plan. All students have the option to change their Meal Plan selection(within the Resident Meal plans for which they are eligible). Students living in the Apartments on Grace are required to have a resident or a commuter meal plan.

CONTRACT DURATIONS: The duration of this meal plan shall be for the period stated on the application and on the JMU Residential Contract.

ELIGIBILITY: Any student at JMU may purchase university meal plans. The contract is binding only after the customer has been admitted and enrolled, and payment has been received or the charge has been placed on the student's official university bill.

CONTRACT CANCELLATION OR ADJUSTMENT: This contract may not be cancelled or adjusted, except for the following reasons:

  1. Official separation of the customer from the university.
  2. Participation by the customer in student teaching mandated by academic affairs.
  3. Extreme and unforeseen hardships such as hospitalization.
  4. Uniformed services such as the Armed Forces, including service by a member of the National Guard or Reserve called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days.
  5. Absence for more than 14 days. Arrangements for refunds under this clause must be made with JMU Dining Services prior to the absence.

CHANGE OF MEAL PLAN OPTION: Participants in both resident and commuter meal plans may change from one qualifying meal plan to another during specific times stated each semester. A $10 service charge will be assessed with changing a meal plan, excluding First Year students. When upgrading to a more expensive meal plan option, the customer will be required to pay additional prorated charge to cover the difference in meal plan costs. For both resident and commuter students, when downsizing to another meal plan, any difference in cost may be put into Dining Dollars Gold, Flex or be refunded. Meal plan changes occur for 2 weeks after the first week of classes. The student must come to Card Services, Student Success Center, 2nd Floor, between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in order to make a change.

INCAPACITY OF THE UNIVERSITY: In the event that room and/or dining accommodations assigned to the student are destroyed or made unavailable to the university and the university does not furnish other accommodations, the contract shall terminate. All rights and liabilities of the parties hereto shall cease and payments previously made by the student shall be refunded on a pro rata basis for the period for which accommodations were made unavailable to the student.  The student understands that any refund issued by the University pursuant to this paragraph may be subject to modification or reduction, to the extent the University reasonably deems necessary, in order to address costs already incurred by the University in preparing and providing room and/or dining accommodations.

In the event that circumstances beyond the control of the University render the continued provision of room and/or dining accommodations impossible, unsafe, or otherwise impracticable, the University will notify the student and the contract shall terminate.  All rights and liabilities of the parties hereto shall cease and payments previously made by the student shall be refunded on a pro rata basis for the period for which accommodations were made unavailable to the student.  The student understands that any refund issued by the University pursuant to this paragraph may be subject to modification or reduction, to the extent the University reasonably deems necessary, in order to address costs already incurred by the University in preparing and providing room and/or dining accommodations.

ENTITLEMENT OF SERVICES: Only the customer named is entitled to services extended under the meal plan options, and may not transfer services without prior consent of the director of JMU Dining Services.

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