Terms & Conditions

The purchaser and or the user of the off campus meal plan agrees to all the terms and conditions listed below. Please read the information thoroughly and contact us if you have any questions. rlr4@humboldt.edu

(707) 826-3451 

Fees & Costs

  • Off-campus Lumberjack meal plan: An account maintenance fee of $20 or the balance of the account, whichever is less, if the account is inactive for 16 months.

  • C-card: There is a $2.00 transaction fee when you add money to your C-card online.

  • How J Food is Priced: A typical entrée is priced at the cost of the ingredients divided by the number of servings, taking into account a waste factor. Pre-packaged items are priced at our costs with consideration given to spoilage and breakage.

Operational Expenses

A portion of costs for on- and off-campus meal plans include are allocated for the J’s operational expenses, which helps pay for staff wages, benefits, supplies, electricity, water, gas, wages, rent, insurance, replacement for lost and broken dishes, equipment, repairs, etc.

When you purchase a meal plan, you will see the J-points balance online and on your receipts. The operational cost will not appear online or during transactions.

Academic Year

(Living On-Campus)

Green GoldHumboldtMini
J Points Allotted207,000295,200389,80090,000
Price per J Points$0.01$0.01$0.01$0.01
J Points Cost$2,070$2,952$3,898$900
Operational/Fixed Cost$2,870$2,870$2,870$1,234
Total Meal Plan$4,940$5,822$6,768$2,134

Spring Semester Only

(Living On & Off-Campus)

J Points Allotted103,500147,600194,90045,000
Price per J Points$0.01$0.01$0.01$0.01
J Points Cost$1,035$1,476$1,949$450
Operational/Fixed Cost$1,435$1,435$1,435$617
Total Meal Plan$2,470$2,911$3,384$1,067

Dates of Service

Dining services will be available on campus during posted hours on the following dates:

Fall Semester

114 Total Days of Full Service

Aug. 14–Nov. 1695 Full Days
Nov. 17–Nov. 25Convenience Store Only
Nov. 26–Dec. 1419 Full Days
Dec. 17–Jan. 2Closed

Spring Semester

114 Total Days of Full Service

Jan. 2–14Convenience Store Only - Winter Break
Jan. 15–Mar. 1560 Full Days
Mar. 16–24Convenience Store Only - Spring Break
Mar. 25–May 1754 Full Days

Termination of a Dining Plan

HSU Dining Services may revoke this license for any reason by giving not less than 72 hours written notice to the student. Notice shall be served personally upon the student or, at the discretion of the University, mailed via certified mail to the address provided at the time of purchase.

Cancellation of the meal plan license will return to the purchaser all unused prepaid costs, J Points and C-Card value. Failure to give 30 days' notice of intent to cancel the dining plan license will result in a pro rata charge for each day less than 30 days' notice. Such notice shall be given by submitting a request by email to rlr4@humboldt.edu

This agreement may be cancelled with 30 days' notice if the student is withdrawing from the University prior to the end of the semester in which the plan was purchased.


The use of Dining Service Facilities is subject to Article 5 and 6 of Chapter 1 of part 5 (sections 42000-42103) of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. The use of all Dining Facilities is subject to all provisions for this agreement.

Location and meal plan tender is at the discretion of Dining Services. No reduction of dining service fees is permissible because of dietary or other related needs including allergies, vegan or vegetarian requirements. Refunds for unused J Points and C-Card value are only allowed when the purchaser provides proof of withdrawal from the University prior to the end of the semester in which the plan was purchased. Unused C-Card value at the end of the semester will be rolled forward to the next semester. J Points roll forward from fall to spring semester but expire at the end of spring semester.  When there is no account activity (sales) for a period of 16 months an account maintenance fee will be charged. The current fee is $20.00 or the balance of the account whichever is less.