Students are required to purchase a dining meal plan with meal swipes to use for an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal at the dining halls or to use for a designated meal in the retail locations. Flex Dollars act as cash and maybe used at any retail dining venue.
Smoke & Fire - fresh grill and traditional entree choices
The Carvery - deli meats roasted in-house, carved fresh daily and served on a variety of homemade or locally sourced breads
Trattoria - Fresh signature pizzas and pastas
Roots - an enticing collection of exclusively plant-forward meals
nutriBar - fresh salad produce with a focus on local and seasonal
Blue Fin Seafood - ethically sourced fresh seafood, house-made chowders, seafood entree salads and more
Bake Shoppe - homemade breads, pastries, cakes, cookies and more
Lord-Saunders Dining Hall offers entrees, sides and accompaniments, reflective of African diaspora. A variety of different dishes will be featured through an extensive rotating menu. In addition, for added convenience, packaged food selections including fresh sandwiches, wraps and portable snacks are available.
Customers can purchase the reusable containers from the cashier stations at Lord Saunders Dining Hall or Stevenson Dining Hall. The containers have a one-time cost of 5 dollars and can be used at these locations throughout your dining experience at Oberlin College. The boxes are available for purchase throughout the academic year; customers do not need to have a meal plan to participate in the program. We accept payment through Flex Dollars, Obie Dollars, and Debit/Credit Cards.
convenient and flexible
Unlimited meal plans provide 28 meals per week and are reset on Monday mornings.
Meal swipes are limited to four per day.
Meals not used at the end of each week are no longer available.
Gold and Cardinal Meal Swipes are deposited onto your card at the beginning of the semester and can be used until the end of the semester.
If you have depleted your Meal Swipes, you may purchase meals with another form of payment.
Meal Swipe exchanges are available in all of our retail locations.
Meal Swipes are not transferrable.
Flex Dollars roll over from semester to semester, but not between academic years. Any Flex Dollars left in your account at the end of Semester 3 will be lost.
Once students deplete their Flex Dollars, they have the option to use their Obie Dollars or another form of payment.
Obie Dollars works like a prepaid debit card that allows you to make purchases at any dining location.
Obie dollars may be added online, at ID card office or at kiosks at any library.
Obie Dollars may be added in any amount.