TC Basic Plan

TC Traditional

TC Preferred Plan

TC Flexible Plan


19 Weekly Dining Hall Meals

16 Weekly Dining Hall Meals

11 Weekly Dining Hall Meals

7 Weekly Dining Hall Meals


No Dining Points

$150 Entire Semester

$325 Entire Semester

 $475 Entire Semester

Meal Plan Selection Form

Thiel College offers a selection of four meal plans to its resident students. All four plans carry the same cost per semester; the difference is in how many dining hall meals are available vs. flexible dining points available. As fewer meals in the dining hall are chosen, the dining points balance increases.


Each semester all students will have a ten day window to select or change their choice of meal plan. The ten day window will begin on the first day the official board plan begins each semester (one day prior to the start of classes), and will close at midnight of the tenth day of the board plan. New students will automatically be assigned the TC Basic Plan unless another plan is selected within the meal plan selection period. Returning students will automatically be assigned the meal plan they had the previous semester, unless another plan is selected within the meal plan selection period. For example: If a student finished the Fall semester with the TC Traditional Plan, he or she will have that same plan in following Spring semester unless a new plan is selected within the ten day selection period. Meal plans will carry over from semester-to-semester, and from year-to-year.


Please take some time to consider which plan will work best for you and your lifestyle. To choose a plan other than the TC Basic, you must have first completed all financial arrangement requirements with the Student Accounts Office. The College reserves the right to revert a student to the TC Basic plan if the student is delinquent in his/her financial obligations.


Dining points may be used to purchase food and soft drinks at the Bistro, in vending machines in the Academic Center, or for additional meal purchases at the dining hall. Dining points are assigned to a student account at the beginning of a semester, and expire on the last day of each semester.



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Meal Plans 2021 - 2022

A meal plan is required for resident students and is valid when classes are in session. As a resident student, you will automatically be placed on the TC Basic meal plan when you have completed arrangements for room and board. You can choose a different plan following the completion of all Financial Services requirements. To change your meal plan, after confirming that you have completed all of the requirements of the Financial Services office for payment arrangements, simply fill out the meal plan form or pick one up from

Food Services.


To access your meal plan, you must have your Thiel photo ID. Keep the card with you anytime you plan on using your meal plan or Thiel Bucks. It insures that your account is properly maintained AND protected from theft. Your own ID is required for your meal plan use at all of the locations. Meals are not transferable; you must use your own ID.


Do you require menu accommodations?

If you have food allergies, require a special diet, or have other dining concerns, please call us at 724.589.2190. Once we have the proper documentation from your physician, we will partner with you to create a plan just for you.


Thiel Bucks:

Looking for a way to avoid handling cash? You, your parents, or other family members can deposit money for Thiel Bucks on your ID. Your Thiel Bucks can be used at the TC Café and Rotunda Bistro. In the unlikely event you don't use them all, Thiel Bucks are fully refundable at any time. Please call Thiel College Financial Services at 724.589.2810 for more details.


Thiel Community Ten:

Non-resident students, staff and faculty can purchase the TC Ten plan and enjoy meals in the TC Café with other members of the Thiel community. For more information on the TC 10 call 724.589.2810.