Life at WSU

  • Dining Services

    The dining experience at Worcester State University extends beyond simply serving you delicious meals. We are proud to partner with Chartwells, a food-service provider that shares our values of healthy eating, multicultural tastes, fair trade, sustainable food practices, recycling, and conservation. We compost about 3.5 tons of food per month every semester and about 25 tons per year, for example, to help to reduce methane-gas emissions from landfills as part of the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. In fact, the EPA named Worcester State a national winner of the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge.

    We offer meal plan options designed specifically for Sheehan Hall’s Pulse on Dining concept:

    • Semester block plans for resident students: You can choose to purchase meal plans with 280, 250, 200, 150, or 90 OneCard "swipes" per semester. These plans give you a level of flexibility tailored to your time on campus.
    • Block Plans for commuter students: You can select from 2 plans, either a 50-meal or 75-meal block. These plans can be purchased in addition to the Dining Dollars that are automatically placed on your OneCard each semester.

    In addition, as a resident or commuter student (excluding seniors), you’ll have Dining Dollars automatically placed on your OneCard that you can use at all 8 Chartwells’ campus locations.

    • For resident students: Your Dining Dollars are based on the block meal plan you purchase. Amounts range from $100 to $400.
    • For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or new transfer commuter students: You automatically get $150 in Dining Dollars each semester.