St. Olaf College Board Plans
Title: Board Plans
Procedure No: STO-30
Effective Date: 09-01-2009
Issuing Authority: Student Accounts Office
Contact: Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-786-3296 or 866-640-4702
Last Updated: 09-01-2009
Purpose of Procedures:
To ensure that all students living on campus at St. Olaf have the appropriate meal plan.
Who needs to know these Procedures:
All St. Olaf College students.
All students living on campus or in St. Olaf provided housing are required to have a board plan for each semester. Students must make this choice online. Special exceptions to this rule are made only by the Director of Residence Life.
Starting in May of the previous year, emails are sent to students advising them to choose their meal plan online through the St. Olaf website. Students who do not choose a board plan by the end of August, prior to the start of the academic year, are automatically enrolled in plan 2. This automatic enrollment will happen even for those students who are not living on campus. St. Olaf never assumes you do not need a board plan.
Only those students living off campus, in an honor house, student teaching, or doing clinicals through the Nursing Department are allowed to select the partial board option.
Only those students living off campus or those who have special permission from the Director of Residence Life are allowed to choose the “no board plan” option.
Board plan changes can not be made after the 10th day of class each semester. Board plan changes from the first day of class through the 10th day of class are pro-rated based on the day we are notified of the change. St. Olaf must pay its food service vendor based on the number of students enrolled in the board plan. As such, retrospective adjustments will not be made for board plan changes prior to when we were notified, or after the 10th day of class.
If a student is not enrolled at St. Olaf during interim or if they are participating in an Internship, Independent study, or completing an Independent Research project they are allowed to choose the “no board” option for interim. The Interim Board Refund Application must be completed prior to the start of interim in order to receive this refund. This form can be found on the Student Account website. St. Olaf will not assume that a board plan is not needed. If this form has not been completed, the students will be automatically enrolled in the same board plan they chose for the fall semester.