What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 14 locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and DB, conveniently loaded onto your CINO card. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including Hicks Dining Hall, UP Dining Hall, and Chauncey’s Choice.


Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars may be used at any Coastal Carolina Dining location. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation.


Meal Exchange

You may also use meal swipes at CINO Grille (Queso Corner, Freshens, GrilleWorks, Salad Bar), located in the Lib Jackson Student Union, Grab-N-Go options in POD convenience stores, Hackler Grill, and concessions at athletic events.

The Meal Swipe includes one designated entrée, side, and fountain beverage.

Guest Meals

Guest Meals

The Unlimited Plus and Unlimited meal plans come with 5 guest swipes. These guest swipes can be redeemed in any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (Hicks Dining Hall, UP Dining Hall, and Chauncey’s Choice).

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like.
  • Healthy choices available all across campus.
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members.
  • Casual atmosphere with TVs, music and lounge-style seating—perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.
  • Dedicated Allergen Cooler at Hicks Dining Hall, UP Dining Hall, and Chauncey's Choice.  This cooler is stocked with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and allergen friendly food items to help supplement items served daily in the dining halls.

Managing Your Plan

There are four ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

  • On the GETMobile app, which can be downloaded in Apple or GooglePlay stores.
  • Using the CINO card link.
  • On your receipt after a purchase at any dining location.
  • Visit the meal plan office in Sands Hall 130-131 (Post Office), open Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Dining Dollars running low?  No problem add Dining Dollars online or use the GETmobile app.

Key Dates

Key Dates
  • Fall meal plans activate August 13
  • First day of classes August 19
  • Last day for residents to change meal plans August 29