All meal and block plans are available to all students for voluntary purchase. To view the plans for the current academic year, visit UWF Meal Plans
How to Purchase a Voluntary Meal or Block Plan
If the Mandatory Meal Plan is not required but you would like to purchase a Voluntary Meal or Block Plan, you may purchase the plan of your choice online via MyUWF, Meal Plan Purchases & Nautilus Card Deposits app.
If you wish to use excess Financial Aid funds to purchase a voluntary meal plan, you will need to verify the amount of excess Financial Aid you have available. You may check your remaining Financial Aid after Tuition, Housing and Fees are paid using the Account Balance (fees) app in *MyUWF. Or, you may use the Voluntary Meal Plan app in MyUWF.
- Log in to MyUWF (my.uwf.edu)
- Search for “Meal Plan Purchase"
- Click on “Meal Plan Purchases & Nautilus Card Deposits” app
- Make a deposit to your Nautilus Card in the amount of the Meal Plan you wish to purchase
- Purchase your Meal Plan using your Nautilus Card
• Cards accepted: MC, VISA, and Discover (convenience fee: 2.5%)
In Cashier’s Office (B. 20E)
Cash, check, or money order accepted (no convenience fee)
With Excess Financial Aid
- Log in to MyUWF
- Search for “Voluntary Meal Plan”
- Click on “Request for Voluntary Meal Plan via Excess Financial Aid”
- Complete the “Request to Purchase a Voluntary Meal Plan or Block Plan with Excess Financial Aid” form.
- You will receive a response within 48 hours via your UWF email account.
How to use a Meal Plan
The student’s specified number of meal swipes (12 or 15) are available in the Nautilus Market UWF’s all-you-care-to-eat and meal plan dining facility located in the Commons, building 22.
There are three meal periods per day Monday through Friday (Breakfast: 7:15-10:30am; Lunch: 10:31am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:01-9:00pm, Mon-Thurs; 4:01-7:00pm on Fri) and two meal periods per day Saturday and Sunday (Brunch: 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: 4:01- 7:00pm). You may use one meal swipe from your meal plan during each meal period. (Meal periods do not apply to the Unlimited Meal Plan or Block Plans.)
To-go meals options are available with all meal plans, except the Unlimited Meal Plan.
Meal Plan participants with the Argo 12 or Argo 15 receive 2 free meal swipes each semester that can be used to pay for guest meals. A free guest meal swipe must be used at the same time as a regular swipe.
Dining Dollars are flexible dollars that may be used at any UWF campus dining venue.
Meal Plans expire at the end of each semester. Dining Dollars rollover Fall to Spring to Summer and expires at the end Summer semester. To check your Meal Plan swipes or Dining Dollar balances, simply ask the cashier or go to MyUWF > Nautilus Card Balance and Swipe History app.
How to use an Unlimited Meal Plan
Unlimited swipes are available in the Nautilus Market, UWF’s all-you-care-to-eat and meal plan dining facility located in the Commons, building 22. Meal periods do not apply.
To-go options are not available with this plan.
Meal Plans expire at the end of each semester.
To check your Meal Plan swipe balance, simply ask the cashier or go the MyUWF > Nautilus Card Balance and Swipe History app.
How to use a Block Plan
The block number of swipes are available in the Nautilus Market UWF’s all-you-care-to-eat and meal plan dining facility located in the Commons, building 22. Meal Periods do not apply.
To-go options are available with block plans.
Block Plans expire at the end of each semester. Dining Dollars rollover Fall to Spring to Summer and expires at the end Summer semester.
To check your Block Plan swipes or Dining Dollar balances, simply go to MyUWF > Nautilus Card Balance and Swipe History app.
Dining Dollars are flexible dollars that come with each meal/ block plan (except the Unlimited) and are accepted like cash in all dining locations. We recommend using your Dining Dollars to grab a snack between meals or to purchase meals at campus dining venues other than the Nautilus Market. Unused Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester.
No, but you may add funds to your Nautilus Card declining balance account via MyUWF (convenience fee applies), one of the ADMs located around campus or at the Commons Service Desk (no convenience fee). These funds can then be used anywhere on campus, including Dining Services and they roll over from semester to semester.
Each semester, meal and block plans begin the first day of Housing check-in and run through the last day of finals for that semester.
Yes, you can change your meal or block plan. Contact the Nautilus Card office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.474.3324) during the first 2 weeks after the start of classes or after the date you purchased the plan, whichever is later.