Meal Plans

Welcome to the Ohio Valley University

OVU dining services are managed by Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC. Here at Ohio Valley University we offer a program that meets the needs of today’s college student. Each year you will experience exciting changes, fresh menus, and new enhancements to your dining program. These changes are a result of the feedback and input of many students and staff members.

Dining Hall Meal Plan Info and Policies

MEAL PLANS

Resident Meal Plans

300 Block|19 meals a week

240 Block|15 meals a week

160 Block|10 meals a week

Commuter Meal Plans

110 Block|7 meals a week

80   Block|5 meals a week

Gold Dining Points

Gold Dining Points are available to all students, faculty, and staff. Resident students may purchase Gold Dining Points to supplement their meal plans. These points can also be used in the Common Grounds Café. You don’t have to shop, cook, or wash dirty dishes; just enjoy nutritional meals, and have more time to study, work, stay fit, or socialize.

Speak Up

This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.

Food Service Committee

The Food Service Committee, which is comprised of the Food Service Manager, Manager of Campus Operations, the Vice President for Student Services, and student representatives, welcomes your comments and suggestions concerning food service.

If you have any ideas about the Dining Hall or Meal Options, you may contact a committee member, drop a note in the suggestion box,email us a comment, or speak to the Food Service Director.

If you are interested in being a member of the committee contact the Food Service Director.

Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, please consult with the Food Service Director (ext. #6190). All efforts will be made to meet your special needs.

If you are too ill to attend class or come to the Dining Room, you should obtain a special dietary request form from the Director of Dining Services. When presented to Aladdin personnel, along with your ID card, a take-out box will be provided for you.

Meals On The Go

If a required school activity prohibits you from attending a meal(s), we will pack a meal(s) for you. Please have your department head or coach request your needs at least 24 hours in advance with the Dining Manager. ID will be needed when an order is picked up.

Trayless Dining

Aladdin is proud to sponsor a trayless dining program at (unit name) Trayless dining reduces our environmental footprint. It decreases waste, conserves natural resources (namely, energy and water) and reduces the introduction of polluting detergents, rinses, and drying agents into the water table. Socially, trayless dining can provide education and awareness about environmental issues, while also potentially reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. It is an initiative that supports campus sustainability.

Feeling bad?

We understand that there is nothing more miserable than being ill and unable to make it to meals.

If you are too ill to attend class or come to the Dining Room, you should obtain a special dietary request form from the Director of Dining Services. When presented to Aladdin personnel, along with your ID card, a take-out box will be provided.

Registered Dietician

We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.

Service Regulations

Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.

You must present your ID card to the cashier each time you enter the Dining Hall. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card. If you lose your OVU ID card, you MUST purchase a new one. A sheet is provided in the Dining Hall for students to purchase the card. A $10 fee will be applied to your OVU account for every new card issued.

Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.You are not permitted to take food from the Dining Hall. To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds. After dining, please return trays to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean. Please behave courteously at all times. You will not be granted credit for any meals missed. We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.

Dining Area Restrictions

You are not permitted to engage in the following activities in the dining area:

Removal of food or dinnerware from the dining area

Leaning back in Dining Room Chairs

Leaning back in dining room chairs

Playing of personal music devices without headphones

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to have my card?

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Service Regulations

Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.

  • Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • You are not permitted to take food from the Dining Hall.
  • To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds.
  • After dining, please return trays to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean.
  • Please behave courteously at all times.
  • You will not be granted credit for any meals missed.
  • We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.

Dining Hall personnel reserve the right to dismiss or suspend you from the dining area for inappropriate behavior.

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