Meal plans still mandatory but Tennessee makes slight changes to proposal

After students protested about a proposed mandatory meal plan last fall, dining services pulled back and is now looking at a new proposal for fall 2015.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—With two new dining locations opening in fall 2014 and three more upgrades planned during the next five years, the UT administration knew it needed more students to buy more meal plans.

But after students protested a proposed mandatory meal plan last fall, Dining Services and University Housing went back to the cutting board.

Using the same student feedback that effectively killed the original plan, UT now hopes to enact a new meal policy proposal in Fall 2015 – and the mandatory $300 Dining Dollars remain a factor.