UT students sign petition to stop mandatory meal plan

Starting fall 2015, any student taking six or more credit hours will be required to purchase $300 Dining Dollars.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—An effort to stop meal plan changes at the University of Tennessee has gained momentum, with over 1,000 students signing an online petition.

Robert Naylor, a senior, started the petition after hearing the university will be requiring all freshman living on campus to purchase a meal plan. Under the changes, which are set to start in the fall of 2015, any other student taking six credit hours or more will be required to purchase $300 Dining Dollars.

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