The Gold Card dining plan offers seven-day service and is available to commuter students, faculty and staff. Resident students may purchase Gold points to supplement their Meal Plan. The Gold Plan offers an easy, cost saving alternative to paying with cash. The added convenience of not having to carry cash can also be used in all locations. Buying Gold card points will result in the following savings at Pearsons Dining Hall.

Meal Period Guest Rate Gold Card Rate Total Savings

  Guest Rate Gold Card Rate Total Savings
Breakfast $6.00 $5.20 15%
Lunch/Brunch $8.50 $6.85 24%
Dinner $9.75 $8.30 18%


Your ID will be validated when you make your initial deposit. Additional funds may be added at any time between 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the main dining room. Your Gold dollars may not be resold or transferred and are non-refundable. Make sure to use all of your Gold Card points and/or Bonus points by the end of each semester because they do not roll over to the next semester.

The Gold Card holder is solely responsible for reporting lost cards to the Food Service Management. Your account is fully protected from the time you report the loss. A replacement card will be made in the Residence Life office.