New meal plan
Bethel University students reflect on the new meal plan options.
By Zac Villarreal, Bailey Meyer and Parker Rothenbacher-Schmittdiel | Royal Report
This year Bethel University launched a new approach to the meal plans available to on campus students. Unlike last year’s plans, the new meal plans give students more power and flexibility. Previously, the number of meals students could use consisted of plans that specified the number of meals students could use weekly. In the new plans, meals are by semester.
Meal plan transitions have gone smoothly. However, the new plan options are not without blemishes. For instance, many have excess flex dollars and meals at the end of the semester.
“I still have over $100 in flex,” junior Eric Ronning said.
The leftover meals and flex do not carry over to the next semester.
“It’s very good but it can still be improved,” junior Victoria Snyder said.