Can I carry over my unused meals to the next week?
Resident Meal Plans:
No. Your meals must be used in the week they’re assigned and cannot be carried over to the next week. The meal plan week begins with Sunday brunch and ends after Saturday dinner.
Off Campus Meal Plans:
Yes. Block meals are good within the semester they are purchased. Meals must be used by the end of the semester or they will expire.
How do I select my meal plan?
Residents receive information on how to select their meal plan prior to the start of each semester. If you do not make a selection before the deadline, you will be assigned to the 19 Meal Plan. Resident students will be able to change their plans through the first two weeks of the fall semester.
Off campus students may select a meal plan by using the link
Can I treat a friend to a meal?
You can use your Salem Bucks or Spirit Dollars to treat a friend.
What do I do if my Salem Bucks run low?
Simple! You can use a credit card to add Spirit Dollars to your account through our site
. MasterCard & VISA accepted. $25 minimum deposit.
What is the difference between Salem Bucks and Spirit Dollars?
Salem Bucks are part of the meal plan. Spirit Dollars are added by the customer. Spirit Dollars carry over while you are a Salem student. Salem Bucks funds are non-refundable. Unused Salem Bucks balances expire at the end of the spring semester.
Meal Plan Membership Terms
All funds and plans purchased for use in the Salem Dining facilities are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-refundable. The Salem Dining funds cannot be used as a gift card or gift certificate. Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms, all Salem Dining funds and plans are non-refundable and will expire at the end of spring semester.
Why are Salem Bucks now taxed
The NC legislature has made a series of tax law changes. Among these was a change described below by the NC Department of Revenue:
Session Law 2013-316 signed into law August 23, 2013 by the Governor, repeals the exemption in G.S. 105-164.13(27) effective January 1, 2014. General Statute 105-164.13(27) provides an exemption for the sale at retail and the use, storage, or consumption in this State of "prepared food and food served to students in dining rooms regularly operated by State or private educational institutions or student organizations thereof." As a result of the repeal of the exemption, sales of prepared food and food served to students in dining rooms by institutions of higher education are subject to tax effective
January 1, 2014.
Due to this change, Salem Bucks will now be taxed at the register.