Frequently Asked Questions
When can I use my points?
First semester DPU Points/DPU Plus plans are valid beginning Aug. 18, 2012. On Jan. 12, 2013, second semester points will be added to accounts. DPU Points/DPU Plus will expire at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013.
What if I have points left over?
If you have a balance at the end of first semester, the money will be kept in your account. Your additional money, based on the meal plan you are on, will be added at Winter Term. At the end of second semester, any unused funds in your DPU Points and DPU Plus accounts will be forfeited. Please refer to your dining contract for more detailed information.
Where can I use my points?
DPU Points can be used in the Union Building Hub, Longden Dining Hall, Cafe Roy, the Walden Coffee Shop, Cafe Allegro, 2 West Restaurant, or The Fluttering Duck. You may dine at any of these locations and spend any amount as often as you like.
DPU Plus and Tiger Express are for use in the Out in Town program. Check out the OUT IN TOWN link for more information. DPU Plus can be used on campus
once your points have been used.
Can I still participate in the Dining Plan if I don't live in a Residence Hall?
If you do not live in a Residence Hall, but would like to participate in the Dining Plan, you will need to sign up by contacting the ID/One Card Office, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building.
How does the Dining Plan work?
The Dining Plan consists of an all-point-plan spending allowance referred to as "DPU POINTS" and "DPU PLUS." Both of these plans are included in the Dining Plan. These plans provide students with the flexibility to purchase meals and/or snacks at any University dining location whenever they choose. These two accounts are accessed by using your DePauw University ID card.
Do I have to participate in the Dining Program?
DePauw University requires any student living in a Residence Hall or Rector Village to participate in a University Dining Plan. The cost of the Dining Plan is automatically billed to your student account prior to the beginning of each semester. Students living in a Residence Hall must be on the Tiger Plan. Students living in Rector Village or University Owned Alternative Housing also have the choice of the Cub Plan. Students residing in University Owned Houses, Apartments, or Duplexes are not required to participate in the Dining Plan, but can select any of the three plans.