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Campus Life

Meal Plan Options

Otterbein offers three full meal plans. Each plan gives you a number of meals to use in the Cardinal’s Nest and The OtterDen. Each plan also includes a number of Cardinal Dollars to be used in the OtterBean Café, The OtterDen, The Roost Express, or the Cardinal’s Nest. Meals and Cardinal Dollars carry over from term to term during an academic year, as long as a student continues to carry a full meal plan. At the end of the academic year, all leftover Meals and Cardinal Dollars are removed from the student’s account.

  • 210 Block Meal Plan & $150 Cardinal Dollars
  • 150 Block Meal Plan & $225 Cardinal Dollars
  • 120 Block Meal Plan & $260 Cardinal Dollars

To find the current cost for each meal plan, see the Fee Schedule link on the Business Office web site.

Otterbein’s dining service, Bon Appétit, prepares locally-produced, made-from-scratch food for fresh and flavorful meals. You can select from in-season fruits and vegetables; soups, sauces, and salad dressings made from scratch daily; cooked-to-order eggs and omelets for breakfast and a different made-to-order entrée each day for lunch.

By opting for locally-sourced foods and ingredients, we support the local economy, including Ohio farmers and dairies. We purchase fruits, vegetables, cage-free eggs, honey, cheese, free-range chickens, grass-fed beef, and ice cream in central Ohio. Even our “Otter Water” is bottled locally!

We give you healthy options at every meal; all are free of trans-fats and many are low in fat, carbohydrates, and sodium. Vegetarian entrées and sides also are available at each meal. Since we make most of our food from scratch, we can accommodate most special dietary needs with advance notice. Just contact the Director of Bon Appetit' at 614-823-1116 for more information.

We also offer boxed meals for students who are on-the-go or who are ill and need a boxed meal brought to them by another student. Request a boxed meal order form at the Cardinal’s Nest Café, download the PDF, or request a sick meal order form from your residence hall staff.

/ Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is located in the back of Hanby Hall on Cochran Alley.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)

Phone
614.823.1250

Email
reslife@otterbein.edu

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