Dining FAQs 


Q. What are Bonus Bucks?

A. Bonus bucks are provided by Fresh Ideas and can be used at the allotted times at JCI or at the Dining Hall by students.

Q. Why can't I take food and drink out of the dining room?

A. Removal of food, beverages, utensils, tumblers, and china are not permitted out of the Dining Room without the permission of the Food Service Director. You are welcome to eat and drink as much as you want while in the dining room, but must keep it within this area. Also, no containers, cups, etc. will be allowed to be carried into the Dining Room. Certain policies and procedures must be followed to maintain a cost-effective and efficient dining program.  The JCI snack bar offers carry-out service if you need an on-the-go option..

Q. Why must I show my ID Card when I come into the Dining Room to eat?

A. Meal cards must be presented to the cashier when you want to eat a meal. Meal cards are non-transferable. These procedures are in place to keep a quality cost-effective program that is maintained for your dining pleasure.

Q. What do I do if I lose my Meal Card/I.D.?

A.  Report lost or stolen cards to the Dining Services Office. You must replace your meal card/I.D. at the Student Life Office. You will be allowed three meals prior to replacement of your meal card/I.D. After that time period, you must pay cash for your meal until you have a valid meal card/I.D. that indicates what meal plan you are on. If you have any questions. please see the Food Service Director, or fill up our feedback page.

Q. Besides a traditional meal plan, can I prepay for meals?

A. Fresh Ideas offers a declining balance debit card program for College boarding students that allow such boarding students to prepay an amount to Fresh Ideas in exchange for a debit card.  The students may then use the debit card in Fresh Ideas POS system to purchase meals or food items in the dining hall or snack bar on a declining balance basis.  Any unused balance at the end of the fall semester will carry forward from fall semester to spring semester of a school year; however, unused balances as of 11:59 pm on the last day of the spring semester shall be forfeited by the student and become the property of Fresh Ideas.