The Agora is our on-site eatery and offers 3 different meal plans for Granville residents as well as several non-resident meal plans. A meal plan is included with the rent and cannot be excluded from your lease. The Agora operates as an all-you-care to eat facility which means that once a resident or customer comes in, they are welcome to visit as many food stations as they would like and return for unlimited seconds. Therefore, meal swipes should be treated as entrance tickets, rather than literal meals. However, for the sake of instruction, we may refer to “entrances” as “swipes.”
Meal plans are not interchangeable with campus dining facilities. The Granville Towers meal plan gives students access to the Agora only. Food at dining facilities on campus must be purchased a la carte or with Carolina Dining Services.
Unlimited Meal Plan:
These meals are only to be used by the resident but includes 10 guest passes that can be used for others.
· 100 meals per semester
· 160 meals per semester
Block meals reference the number of entrances into the Agora that a student has throughout the course of the semester. Residents can use their block meals for themselves and for guests. The block plan offers flexibility as a student may use more meals during one week over another or even towards the beginning of the semester as opposed to the end. However, it is a set amount that needs to be budgeted over the course of the semester. The 160 block averages to approximately 10 meals per week and the 100 block averages to approximately 6 meals per week.
10 Block Reload:
If a resident does not wish to upgrade from the 100 block to the 160 block because they only need a small number of meals, a 10-block reload can be purchased for $90 in the Business Office. These additional 10 meals will be added to the resident’s Granville ID where the meal plan is stored and these meals will expire at the end of the semester, just like their initial block meals.
Changing your meal plan:
The deadline to make changes for the Fall semester is June 1, 2019. Those requests are handled by the Leasing Office and should be submitted through https://tinyurl.com/mealplanchange19. Requests to increase meal plans for the Fall semester may be submitted beginning September 3, 2019. Increases may be requested at any time during the semester after that point by emailing Megan Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any change requests for the Spring semester may be made between October 15 and October 31, 2019. The change request form will open at 9 am on October 15 and will close at 5 pm on October 31. Additional requests to increase meal plans for the Spring semester may be submitted beginning January 21, 2020 by emailing Megan Hess at email@example.com.
Granville Residents aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the Agora. We offer individual meal purchases as well as meal plans to non-residents as well.
Individual meal pricing*:
· Breakfast $8
· Lunch $11
· Dinner $13
· Special themed dinner $14
· Weekend Brunch $11 (served from 10 am to 3 pm)
These options are hugely popular with our students if they move on to apartments or other housing options. NOTE: These meals will carry over to the next semester and offer a discount on the per meal price which can be purchased in the Business Office!
Frequent diner plans*:
· 35 meals - $380
· 50 meals - $540
· 100 meals - $1075
*Please note prices are subject to change without notice.
Individual meals and meal plans may be purchased in the Business Office, which is located in the Agora between the hours of Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
VISA, Mastercard, cash, and checks are accepted.