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[IC 2024] How does the meal plan work?

Unless otherwise noted, meals for IC participants are held at McNutt Dining, right next door to Briscoe and McNutt housing. Meal times are are staggered for dining hall capacity and for competitor schedules. See the attachment below or schedule for more information on meal times.

Meal Plan

For participants with a meal plan, your cards is good for 11 meals, starting with dinner Wednesday and ending with breakfast Sunday. You must present your card to dining services when you enter for each meal. Once you leave the dining area, you can not re-enter. You may only swipe your card once per meal time.

Participants and observers without a meal plan, may purchase meals in the dining hall using a credit card. No cash will be accepted.

Meal Times

Meal times are staggered by division/activity to allow you time to get to your next event in a timely manner. We ask that you follow your meal location and time as noted in the schedule, knowing that coaches may need to adjust for competitions. Adults and non-competitors with meal plans should eat at the same time and location as their students. If dining halls reach capacity, you may be asked to wait a short time before entry.

McNutt Dining menus can be found here. A delicious variety of food stations are available. All dining locations within McNutt use icons that indicate their allergen identification system. For severe allergies, McNutt also has a Free from IX station. All food served here is prepared by staff trained on allergens and free from the top nine allergens – dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, fish, and shellfish. Dishes, utensils, and appliances are maintained to be allergen-free so that cross-contact is not an issue. For any remaining dietary concerns, please find a McNutt Dining staff member with any questions or concerns.


This may be the first time that many students use a college dining hall. Please show respect for fellow diners by clearing your table after eating and exiting the dining hall to allow other attendees to get their food.

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