Panther Points are the tax-free dollars that come with a resident student's meal plan. They can be used at any campus dining location, as well as the Donatos Pizza location on Cassidy Ave (1508 N Cassidy Ave, Columbus, OH 43219). Once a resident student runs out of Panther Points, they can purchase Dining Dollars (which cannot be used at Donatos Pizza).
Dining Dollars are the tax-free dollar-for-dollar exchange that are available to the entire ODU Campus Community (resident students, commuting students, and faculty/staff). They can be used at any dining location on campus and are only available for purchase on this website.
Though the meal swipes with a meal plan expire at the end of the semester in which it is purchased, BOTH Panther Points and Dining Dollars carry over from Fall to Spring Semester and expire at the end of Spring Semester.
If you have leftover Panther Points from your meal plan or purchase Dining Dollars in the Fall semester, they will carry over to the Spring semester. However, they expire at the end of the Spring Semester.
Meal swipes do not carry over from semester to semester.
If you are a resident student you can change to a bigger or smaller plan. This must be done during the first two weeks of school.
Commuting students are not eligible to purchase a meal plan. However, you can purchase Dining Dollars on the Shop Now page of our website!