Dining Services


Dining at UTRGV

UTRGV has a variety of food options on both campuses, so you don't have to worry about leaving campus to enjoy a delicious meal. With multiple locations around campus, these dining locations and restaurants will satisfy all your food cravings. If you want to skip the lines, take advantage of our GrubHub app and pick up food on campus on your way to class. 

The Student Union food court on both campuses has a variety of meal options to choose from. You can also visit our dining hall where you can use your meal plans, VBucks, or dining dollars. UTRGV also has different cafe locations to make sure you get your daily dose of coffee. 

Vaquero Bucks, also known as VBucks, is a prepaid expense plan in which your V OneCard can be used for purchases at retail locations and food places throughout campus. Like Dining Dollars, they can be used to purchase meals. Unlike Dining Dollars, they can be used for beverage and snack vending, and retail goods at the Campus Stores.

All students residing on campus, or commuting to campus, can choose between the available meal plans each semester for on campus dining. Each plan outlines a specific number of meals to be used per semester at the Edinburg Vaquero Dining Hall only. In addition, each plan includes a declining amount of Dining Dollars that can be used at any food venue on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. For added convenience, qualified students can purchase a meal plan via the UTRGV GET portal and pay for it with their financial aid.

Don’t forget to check out our hours of operation before your next visit!

Residents with dietary restrictions need to make arrangements for meal accommodations with the Dining Services at Dining@utrgv.edu.

 

Meal Plan Options

EDINBURG DINING HALL - Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

On-Campus housing contract includes your choice of meal plan below.

These plans are also available to Commuter Students, Faculty, & Staff.

Meal Swipes

Meal plan swipes can be used throughout the semester in the Edinburg Vaquero Dining Hall for all you care to eat meals during breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner meal periods.  Vaqueros swipe their V OneCard when they walk into the hall and then they can have unlimited servings from the many food options as long as they remain in the facility.

MEAL PLANS

DINING DOLLARS

PRICE PER SEMESTER

5 meals/week*

$100 Dining Dollars

$950/semester

7 meals/week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,361/semester

10 meals/week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,376/semester

14 meals/week

$75 Dining Dollars

$1,464/semester

17 meals/week

$50 Dining Dollars

$1,516/semester

Unlimited 

$0 Dining Dollars

$1,817/semester

Unlimited Plus 25

$25 Dining Dollars

$1,842/semester

Unlimited Plus 50

$50 Dining Dollars

$1,867/semester
BLOCK MEAL PLANS

90 Meal Block

$200 Dining Dollars

$1,387/semester

115 Meal Block

$150 Dining Dollars

$1,484/semester

125 Meal Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,546/semester

RESIDENT APARTMENTS

Edinburg The Village Dining Dollars

$300/semester

Brownsville Casa Bella Dining Dollars

$200/semester

*5 Meals per week plan only available to residents at Village Apartments

 

EDINBURG DINING HALL - Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 - PROPOSED

On-Campus housing contract includes your choice of meal plan below.

These plans are also available to Commuter Students, Faculty, & Staff.

Meal Swipes

Meal plan swipes can be used throughout the semester in the Edinburg Vaquero Dining Hall for all you care to eat meals during breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner meal periods.  Vaqueros swipe their V OneCard when they walk into the hall and then they can have unlimited servings from the many food options as long as they remain in the facility.

All 2024-2025 rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office.

MEAL PLANS

DINING DOLLARS

PRICE PER SEMESTER

160 Meal Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,563/semester

220 Meal Block

$85 Dining Dollars

$1,685/semester

Unlimited Meal Plan**

$50 Dining Dollars

$2,266/semester

RESIDENT APARTMENTS

Edinburg The Village Dining Dollars

$300/semester

Brownsville Casa Bella Dining Dollars

$200/semester

**Unlimited meal plan – residents can enter the dining hall as often as desired so long as you swipe your student ID, “V OneCard”, one hour from the last meal swipe.

To purchase a Meal Plan through the V OneCard GET Portal, follow instructions in the How-to-Guide  under "Purchase a Meal Plan" or call our offices at (956) 665-2224.

If you need more information, contact Campus Auxiliary Services at dining@utrgv.edu or call our office at (956) 665-2224.

EDINBURG DINING HALL - Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

These plans are available to Commuter Students, Faculty, & Staff.

Meal Swipes

Meal plan swipes can be used throughout the semester in the Edinburg Vaquero Dining Hall for all you care to eat meals during breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner meal periods.  Vaqueros swipe their V OneCard when they walk into the hall and then they can have unlimited servings from the many food options as long as they remain in the facility.

MEAL PLANS

DINING DOLLARS

PRICE PER SEMESTER

5 meals/week*

$100 Dining Dollars

$950/semester

7 meals/week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,361/semester

10 meals/week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,376/semester

14 meals/week

$75 Dining Dollars

$1,464/semester

17 meals/week

$50 Dining Dollars

$1,516/semester

Unlimited 

$0 Dining Dollars

$1,817/semester

Unlimited Plus 25

$25 Dining Dollars

$1,842/semester

Unlimited Plus 50

$50 Dining Dollars

$1,867/semester
BLOCK MEAL PLANS

50 Meal Block

$0 Dining Dollars

$449/semester

90 Meal Block

$200 Dining Dollars

$1,387/semester

115 Meal Block

$150 Dining Dollars

$1,484/semester

125 Meal Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,546/semester

*5 Meals per week plan only available to residents at Village Apartments

 

EDINBURG DINING HALL - Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 - PROPOSED

These plans are available to Commuter Students, Faculty, & Staff.

Meal Swipes

Meal plan swipes can be used throughout the semester in the Edinburg Vaquero Dining Hall for all you care to eat meals during breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner meal periods.  Vaqueros swipe their V OneCard when they walk into the hall and then they can have unlimited servings from the many food options as long as they remain in the facility.

All 2024-2025 rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office.

MEAL PLANS

DINING DOLLARS

PRICE PER SEMESTER

25 Meal Block

$75 Dining Dollars

$280/semester

110 Meal Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,271/semester

160 Meal Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,563/semester

220 Meal Block

$85 Dining Dollars

$1,685/semester

Unlimited Meal Plan**

$50 Dining Dollars

$2,266/semester

**Unlimited meal plan – commuters can enter the dining hall as often as desired so long as you swipe your student ID, “V OneCard”, one hour from the last meal swipe.

To purchase a Block Meal Plan through the V OneCard GET Portal, follow instructions in the How-to-Guide under "Purchase a Meal Plan" or call our offices at (956) 665-2224.

If you need more information, contact Campus Auxiliary Services at dining@utrgv.edu or call our office at (956) 665-2224.

Whether you’re running low on your meal plan, or you did’t have a meal plan to start with, Dining Dollars are a convenient way to make your dining purchases. Dining Dollars are cash values included in most meal plans but can also be purchased separately to supplement your needs. They work like a pre-paid debit card with funds kept on your student ID card. Dining Dollars may be used at any on-campus dining location.

Dining Dollars will roll over from Fall to Spring within the same academic year purchased, and expire after the Spring semester.

To purchase Dining Dollars through the V OneCard GET Portal, follow instructions in the How-to-Guide under "Add VBucks and Dining Dollars" or call our offices at (956) 665-2224. 

If you need more information, contact Campus Auxiliary Services at dining@utrgv.edu or call our offices at (956) 665-2224. 


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