Lake Superior State University
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Alum Success

Elaina Marinik

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Dining Services

Meal Plans

Campus dining is a large part of your college life. Our goal is to make your dining experience the best it can be by providing delicious, healthy and nutritious food in a relaxed atmosphere. We can provide a nutritional breakdown of every item served each meal. We consistently strive to deliver superior service each day. Lake Superior Dining Services specializes in meeting a variety of dining needs related to students varied tastes and preferences, vegetarian and other dietary choices and hectic lifestyles.

Who needs a meal plan?

If you live in a residence hall, you must chose a meal plan. The cost of your meal plan is included in your Room and Board Contract along with your housing charges.

How do meal plans work?

The University will provide you with a student ID card. When you make a food purchase at any campus dining location, the cashier simply scans your student ID card. The meal used, or the purchase amount is deducted from your account balance.

What are the Meal Plans?

You have four meal plan choices. One meal plan offers all the meals served in a week. The other three plans are structured to offer a combination of debit account spending along with a specified number of meals for a semester. Choose a meal plan based on your desired eating habits and academic schedule.

How do I know how many meals I have left for the week or semester?

The cashier can scan your student ID card to find out how many meals you have left for the week or semester.

How do I check my debit account balance?

You may ask the cashier to scan your student ID card to find out your debit account balance at any Dining Services location.

How do I change my meal plan?

If the meal plan you initially chose is not the one you want, you may change your meal plan once during each semester.

Can I treat a guest to a meal?

Yes, however, you must accompany your guest. You can not lend your student ID card to anyone, including your guest.

What do I do with my unused meals?

You can transfer any unused meals into Laker Bucks and/or unused Laker Bucks into meals anytime during the semester.

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Individual Meal Plan Details

Traditional

Provides you with all the 19 meals offered: breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The 19 meals do not carry over week to week. This plan provides $50 dollars in Laker Bucks to accompany the meals per semester.

Platinum Plan

Provides you with a choice of any 180 meals throughout the semester. This plan is designed for students who are more likely to eat 12 meals per week and includes $100 in Laker Bucks per semester.

Gold Plan

Provides your choice of any 145 meals throughout the semester. This plan is designed for students who are more likely to eat about 10 meals per week and includes $170 in Laker Bucks per semester

Silver Plan

Provides your choice of any 120 meals throughout the semester. This plan is designed for students who are more likely to eat about 8 meals per week. This plan includes $220 in Laker Bucks per semester.

 

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Commuter Meal Options and Plans

The Benefits

Access to meals in the Quarterdeck, our all-you-can eat cafeteria on the main level of the Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center.

The Commuter Meal Plan allows you to buy meals for yourself and your friends.

You may order sack lunches from the cafeteria for days when you have classes during meal times.

How to use the Commuter Meal Plans

Your student ID card is also your meal card. Just present your card to the cafeteria cashier. The amount of the meal is deducted based on which meal is used.

How to enroll in the Commuter Meal Plans

To sign up or obtain more information, stop by the ID Office in the east end of the Walker Cisler Center, Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

Laker Platinum Commuter plan

Announcing a new Commuter Student meal plan option. It is called Laker Platinum. Here's how it works, sign up and commit to putting $150.00 in your account each semester and we'll give you a bigger discount at the Quarterdeck than you can get using Laker Gold. The money in your account can be spent at any of our food locations, and the balance during the semester can go below the $150.00. Once the semester ends you will need to commit to another $150.00 to get the discount again. Laker Gold is also still available for those who do not want to make the commitment. Please contact our office if you have any questions. Our number is (906) 635-2552. The New Platinum price for lunch will be $4.65. The other meals are also discounted under this plan.

  Cash Rate Gold Platinum
Breakfast 6.89 5.20 3.90
Cont Breakfast 4.51 3.45 2.60
Lunch/Brunch 9.01 6.65 4.95
Dinner 11.71 8.55 6.45

 

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Faculty and Staff Meal Plans

Laker Gold is a pre-paid debit card program that allows you to use your current LSSU faculty or staff ID card at various food service operations. As you use your Laker Gold account, the amount of purchase is deducted from your balance. The cashier at each location can inform you of your account balance or stop by the ID Office for an account balance history of your transactions.

  • Great Value - a real savings
  • Flexibility - four food service locations to choose from
  • Security - notify the ID office immediately if your card is lost and it can be canceled to ensure no loss to you
  • Convenience - all you need is your LSSU ID card. Your encoded LSSU ID card is also your Reflections card!

Laker Platinum Faculty/Staff Meal Plan

Announcing a new Faculty/Staff meal plan option. It is called Laker Platinum. Here's how it works, sign up and commit to putting $150.00 in your account each semester and we'll give you a bigger discount at the Quarterdeck than you can get using Laker Gold. The money in your account can be spent at any of our food locations, and the balance during the semester can go below the $150.00. Once the semester ends you will need to commit to another $150.00 to get the discout again. Laker Gold is also still available for those who do not want to make the commitment. Please contact our office if you have any questions. Our number is (906) 635-2552. Please see the chart to see the different levels of pricing. Oh by the way, we will still be having the $3.50 Faculty/Staff luncheon.

  Cash Rate Gold Platinum
Breakfast 6.89 5.20 4.14
Cont Breakfast 4.51 3.45 2.76
Lunch/Brunch 9.01 6.65 5.19
Dinner 11.71 8.55 6.83

 

Where can you use it?

  • Quarterdeck Dining Hall - located in the Walker Cisler Center is an all-you-can eat cafeteria. You can take advantage of going back or more of your favorite foods.
  • The Galley - located on the lower level of the Cisler Center features breakfast and lunch entrees and a variety of snacks and beverages.
  • Cappuccino Corner - located in the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library features a deli-style menu, breakfast items and a variety of beverages.
  • Cafe' ala Carte - located on the main floor of Crawford Hall features a convenience style menu, breakfast items and a variety of beverages.

How to Enroll

To set up your Reflections account or make deposits ($25 minimum), stop at the ID Office in the Walker Cisler Center Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 4:00pm. You may deposit cash, a check or arrange for a payroll deduction. Arrangements may also be made for Departmental Reflections. If you have any questions, please call ext. 2552.

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