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+ Campus alert: A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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University Communications
(870) 972-3820

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(870) 972-2093

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Meal Plans

Plan Options for 2014-2015

Who is required to have a meal plan?

Meal plans are mandatory for all students who live in Kays Hall, University Hall, Arkansas Hall, North Park Quads, Honors Living Learning Community, and the ROTC Living Learning Community. Plans may only be changed prior to the opening date of the residence halls each semester.

Commuter students and those who live in Collegiate Park Apartments, Red Wolf Den Apartments, and the Village have the option of purchasing a meal plan. All plans are available for these students; however, the Voluntary Meal Plans (VMPs) are available only to these students.

Types of Meal Plans


The 7-Day + Plans

Offers unlimited access to dining in Acansa Dining Hall - 7 days a week. Come in for a meal, a snack or just to enjoy a cup of coffee or a soda. This is our most economical plan, perfect for the student with a big appetite, small appetite or somewhere in between. Flex dollars may be used at any dining location on campus, including the Campus Store. Any student living on campus may select these plans. Students with the 7 Day plan may NOT bring guests in, unless they use Flex Dollars to pay for them.

The 5-Day + Plans

Also offers unlimited access to dining in our Acansa Dining Hall - Monday through Friday. It operates just like the 7-Day Plan, but is more suitable for the diner who prefers to only eat on campus during the school week. If you travel to your hometown most weekends, this plan is for you! Flex dollars may be used at any dining location on campus, including the Campus Store. Any student living on campus may select these plans. Students with the 5 Day plan may NOT bring guests in, unless they use Flex Dollars to pay for them.

The Block Plans

Allow a meal plan holder to dine in the Acansa, up to the number of block meals purchased, any time Acansa is open. The Block plans also give the flexibility of allowing the plan holder to use the plan to bring in guests. Each guest will reduce the block by one meal. Only students who have completed at least one year of college may select this meal plan. 

Flex Dollars

Operates like a declining balance account that can be used at any of our dining venues, including Acansa Dining Hall, the Food Court, the Campus Store, Starbucks, and Simply to Go. Flex is tax-exempt, offering a savings of 8.5% in Craighead County. 

Unused Flex Dollars will carry over from fall to spring if a spring plan is purchased, but Flex Dollars must be used by the end of spring semester to avoid forfeiture.

Express Dollars

Also a declining balance account that can be used at all our dining venues, as listed above. They can also be used in the ASU Bookstore and off campus at local retailers. See the Student Account Services Web page for more information and a list of participating retailers.

Add Additional Flex Dollars - Coming Soon!

The ability to add additional Flex Dollars in $100 increments throughout the year will be available soon! Please check back.

Which Plan Can I Purchase?

The purchase of any meal plan is dependent on year classification. 

Freshman Options

Upper classmen may also purchase these plans.
  • 7 Day + $100 Flex = $1,450.00 
  • 7 Day + $300 Flex = $1,600.00 
  • 5 Day + $150 Flex = $1,450.00 
  • 5 Day + $200 Flex = $1,475.00

2nd Year & Above Options

  • 150 Block + $300 Flex = $1,320.00 
  • 150 Block + $400 Flex = $1,400.00 
  • 100 Block + $600 Flex = $1,400.00

3rd Year & Above

  • $1300 Flex = $1,300.00  

VMP Options for 2014/2015:

  • Plan 1: 80 Block Meals + $100 Flex = $625.00
  • Plan 2: 50 Block Meals + $75 Flex = $430.00
  • Plan 3: 25 Block Meals + $75 Flex = $255.00

Please Contact Residence Life for more information

reslife@astate.edu  •  Phone: 870-972-2042 • Room: 2053, Student Union