For Residents


All First-Time-In-College students living in University housing are required to participate in the mandatory meal plan their first two semesters on campus (summer residence not included). There are 2 meal plans available for mandatory participants - the 12 meal plan and the 15 meal plan. The Argo 12 is default meal plan. However, the plan may be upgraded to the 15 Meal Plan. The second semester, the plan will default to the plan you had at the end of the first semester. To determine if you are an FTIC student, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (850) 474-2230 or
Meal Plan
Argo Bucks
Price **
15 Meals per week
12 Meals per week
5 Meals per week
** Prices include tax
Meal Plans run on a weekly basis starting on Sunday morning and ending Saturday evening. Meal Plans are use or lose on a weekly basis and do not roll over. Block Plans run on a semester basis. Meal Plans and Block Plans may be used in the Nautilus Market only.
Meal Periods: The Nautilus Market is set up to serve meals based on meal periods. There are three meal periods per day Monday through Friday and two meal periods per day Saturday and Sunday. 
You may use one meal off of your meal or block plan during each meal period. If you want to come back to the Nautilus Market more than once in a given meal period, you may use your Argo Bucks, funds in your Nautilus Card declining balance account, cash, or credit card to pay for the second visit.  
Guests & Meal Passes: Meal plans may only be used by the meal plan holder. Everyone may enter the facility by paying the door price. The exception is that meal plan participants with a 12 or 15 meal plan will receive 2 free meal swipes each semester that can be used to pay for guest meals. To use the free meal swipes, tell the cashier as you enter the Nautilus Market that you would like to use a guest meal swipe for your guest.
Argo Bucks
Argo Bucks are accepted like cash in all dining locations.  Argo Bucks are flexible dollars that come with each Meal Plan.  We recommend that students use Argo Bucks to grab a snack between meals.  Argo Bucks expire at the end of each semester along with the Meal Plan.  If your Argo Bucks run low, you may add additional dollars to your Nautilus Card Account.
Have any additional questions?  Please contact the Dining Services Office at (850) 474-3198.

Meal Plan Selection/Guidelines

  • All First-Time-In-College students living in university housing must participate for two consecutive semesters (summer residence not included).
  • All students will be allowed to make changes to their meal plans through the first two weeks after the start of classes or after they purchase the plan, whichever is later.
  • Prices are for one semester only and include sales tax. Unused Argo Bucks expire at the end of each semester.
  • All First-Time-In-College students living in university housing will have meal plans available for use in time for Housing check-in.
  • Voluntary meal plans must be paid before the meal plan will be issued unless otherwise approved by Student Accounts. (If you wish to purchase a meal plan using Financial Aid funds, please contact Student Accounts in Bldg. 20E.)
  • If meal plans are suspended for non-payment, no credit will be given for meals missed during the suspension.
  • If a student withdraws from classes and would like a refund of the meal plan they have, a request must be submitted prior to the end of the semester from which he/she withdrew. 
Special Dietary Needs
If you have special dietary needs, such as Celiac Disease, please contact the Senior Director of Dining Services or the Executive Chef to discuss the dining options we have to accommodate your needs.
Paul Taylor
Senior Director of Dining Services
Jim Miller
Executive Chef
Requests for Meal Plan Payment Deferments must be submitted by the student only. A deferment is a short-term delay of no more than 30 days past the UWF published semester Fee Payment Deadline. Questions can be directed to the Nautilus Card office at 850-474-3324.