Plan Options

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans for the academic year. If you need to purchase a meal plan, or if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, simply contact the housing department office at (415) 618-6335.


Out with the old, In with the new!
Our meal plans have upgraded from being by the week to by the semester (also known as block plans). Previously, during the fall and spring, meal plans would reset between Sunday and Monday mornings. Now with our new block plans, meals can be used anytime throughout the semester twice per meal!

Platinum 323 & $100 Knight Kash - Price: $3087.00

Designed for the student who eats most or all their meals in our cafés, this plan offers an abundance of flexibility and value. On this plan, a resident may visit the dining room up to 323 meals throughout the semester. Each entrance to the dining room deducts one meal from the plan and two visits are allowed per meal. In addition, students on this plan receive $100.00 in pre-loaded Knight Kash, which can be used at any of our café’s, as well as participating off-campus restaurants. 

Gold 238 & $250 Knight Kash - Price: $3087.00

On this plan, a resident may visit the dining room up to 238 meals throughout the semester. In addition to the 238 meals during the semester, students receive $250.00 in Knight Kash, which may be used in any of the on-campus resident dining or retail cafés (180 Café, Café Dior and Art Café) as well as the participating off-campus restaurants. 

Silver 170 & $350 Knight Kash - Price: $3087.00

Designed for students who will dine less frequently in our cafés, this meal plan combines $350.00 of Knight Kash and up to 170 meal visits throughout the semester. Each entrance to the dining room deducts one meal from the student’s weekly plan. 

For more information about Knight Kash, look below.

Bronze 85 & $50 Knight Kash - Price: $1,415

This plan is designed for those not living on campus who want the convenience and value of dining in our cafes. The plan is a tremendous value for returning students and off campus students. On this plan, a student has 85 meal visits available for the semester. Each entrance to the dining room deducts one meal from the plan and two visits are allowed per meal. In addition, the customer receives $50.00 in Knight Kash, which may be used at 180 Café, Café Dior and Art Café as well as participating off-campus Knight Kash merchants.

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Bronze 85 & $50 Knight Kash - Price: $1,415

This plan is designed for faculty and staff who like eating on campus and enjoy the convenience of dining in our cafes. The plan is a truly incredible value for faculty and staff. Individuals may dine at any of our all you care to eat cafes -iHouse Cafe or 620 Cafe - with this plan up to a total of eighty five times per semester. Each entrance deducts one meal from their plan.

In addition, $50.00 in Knight Kash will be available for us in our retail cafe locations - 180 Café, Café Dior and Art Café - as well as the participating Knight Kash merchants. Knight Kash is reloadable at anytime online, just look at the "Manage Your Meal Plan" section below for more.

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The Academy of Art University created the Knight Kash program to be the ultimate complement to your university experience. Your AAU Student ID can be used for dining on campus, but we realize that students and parents want more. So we partnered with your favorite off campus merchants to give you the ultimate flexibility, variety and value you deserve.

Knight Kash is a stored value meal program, which can be used just like cash. It may be used at any campus dining location (Café’s and Kiosks) and any participating Knight Kash merchant. Adding points to your account may be done at anytime. The Knight Kash program will enhance the student experience and broaden student access to local restaurants and merchants. Giving students the capability to use their Knight Kash debit account off campus provides added flexibility for their meal plan.

Learn more about Knight Kash

Manage Your Meal Plan

Signing up for or managing your meal plan account is easy, just click the appropriate button!


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Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? 

Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact Patrick Freese, Executive Chef, at Patrick.Freese@sodexo.com or at (415) 513-0614 Ext. 702.