Get Meal Plan Options Back for Sophomores at Georgetown

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Last year, sophomores were able to purchase unlimited swipes, 18 weekly meal swipes, 14 weekly meal swipes, 10 weekly meal swipes, or the 150 block plan. The dining providers, Hoya Hospitality, ran a campaign that promised to offer more meal plan options to students, but in the 2017-2018 year, freshman and sophomores are requires to get the All Access 7 (which is unlimited for all 7 days), All Access 5 (unlimited for 5 days of the week), 18 weekly swipes, or 14 weekly swipes, thus removing options from the meal plans for sophomores that were previously offered. In addition, price of the meal plans increased  (this year, we pay $2,421 for a 14 weekly plan, but next year, we will be forced to pay $2,518 for the same thing) and takes away options from sophomore students. It is wrong to force sophomores (and freshman for that matter) to buy a weekly meal plan because it does not give flexibility - for example, during the week of Thanksgiving, when a majority of students are not on campus for several days, students get the same number of swipes that week as they would on a normal week. It is unlikely that they would be able to use them all if they go home, whereas if they were on a block plan, the swipes would carry over and the students would not miss out on swipes, thus losing money. Additionally, freshman and sophomore athletes miss out on swipes if they are traveling for extended periods of times, and the unused swipes do not carry over on the weekly meal plan. We ask that Georgetown University reconsider the meal plan options open to sophomores next year, and at the very least, extend the options that are currently available to sophomores to the rising sophomores.

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