Student Meal Plans

With many different dining concepts on campus, you have a wide variety of food options. Student Meal Plan contracts are year-long obligations (both fall & spring semesters). Therefore, if you have a Meal Plan for the fall semester, you will automatically be given the same Meal Plan for the spring semester of the same academic year.

Prices and values listed are per semester. First-year students staying in the NMSU Residence Halls, who recently graduated from high school (even with dual-credit college credits) are required to purchase a Meal Plan. 


NOTE: Students will need to contact Sodexo to purchase +Packages


You can check your Meal Plan balance here. The cash registers are also able to show a balance of available meals each time you use your card. Don’t hesitate to ask a cashier for this information periodically. It’s always a good idea to keep track of how often you use your Meal Plan.

Aggie Dining Dollars Carry Over from Fall to Spring,
but not from Spring to Fall

While unused Aggie Dining Dollars carry over from the Fall semester to the subsequent Spring semester, any unused Taos meals do not. Because the meal plan contract is for one academic year, any unused Aggie Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring semester are forfeited. We think that eating nutritious meals on a regular basis is important to any college student’s health and well-being. Because there is no carryover from one school year to the next, it is important to fully use your Meal Plan.

Aggie Dining Dollars can only be used for food and cannot be used for anything else including alcohol or gift cards.


Sharing your Meal Plan – Not an Option

Meals are not transferable. The Meal Plan you purchased is for your use exclusively. You may purchase meals for guests who accompany you with your Aggie Dining Dollars, Aggie Cash or cash. Please do NOT loan your card to a friend to use. Improper use or abuse of the Meal Plan program may result in disciplinary action.


When visiting Taos or other campus restaurants and food vendors, we ask that appropriate behavior be demonstrated at all times. Respect for your fellow diners and the facility itself is paramount in maintaining a quality food service operation. We greatly appreciate your assistance in:

  • Bussing your own table
  • Properly disposing of trash
  • Cleaning up small spills
  • Notifying food service personnel of larger spills
  • Following the rules of the area

Using Taos Restaurant Facility

Taos Restaurant is an all-you-care-to-eat facility. To help control food waste, we ask that only one entrée be taken at a time. You are welcome to return for seconds, thirds, or fourths, but please take only what you can eat and eat all that you take. Reducing food waste assists in controlling costs. If you experience a problem in Taos, please contact a member of the Dining Services staff immediately.

Customer Satisfaction

Your overall satisfaction is extremely important to us. Please participate in our Dining Customer Satisfaction Survey, which is administered once each semester. Don’t hesitate to approach a manager or contact us at the Dining Services office in Room 130 of Corbett Center Student Union regarding any concern you might have. We welcome your comments and suggestions. While there, ask us about the Student Culinary Council!