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A simple swipe can save you money and time!
UTEP Food Services offers meal plans for students, faculty and staff. The dining experience is an important part of campus life. Meal times provide opportunities for you to connect with friends, stay healthy, boost your energy, and unwind after a long day. Our meal plans are convenient, a great value and offer healthy options.
Meal plans are to be used at the Pick ‘N’ Shovel, an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, that is located in the Union Building East and offers a variety of delicious offerings, including local favorites, international cuisine, fresh grilled burgers, custom deli items, and an extensive salad, dessert and beverage line up. Pick 'N' Shovel offers brunch and it is open Monday thru Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm.
Our plans ensure discounted pricing with every meal. When you do the math, you will see that the savings of a meal plan are tremendous.
Meals plans are referred to as block plans which provide a set number of meals for the entire semester at Pick ‘N’ shovel with no weekly restrictions on the number of meals used. These plans are available to students living off campus, or those living on campus and faculty and staff.
Miner plan dollars are built into one of the meal plans to expand your purchasing power across 16 Campus Dining locations.
Payment options are available to purchase a meal plan: Financial Aid, Student Loan, Installment Plan or Cash/Credit. Last day to make any changes/ cancellation to a meal plan is Census Day. To purchase a meal plan simply visit
If you have a question about the meal plans offered, please call our main office on campus at (915) 747-5628.
Block of 75 Meals Plus
Block of 75 Meals plus $225 Miner Plan Dollars
For those students that spend more time at the University, we have designed this meal plan which includes a block of 75 all-you-care-to-eat meal swipes that you could use through the semester at The Pick 'N' Shovel for brunch Monday thru Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm. In addition, $225 Miner Plan Dollars are included with this plan. Miner plan dollars can be used at all food retail on campus, including but not limited to our national franchises such as Starbucks, Einsteins Bros. Bagels, Chick-Fil-A, Jamba Juice and Pizza Hut. The meal swipes and miner plan dollars do not rollover to the next semester. Meal plans are to be used only for the student that purchased the meal plan.
Block of 75
Block of 75 Meals
This meal plan is designed for those with only basic On-Campus dining needs which includes a block of 75 all-you-care-to-eat meal swipes that you could use through the semester at The Pick 'N' Shove for brunch Monday thru Friday from 10:00am-2:30pm. The meal swipes do not rollover to the next semester and it could only be used at The Pick ‘N’ Shovel. Meal plans are to be used only for the student that purchased the meal plan.
Faculty & Staff Block
Block of 25 Meals
This meal plan is designed for Faculty and Staff which includes a block of 25 all-you-care-to-eat meal swipes that you could use through the semester at The Pick 'N' Shovel. The meal swipes do roll over to the next semester. Faculty and Staff meal plan can be used to swipe in friends, family or co-workers.