You can open your Declining Balance Account (or add to your existing account) at the Gator 1 Central Office, the Gator Dining Business Office, or online at www.gator1.ufl.edu.
Do you live off-campus, but spend a lot of time on campus? Are your Mondays so filled that lunch is only a candy bar, but Tuesdays allow for a sit-down meal? Then a Declining Balance account could be for you! The Declining Balance allows you to eat anywhere on campus. Yep, anywhere.
That means you can grab a shake from Shake Smart, a sandwich, and bottled water from the Beaty P.O.D. Market and dinner at the Reitz Union. Though not as economical as the Meal Plans (there are savings with the Meal Plans!), the options are endless.
Setting Up the Account
You have complete flexibility when setting up your account – you decide how much and how often to deposit. There’s no fee to establish the account and no minimum balance to maintain. Unused balances carry forward through the semesters and years until you graduate or leave school.
Signing up is easy! Create a new account or add to your existing account online, by logging in at Gator 1 Central www.gator1.ufl.edu. Meal plans are also available for purchase there!
Any student can purchase Declining Balance. The only option restricted to Commuter Students is the Declining Balance 770 option for Fall/Spring 2021.
Parents may add money to a Gator Dining Declining Balance at https://www.bsd.ufl.edu/G1C/parents/start.asp.
Please note, apply for your refund within 6 months after leaving school. An administration fee will apply.