Declining Balance

P.O.D. Market Reitz Union
P.O.D. Market at the Reitz Union

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

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 is 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, the options are endless with over 40 locations scattered across campus.

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. It’s fast – just scan and go. It’s convenient and safe – no need for cash or ATMs. It’s flexible – use it anywhere.

Signing up is easy! Create a new account or add to your existing account online, by stopping in the Gator Dining business office, or you may log in at Gator 1 Central  Meal plans are also available for purchase there!

Parents may add money to a Gator Dining Declining Balance at

Please note, apply for your refund within 6 months after leaving school. An administration fee will apply.