Metz Culinary Management is the contracted food service provider for Mount Aloysius College. Metz operates two dining facilities on campus; both are located in the Cosgrave Student Center. Cosgrave Dining Hall offers all you care to eat dining and the MAC Shack is our campus snack bar with alternative meal options, organic coffee, tea and quick lunch or dinner fare.
Metz & Associate Ltd. offers a program dedicated to delivering variety. Accommodations will be made for students with restricted diets, sick students, and students who will miss a meal due to a conflict with a class, work, or clinical schedules or any other special College event.Meal Options
- 17 meals per week with $125 Flex Dollars and 2 guest passes per semester – $2,195
- 12 meals per week with $185 Flex Dollars and 4 guest passes per semester – $2,000.
- 4 meals per week with $100 Flex Dollars and 3 guest passes per semester – $750.
- You are always welcome to use cash, credit card or Mountie Money you have added to your ID card, to eat in the Cosgrave Dining Hall or the MAC Shack.
Your MAC ID card serves as your meal plan card. You can use the card at either the Cosgrave Dining Hall or the MAC Shack, in the Cosgrave Student Center. Only you are authorized to access your meal plan. You should never give your card to another person. Your ID card must always be presented at the time of service.
With 17 or 12 meals per week, plus your Flex Dollars, you are able to swipe for one meal per meal time in the dining hall but can also utilize your Flex Dollars in the MAC Shack for additional meals or snacks during the week. With the 17 meal plan the combination of meals and Flex Dollars is designed to allow you to eat three meals a day but have some choice about where you eat. The 12 meal plan combination of meals and Flex Dollars offers a reduced number of meals for students who may be working on weekends or are regularly going off campus to visit home or friends and who do not need or want a larger plan.
Every meal plan comes with Flex Dollars that you can use in the MAC Shack, or you can use to purchase a meal in the dining hall. So, if you have a class where you miss lunch in the dining hall, you can simply go buy lunch in the MAC Shack. Flex Dollars are NOT limited like the meal exchange system. You can purchase anything you want in the MAC Shack using your Flex Dollars. Base plan Flex Dollars must be used each semester. They do not roll over between semesters. However, if you run out of your base meal plan Flex Dollars, you may add additional funds to your Mountie Money account on your ID card at the Controller’s office in the Main Administration building. These additional funds (above the base plan amount) will roll over from the fall to spring semesters.
To add Flex Dollars to your MyMAC ID card, click the form below:
Each meal plan comes with a designated number of guest meals each semester. You may treat your family or friends to a meal when they visit you! If you have used your allotted guest meals, you can always utilize your Flex Dollars to pay for a visiting family member or friend. The cash prices for all meals are posted at every cashier station.
I am a residential student – should I get the 17 meal plan or the 12 meal plan?
The choice really is yours. If you work or plan to go home frequently on the weekends and plan to eat at least 3 times a week in the MAC Shack, then the 12 meal plan might be your best option. If you want to have maximum choice and you are on campus most of the time, the 17 meal plan might be your best option.
Can I change my meal plan second semester if my academic schedule and needs change?
Yes, you can. You will automatically be set up to remain in the same meal plan from fall to spring, but if your academic schedule changes, you can request a change form from the Department of Residence Life. You will need to request the change before classes begin for the spring semester. Meal plans cannot be changed once a semester starts.
With these new plans, will I run out of meals?
You shouldn’t! The system will still allow you to swipe only one time per meal, unless you are using a guest meal in the dining hall. You will however, need to manage your Flex Dollars so that you have money for meals and don’t spend them too quickly on extras like additional snacks, soda, candy etc. The basic meal plan (12 or 17) provides the bulk of your meals each week. Your Flex Dollars provide the remainder of your meals and/or snacks. We have found that students regularly miss meals for a variety of reasons and also desire flexibility so they can pick something up in the MAC Shack outside of regular meal hours.
How are Flex Dollars different than a meal exchange system?
The biggest difference is your ability to choose exactly what you want to eat! Under the former meal exchange system, Metz identified a designated entrée and sides for you as your meal. With Flex Dollars, you pick only those items you want to eat for a given meal and you can choose anything in the MAC Shack.
What happens if I lose my ID?
Go to or call the Campus Security Office (814) 886-6327 and report your card lost or stolen. There may be a fee involved for replacing a lost or damaged card.
What if I have a special dietary requirement?
No problem! Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate most dietary requirements. For more information, please contact the Department of Residence Life by email at ResidenceLife@mtaloy.edu