Frequently Asked Questions

Meal Plans

Q: Where can I use Munch Money?
Munch Money can be used at the Vernon F. Galliano Hall Cafeteria; the student union food court featuring the Big Bayou Pizza & Pasta, The Original Burger Company, Wall of Greens, Subconnection and the Colonel’s Retreat; and other convenient campus locations such as the Aspretto Cafe, Smart Market; and concessions during campus athletic events. Munch Money cannot be used at off-campus locations that accept the Colonel Card as payment.

Q: How does Munch Money work?
Munch Money works like a credit card, only in reverse. The Munch Money value with the meal plan you choose is entered onto your card. Each time you make a Munch Money purchase, our computer will deduct the amount of that purchase from your account.

Q: What happens if I don’t eat my alloted meals per week? Do those meals carry over? Do they ever expire?
That’s okay.  We know that students do not eat every meal on their meal plan, so we base your cost on a percentage of meals that you will miss per semester, not by week.  The meal plans are all based on a semester cost.

Q: What if I don’t use all my Munch Money by the end of the semester?
Since the meal plans are based on a semesterly basis, so is the Munch Money associated with each of the meal plans.  One must use the Munch Money by the end of the semester or the value is lost.

Q: How can I purchase a meal plan or make a change to the plan I’ve already selected?
At the beginning of the semester, for the first two weeks, the cafeteria staff will assist students switching their meal if they have not used a considerable amount of their Munch Money.  Please contact with your request or go to the office in Vernon F. Galliano Cafeteria and ask for assistance.

Q: Do I have to buy a meal plan if I live in La Maison du Bayou?
Yes, all students living in the residence halls and La Maison du Bayou Apartments have to buy a meal plan.  The meal plans are based on the student’s university classification.  Please see the La Maison du Bayou link on this website for full details. 

Q: What is Declining Balance Plan and who can get it?
Students living in La Maison du Bayou who have completed 60 credit hours or more have the option of choosing the Declining Meal Plan.  The Declining Meal Plan gives a resident a set amount of money, $475 per fall and spring semester, that can be used in any of the food service outlets on campus.

Galliano Dining Hall

Q: What is lite lunch?
Lite lunch is offered in the afternoon between the full service lunch and dinner.  Lite Lunch consists of a soup and salad menu.

Q: Are guests welcome to eat on campus?
Yes. Students with meal plans may treat their guests or guests may pay cash.

Q: Is take out available at Galliano Dining Hall?
Yes. Notify the cashier when you enter the dining hall that you wish to take your food out, and the cashier will provide you with the proper take out containers and explain the take out policy.

Q: Can I get seconds at Galliano Dining Hall?
Yes. Our generous policy allows for a second helping of many menu favorites. All you have to do is ask. Please note, however, that all food must be consumed in the dining hall unless you notify the cashier when you enter that you would like to take your food out.

Q: What if I have special dietary needs?
Nicholls Dining Services can accommodate your particular dietary requirements. Please contact us at 985.448.4513 to make arrangements.

Q: What should I do on days when I’m sick?
Sick trays are available for students with a meal plan. To order a sick tray, call 985.448.4513.

Colonel Card

Q: What if I lose my Colonel Card?
A: Report the loss immediately either in person or by telephone to the Colonel Card office (985.448.4498) in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union to prevent unauthorized use of your card, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During the evening and weekend, you may report your lost card to University Police (985.448.4746) so that it may be deactivated. You may also report a lost card 24 hours a day and seven days a week on the online card office. There is a $15 replacement fee for the first lost, stolen, or damaged card, from there it goes up to $20. The Colonel Card office and Nicholls State University are not responsible for any charges made on a lost or stolen account.

Q: Who can use my card?
For your protection, the only person authorized to use your card is you. For that reason, meal plan meals are non-transferable but you can use your declining balance to treat a friend when you dine.