Housing: Commuting Students

Commuter Information

2017 Fall/2018 Spring Students

Commuter Exemption Request Form (Login Required)
Commuter Meal Plan Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (Login Required) (Coming Soon)
(New students click on "Retrieve Username")

Requirements for Freshmen Commuters

On-Campus Housing offers a variety of residence halls, staffed with highly qualified professionals. Because it is the University's philosophy that on-campus living is essential to the success of undergraduate students, incoming students who have not completed 30 hours prior to the beginning of the Fall term will be required to live on campus for the academic year.

Exceptions to this requirement:

  • Student is over 21 years of age
  • Student is Married
  • Student has guardianship of a dependent
  • Student is living with parent/guardian who lives no more than 30 miles  from the Tahlequah Campus

Voluntary Meal Plan Rates

Plan Semester Cost
25 Meals/$75 Flex $295.00
50 Meals/$75 Flex $495.00
80 Meals/$100 Flex $730.00
*If you wish to add a second meal plan, please log into your housing portal (housing.nsuok.edu) to do so.

Available to commuters, faculty, or staff

  • Block Plan of 80 Meals + $100 Flex
    • A block of 80 meals and 100 flex dollars. May be used at your discretion in The Market Cafe during the semester.
  • Block Plan of 50 Meals + $75 Flex
    • A block of 50 meals and 75 flex dollars. May be used at your discretion in The Market Cafe during the semester.
  • Block Plan of 25 Meals + $75 Flex
    • A block of 25 meals and 75 flex dollars. May be used at your discretion in The Market Cafe during the semester.

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans

Faculty/Staff members requesting a meal plan will need to contact the office of Housing & Residence Life from their NSU email address with their Name, NSU ID Number, and requested meal plan. 

Please be aware that Faculty/Staff meal plans may be subject to additional taxes. 

Email Address: housing@nsuok.edu

How do I pick the best Meal Plan for me?

All of the residential meal plans above include a set number of visits per week to the Market Café, our main dining facility. (ie. 17 Meals Per Week) This is the maximum number of café visits per week allowed on each plan. You can still access the café if you exceed your predetermined number of visits, however you must pay with cash, credit card, or flex dollars for each visit beyond that weekly allowance. The most appropriate meal plan will vary based on the individual and their lifestyle and dining habits.

Usually the best choice will be a plan that offers weekly visits consistent with the number of meals you would eat on campus each week. In addition, each meal plan has a set amount of Flex Dollars per semester. These flex dollars can be used for food at any of the campus retail food venues, including the market café. Meal visits reset on Monday morning of each week so you start the week off fully loaded.

Flex Dollars

Flex dollars may be added to your account in $50 blocks at the University Housing Office, located in Leoser Hall or the Director's office located on the first floor of the University Center. Flex Dollars can be used to purchase food at any of our food service venues on either the Tahlequah or Broken Arrow campuses. These dollars are set up on a debit system so that your student ID works like a debit card. Flex Dollars add greater flexibility to our plans and are often used to pay for guests or for that late night meal.

Meal Trade Combos

It is possible to trade a café visit for a designated combo meal at most of our retail venues on the main campus. When you do a “meal trade” you can swap a café visit for one of the rotating combo meals offered at a retail venue. This helps students conserve flex dollars, adds flexibility and variety to our plans, and comes in handy if you are across campus from the dining hall when you need a quick convenient meal. Each meal trade requires a small convenience fee and meal trades are only available during normal Market Café meal periods.

Broken Arrow Campus

All Meal Plans can be used on the Broken Arrow Campus in addition to the Main Campus in Tahlequah.

Block Plans

Block Meal Plans are simply a block of meals that are debited each time you use one. These plans are based on a semester (usually 16 weeks) of usage. You may use these meals anytime you wish...and you may use them for anyone you wish (so long as the card holder is present). These plans are very popular with people that enjoy the flexibility of buying meals for friends without dipping into those always popular flex dollars. Block Plans expire at the end of each semester or when the last available meal is used.

Credit Cards

As an added convenience, customers can pay with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express at all food service locations. Purchases with credit cards and cash are not tax exempt.