University of Houston-Victoria



Dining at UHV

We view the dining program from not only a nutritional standpoint but also an important social aspect of a student’s growth. By offering so many options it encourages your student to explore not only new cuisines but to also meet new people and make new friends. Dining on campus allows your student to take part in the socializing that goes on during meals, allowing them many opportunities to interact outside the classroom.

Jaguar Hall provides a variety of items to fit any taste bud, including a grill, comfort line, deli, salad and soup bar, pizza station and international line.


July 1, 2017 the University of Houston System entered into a partnership with Chartwells Higher Education resulting in a strategic transformation of its dining services. The move promises to strongly appeal to current and prospective students, alumni, visitors, faculty and staff.

At UHV they will be partnering with the University in preparation for the new Student Center & Learning Commons opening fall 2018 that will include a coffee shop, full service grill and regional Mexican food chain.

Meal plans and rates

Residential Meal Plans

Meal Plan Requirements

  • Effective Fall 2020, all students residing at Jaguar Village properties will be required to purchase a meal plan.   
  • Freshman students are required to live in student housing and purchase the Gold Plan.  For meal plan purposes, students who earned college credit before high school graduation are considered a Freshman student upon entrance into UHV.  Gold Plan charges are automatically posted to the student's account prior to the published Jaguar Village move in date or upon move in for students submitting a housing application during the late registration period.          
  • Sophomore students living in student housing are required to purchase a meal plan but have the option to choose either the Gold or Red Plan.

Please contact Student Billing at (361) 570-4833, email, or visit the Student Billing Office, located in the University West Building, Room 117 (Campus Maps) for questions regarding the residential meal plans.  

Gold Plan - The Gold Plan offers students 19 meals per week plus $200 Jag Bucks dollars and 5 guest passes.  All unused meals expire at the end of each semester.

Red Plan - The Red Plan offers students 160 meals per semester plus $200 Jag Bucks dollars and 5 guest passes.  All unused meals expire at the end of each semester. 

Jag Bucks Plan (Junior, Senior, & Graduate Students) - The Jag Bucks Plan includes $300 Jag Bucks dollars.  This meal plan is a required purchase for residential students who have met the meal plan requirements of the Gold and/or Red Plans.            

Note:  All Jag Bucks associated to the Gold Plan, Red Plan and Jag Bucks Plan will expire at the end of the Spring semester; Jag Bucks are nonrefundable.

Housing & Meal Plan Rates


Housing Rates

* Price Per Semester

Student Housing for Jaguar Hall

Room Size Cost
Single Room $4,086.64
Double Room $2,891.87

Student Housing for Jaguar Suites

Room Size Cost
Single Room (4 rooms in a suite) $3,813.86

Student Housing for Jaguar Court

Room Size Cost
Single Room $3,610.21
Double Room $2,622.80
Triple Room $2,241.08

Student Housing for Smith Hall

Room Size Cost
Single Room 4/2 $4,012.37
Double Room 2/2 $3,655.72


Meal Plan Rates

Effective Fall 2021, all residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.

Meal Plan Options (pricing per semester)  Price Per Semester
Gold Plan - 19 meals per Week / Plan includes $200 Jag Bucks $2,334.69 ($1,972.00 + $162.69 tax + $200 Jag Bucks)
Red Plan - 160 meals per Semester / Plan Includes $200 Jag Bucks $1,609.42 ($1,302.00 + $107.42 tax + $200 Jag Bucks)
Jag Bucks Plan (Junior, Senior, & Graduate) $300 Jag Bucks Dollars
Jax 40 Plan - 40 meals per Semester  $379.96 ($351.00 + $28.96 tax)
Jax 20 Plan - 20 Meals per Semester  $189.98 ($175.50 + $14.48 tax)

* Students are required to purchase the Gold Plan if they graduated from high school within the past year.