What is the Optional Dining Plan?

A Required Participation Plan is automatically established when the required amount is funded from the student's tuition and fee payments. If desired, however, students may also establish an additional Optional Dining Plan. The Optional Dining Plan Program allows participating Auburn University (AU) students to purchase goods at all AU campus dining locations and convenience stores using a "declining balance" account that is accessible through each student's AU TigerCard. This plan exists in addition to the Required Participation Plan.

In order to make purchases on an Optional Dining Plan using an AU TigerCard, an AU student first must and deposit funds into that Account. Purchases on the TigerCard will be debited from the available funds in the student's Optional Dining Account. The funds in the Optional Dining Account will never be swept by Auburn University and will be available to the student until the student is no longer enrolled at Auburn University. Students cannot make cash withdrawals of funds deposited in an Optional Dining Account, and refunds may be made only on a closed account. Students may close Optional Dining Accounts, and thus have funds refunded by the TigerCard Office, at any time they choose.

Applications for an Optional Dining Account must be made electronically. Each Optional Dining Account is subject to the terms and conditions contained in the following Tiger Club Agreement and Disclosure Statement, as it may be amended from time to time. Any student who elects to open an Optional Dining Account, should please read the Optional Dining Account Agreement & Disclosure Statement and print a copy for his or her records.

For more information about the Optional Dining Plan Program: Visit or write the TigerCard office in the Student Center, 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5527 or call 334-844-4507 or 877-345-2058.