The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is no longer offering the flex meal option to its students, as of the 2020 and 2021 academic year.
The flex meals used to be an option included with most of the university’s meal plans that gave students four special swipes a week at several on-campus food locations including Lagniappe Cafe in the Student Union.
The university’s website in 2019 said the swipes were worth an entree, a side item and a beverage, according to the Wayback Machine.
Naomi Trahan, a senior at UL Lafayette, said she liked using the flex meals more than eating in the Cypress Lake Dining Hall.
“I think (taking the flex meals away) wasn’t the smartest decision, especially in light of everything going on right now with people not really wanting to go to the caf with so many people,” Trahan said. “I think flex meals would be a better choice because people can just go and get it instead of, you know, having to be around too many people.”
Mary Beth Kojis, the food and beverage contract manager at UL Lafayette, declined to respond to five phone calls inquiring on the subject.