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With longer operating hours and a variety of food options, the Pick 'n' Shovel offers students an additional choice alongside national brands such as Starbucks and Jamba Juice.

Whether it's for breakfast, lunch or dinner there will be something for everyone.

UTEP Meal Plans

The University of Texas at El Paso has expanded its dining choices to encompass a meal plan option. Meal plans combine the feel of a fast-casual restaurant with the affordability and choice you have come to expect from UTEP Food Services.

The meal plan permits you to enjoy a variety of foods that are fresh, made daily and all-you-care-to-eat.

The Pick 'n' Shovel is an all-you-can-eat buffet and has a rotating menu with comfort food favorites, international cuisines, and a salad bar. Beverages are included.

Vegetarian and Vegan Options

There are vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten- and allergen-free foods.

Dining choices will be linked to My Fitness Pal and the Wellness Center's I Pick Wellness program so you can make better decisions when it comes to your food.

Miner Swipes

There is a meal plan to fit every Miner's needs. Using your Miner Gold Card, each entrance into the Pick 'n' Shovel will deduct one "swipe" from your plan.

Students

Students may purchase meal plans that range between 5 swipes per week and an unlimited number of swipes per week. Those living in the residence halls will find our Miner Platinum plan most cost-efficient.

Students who commute or spend fewer days on campus will find our Miner Flex plans provide them with the most choice.

Swipes for students do not roll over from semester to semester and are nontransferable.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff may purchase a meal plan with 25 swipes per plan.

Swipes for Faculty and Staff Meal Plan do roll over from semester to semester and are nontransferable.

Meal Plans Prices Per Semester

Meal Plan Per Semester Cost With Sales Tax
Miner Flex 5 Commuter
Block of 80 Meals
$562.81
Miner Flex 5 Commuter
Block of 80 Meals + $225 Miner Plan Dollars
$784.41
Miner Flex 7 Commuter
Block of 110 meals
$756.43
Miner Flex 7 Commuter
Block of 110 meals + $150 Miner Plan Dollars
$900.12
Miner Silver
Block of 155 meals + $225 Miner Plan Dollars
$1,235.68
Miner Gold
Block of 230 meals + $150 Miner Plan Dollars
$1,607.49
Miner Platinum
Unlimited Meals + $200 Miner Plan Dollars
$2,137.32

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