University to eliminate mandatory commuter meal plans by fall 2018 semester

 Kennesaw State Campus Dining

Commuter students can expect some relief beginning next spring

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 13, 2016) — In an effort to help relieve some of the financial burden on students, Kennesaw State University plans to reduce its mandatory commuter meal plan during the coming year and will eliminate it in time for the fall 2018 semester.

The change comes as part of the University’s response to an audit of Kennesaw State’s Auxiliary Services and Programs unit by the University System of Georgia (USG). The audit identified seven areas of concern, which University officials have already begun to address.

“We have a responsibility to ensure that every decision we make at Kennesaw State is in our students’ best interest, and that is especially true when our decisions impact students’ ability to afford a college education,” said Interim President Houston D. Davis. “In that spirit, we will work to provide some level of relief to students beginning with the 2017 spring semester, with an eye toward eliminating mandatory commuter meal plans by the 2018 fall semester.”


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit