Meal Plans at Western

Rare Air Café

The Rare Air Café embodies convenience and community. From dawn to dark, you can enjoy a well-balanced, all-you-can-eat selection of food while enjoying downtime with friends, classmates or even just a quiet meal by yourself.

In a rush or short on dining time? Simply purchase a “Choose to Reuse” container, load it up and dash off to your next class, meeting or the bus up to Crested Butte. The Rare Air has gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

If you have a specific food allergy, please address your need by calling Dining Services at 970.943.2000.

Meal Plan Options

Blue Mesa Plan*

  • 19 meals per week
  • $175 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack’s
  • $2,522.50 / semester

Mountaineer Plan*

  • 15 meals per week
  • $175 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack’s
  • $2,302.50 / semester

Crimson Plan**

  • 10 meals per week
  • $250 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack’s
  • $2,034.00 / semester

Mountaineer 80

  • 80 meals
  • $100 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack's
  • $860

Rolls over between Fall and Spring semester

Mountaineer 40

  • 40 meals
  • $50 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack's
  • $429

Rolls over between Fall and Spring semester

Mountaineer 20

  • 20 meals
  • $25 in Flex Dollars at Mad Jack's
  • $215

Rolls over between Fall and Spring semester

*The Blue Mesa Plan or Mountaineer Plan is required for all first-year students.
**This plan is only available to second-year students or above.

Prices are subject to change for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Rare Air Hours

DaysHot BreakfastContinental BreakfastLunchDinner
Monday-Friday7:15-10 a.m.10-11 a.m.11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.4:45-7 p.m.
*Closes at 6:15 p.m. on Fridays
WeekendsBrunchDinner
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.4:45-6:15 p.m.

Other Campus Eats 

Mad Jack's

Located in the heart of campus at the University Center, Mad Jack’s is the place to swing by for a quick snack, cup of coffee or late-night tub of ice cream. Outfitted with coffee tables, comfy couches and fireplaces, you will frequently see students studying and gaming as much as they are eating.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 1-9 p.m.

Overlook Cafe

Located on the terrace between the Escalante residence halls on the upper side of campus, the Overlook Café serves coffee, noodle bowls, burritos and other tasty treats. This is the place to go for quick bites, team meetings or kickin’ it with friends.

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.