I’m on the all declining balance plan (1629 points for the semester), and when you average that out from the day we moved back on campus (Aug 30th) to the end of the fall semester (December 14th), I get exactly 16.29 points per day to use to feed myself.
But how, you ask, did I figure that out? Well, Wesleying’s fancy Points Calculator, which has been out of commission since Spring 2013, is finally back. After spending two hours relying on Google and web tutorials, I managed to get it up and running again—and should stay that way for semesters to come.
All you need to do is first check your current balance of meals and points, which can be done through Blackboard, and then select the meal plan you’re on. It’ll then have to fields for you to enter: the number of meals you have left, then the number of points you have left. Once you fill those in, it’ll compute the amount of meals or points you have left for the rest of the semester!
Go check it out, and if you have any concerns shoot us an email at staff[at]wesleying.org.
this doesn’t include orientation for freshman so it looks like you’ve gone through way more meals and points a day than you actually have
Hey, original author of the calculator here. That’s totally true; the “Used” half of the table is bogus if you arrived early. But when I made the script the main thing I thought was important was the “Left” half (which is accurate if you’re leaving on the housing close date)—since this is how many meals/points you can use going forward.
Try $1.50 per meal.
Every person I’ve ever talked to about Wes’s meal plan has been like, “Wait, they don’t even give you enough meals to last the semester? That’s fucked up.”