No Active Tech Express ID

Meal Plan Options for those with no Active Tech Express ID Card

Individual Meal Passes

Individual Passes

What is it and where can I use it?

Individual Meal Passes are paper passes that can be purchased for individuals who do not have a Tech Express ID Card.  These passes can be used to eat in DHH, McNair, or Wadsworth Dining Halls in an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style setting.

How much does it cost?

Each pass costs $12.95.

Does it expire?

No, they do not expire.  However, the passes are paper and are intended to be used in a short period of time.  For a long term meal plan please see Dining Cards.

Can I get a refund?

Individual Meal Passes are non-refundable.

How do I buy it?

You can purchase Individual Meal Passes with cash or check from the reception desks in DHH, McNair, or Wadsworth Hall.  If you would like to charge it to a University account number, you can go to the Dining Services Office in room 101 of the Memorial Union.

Who is eligible?

Faculty or staff with or without an Active Tech Express ID Card, Department Use, 

Dining Cards

Dining Card

What is it?

A Dining Card can be purchased for department or group use or for an individual who does not have a Tech Express ID Card.  You can then load Top Dog Express or Big Dog Express onto the card to use.

How do I buy it?

Dining Cards are purchased through the IT Service Center on the 1st Floor of the JR Van Pelt and Opie Library.  Departments charging it to a University index can email it-help@mtu.edu with their request and account number.  Others who want to purchase a card and load it can stop by the Service Center in person.

Who is eligible?

Individuals that do not have an Active Tech Express ID Card or departments.

Top Dog Express

Top Dog Meal Plan

What is it and where can I use it?

When you add Top Dog Express to your Tech Express ID Card or Department Dining Card, you are purchasing a set number of entries into one of the three Dining Halls - DHH, McNair, or Wadsworth with all-you-can-eat, buffet-style dining.

How much does it cost?

10 meals - $87.50

25 meals - $213.00

50 meals - $400.00

75 meals - $562.50

Does it expire?

No, Top Dog Express does not ever expire.  It carries over from semester to semester and year to year.

Can I get a refund?

Since the meals never expire, we do not issue refunds on this plan unless you are permanently leaving the University.  For specific refund questions, please stop by the IT Service Center on the 1st floor of the JR Van Pelt and Opie Library.

How do I buy it?

To pay with a credit card, go online to www.techexpress.mtu.edu.  Cardholders should click on "Cardholders' Online System" and parents or others with the cardholder's M-number should click on "Guests' Online System".  To pay with cash or check, go to the IT Service Center on the 1st floor of the JR Van Pelt and Opie Library.  Departments can email it-help@mtu.edu with their Dining Card number (or a request for a new card), University index number to charge, and the number of meals.

Who is eligible?

Faculty or staff with an Active Tech Express ID Card, Students living in Hillside with an Active Tech Express ID card, Students, Staff, and Faculty that do not have an Active Tech Express ID card, Department Use

Big Dog Express

Big Dog Express Plan

What is it and where can I use it?

Big Dog Express are dollars that you load onto your Tech Express ID Card or Department Dining Card that can be used in the following Dining Centers along with most vending machines.

  • Aftermath Cafe
  • Campus Cafe
  • Coaches Corner
  • Food Court
  • Fusion
  • Huski Cafe
  • Library Cafe
  • Par & Grill

How much does it cost?

Every dollar you deposit is available for you to use and we'll even give you a bonus*!  If you deposit $25-$99.99 we will add an additional 3%, if you deposit $100-$199.99 you'll get an extra 4%, and if you deposit $200 or more we'll throw in an extra 5%!  

Does it expire?

No, Big Dog Express does not ever expire.  It carries over from semester to semester and year to year.

Can I get a refund?

Since the dollars never expire, we do not issue refunds unless you are permanently leaving the University.  Big Dog Bonus Bucks are not eligible for refunds.  For specific refund questions, please stop by the IT Service Center on the 1st floor of the JR Van Pelt and Opie Library.

How do I buy it?

To pay with a credit card, go online to www.techexpress.mtu.edu.  Cardholders should click on "Cardholders' Online System" and parents or others with the cardholder's M-number should click on "Guests' Online System".  To pay with cash or check, go to the IT Service Center on the 1st floor of the JR Van Pelt and Opie Library.  Departments can email it-help@mtu.edu with their Dining Card number (or a request for a new card), University index number to charge, and the deposit amount. 

*Big Dog Bonus Bucks are stored in a separate account on your card and are not used until after you have used all of the regular Big Dog Express.

Who is eligible?

Faculty or staff with an Active Tech Express ID Card, Students Living off campus or in Daniel Heights With an Active Tech Express ID Card, students and faculty that do not have an active Tech Express ID Card, or for department use