Preparing for College

What Are "Swipes" at College?

Question: Next week I'm going to visit a high school acquaintance who is a freshman at a college that I think I may attend. She said that we can use her "swipes" for food. I felt too stupid to ask her what "swipes" are, but now I'm wondering.

Many colleges offer students some choice in meal plans. The different plans include a fixed number of meals in campus cafeterias (ranging from about 12 or 15 per week to unlimited), and often these plans also include some meals in restaurants with branches right on campus (often chain joints like Pizza Hut or Panera) and even at food trucks or participating off-campus eateries.

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