Elevate vs. OCMP: Which Meal Plan is Better?
Fall 2019 Guide For College of Charleston Students
Below is a comparison between Elevate and traditional dining halls in terms of food options, cost, and convenience.
Cost Per Meal
Elevate
  • Elevate saves students up to 20% at restaurants. This is possible because restaurants are willing to give discounts to attract students away from dining halls. Elevate passes that savings on to students.
OCMP
  • No cost benefit versus using a debit or credit card to purchase at restaurants.
  • Listed prices per meal more expensive than Elevate.
Price Per Meal Comparison
Meals Purchased Elevate OCMP
98-105 Meals $9.21 / meal $10.71 / meal
70-75 Meals $9.42 / meal $10.87 / meal
45-50 Meals $9.67 / meal $11.38 / meal
Advantage: Elevate

Rollover Meals
Elevate
  • Elevate meals rollover until students graduate, so students never lose unused meals.
OCMP
  • OCMP meal swipes expire at the end of each semester if they aren't used.
Every year families waste thousands of dollars in unused swipes at dining halls. Drag slider based on how many meals you had leftover last semester to see how much you can save with Elevate.
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Total Saved With Elevate: $
Advantage: Elevate
Want to save even more?
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Food Options
  • Elevate and OCMP both partner with a large variety of Charleston restaurants
Advantage: Even

Advance Ordering & Technology
Elevate
  • Students can use their phone to order in advance and skip the line.
OCMP
  • No advance ordering.
  • No phone app (must swipe card at restuarant).
Advantage: Elevate

Recommendation
  • Elevate's savings alone is enough to make the switch worthwhile, and the added benefits of advance ordering and rollover meals make Elevate a no-brainer.
  • Elevate has become a must-have for students, serving more than 100,000 meals to students in the last year, and now operating at 10 schools nationwide. Elevate launched in Charleston in August of 2019.
Want to save even more?
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