At Arizona State University, all first-year students are required to purchase meal plans depending on the campus they are in. for example freshmen living on the Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West, and Polytechnic campuses must buy meals plans at every given semester. At the Barrett Honors College, freshmen also buy meal plans for the whole semester. For senior students living in university accommodation, the meal plan is highly recommended for its benefits. The meal plans have got several disadvantages and should therefore not be a requirement for students joining the campus. Due to the various disadvantages, students have devised ways of avoiding taking them.