Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.


2019 - 2020 Meal Plan Contracts & Pricing

2019 – 2020 Meal Plan Options & Requirements

Returning students will submit their housing and dining applications online as well as selecting their rooms online. Go to https://webhousing.reslife.rochester.edu/webpatron to complete the application as described in the Room Selection instructions. Confirmations of room selection and dining selection will be sent to your email account.

Transfer students will be submitting their housing and dining applications online through the Admissions portal. Please note that even if you are planning to live off-campus next year, all students must submit a dining contract.

River Campus Pricing & Options
Eastman Campus Pricing & Options

For additional information on meal plans, click here.

Summer Meal Plans

Are you interested in having a summer meal plan? Summer declining can be used at campus dining locations throughout the summer.
To add a summer meal plan, simply complete this Summer Meal Plan form and return to the Meal Plan/ID Center in Susan B. Anthony Halls by May 10th, 2019.
Summer Meal Plan Contract

2019 – 2020 Dining Contracts

2019 – 2020 River Campus COMMUTER Contract
2019 – 2020 Eastman COMMUTER Contract
2019 – 2020 Fraternity Contract 

The last day to complete your dining selection is May 3rd, 2019. A $50 late registration fee will be assessed for contracts received after this date.

Do I need to buy a meal plan?

All undergraduate students who live on campus are required to be enrolled in the minimum required meal plan based upon their housing assignment.  All undergraduate students given permission to live at home or off campus may select any meal plan option with a minimum requirement of the Commuter Declining Plan.

Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 

Yes, a meal plan contract is binding for the entire academic year.

Will unused meals or Declining Balance roll over?

Declining Balance funds can roll over from the Fall semester to Spring semester but cannot be rolled over from year to year. See how to budget your meal plan dollars with this 2018 – 2019 DB Budgeting Calendar.

If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?

Dining plan changes are allowable only during the applicable change periods.  Dining plan changes will only be accepted at the Customer Service/ ID Office in Susan B. Anthony Halls using the official Dining Plan Amendment Request. Eastman School of Music students can get a Dining Plan Amendment Request from a Manager at the Eastman Dining Center.

2019 – 2020 Change Periods:

Fall Semester Open Change Period: 05/03/19 – 06/30/19
Fall Semester Late Change Period: 07/01/19 – 09/06/19 (there is a $25.00 modification fee for plan changes or cancellations.)
Spring Semester Open Change Period: 10/21/19 – 10/26/19
Spring Semester Late Change Period:  12/02/19 – 12/07/19 ($25.00 modification fee applied)

River Campus Dining Plan Amendment Request Form
ESM Dining Plan Amendment Request Form

Don’t worry – simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.


Need help with your meal plan?

Billing, Appeals, ID Card Questions
mealplans@services.rochester.edu
585-275-8756

General Questions
rcdining@services.rochester.edu
585-275-6265