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.


2020 - 2021 Meal Plan Contracts & Pricing

Summer 2020 Meal Plan Requirement

Due to COVID-19, Summer Housing will only be offered to those students who currently remain on-campus. All students who live on-campus over the summer will be required to have a minimum meal plan that best fits their intended length of stay. All summer plans are declining balance only plans and the three options are a 4 week plan, a 6 week plan and the full summer plan. Any student planning to stay for two weeks or less, will not be required to have a meal plan.

The summer meal plan options are:

Summer Session Meal Plan Cost Declining To Spend
Session A1: (5/18/20 – 6/12/20) $610 $530
Session A2: (5/18/20 – 6/26/20) $915 $800
Full Session: (5/18/20 – 8/7/20) $1,830 $1,600

For additional information on summer meal plans and housing, including the summer housing and meal plan application, please visit the Residential Life Summer Information page at https://www.rochester.edu/reslife/summer/index.html.


2020 – 2021 Meal Plan Options & Requirements

Need assistance choosing a meal plan? Use this tool to explore how meal plans, housing choices, and financial aid status affect each other. Click here for the Housing & Meal Plan Selection Tool. 

Returning students will submit their housing and dining applications online as well as selecting their rooms online.

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.

2020 – 2021 Dining Contracts

2020 – 2021 River Campus Contract
2020 – 2021 River Campus COMMUTER Contract
2020 – 2021 Eastman COMMUTER Contract
2020 – 2021 Fraternity Contract

The last day to complete your dining selection is May 15th, 2020. 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 2019 – 2020 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.

2020 – 2021 Change Periods:

Fall Semester Open Change Period: 05/04/20 – 06/30/20
Fall Semester Late Change Period: 07/01/20 – 09/04/20 (there is a $25.00 modification fee for plan changes or cancellations.)
Spring Semester Open Change Period: 10/26/20 – 10/30/20
Spring Semester Late Change Period:  11/30/20 – 12/04/20 ($25.00 modification fee applied)

River Campus Change Form
Eastman Change 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