Entering freshmen and students residing in the residence halls must select a meal plan on their RIT housing contract and may choose one of the four flexible meal plans described below.
2012 - 2013 Resident Meal Plan Rates
|Meal Plan||Meals per week||Meal Options Per Week||Debit Per Quarter||Total Plan Cost Per Quarter|
|Ultra Meal Plan||Unlimited Meals at Gracie's*||5 meals at any Dining area||$0||$1,678|
|Any 14 Plus||14 meals at Gracie's*||5 meals at any Dining area||$101||$1,497|
|Any 12 Plus||12 meals at Gracie's*||5 meals at any Dining area||$259||$1,497|
|Any 10 Plus||10 meals at Gracie's*||5 meals at any Dining area||$416||$1,497|
* Take-out meals at Gracie's are available upon request. Just let the cashier know if you'd like a take out container. Please note that you can either take out or eat in - not both.
Included in the set number of weekly meals (14, 12, 10) and the Ultra Meal Plan, are five meal options that may be used in any Dining Services’ area other than Gracie’s (excludes Nathan’s Soup & Salad). For example, if you have the Any 14 Plus meal plan, five of the 14 meals may be eaten in other dining locations and are valued at $7.20. Simply ask the cashier to use a meal option when paying for a meal. If your meal costs more than the $7.20, you pay the difference with cash, debit, Visa/MasterCard, or Tiger Bucks.
You may add money to the debit account at any time throughout the year. Deposits may be made online anytime at eservices.rit.edu or in person with cash, check, or credit card at Student Financial Services (USC, first floor) during normal business hours. If choosing the Ultra Meal Plan, adding a debit account is optional, but we encourage you to use this account to purchase snacks, perishable and non-perishable grocery food items, and beverages.
When a meal plan is purchased, Dining Services will roll over 100% of any unused debit balance from winter term, adding it to the next term’s beginning debit amount. There will be no roll-over at the end of the spring quarter, so plan to spend the entire balance by that date. A refund of unused debit money is only available if 1) you withdraw from the university (graduation does not constitute withdrawal); or 2) you incur an academic or disciplinary dismissal.
Manage Your Dining Account Online
In addition to viewing your account balance and adding funds, you can also view your Dining Services account transaction history online. Log on to eservices.rit.edu to:
- Track your meal plan usage
- View Tiger Bucks and debit transaction history
- Check account balance
- Add funds anytime
- Make payments using echecks, credit card, mail check, and wire transfer
- Grant account access to your parent/payer to check balances and make deposits
What mom's say about the Ultra Meal Plan:
"This is the best possible fit for our son!! He has always been one who would rather graze his way through the day. He feels best and works best when able to do so. This plan allows him to do just that!! This plan also allows him to plan his meals at times that work conveniently around his classes. He has one class that coincides with lunch and another that comes at supper time. With the Ultra meal plan neither of these is a problem!! Thank you so much for designing such a wonderful program. We couldn't be more happy. It is a big relief for me to know that my son who is over eight hours from home, and away from home for the first time in his life, has this basic need so well met." --- Rosalie B. Mosher
If you are a(n):
- Upper-classman (second year status or higher), Transfer, or Graduate student residing in RIT housing (apartments, University Commons, Global Village, and approved Greek housing)
- Student living in non-RIT housing (e.g. commuter, Province, Park Point, or other local housing)
You may select one of the residential meal plans listed above or one of the following debit plans. The selected debit amount is deposited into a debit account that may be used as cash in all Dining Services areas. Sign-up for or change your RIT dining plan at mydining.rit.edu!
NOTE: Upper-classman (second year status or higher), Transfer, or Graduate student residing in the residence halls and the RIT Inn may only select the All Debit Plan or one of the residential meal plans, and are not eligible for Debit Plans 1, 2, and 3. For fall term only, entering freshmen whose credit hours rise above first-year status (due to AP credit or college courses taken in high school) are still considered first-year students and may not select the All Debit Plan. The All Debit Plan may be selected, however, beginning winter term.
2012 - 2013 Debit Plan Rates
|Debit Plan||Debit Amount||Total Cost Per Quarter||Average Daily/Weekly breakdown (EXAMPLE ONLY)|
|All Debit||$1,497||$1,497||$19 per day / $136 per week|
|Perfect for students who typically eat three meals on campus per day and like to buy groceries on-campus to cook meals.|
|Debit Plan 1||$589||$589||$8 per day / $54 per week|
|Perfect for students who snack through the day, commuters, and like to buy groceries on-campus to cook meals.|
|Debit Plan 2||$714||$714||$9 per day / $65 per week|
|Perfect for students who typically eat one meal on campus per day and like to buy groceries on-campus to cook meals.|
|Debit Plan 3||$870||$870||$11 per day / $79 per week|
|Perfect for students who typically eat two meals on campus per day and like to buy groceries on-campus to cook meals.|
Benefits of Debit Plans:
Debit plans are worth-while, cost-conscious options and include a number of benefits, including:
- 8% tax savings on purchases made in all Dining Services locations, excluding markets and convenience stores.
- 15% savings on all-you-care-to-eat meals at Gracie’s.
- Accepted at all dining locations and vending machines.
- Can be used to purchase perishable and non-perishable groceries and for home-cooked meals at any of the markets and convenience stores on campus, saving you time and a bus trip and fare/car ride and gas!
- Unused balance rolls over until the end of the academic year.
- All Debit Plan: 100% the debit plan balance and 100% of debit voluntarily deposited will be rolled over at the end of fall and winter term. Any unused balance at the end of spring term is forfeited.
- Debit Plans 1, 2, and 3: 100% of the unused portion of the debit plan balance and 100% of debit voluntarily deposited will be rolled over at the end of fall and winter quarter. Any unused balance at the end of spring quarter is forfeited.
- Quick, easy, and convenient purchasing of food items and meals.
- Add money and view your transaction history anytime online at eservices.rit.edu or in-person by visiting Student Financial Services (USC, first floor) during normal business hours. Students - log on to eservices.rit.edu to grant account access to your parent/payer to check balances and make deposits.
- No need to carry cash.
- Billed directly to your student account.
- Check your balance anytime online at eservices.rit.edu or with any dining service cashier.
Students residing at the RIT Inn & Conference Center are offered the below All Debit Plan and RIT Inn Reduced Debit Plan. Sign-up for or change your RIT dining plan at mydining.rit.edu!
2012 - 2013 RIT Inn Debit Plan Rates
|Meal Plan||Debit Amount||Total Plan Cost Per Quarter|
|RIT Inn All Debit Plan||$1,497||$1,497|
|RIT Inn Reduced Debit Plan||$1,134||$1,134|
For questions regarding meal and debit plans, please call (585) 475-2071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.