We're sorry, but you will need to retrieve your RIT ID card in order to use your meal plan. You may also use cash to purchase meals. RIT ID cards are consistently checked by RIT staff to prevent unauthorized use.
Report it lost immediately RIT Public Safety who may be notified 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (585) 475-2853. Once reported, your card will be deactivated preventing unauthorized use. You can obtain a new RIT ID card at the Registrar's Office. You are responsible for any usage on the card up until the time you report it lost/stolen.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, your meal plan is available for use as outlined below:
Meal plan service begins with dinner on Friday, August 31, 2012 and ends with dinner on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
Meal plan service begins with brunch on Sunday, November 25, 2012 and ends with dinner on February 23, 2013.
Please note: During winter break, only your debit will be available for use from Sunday, December 23, 2012 through Saturday, January 5, 2013. Your meals will end with dinner Saturday, December 22, 2012 and resume with brunch on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Meal plan service begins with brunch on Sunday, March 3, 2013 and ends with dinner on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Meals must be consumed within a given week (a week begins with breakfast on Monday and ends at midnight on Sunday), and cannot be accumulated, transferred, or refunded.
If meals are being missed due to work, classes, or schedule conflicts, please contact Dining Services at (585) 475-5228 or email@example.com to discuss options. You will be asked to provide your class/work schedule.
For students who are on a residential meal plan, take-out meals are available at Gracie's. Just ask the cashier for a take-out container. Please note that you can either take-out OR eat-in, not both.
Yes, treat you friend, family, co-worker, boss, adviser, or better yet - your professor! - to a meal at Gracie's or any Dining Services location. Just ask the cashier to deduct your guest's meal from your debit balance. Also, you'll receive a 15% discount in Gracie's when using debit accounts!
Additionally, students on Gracie's meal plans may use up to FIVE of his/her meals, per term, as a guest meal! When a guest meal is used, a meal is taken away from that week's remaining meals. Students may use any number of these guest meals to pay for 1-5 guests at Gracie's as long as the student themselves are eating with their guest(s).
You can select/add or change a meal plan online at mydining.rit.edu.
When you may select your dining plan for 2013-2014:
- Optional Meal Plans (fall and spring semesters) – available to select beginning July 1, 2013.
- Required Resident Meal Plans – available to select once your RIT housing assignment has been finalized beginning June 2013.
How to select/sign-up for a meal plan:
- Visit mydining.rit.edu and log in with your RIT computer account username and password
- Click “Housing Contract/Dining Plan” at the top of the page
- Select a meal plan:
- Students required to be on a meal plan – you will be able to select a meal plan once you receive notice from RIT Housing Operations that your assignment is finalized. Once finalized, you can select a meal plan by completing the “Meal Plan Preference” step in your online “13-14 Full Academic Year” housing contract. Click “save & submit” after selecting your meal plan.
- Students not required to be on a meal plan – you may sign up for an optional meal plan by selecting “Optional Meal Plan” for each semester desired. Click “save & submit” when finished.
- You can also view, change, and cancel your plan at mydining.rit.edu by clicking on the appropriate links.
When you may change your dining plan:
Changes to dining plans may only be made during the first week of each academic semester (fall, spring, summer) until 4:30 p.m. the Friday of that week online.
TIP: Track your meal plan usage online at eservices.rit.edu!
Visa and MasterCard deposits may be made anytime online at eservices.rit.edu. Cash, check, and Visa/MasterCard deposits may be made in-person at Student Financial Services (USC, first floor) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Students may verify an account balance anytime online at eservices.rit.edu or with a cashier at any dining location.
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 echeck or credit card.
- Grant account access to your parent/payer to check balances and make deposits
When a meal plan is purchased, Dining Services will roll-over the unused balance until the end of the academic year as follows:
Any-Plus and All Debit Plans: 100% of the unused portion of the food debit plan balance will be rolled over at the end of fall semester. Any unused balance at the end of spring semester is forfeited.
Optional Debit Plans 1, 2, and 3: 100% of the unused portion of the food debit plan balance will be rolled over at the end of fall semeseter. Any unused balance at the end of spring semester is forfeited.
Food Debit balances cannot be transferred to a Tiger Bucks account.
Please refer to the following guidelines regarding a refund of unused meals/debit:
Mandatory meal plans - A refund of unused meals/debit cannot be refunded unless a student is officially released from the residence halls or the RIT Inn either through 1) withdrawal from the university (graduation does not constitute withdrawal) or 2) academic or disciplinary dismissal. When released from the residence halls or the RIT Inn, the account holder may receive a partial refund on his/her dining plan in accordance with the refund schedule (see Refund Schedule below).
Debit plans – If released by RIT, or deciding to opt-out of a dining plan, the account holder may receive a partial refund on his/her dining plan in accordance with the refund schedule (see Refund Schedule below).
Weeks 1–4: 75% of the unused meal/debit charges are refunded.
Weeks 5–9: 50% of the unused meal/debit charges are refunded.
Weeks 10–end: There will be no refund.
Any unused balance at the end of the spring term is forfeited. Eight percent sales tax will be assessed to the used portion of the account holder’s plan. Refunds will be applied to the account at Student Financial Services.
Your complimentary Orientation meal plan begins with dinner on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The number of meals allotted to you from Wednesday, August 29 dinner until Friday, August 31 lunch is equivalent to the meal plan you selected for the fall. All-you-care-to-eat meals can only be eaten in Gracie’s (located in Grace Watson Hall) and two meals during this time can be used in any Dining Services facility for a meal credit of $7.20. Students must have their University ID Card in order to access their dining accounts. Families and students are encouraged to dine on campus during the Family Orientation program. Family meals are not included in the Orientation fee, but are available on a cash basis, at reasonable prices in open Dining Services facilities. Visit the website for a list of on-campus dining locations. Be sure to pick up your University ID Card at the Orientation Welcome Center and Resource Fair on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
During Fall Orientation, your debit account will be available beginning on the first day of Orientation until the start of the fall meal plan period.
Fall quarter meal plans and meal options begin with dinner on Friday, August 31, 2012. Meal options can be used in any Dining Services facility for a meal credit of $7.20. Students will have two meal options available for use during the first weekend (Friday, August 31 dinner – Sunday, September 2 dinner). Meal plans and meal options (5 options per week) will be replenished each Monday beginning September 3, 2012.
First-year commuter students and Transfer students will be able to use their University ID card to receive complimentary meals during Orientation.
If you are on campus during a break week or arriving early, please contact Dining Services in advance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (585) 475-5228, so that your debit account can be made available. Please note that dining location hours are limited during break weeks. Please refer to the hours link on the left side of the page.
Students with any dietary needs due to medical reasons, religious reasons, family medical history, and/or food allergies should contact the RIT Student Health Center at (585) 475-2255. It is also important to contact RIT Dining Services’ registered dietitian, Mary Anne McQuay, at email@example.com to provide the special diet and food allergy information necessary to accommodate your dietary requirements. Mary Anne will contact you personally to discuss the right food options available to you in the RIT dining locations.
To promote healthy eating and to accommodate various dietary restrictions/needs, such as food allergies, Celiac disease, and religious restrictions, RIT Dining Services offers a number of services and resources through our Smart Nutrition program including:
- NetNutrition, RIT Dining Services’ online tool for determining nutritional information for foods and meals served in many dining locations. NetNutrition also allows guests to filter menu by food allergen, such as milk and peanuts.
- RIT Dining Services offers a wide selection of healthy foods and foods for those with dietary restrictions in all of our dining locations. Daily menus at all dining locations include a number of international cuisines, as well as special dietary items such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, and Halal. View our side-by-side comparison chart for a full list of offerings by dining location.
- Daily specials and grab-and-go items available throughout many RIT dining locations include custom nutritional labels that include the item’s caloric, fat, carbohydrate, fiber, and protein content, as well as allergen information. Also included on nutritional labels are new Smart Seals identifying Healthy Options, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, and Vegan options. Smart Seals assist in the easy identification of healthy food choices along with foods that comply with certain dietary restrictions.
- Mary Anne McQuay, RIT Dining Services registered dietitian, is available to answer your questions about healthy eating, food choices, ingredients used in foods served on campus, special dietary needs, and general nutrition inquiries. You can e-mail Mary Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a one-on-one appointment and visit our Ask Our Dietitian page for more info!
- Dining's Smart Nutrition website also offers a number of resources and links to direct guests to additional nutrition-related information and useful tools.