Dining on Campus

With many on-campus locations, RIT Dining provides options to meet a variety of dining experiences: full-service dining halls for sit-down meals; quick service locations for grab-and-go; coffee shops with baked goods; full-service concessions at entertainment venues; and markets and convenience stores for snacks, produce, everyday foods, and more. Meal plans offer flexibility so that students can utilize all of these options under one plan.

Parent Tips and Conversation Starters

While choosing a plan, talk with your student about how frequently they plan to eat on campus. RIT Dining has meal plans to fit every budget and appetite. Plans range from high Dining Dollar meal plans, best for hungry eaters, to plans for commuters that provide a daily snack while on campus. Meal plans are renewed each semester, so remind your student to pay attention to the new class schedule while considering whether to keep the same plan or opt for a new one.


  • Know the difference between Dining Dollars and Tiger Bucks.
  • Dining Dollars carry over and don’t expire until your student graduates.
  • Your student can change their meal plan prior to the first week of class.
  • Students can send you a request for more funds using the Tiger Spend portal.
  • Online ordering allows students to skip the line.

Conversation starters

  • What is your favorite dining location on campus?
  • How many meals a day do you typically eat?
  • How do you budget your Dining Dollars?
  • How do you make sure you are eating healthy on campus?


RIT Dining

The RIT Dining website provides detailed information, including:

  • Dining Locations—View hours, location, and menus for all campus dining locations.
  • Meal Plan Options—RIT Dining meal plans are designed to meet students’ diverse dining needs and eating preferences. RIT Dining has created plans specific to first year students, upperclass students, commuters, and students living in the RIT Inn and Greek Circle. Meal plans are comprised of Dining Dollars and are not taxed. 
  • Tiger Bucks—Tiger Bucks are a convenient debit account accessed through an RIT ID card. Purchases can be made at various locations on campus including Dining locations, RIT hockey games, and for lab fees, printing, and academic fees.
  • Tiger Spend—Students manage their dining funds on Tiger Spend, including adding or requesting more Dining Dollars or Tiger Bucks. 
  • Allergen and Nutrition InformationNetNutrition provides information on allergens and dietary restrictions, as well as nutritional information for campus restaurants.
  • Care Packages—Order care packages, cakes, food, or balloons for your student from RIT Dining.