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Frequently Asked Questions

Do unused meals carry over to the following week?

The Platinum and the Gold plan feature unlimited weekly meals; you will never run out of meals. Meals from the 11 meal plan, do not carry over from one week to the next. The meals on the 11 Meal plan reset on Thursday. Thus making the week run from Wednesday to Thursday. Meals from the 120 block plan do carry over from week to week throughout the semester; they do not carry over into the following semester. We can help you decide on the right plan to fit your schedule and eating habits, ensuring that you get the full value for your dollars.

Can I change my dining plan?

Absolutely. You have the opportunity to change your dining plan until drop/add day each semester. Simply go to the Residence Life Office located in North Hall and fill out a dining plan change form.

Can I treat a friend by using my Dining Membership?

You are the only person allowed to use your "meals". If you would like to treat a friend, you may pay for their meal using one of your five guest passes or by using your Declining Balance Dollars.

Do Block Meals carry over from semester to semester?

Block meals may be used during the semester in which are purchased. They do not carry over from semester to semester.

What do I do when my Declining Balance runs low?

Reload. Simply add Declining Balance Dollars to your account using cash, check, money order or VISA or MasterCard. Simply go to the Campus Dining Office (located in the Strebel Dining Commons) to make your payment.

How do I sign up?

First Semester students should have already signed up for a plan in the materials provided in the Admissions Packet. Returning residential students were asked to select their meal plan during room selection. If you have questions about residential meals whether or not you have signed-up please call our office at the number listed below.
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Lost or Stolen Meal Cards

Lost or stolen Meal Cards can be replaced. Should you lose your card… Please report it by calling (315) 792-3178.

Do you have particular dietary needs?

No problem! Our Utica Dining Services can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact or see the General Manager Damian Boehlert, at the Residence Dining Hall Office:

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your tables and disposables when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that Meal Plans are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.
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