We know that today’s students have more dining options than ever before. Dining Services offers customer-oriented eateries featuring a variety of menu choices. We have created an environment that offers students quality, value, convenience and excitement.

Unlimited Plans

The best value in dining, Unlimited Plans provide the user with unlimited access to our residential dining facilities in Danforth and Douglass Dining Centers. The declining balance dollars that come with each plan can be used in any retail facility, cafes, or campus market. Unlimited Plans also come with seven Bonus Meals per semester which can be used for guests, eco-friendly to-go clamshell containers, or to gain entry into community meals sponsored by Dining Services and Student Activities.

Pass Plans

Pass Plans offer yet another opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds with some additional flexibility. The passes may be used to swipe in for meals in the residential facilities with the benefit of additional declining balance dollars than the Unlimited plans. The Pass Plans also include 4 Bonus Meals.

Declining Plans

Declining Balance plans work just like a debit card and can be used at any dining location. The balance can be reloaded at any time during the semester and funds can roll over from the Fall semester to Spring semester but cannot be rolled over from year to year. Additional funds can be added online at my.rochester.edu or via cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover at the Customer Service Center in Susan B. Anthony Halls.

What are my Choices?

  Meliora Unlimited Plan   $500 declining balance / semester   $3117 total / semester
  Blue Unlimited Plan   $350 declining balance / semester   $2991 total / semester
  150 Pass Plan   $850 declining balance / semester   $2991 total / semester
  125 Pass Plan   $850 declining balance / semester   $2740 total / semester
  Option A Declining   $2331 declining balance / semester   $2991 total / semester
  Option B Declining   $2093 declining balance / semester   $2740 total / semester
  Option C Declining   $1639 declining balance / semester   $2336 total / semester
  Option D Declining   $791 declining balance / semester   $1108 total / semester
  Commuter Declining   $279 declining balance / semester   $363 total / semester

2017 – 2018 On Campus Class Requirements / Options

River Campus Meal Plan requirements are assigned by residence hall. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Student living in: Genesee, Gilbert, Hoeing, Lovejoy (freshmen), Susan B. Anthony, Tiernan – Blue Unlimited Pass Plan or 150 Pass Plan
  • Students living in: Burton, Crosby, Fairchild, Kendrick, Lovejoy (upperclassman), Munro, O’Brien, Slater, DKE, any other house on the fraternity quad without kitchen access – Blue Unlimited Pass Plan, 150 Pass Plan, or Option A Declining Plan.
  • Students living in: Anderson, Chambers, Gale, Wilder – Option C Declining Plan
  • Students living in: Brooks Crossing, de Kiewiet, Douglass Leadership House, Drama House, the Maisonettes, Riverview Apartments, Sig Ep, Valentine, SAM – Option D Declining Plan.

 Meliora Unlimited Plan  $500 declining balance / semester $3117 total / semester
 Blue Unlimited Plan  $350 declining balance / semester $2991 total / semester
  Option A Declining Plan  $2331 declining balance / semester  $2991 total / semester
  Option B Declining Plan  $2093 declining balance / semester  $2740 total / semester
  Option C Declining Plan  $1639 declining balance / semester  $2336 total / semester
  Commuter Declining Plan  $482 declining balance / semester  $626 total / semester

Meal Plan Requirements / Options

Resident Eastman School of Music Meal Plan requirements are assigned by class year. The minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Freshmen: Have a minimum requirement of the Blue Unlimited Plan or the Option A Declining Plan for the year.
  • Sophomores & Juniors: Have a minimum requirement of the Option B Declining Plan.
  • Seniors & Graduate Students: Have a minimum requirement of the Option C Declining Plan.

Off Campus Meal Plan Requirements / Options

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.

How should I budget my Meal Plan Dollars?

Easy!  Check out this helpful reference budget calendar!

For reference, door rates for Declining Balance are $7.00 for breakfast, $8.75 for lunch and $9.75 for Dinner!

For general questions or dining concerns, please contact us at rcdining@services.rochester.edu or 585 275 6265. 


For billing inquiries, dining plan questions, questions on appeals, or ID card questions, please contact mealplans@services.rochester.edu or 585 275 8756 or 1 800 661 1118.