Meal Plan

Commuters have the opportunity to voluntarily purchase a Meal Package at a cost of $675.00 per semester.

Frequently asked questions

How does this plan work?

The Commuter Meal Plan consists of a guaranteed number of meals per week (4), and a set amount of Flex Meal Points for use during the semester ($100). Only one meal may be used during a single meal period.

Where can I use my meals?

All meals must be used in the Donovan Dining Center. A variety of offerings will be available during the times listed for each meal period.

Do unused Flex Meal Points carry over to the next Semester?

Unused Flex Meal Points will not carry over into the next Semester.

What do I do if I go over the dollar limit when purchasing a meal?

You may pay the difference using your Flex Meal Points, cash, Visa or Master Card.

If I do not use a meal will it carry over to the next week?

Unused meals do not carry over to the next week. At the beginning of each week (Sunday) your meal balances are reset.

Where can I use my Flex Meal Points?

You can use your Flex Meal Points at Donovan Dining Center, The Café, and vending machines throughout campus.

Are accommodations available for special dietary needs?

Yes. We do assist students with special dietary needs. We provide gluten free and meatless options on a daily basis at both locations. We also support a number of students who are in need of special diets for medical reasons. Dining Services also offers dietary, nutritional, and related consultations with our Resident Dietitian, Bethany Tucker, R.D., LDN (401) 456-8477 free of charge.

Can I still eat at the Dining Center if I don’t have a Meal Plan?

Yes, we accept Visa or Master Card, as well as cash.

When can the Meal Plan be used?

This Meal Plan can be used seven days per week in the Donovan Dining Center.

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