Frequently asked questions
How does this plan work?
The Graduate Commuter Meal Plan offers 3 meals per week and $50 in Flex Meal Points for the semester one to three meals may be used during a single meal period, up to 3 meals for the week.
Where can I use my meals?
All meals are available in the Donovan Dining Center where a wide
variety of food, beverage, and snack choices are available everyday.
Do unused Flex Meal Points carry over to the next Semester?
No. 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.
Are Graduate Commuters required to purchase a Meal Plan?
No. Graduate Students who do not live on campus are not required to purchase a meal plan. Many Commuters do purchase this plan for the convenience and value.