Meal Plan
2020- 2021

All residents are required to purchase one of the following meal plans: A, B, C, D.

*Residents have the ability to use these Flex Meal Points at any Dining Service venues (DDC, Cafe, & on-campus vending machines) throughout the semester.  Unused Flex Points do not carry over into subsequent semesters. 


**Additional Flex Points may be purchased at the main office on the 2nd floor of the Dining Center (Rm. 209).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do these plans work?

These Meal Plans are designed to allow Residents to choose which Meal Plan will best fit their lifestyle and their budget. Each Meal Plan consists of guaranteed number of meals per week (Sunday-Saturday). Meal Plans A, B, C and D also include a set amount of Flex Meal Points for use during the semester.

Additional value to our Resident Students.

Throughout each semester Dining services offers a number of Special Themed Dinners. There is no additional charges for Residents to attend these dinners. Special Themed Dinners will be advertised in advance so all residents will know about them.

How can I voice my opinion in regards to Dining Services?

Your feedback is critical to us. Residents are encouraged to participate and serve on the Food Service Advisory Board. You may email us at or speak with the manager on duty.

What do I do if I must miss a meal because of my schedule?

To reduce the possibility of missed meals and to assist residents with unique schedules, we have designed our meal times around the current class schedules. Dining Services also offers a Convenience Meal Program for Residents whose coursework requires them to participate in off campus internships, classes, and similar activities. Such as, the Nursing Program and Student Teaching. Please contact RIC website for more information.

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.

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

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

When can the Meal Plan be used?

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

Are accommodations available for special dietary needs?

Yes. We do assist Residents with special dietary needs. We provide gluten free and meatless options on a daily basis at both locations. We also support a number of Residents 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.

Where can I use my meals?

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

Where can I use my Flex Meal Points?

Flex Meal Points can be used at Donovan Dining Center, The Café located in the Student Union, and vending machines throughout campus.

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