Dining Plan Descriptions
The following dining plans will be available for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. The plans offer benefits such as included guest meals and the ability to add Flex Dollars throughout the year. Meal plan participants also receive a discounted rate from the regular door rate when using Flex Dollars.
Required for Residential First-Year Students, Second-Year Students, and Residential Staff / Optional for Upperclassmen (Non-Residential Staff) and Non-Residential Students
19 On Demand -- 19 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $300 Flex Dollars per year. Non-transferable. $6,900/year
For Upperclassmen (Non-Residential Staff) and Non-Residential Students
CYO "Create Your Own" Plan -- 200 meals per semester. For the fall 2020 semester, all meals will be automatically converted to Flex Dollars at a conversion rate of $8.80 per meal. There will be no residential dining hall meals associated with this plan for the fall semester; however, Flex Dollars can be used to purchase residential dining meals at reduced rates. Unused Flex Dollars will carry over from fall into the spring semester. Non-transferable. Available only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students living off campus. $5,380/year
Flex Dollars -- Flex Dollars, which add flexibility to your dining plan options and are incorporated into each plan, are yours to spend like cash at Rensselaer Dining locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, and campus vending machines. Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from fall into the spring semester, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are thereafter forfeited. Flex Dollars are also forfeited upon cancellation of the meal plan.
Rensselaer Advantage Dollars (RAD) -- Rensselaer Advantage Dollars is a campus declining balance account that you may purchase at any time. It carries over from year to year and ends only at the time you leave Rensselaer. It allows you the ability for use not only in Hospitality Services locations but also in areas such as the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, concessions, resident dining halls and the campus Pepsi vending machines. For more information, visit the Campus Card Office website.