Marist Dining Services is committed to providing multiple dining opportunities offering diverse menus that feature traditional favorites, ethnic dishes and international cuisines, with an emphasis on obtaining local and regional products. Through sustainable practices and educational programs, we provide opportunities for social interaction and awareness for a healthy and productive lifestyle.

Dining Plans

With all the worries of going to college, the last thing you need to do is plan your next meal. To accommodate you, Marist Dining services offers a variety of dining plans with flexibility and value to meet your needs. We feature the following:

Below, find details about the different options you have for dining plans. 

Dining plan swipes can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night dining or weekend brunch during hours of operation in the Dining Hall. For all dining plans, students may add dollars to their Thrifty Cash at any time. Note: Any meal swipes remaining in an account on any Dining Plan DO NOT transfer from the fall to spring semester.

Dining plan selections are processed through the Office of Housing & Residential Life. Please contact them with any questions at 845-575-3307. And now resident and commuter students enrolled in a dining plan can make any necessary changes here.

Learn more about the value of having a Dining Plan here! We look forward to providing you with excellent service throughout your academic career at Marist!

Anytime Dining

Our Anytime Dining Plan allows participants to access the Dining Hall as often as they would like without worrying about counting swipes. As an Anytime Dining participant, you have unlimited access to the Dining Hall throughout the semester with the ability to enjoy anything from a cup of coffee to a full meal upon entry. This plan also comes with Thrifty Cash and Preferred Pricing for cash meals in the Dining Hall.
  • Anytime Dining Plus $75 Thrifty Cash
    • Price: $2,750 per semester
Some of the features and benefits of the Anytime Dining Plan are:
  • Unlimited Dining
    • You never run out of meals so you never have to worry about counting meals.
  • Thrifty Cash
    • Convenient for on-the-go eating in Retail Dining locations.
    • Tax exempt.
    • Great for late night meals.
    • Flexible, add on to your balance as you need.
  • Preferred Pricing
    • Stretches your dining dollars.
    • Adds value to your Dining Plan.
  • Meal Swaps/Guest Meals
    • Five Passes to take a pre-packaged lunch or dinner or accommodate a guest. Meal Swaps on the Anytime Dining plan can only be used at the Dining Hall, not in retail dining locations.
Note: All freshmen and sophomores living in Champagnat, Leo, Sheahan, Mid-Rise and Marian Halls are pre-enrolled in this plan.

Flex Plans

The combination of value, choice, and variety make any one of these plans a great option for dining on campus. If our Anytime Dining plan is not exactly what you are looking for, consider these options. Meal swipes on each flex dining plan can be used to eat in the Dining Hall or take a pre-packaged meal from several of our retail locations.

  • 90 Meals Plus $550 Thrifty Cash
    • Price: $1,510 per semester
    • This plan feature 90 meals anytime (an average of 6 meals per week) in the Dining Hall and $550 Thrifty Cash per semester. 
  • 60 Meals Plus $325 Thrifty Cash
    • Price: $995 per semester
    • This plan features 60 meals anytime (an average of 4 meals per week) in the Dining Hall and $325 Thrifty Cash per semester.
  • 30 Meals Plus $215 Thrifty Cash
    • Price: $565 per semester
    • This plan features 30 meals anytime (an average of 2 meals per week) in the Dining Hall and $215 in Thrifty Cash per semester.
  • Apartment 15 Meal Plan Plus $200 Thrifty Cash
    • Price: $380 per semester
    • This plan feature 15 meals per semester (an average of one per week) in the Dining Hall plus $200 Thrifty Cash per semester. 
Note: Residents of Foy Townhouses, Townhouse H, I, J, K, L and M, Lower and Upper West Cedar Townhouses, Fulton Street Townhouses, and North End Buildings A, B, C and D are pre-enrolled in the Apartment 15 Plan. Sophomore residents are required to participate, at a minimum, in the Apartment 15 plan.

Thrifty Cash

Thrifty Cash is a dollar amount associated with each dining plan that can be used in any campus dining facility (retail or residential). Each transaction deducts from the initial balance. Students may add Thrifty Cash to their dining plans through the Student Financial Services Office. Funds remaining in a Thrifty Cash account transfer from the fall semester to the spring semester only, provided that the student remains enrolled in a dining plan. At the end of the fall semester, any funds remaining in the account may be used at campus retail locations provided the student is registered for a Marist College winter intercession class. Marist Senior's cleared for graduation may use their Thrifty Cash funds during senior week. At the end of the spring semester, any funds remaining in the account do not carry forward to the next semester and will be forfeited. 

Faculty and Staff Dining Plans

Dining plans are also available for Marist Faculty and Staff as a convenient on-campus meal option. 15 Meal and 30 Meal punch cards are available for purchase at the Dining Hall North register (Cabaret side).

Any student, faculty or staff member on a dining plan requiring accommodations for a medical or dietary concern should contact the General Manager of Marist Dining, Colene Doughty at

Guests without a dining plan can pay door cash price for admission to the Dining Hall. Forms of payment accepted across all dining locations include Cash, Credit, Debit, Marist Money and Thrifty Cash.

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Important Info

Participation Opportunities
Campus residence assignments and class level determine which dining plan options are available to you. Commuters and off-campus students have the ability to select any dining plan, and the new plans we offer are especially commuter friendly.

All resident freshmen are required to participate in the Anytime Dining Plan.

Upper-Class Students
Returning students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) residing in college housing are assigned to a campus dining plan based on their residence location.

Residents of Mid-Rise and Marian Halls are required to participate in the Anytime Dining Plan.

All sophomores residing in college apartment housing facilities are required to enroll in a dining plan. If no plan is selected, then the sophomore student residing in this housing apartment facility will be pre-enrolled in the Apartment 15 Meals Plus $150 Thrifty Cash for the semester and must remain at a minimum in this plan.

Commuters, off-campus students, and residents of North End Housing, Upper and Lower West Cedar, Foy Townhouses, and Fulton Townhouses may select any Dining Plan.

Many upper-class students have made the decision to remain on a dining plan while living on campus because of the value, flexibility, and convenience.

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