Plan Options

2020-2021

With all the worries of going to college, the last thing you need to do is plan your next meal. Marist Dining Services provides a variety of dining plans offering flexibility and value to meet your needs. These plans are also available for graduate students. If you have a question about a dining plan, contact Office of Housing and Residential Life at Housing@Marist.edu or call 845-575-3307 or Dining Services at (845) 575-5100.

In these challenging times, we continue our commitment to bring quality service to the campus community. If you have any questions regarding your student's dining experience, please do not hesitate to contact Marist Dining Services General Manager Colene Doughty at colene.doughty@sodexo.com.

Enhanced services and innovative changes to the dining services for the Spring 2021 semester:
  • New 175 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash. This dining plan will replace the 205 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash. Students who were previously enrolled in the 205 Plan will automatically be enrolled in the 175 Plan with added flexibility under the U Pick meal equivalency program. If you have a question or need further assistance regarding the 205 Plan, please contact Taylor Milliken, Administrative Coordinator for Student Affairs at (845) 575-3517 or taylor.milliken@marist.edu
  • New U Pick meal equivalency program. This program allows students on any flex dining plan to use a meal swipe for any item* at any campus retail dining location at a value of up to $10. Any value after $10 can be applied using Thrifty Cash or Marist Money on the Grubhub app. For walk-up service, any value after $10 can be applied using Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit/debit or cash. U Pick will replace the Pick 3 meal swap program at North End Dining. *Exclusions apply to DiningHall2Go, grocery, personal care, bulk and frozen food items. For more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The combination of value, choice, and variety make any one of these plans a great option for dining on campus. A dining plan can be modified by visiting the MyHousing page on My.Marist.edu and clicking My Meal Plan. Dining plan changes are made online and can take up to two business days to process. Any meal swipes remaining in an account on any Dining Plan do not transfer from the fall to spring semester. Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Office of Housing & Residential Life by calling (845) 575-3307 or via email at housing@marist.edu.

175 Plan
175 Meals Plus $550 Thrifty Cash
$2,350
Required for resident freshman & available to all other students. 

120 Plan
120 Meals Plus $550 Thrifty Cash
$1,935
Available to all students except first year students.

90 Plan
90 Meals Plus $550 Thrifty Cash
$1,650
Available to all students except first year students and Midrise residents.

60 Plan
60 Meals Plus $350 Thrifty Cash
$1,090
Available to all students except first year students and Midrise residents.

40 Plan
40 Meals Plus $275 Thrifty Cash
$770
Available to all students except first year students and Midrise residents.

20 Plan
20 Meals + $225 Thrifty Cash
$480
Available to any student except first year students and Midrise residents. A sophomore student residing in an apartment or townhouse with a kitchen must participate, at minimum, in the 20 Dining Plan.

Marist Faculty / Staff dining plans will not be offered for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Thrifty Cash is a dollar amount associated with each dining plan that can be used in any campus dining facility (retail or residential). Purchases made using Thrifty Cash are tax exempt. 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 for the spring semester. 

To add money to your Thrifty Cash account online: 
Visit the MyHousing page on My.Marist.edu account to add funds in $25 increments, with a maximum addition of $100 per transaction. In order to request Thrifty Cash, please ensure that you have a credit on your student account, resulting from excess financial aid or recent payment. Without a credit on your student account, Student Financial Services will be unable to process your request. Funds can be added to a student account through the electronic billing portal by making a one-time payment to the student's tuition account. Please allow one business day for the transaction to be processed.