Freshmen are automatically assigned to Anytime Dining plan plus $75 Thrifty Cash. All freshmen are required to be on the Anytime Dining plan. All other sophomore students living in campus housing are required to participate, at minimum, in the 20 Plan plus $225 Thrifty Cash. Transfer or sophomore residents housed in Mid-Rise have the option to select any of the following plans: Anytime Dining, 205 Dining Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash, or 120 Dining Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash. All other upperclass students may choose from the Anytime Dining plan or any of the other flex dining plans. 

Dining Hall hours of operations and meal prices can be found on the Dining Hall page.

A dining plan can be modified or dropped by visiting the MyHousing page on and clicking MyMeal Plan. Dining plan changes are made online and can take up to two business days to process. Any upper-class student (excludes sophomores living in campus apartments) electing to withdraw from a dining plan must do so by the close of business on the second Friday of each semester. Dining plans can be upgraded at any time during the semester. All dining plans are processed through the Office of Housing & Residential Life and questions should be directed to their office, by calling (845) 575-3307 or emailing the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Our all you can eat, dine-in facility encourages patrons to enjoy their meals within the Dining Hall. Pick 3 Meal Swaps can be used with a swipe to take a pre-packaged meal of a sandwich, chips, apple, beverage and cookie from the designated cooler. Otherwise, the only food permitted to leave the Dining Hall is a single piece of hand fruit per person.

The Pick 3 Meal Swap program allows students, faculty and staff to exchange a dining plan meal swipe for a menu item in the Pick 3 program at designated campus retail locations.
All dining plans offer the Pick 3 Meal Swap program. See dining plan descriptions for more details.
The Pick 3 Meal Swap program is available at the Dining Hall, North End Dining, The Cabaret, Donnelly Cafe, Steel Plant Garden Cafe, McCann Cafe and The Marketplace.

The Pick 3 Meal Swap Program allows a meal swipe to be exchanged for a choice of entree distinguished by the Pick 3 logo on menus and/or retail items labeled with a Pick 3 sticker. The entrèe comes with a choice of beverage (bottle water or can of soda) and a choice of one of the following: a piece of fruit, a bag of chips, or a pack of cookies. Across campus dining locations, a few Pick 3 menu choices require an additional charge. A designated entree bowl is available as a Pick 3 option at Donnelly Cafe.

Thrifty Cash is the dollar amount associated with each dining plan which can be used at all retail locations on campus for more on-the-go eating. Purchases made using Thrifty Cash are tax exempt. 

Yes. You may add to your balance at any time if you are on a dining plan. Students may add dollars to their Thrifty Cash at any time by visiting the MyHousing page on their MyMarist account. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services to transfer money into a Thrifty Cash account at (845) 575-3230 or

Dining plan meal and Thrifty Cash balances can be viewed on MyMarist. Once logged in, click on the boxes in the top right corner and select 'Marist Money'.

Yes. Your Thrifty Cash carries over from fall to spring semester, provided that you remain on a dining plan. Thrifty Cash does not carry over to the following Fall semester.

No. Your meal swipes do not carry over from semester to semester. We encourage students to use their meal swipes at the Dining Hall, for Valley Cafe or at any of the campus retail locations under the Pick 3 Meal Swap Program.

Yes. The guests of any Marist student who displays a valid ID receive preferred pricing for their meals.

Yes. You can use Thrifty Cash to pay for a guest at the Dining Hall.

Yes. We accommodate all Marist College students. Marist Dining Services is comprised of qualified, trained individuals who are prepared to accommodate a wide array of diets; Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, medically supervised diets, and those with food born allergies. Please see the Nutrition page for full details about our program. 

Simple Servings is the NEW 8-Food-Allergens-Free hot lunch and dinner station served at the Dining Hall flat top grill. It is managed by Marist Dining Services employees. 
All foods offered at the Simple Servings station are free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. 
With Simple Servings, students can comply with food allergy or other dietary concerns without feeling singled out. They won’t have to go off campus for their meals or miss out on dining with their friends while waiting for the chef to specially prepare their meals. Straightforward preparation techniques assure transparency of ingredients, and help the student prepare to be responsible for their own shopping and cooking in future. 
The hot lunch and dinner menu change daily and include varied protein options: beef, pork, chicken and turkey. All side dishes are vegan, containing no milk, eggs, or meat products.

The MyZone Pantry is the contained refrigerator and shelf space where food items needed by students with celiac disease or nut allergies can be stored with precautions against cross-contact. The MyZone Pantry will always be free of gluten-contained ingredients and products, as well as tree nut and peanut products. 

The MyZone Pantry can include specially-prepared meals or pre-packaged items. Please note that the MyZone Pantry only guarantees the storage or pre-packaged items that are free of gluten, tree nuts and peanuts. It does not guarantee storage of pre-packaged items that are free from milk, eggs, wheat, soy and shellfish. 

The MyZone Pantry can be a "fall back" area when none of the offerings in the Dining Hall stations are appropriate for the student's dietary restrictions. 

With the MyZone Pantry:
Students maintain control over managing their own allergy when foods are pre-packaged because they are only the ones handling them. Students can work closely with Marist Dining managers and chefs to negotiate which products are stocked. 

Meals are available for any students who feels sick or is injured. More details on our sick/injured meal policy can be found on the Nutrition page.

Phone: (845) 575-5100 /E-Mail/Fax: (845) 575-5120

Sodexo Campus Services. Sodexo is the leading provider of Food and Facilities management in North America, and has continuously operated Marist College Dining Services since 1978. To learn more about Sodexo Campus Services please visit Sodexo USA.