Freshmen are automatically assigned to the 205 plus $550 Thrifty Cash dining plan. All freshmen are required to be on this plan. The plan provides flexibility for a freshman student to dine in or pre-order a meal via Grubhub from the Dining Hall or using a Pick Meal Swap at North End Dining. 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: 205 Dining Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash, or 120 Dining Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash. All upperclass students (juniors and seniors) may choose from any of the 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.

No, commuter students are not required to be enrolled in a dining plan. However, if the commuter student is interested in using Thrifty Cash for purchases at campus dining locations (using Thrifty Cash saves 8.025% tax) they must enroll in a dining plan. Thrifty Cash rolls over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, provided that the student remains enrolled in a dining plan. Thrifty Cash does not roll over from the Spring semester to the following Fall semester.
For all dining plans, the Pick 3 Meal Swap program allows students to exchange a dining plan meal swipe for a menu item in the Pick 3 program only at North End Dining.
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 only at North End Dining.

The Pick 3 Meal Swap Program allows a meal swipe (from any dining plan) to be exchanged for a choice of entree noted by the Pick 3 logo on menus and/or retail items labeled with a Pick 3 sticker. The entrée 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. Some Pick 3 menu choices require an additional charge.

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 or at North End Dining under the Pick 3 Meal Swap Program.

No. Only Marist students may access the Dining Hall facility.

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.

Yes. Students who have Marist Money but not a dining plan will be able to access retail dining locations via walk up service or using the Grubhub app. For service in the Dining Hall (dine-in or take-out via the Grubhub) students will be able to use Marist Money.
Dine-in service in the Dining Hall is primarily reserved for students enrolled in a dining plan. However, accommodations can be made based on seating availability for students not enrolled in a dining plan (Marist ID required).
Here is what a meal swipe includes in the Dining Hall for pre-order takeout or dine-in:
  • For breakfast, students have the option of selecting from our breakfast Homestyle station (for example, pancakes, scrambled eggs, breakfast protein, breakfast potatoes) or one egg sandwich to-go. In addition, students can select one grab and go snack item and one breakfast pastry. In addition, students will also be able to select a bowl of cereal, a carton of milk and two pieces of seasonal whole fruit. Students may also select a cold bottled beverage and a served hot beverage, such as coffee or tea. Click here to view an example.
  • For lunch and dinner, students will have the option of selecting a meal from our Homestyle station or our 8-Allergen-Free Simple Servings station which includes a protein, starch, and vegetable. Vegetarian and pasta options are also offered at the Homestyle station. In addition, students will be able to select an entrée from the Grill (such as a burger or grilled chicken sandwich), Deli or Pizza. Students can also select one dessert item from our in-house bakery, two grab and go snack items, two seasonal whole fruit and a scratch-made vegetarian soup or a freshly made pre-packaged salad. Students may also select a cold bottled beverage and a served hot beverage, such as coffee or tea. Click here to view an example.
A student who opts for second helpings in the Dining Hall will have to exit the facility and register using the Grubhub app for another dine-in time slot. Due to health and safety regulations according to CDC and NYS guidelines, we can no longer offer all-you-can-eat buffet style service. As a reminder, at initial entry to the Dining Hall, students are encouraged to select all of their food choices for a hearty and fulfilling meal.
Lite Fare, available at the Dining Hall only through the Grubhub app for pre-order takeout, is available between the lunch and dinner meals from 2:30pm 4:30pm daily in which a variety of lite fare options include grill, pizza, deli, soup, salad, bakery, snacks, fruit, beverages and selected breakfast items. NOTE - Homestyle and Simple Servings stations are closed during this time to allow dining services staff to freshly prepare dinner options for these stations beginning at 4:30pm. Students who desire options not included in the Lite Fare meal period are encouraged to visit the Dining Hall prior to 2:30pm or after 4:30pm. In addition, students may enjoy North End Dining offerings during this time, such as Rossi’s deli, quesadillas, pastas, salads, wok specials and more under the Pick 3 Meal Swap Program
Marist Faculty & Staff are able to dine at North End Dining, the Cabaret, Donnelly Cafe, Steel Plant Garden Cafe, Hancock Brew and Library Brew. For health and safety reasons, the Dining Hall is not available to faculty and staff at this time. For a list of hours of operations, Grubhub/walk-up locations, and offerings, visit the Dining Near Me page.
Information about the Grubhub app can be found on the NEW Grubhub page on our website.

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

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