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 My.Marist.edu 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.
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 email@example.com.
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. 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.
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.
- 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.