Freshmen will automatically be assigned to the 175 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash dining plan for the Spring 2021 semester. All freshmen are required to be on this plan. This new dining plan will replace the 205 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash. Students who were enrolled in the 205 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash in Fall 2020 will receive a direct communication from the College. If you need further assistance regarding this matter, please contact Taylor Milliken, Administrative Coordinator for Student Affairs at (845) 575-3517 or taylor.milliken@marist.edu.  

The 175 Dining Plan provides flexibility for a student to dine-in or pre-order a takeout meal via the Grubhub app from the Dining Hall. New this semester, students may use a meal swipe under the U Pick meal equivalency program at any retail dining location on campus (except food trucks and café pop-ups). Please continue to read U Pick FAQs below for more information. 

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: 175 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash, or 120 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.

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.
The new U Pick meal equivalency 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. The new meal equivalency program replaced the Pick 3 Meal Swap program at North End Dining. *Exclusions apply to DiningHall2Go, grocery, personal care, bulk and frozen food items. Exclusions subject to change. 

Yes. The U Pick meal equivalency program replaced the Pick 3 meal exchange program.

All dining plans offer U Pick meal equivalency. See dining plan descriptions for more details.
U Pick meal equivalency is available at any campus retail dining location except food trucks and café pop-ups. U Pick does not apply to DiningHall2Go from the Murray Student Center Dining Hall. 
  • Cabaret: Grubhub (Takeout & Delivery Pickup) and Walk up
  • Donnelly Café: Grubhub (Takeout) and Walk up
  • Hancock Brew: Grubhub (Takeout)
  • Marketplace: Grubhub (Takeout)
  • North End Dining: Grubhub (Takeout & Delivery Pickup) and Walk up
  • Steel Plant Garden Café: Walk up
 
The U Pick meal equivalency program allows students more freedom and flexibility with the dining plan. A meal swipe (from any dining plan) to be applied toward any food and beverage equivalent up to $10 at campus retail dining locations. 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. Exclusions apply to DiningHall2Go, grocery items, personal care items, bulk and frozen items.

For example, students are welcome to use a U Pick meal swipe to purchase an acai bowl, a snack and a beverage. Ten dollars will be applied to the price of their purchase and the remainder will roll over onto a tender of their choosing between Thrifty Cash or Marist Money on the Grubhub app or Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit/debit or cash for walk-up service.
DiningHall2Go, grocery, personal care, bulk, and frozen food items are excluded from the U Pick meal equivalency program. Exclusions are subject to change.

A student may use one U Pick meal swipe in a single transaction at campus retail dining locations including Marketplace, Cabaret, Donnelly Café, Steel Plant Garden Café, North End Dining and Hancock Brew. Please note: A student can use an unlimited number of meal swipes at the Murray Student Center Dining Hall per day.

A students may use eight (8) U Pick meal swipes per day at campus retail dining locations including Marketplace, Cabaret, Donnelly Café, Steel Plant Garden Café, North End Dining and Hancock Brew. Please note: A student can use an unlimited number of meal swipes at the Murray Student Center Dining Hall per day.
Pertaining to the U Pick meal equivalency program only, all dining plans are hosted on a third-party system which is hardcoded for eight (8) set time periods per day. These time periods are pre-determined using data from class period times and peak dining transactions. During each time period, one (1) U Pick meal equivalency can be used at campus retail dining locations. 
 
The meal equivalency time periods are as follows:
  • 7:30am-9:00am
  • 9:01am-11:00am
  • 11:01am-1:00pm
  • 1:01pm-3:00pm
  • 3:01pm-5:00pm
  • 5:01pm-7:00pm
  • 7:01pm-9:30pm
  • 9:31pm-12:00am
Please note: A student can use an unlimited number of meal swipes at the Murray Student Center Dining Hall per day.

Under the new U Pick meal equivalency program, we encourage students to maximize their U Pick meal swipe value by applying it to purchases that reach the $10 U Pick meal equivalency value. If the value of the intended total purchase is significantly less than the U Pick value, we encourage students to use the tax-free Thrifty Cash portion of their dining plan.

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 studentfinancialservices@marist.edu.

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 campus retail dining location under the U Pick program.
Students who were enrolled in the 205 Plan + $550 Thrifty Cash in Fall 2020 will receive a direct communication from the College. If you need further assistance regarding this matter, please contact Taylor Milliken, Administrative Coordinator for Student Affairs at (845) 575-3517 or taylor.milliken@marist.edu.

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 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.

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 takeout via the Grubhub) and DiningHall2Go 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.
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, students are encouraged to select all their food choices, including second helpings, for a hearty and fulfilling meal at initial entry to the Dining Hall.
Lite Fare, available at the Dining Hall only through the Grubhub app for pre-order takeout, is available between the lunch and dinner from 3:00pm to 4:00pm daily. 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 while our Culinary team refreshes the evening's dinner entree's beginning at 4:00pm. Students who prefer Homestyle and Simple Servings are encouraged to visit the Dining Hall prior to 3:00pm or after 4:00pm. In addition, students may enjoy campus retail dining offerings during this time under the new U Pick meal equivalency program. NOTE - Dining Hall dine-in seating and grab & go service is closed for cleaning and sanitizing from 3:00pm-4:00pm daily.
DiningHall2Go pickup and delivery is a dining à la carte service from the Dining Hall. Dining Hall2Go offers à la carte items, sides, fruits, baked goods, and beverages for purchase using Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, debit, and credit on the Grubhub app. U Pick meal swipes are not accepted. To view the menu, visit Murray Student Center Dining Hall > DiningHall2Go in the Grubhub app. 
  • Pickup: offered during regular dining hall operating hours. 
  • Delivery: offered to Zone 1 only from 4:00pm-8:00pm daily. 
Grocery2Go is a new grocery offering from Cabaret and North End Dining. Students can purchase grocery, personal care, frozen and bulk items using Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit, and debit via the Grubhub app. Note: items offered may differ at each location. To view items offered, visit these dining locations on the Marist Dining Grubhub app. U Pick is not applicable.
Marist Faculty & Staff can dine at North End Dining, the Cabaret, Donnelly Café, Steel Plant Garden Café, and Hancock Brew. For health and safety reasons, the Dining Hall is not available to faculty and staff currently. 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 Grubhub page on our website.
Click here for more information regarding how to access dining options while quarantined/isolated at Conklin/Talmadge. In addition, students should see a red tent card containing dining services information in their quarantine/isolation room at Conklin and Talmadge upon arrival. Students can also text keyword MARISTEATS to 82257 for support.

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

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