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).
Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace. Students can use the Grubhub Campus Dining app to order from their favorite on-campus cafes and eateries — and can even pay using their campus cards and dining plans.
Download Grubhub and create a new account (or sign in if you already have Grubhub downloaded). To add your campus, select the Settings (gear icon) at the top right on your Account page. In your Settings, click on Campus Dining. Select your campus and your school affiliation. Add campus card or go directly to the list of on campus cafes and eateries.
Toggle between ordering on-campus take-out or delivery. Once you’ve placed your on-campus order for take-out, the app will notify you when your food is ready. If ordering take-out, you can pick up your food at the Grubhub pickup sign at the dining location you selected. If ordering delivery, the delivery will be made to the main lobby entrance of traditional residence buildings. For on-campus apartment complex locations, for example Foy Townhouses, the delivery will be made to a designated common location within that resident apartment complex. You will be notified when the order is out for delivery and when it has arrived at the designated delivery location.
Students can order food items for take-out from the following locations: Dining Hall, North End Dining, Donnelly Café, the Cabaret, and Hancock Brew.
Yes, a student can reserve a dine-in time slot via the GrubHub app. When the student arrives for their dine-in time slot they will be able to select their meals from the various servery stations. The student will then be able to sit at a table for a maximum of 45 minutes. If a time slot is not available, it will not appear as an option on the Grubhub app. NOTE: A time slot reservation does not reserve a specific seat.
After reserving a time slot, the student will receive an SMS confirmation within 5 minutes. The SMS will include instructions and a link to a reservation pass which must be displayed to the dining services staff upon entry to the Dining Hall. If the pass is accessed more than 15 minutes early to reservation, or more than 15 minutes after the reservation, the pass will not be usable at that time.
Yes, students will be able to reserve at the same time as their friends via their own Grubhub app, provided there is space available for that time slot.
No, take-out meals via the GrubHub app may NOT be eaten in the Dining Hall. Grubhub take-out meals are only to be picked up by the student who immediately exits the Dining Hall. Students may choose to eat their meal at the outdoor dining tent (located adjacent to the Dining Hall), outdoors, the Cabaret, or other locations across campus.
Menu choices, both dine-in and pre-ordered take-out offer ample serving choices.   Every effort is made to provide a students with their food choices, ether by selecting food items at the various servery stations or through the Grubhub app.   Due to health and safety regulations according to the CDC and NYS guidelines, we can no longer offer all-you-can-eat buffet style service.  Upon placing a preordered take-out meal utilizing the Grubhub app, students will be able to choose an entrée from each of the servery station choices as noted on the app’s menu selection.  For example, the student may be able to have a serving  portion of pasta, a slice of pizza and a burger for a meal swipe. Multiple entrée orders from a single servery station are not permitted.
Students who opt 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 the 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 select all of their food choices for a hearty and fulfilling meal.
On-campus only retail menu delivery is available via Grubhub from Marketplace and Chick N Bap and Simply to Go menus at the Cabaret. The Cabaret will offer on campus only delivery between 5:00-10:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Marketplace will offer on campus only delivery service from 5:00-10:00pm daily (no walk-up service).
Delivery locations to traditional residence buildings are to the main lobby entrance only. For on-campus apartment complex locations, for example Foy Townhouses, will be to a designated common location within that resident apartment complex. Additional information regarding delivery sites available through the Grubhub app. NOTE: Grubhub delivery service is not available for students residing at Conklin Hall and off campus locations.
Grubhub deliveries are made by Marist Dining Services employees.
For take-out at the Murray Student Center Dining Hall and North End Dining, students may use Pick 3 meal swaps in addition to Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit and debit cards. For take-out at Hancock, the Cabaret and Donnelly Café, students may use Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit and debit cards only. For delivery service from the Cabaret and Marketplace, students may use Thrifty Cash, Marist Money, credit and debit cards only. No Pick 3 Meal Swaps can be used for delivery service.
The Grubhub app will provide real-time updates about your order and inform you when your order is ready to be picked up.
It is recommended that students place their order near the time they would like to pick it up. Students are unable to order take-out or delivery in advance for a set time (For example, 11:00am the next day). The app will be updated with accurate wait times so students will know how long it will take for their order to be prepared.
New to the Marist campus, the Grubhub app is FREE for Marist students to use for on-campus take-out and delivery. There is no fee associated with using the app at campus dining locations.
If you have an issue with your order, please ask to speak with the supervisor of the dining location. If you have an issue with Grubhub app, please click here. If you require further assistance, please contact Dining Services here

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

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