Frequently asked questions

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

On-Campus - First year resident students are automatically assigned the Unlimited Plan unless they choose a different plan. All other resident students are automatically assigned the Any 10 Plan, unless they choose a different plan. The deadline for making meal plan changes is the second Friday from the start of each semester. Returning resident students will be defaulted to their previous semester plan. The plan selected for fall will be the same plan billed for the spring unless you request a change.

Commuter and Townhome - These students may select Dining Dollars and/or any meal plan. For 2017-18, deposit $500 or more and we will throw in an extra $25 in Bonus Dining Dollars, and for those who deposit $250 or more we will throw in an extra $10 in Bonus Dining Dollars! Students who sign up for Dining Dollars or a meal plan in the fall will automatically be enrolled in the same Dining Dollars/meal plan for the spring semester, unless you request a change.

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How do I change my meal plan?

Students have until the second Friday of each semester to choose a different plan. Students can change their meal plan online, at the BASC Business Office located on the first floor of Brockway Hall or by calling 585.395.BASC(2272). The change will then be reflected on your student bill.

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Where can I use the meals on my dining plan?

"Meals" can only be used at one of the all-you-care-to-eat dining halls (Brockway and Harrison).

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Where can I use Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars can be used at any dining location on campus.

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What does continuous service mean?

Both dining halls are open for continuous service. That means that they remain open in between meal periods with limited menu options available. For example, at Brockway between 10 - 11 am, limited hot breakfast and/or lunch items may be available. From 2 - 4 pm, salad, soup, deli, fruit, cereal, ice cream, and beverages are available at both dining halls.

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During continuous service hours, for what meal will I be charged?

For students on the Unlimited, Any 14, Any 10, Any 7, or Any 5 Plans, you may use a "meal" to dine at the dining halls no matter what time you go. Only one meal per meal period may be used on the Any 14, Any 10, Any 7, or Any 5 Plans. If you are paying with any other form of payment (Dining Dollars, Easy Money, cash, debit/credit card) the following times are for meal pricing only:

  • 7:30 - 10:59 am - Breakfast Price
  • 11 am - 3:59 pm - Lunch/Brunch Price
  • 4 - 8 pm - Dinner Price

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I have the Unlimited Plan. What does that mean?


It means that you can eat as many meals as you like at Brockway or Harrison Dining Halls. You never have to worry about running out. Just remember that your meal plan is for you only, that the unlimited meals do not apply to retail locations, and that other than one piece of fruit or one dessert, food and beverages cannot be removed from either Brockway or Harrison Dining Halls. You may, however, use your Dining Dollars at any retail location.

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Who can use my meal plan?


All residential meal plans come with three guest passes that you can use to treat friends or family in either dining hall. If you use all of those, you may purchase more at the BASC Business Office. Other acceptable forms of payment for guests include Easy Money, cash or credit card. Dining plans (including meals and Dining Dollars) are for the meal plan holder only.

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What is a guest pass?

A guest pass allows the cardholder to pay for someone else (or themselves) at Brockway or Harrison Dining Halls. A guest pass may be used for any meal. All residential dining plans come with three guest passes.

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Can I purchase additional guest passes?


Students on any residential meal plan may purchase up to 5 guest passes for $7.85 each per semester at the Business Office. Generally, it is a better value to buy a guest pass, than to pay the cash price for a meal at the dining halls. Townhome and commuter students that only have a Dining Dollar plan are not eligible to purchase guest passes.

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What are the hours of service?

The hours of service for our ten dining locations can be found here.

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Can I use more than one meal during a meal period?

Only one meal is permitted per meal period for those on the Any 14, Any 10, Any 7, and Any 5 Plans. However, these plan holders may purchase a meal with another form of payment (Dining Dollars, Easy Money, cash, or credit/debit card). The Unlimited Plan has no limit to the number of meals per meal period. Meal periods are posted at the hours of service link above.

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How do the Any 14, Any 10, 7, or 5 Plans work?

These plans contain the indicated number of meals per week. These are all-you-care-to-eat meals that can be used in either Brockway or Harrison dining halls. Each time you use a meal, one is subtracted from your balance, and the number of meals remaining will display at the point of sale. Weekly meals are reset each Monday morning. Meals are for the meal plan holder's use only and they do not roll over from week to week.

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Can I inquire at the register how many meals I have left?

 Yes. In addition, your meal balance will display each time you swipe your card at Brockway or Harrison Dining Halls.


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Where can I find the menus?

Menus are posted online by selecting a dining location: dining hall menus, café menusEagle's Nest, The Square at the Union, TRAX, Kinetic Kafe, and Subway.

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Are meal plans mandatory?

All resident students (with the exception of those living in the townhomes) must enroll in a meal plan. Resident Halls are not equipped with kitchens suitable for daily cooking.

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