Am I required to participate in a Fordham Meal Plan?
All students living in the following residences are required to participate in a meal plan: Alumni Court South, Faber Hall, Finlay Hall, Loschert Hall, Loyola Hall, Martyr’s Court (Goupil, Jogues, and LaLande), O’Hare Hall, Queen’s Court, and Tierney Hall on the Rose Hill campus.
All mandatory resident students will be billed $2,650.00 through the University and DO NOT need to purchase on our dining site. Within the standard plans, you can select three options allotting meal swipes and declining cash balance to best suit your needs.
Block 250: 250 Meals + $300 DB
Block 225: 225 Meals + $350 DB
Block 200: 200 Meals + $400 DB
In addition to the standard plans, we offer a variety of premium plans to choose from to meet your schedule and preferences at varying price points. Our Unlimited plans provide unlimited access to the Marketplace on the Rose Hill Campus. In addition, each of these plans includes Declining Balance and guest meals. If you select a premium plan you should expect to see an adjusted charge on your student account at a later date, typically 4-6 weeks after the start of the semester.
Platinum ($3,732.50): Unlimited Meals + $1,050 DB
Gold ($3,475.00): Unlimited Meals + $800 DB
Silver ($3,272.50): Unlimited Meals + $550 DB
If upper classmen, off-campus, commuter and transfer students are looking for smaller plan options, our Commuter Block Plans are a great solution. Commuter Block plans provide a certain amount of meals that can be used throughout the academic year.
Block 120 ($1,333.00): 120 Meals + $125 DB
Block 90 ($1,014.50): 90 Meals + $75 DB
Block 60 ($716.00): 60 Meals + $50 DB
Please visit us at www.Fordham.CampusDish.com for the complete description and details of our meal plans.
Are meal plans refundable?
Any meal plan that was purchased voluntarily (not required by the University) is non-refundable.
How and when can I make a change to my meal plan?
Students have an evaluation grace period of two weeks after the start of each semester to make an adjustment to their meal plan to best suit their individual needs. To make any modification during those two weeks please visit the information desk located in the lobby of McGinley Center or email email@example.com.
Where Can I use my Meal Swipes at RH?
Meal Swipes are accepted at The Marketplace which is located in McGineley Center. You can also exchange meal swipes for meal trades at our participating retail locations.
Can I treat my friend/family to a meal in the dining hall?
Yes, you can treat a friend or family member to a meal by using a meal swipe (if you are on a block plan) or dining dollars (on any meal plan). For unlimited plans, meals that are intended to be eaten by anyone other than the meal plan member must be purchased using another method of payment.
What are Declining Balance Dollars/Dining Dollars?
Declining Balance Dollars (DB), or Dining Dollars, is similar to a debit account, where one begins with a certain amount of money and deducts purchases from the balance. You can use your declining balance dollars at any of the Fordham University retail locations and resident dining halls.
What is meal exchange and where can I use it at the Rose Hill campus?
To add even more flexibility to your meal plan at the Rose Hill campus, meal plan holders are able to use their meal plan at all retail locations for predetermined meal options. Exchange options vary by location and may not be substituted for any other item. Please note retail meal exchange swipes are limited to 12 meal swipes per week.
What if I don’t use all my meal swipes or Dining Dollars?
Meals/swipes on a mandatory expire at the end of the semester. The Dining Dollars on these plans are carried over from fall to spring semester and unused dollars at the end of the spring semester are forfeited.
Commuter meal plans are good for the entire academic year. Unused commuter meal plans are forfeited at the end of the spring semester.
Voluntary DB purchases carry over semester to semester and year to year. Voluntary DB expires after 1 year of no activity on a student account.
What should I do if I run out of Declining Cash Balance before the semester ends?
You may deposit additional funds to your "declining balance" account at any time during the semester by visiting our website, www.Fordham.CampusDish.com, under the “Shop Now” section. You can also stop by our dining services offices to add declining balance dollars to your account.
Is there a fee associated with reloading Dining Dollars and is there a minimum amount I have to reload?
There is no fee to reload your Dining Dollars. The minimum amount you must add is $25.
How can I check my balance, swipes and Dining Dollars?
You can check the balance of your swipes and Dining Dollars at the Information Desk located at the lobby of McGinley Center. Your Dining Dollar balance will also be printed on your receipt.
As a returning student, when do I sign up for next year’s meal plan?
For returning Rose Hill students, meal plan selection information is included with the housing information in the spring. You may also purchase a meal plan by visiting our website, www.Fordham.CampusDish.com.
For students with special dietary requirements, are you able to provide meals to meet his or her dietary needs?
Yes, our staff is happy to accommodate students with special dietary needs. If you have special dietary needs, our on-campus Registered Dietitian will meet with you to discuss our menu and to accommodate special arrangements if needed. The Registered Dietitian can be reached at RamHealth@fordham.edu
Who do I contact if I have questions about the meal plan?
Contact Dining Services at (718) 817-4515.
Does the meal plan come with guest passes?
All three Unlimited plans have 8 guest meals:
Block 250 has 5 guest meals
Block 225 has 4 guest meals
Block 200 has 3 guest meals