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FAQs

For questions, comments or concerns about meal plans, please contact our meal plan specialist, Tawana Shaird.
Phone:  718-817-0904
Email:  shaird-tawana@aramark.com


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Lincoln Center Campus

Am I required to participate in a Fordham Meal Plan?

All freshmen students who are living in McKeon Hall are required to have a meal plan.

All mandatory resident students will be billed $2,867.50 through the University for the default Block 225 + $400 plan and DO NOT need to purchase on this dining site. Within the standard plans, you can select four options allotting meal swipes and declining cash balance to best suit your needs.

Unlimited: Unlimited Meal Swipes + $300 DB
Block 225 plus: 225 Meals + $600 DB
Block 225: 225 Meals + $400 DB
Block 200 plus: 200 Meals + $650 DB 
Block 200: 200 Meals + $450 DB

If upperclassmen, off-campus, commuter, and transfer students are looking for smaller plan options, our Commuter Block Plans are a great solution. 

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 email Tawana Shaird at shaird-tawana@aramark.com.

Where Can I use my Meal Swipes at LC?

Meal Swipes are accepted at the Community Dining Hall which is located on the street level of McKeon Hall.

Is there a limit on how many times I can use my meal swipe per day?

No, there is no limit on the amount of swipes used a day. You are free to use the dining hall as many times as you would like per day, but each new entry deducts a meal swipe from your balance if you are on a block plan.  *Meals that are intended to be eaten by anyone other than the meal plan member must be purchased using another method of payment*

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 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 Dining Dollars 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.

Is the DCB dollar equivalent to $1 USD?

Yes, $1 DB = $1 USD.

How can I check my balance, swipes and Dining Dollars?

You can check the balance of your swipes by contacting the dining office and your Dining Dollar balance will be printed on your receipt.

As a returning student, when do I sign up for next year’s meal plan?

For returning Lincoln Center 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 our General Manager Janice Xiques via email at xiques-janice@aramark.com.

Does the meal plan come with guest passes?

No. Lincoln Center plans do not come with guest passes.

Is there a minimum for credit cards?

No.

Rose Hill Campus

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 shaird-tawana@aramark.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

Is there a minimum for credit cards?

No.

Account

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Commerce

Select your Fulfillment Method

Please review your order method and the location you would like the product shipped to. 

How do I get a Promotional Code?

Unfortunately, we are not currently offering Promotional Codes. We may offer Promotional Codes in the future, so please check back periodically.

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

How do I use the Menu?

We have utilities designed to help your health. Use the Meal Calculator Box to quickly relate the nutritional information of two or more items. The Meal Calculator can populate the nutritional value of your meal. Use our quick nutritional icons to identify food with special preparation or contents at a glance.

What are AFO/FPO/DPO addresses?

APO and FPO addresses allow the postal service to efficiently deliver mail to active duty military members serving overseas. When the mail arrives at the APO or FPO, the staff will send the mail onto the proper division of the military to which the addressee belongs. The division then delivers the mail to the individual. 

How do I increase password security?

Your password should be at least 8 characters that include upper and lower case characters, numbers, and symbols. You should always use a unique password for each website you use; that way, if one account gets compromised, the rest are safe. Other ways to ensure the security of your password include:

    • If passwords must be written down on a piece of paper, store the paper in  a secure place and destroy it when it is no longer needed.

    • Never share passwords with anyone.

    • Change passwords immediately if they may have been compromised.

    • Be careful about where passwords are saved on computers. Some dialog boxes present an option to save or remember a password. Selecting this option poses a potential security threat.

How do I use variants?

Have your food your way! Choose from our variant options to customize your meal exactly how you want it. Please note any charges that might be associated with adding additional variants to your meal.

What is a CVV?

The Card Validation Code is a 3 digit number set that uniquely identifies your credit card.


Visa/Mastercard and Discover Users

Flip your card over and look at the signature box. You should see either the entire 16-digit credit card number or just the last four digits followed by a special 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.

American Express Credit Card Users
Look for the 4-digit code printed on the front of your card just above and to the right of your main credit card number. This 4-digit code is your Card Identification Number (CID). The CID is the four-digit code printed just above the Account Number.

Why should I select favorite locations?

Selecting a location will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

Why am I required to select a role when creating my account?

A role will help us customize your experience on the CampusDish site.

Why are my products split into separate orders and why does this happen?

Two or more of the items in your cart are restricted by product type or payment method. In order to process the transaction, the items in your cart must be processed separately.