For the 2021-2022 academic year, full block meal plans are required of students living in Dakin or Merrill. Students living in Enfield, Greenwich or Prescott are required to have a 75-block meal plan per semester. Meal plans are subject to change each year, and information about meal plan options is available from the dining services office or the dining options and meal plans page. Block meal plans are nontransferable, but guest meal tokens are available. Block meals taken at the Bridge Cafe and Kern Cafe are processed as meal swaps (see below). Students must have their Onecard to enter the dining commons or to use their block meal plans at the Bridge Cafe and Kern Cafe. Students will be asked to retrieve their card if they arrive without it.
When a student purchases one of the block meal plans, they are able to use their meals at the Dining Commons or at the Bridge Cafe and Kern Cafe as a meal swap. Meals can be swapped at the Bridge Cafe and Kern Cafe during the regular business hours for that location, during a meal period, one per day. The value of the swap is $7.75 for breakfast and $10.75 for lunch or dinner. If desired, a student may choose a meal in excess of these values and pay the difference with café card funds, cash, credit or debit.
Entering and Exiting Dining Commons
Students who have a block meal plan or who have paid with café card funds, cash, credit, or debit cards are allowed into the Dining Commons. Guests are not permitted to enter the dining room unless they have paid for their meal or they have presented a guest meal token. Coffee, tea, fountain soda, and light snacks are available in the dining commons between meal periods for a nominal fee. Food must be consumed inside the Dining Commons, COVID protocols permitting.
Everyone entering the Dining Commons is required to wear a shirt, shoes and a mask at all times. A mask may be removed when seated at a table. We ask that all clothes be clean to ensure proper sanitation.
Students with food and dining-related disabilities are encouraged to work directly with dining services and the office of accessibility resources and services (OARS). Most dietary needs can be addressed by working directly with dining services to identify available options. Students can concurrently pursue the formal accommodation request process with OARS to identify need for accommodation not able to be accommodated directly with support from Dining Services.