Student FAQs: Dining
How will Campus Dining work?
Campus Dining is implementing some changes to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and reduce density at the dining halls. All food will be taken to go, seating at the dining halls will be decreased, and self-serve options will not be available. East Side and West Side dining will remain open seven days a week. In addition, meal swipes will now be used at most concepts at Roth Food Court. You can continue to expect delicious restaurant quality meals that are authentic, craveable, and sustainable with outstanding service.
Do I have to wear a mask or face covering in the dining halls?
While you don’t have to wear a mask or face covering when you are actively eating or drinking, you must wear one when you are in any building or classroom on campus, including dining halls. Patrons must wear facial coverings while waiting for pickup, walking to and from a table, or walking to or from a restroom.
Will I be able to sit in the dining halls?
To allow for physical distancing, the seating capacity at the dining halls will be reduced. Overflow seating will be available in nearby campus locations.
I am concerned about density at the dining halls. Is there a way to tell which dining halls are busy in real time?
We have been working on heat maps and using line queuing software to analyze peak times of class schedules to offer students real-time information of density at the dining halls and provide additional mobile dining offerings. More information to come soon.
How do I find out what’s on the menu before I go to a dining location?
Download the Nutrislice app, available in the Apple Store or Google Play. This app gives you information about the daily menus offered at the dining halls as well as nutritional information.
What safety measures are being taken to keep me safe when dining on campus?
The Faculty Student Association (FSA) and CulinArt are ensuring your safety by adhering to the strongest safety measures, including additional sanitation and disinfecting practices, enhanced hand-washing protocols, use of gloves and facial protection for our employees, and providing contactless payment options such as the GET app, and Google and Apple Pay. For more information, visit t he Dining Safety page .
Can I use my Stony Brook ID card to swipe into dining locations or pay for food and beverages?
To minimize the risk of COVID-19 and follow physical distancing guidelines, Campus Dining will not be swiping ID cards. Instead, you will scan your Stony Brook ID card at the cashier station from your mobile device using the GET mobile app . Apple Pay/Google Pay contactless payment options are also available.
What kind of meal plans are available this fall semester?
Campus Dining offers several meal plan options for residents, commuters, and graduate students. Meal plans save you money because all meal plans are tax-exempt. Please visit stonybrook.edu/mealplan for more information.
I am a commuter student. What dining options are available to me?
You can also enjoy Campus Dining. Quick grab and go options are available at the SAC Food Court, SAC Market, Market at West Side, Jasmine and the Emporium at East Side Dining. Save money when dining on campus with a commuter meal plan.
How do I change, enroll, or cancel my meal plan?
How can I upgrade or downgrade my meal plan?
How can I add funds to my meal plan (dining dollars) or Wolfie Wallet?
You can add funds through the Stony Brook campus card app or online at stonybrook.edu/mealplan .
How can I contact Campus Dining/SBU Eats?
Are there any vending machine options on campus?
The Stony Brook campus offers Avenue C, a self-checkout micro market offering a wide-variety of fresh food and healthy options, salads, snacks, drinks, coffee and more. For locations and payment options, visit stonybrook.edu/fsa .
I don’t have a meal plan. What other payment tenders are accepted?
If you are not on a meal plan, you can pay with Wolfie Wallet, credit or debit cards. Cash will not be accepted at the dining locations. If you only have cash, you can use a cash-to-account machine to add money to your ID card.
What dining locations will be open in the fall? And what are the hours of operation?
Please check the Campus Dining website for Fall 2020 hours of operation and open locations. They will be posted as soon as they are available.