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2020 - 2021 MEAL PLANS

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Dining on Campus

Dine-In Locations

Dine-In  locations maintain continuous service from morning to night. Swipe your ID card, stay as long as you'd like. The Dine-In program minimizes food waste by using reusable dishware and silverware. The Dine-In facilities are located at  East Side Dining and  West Side Dining, and accept  meal swipes as a form of payment (Dining Dollars,  Wolfie Wallet, cash, credit/debit are also accepted).

Retail Locations

Retail  locations sell items a la carte. There are more than 10 Retail locations on the main campus. These locations accept  Dining Dollars as a form of payment (cash, credit/debit and Wolfie Wallet are also accepted). A full list of locations can be found on the  locations page.


For hours, menus and nutrition, visit  stonybrook.edu/dining

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

The easiest way to purchase a meal plan is via the website. To start, select your academic status below. You can also purchase a meal plan by going to the FSA Services Office at 157 East Side Dining.

How do I know what plan is right for me?

Meal plan suggestions vary based on students' needs. View plan descriptions to find which plan matches your needs best. New for 2019-2020: Meal Exchanges can be added to any UNLIMITED MEAL PLAN. Dining Dollars can be added to all meal plans for even greater flexibility!

Please note: Meal Exchanges do NOT roll over and expire at the end of each semester. Remaining balances are forfeited. Dining Dollars roll over from Fall to Spring, and expire on commencement day in the Spring semester. Remaining balances are forfeited.  

How do I use the meal plan?

Once you purchase a plan, you may use your Stony Brook ID Card to pay at any dining location on campus. The cashier will swipe your card and the amount will deduct from your balance.

Unlimited Plans (Meal Swipes and Guest Meal Swipes)

Use your Stony Brook ID Card to pay for meals at  Dine-In, located at East Side Dining and West Side Dining, as many times you'd like. Unlimited plans also include Guest Meal Swipes that may be used at Dine-In. One guest swipe will be deducted from your balance each time you pay for a guest's meal at a dine-in location. Guest Dine-In Meal Swipes are for the entire semester and do NOT rollover. Guest Meal Swipes may only be used at Dine-In locations and are only available to students on an unlimited plan. Meal Swipes and Guest Meal Swipes do NOT rollover and expire at the end of each semester. Remaining balances are forfeited. Unlimited Plans also include Dining Dollars that may be used at any  Retail dining location (see details below).

Block Plans (meal swipes per semester)

Use your Stony Brook ID Card to pay for meals at  Dine-In, located at East Side Dining and West Side Dining. One swipe will be deducted from your balance each time you pay for a meal at a Dine-In location. Meal Swipes do NOT rollover and expire at the end of each semester. Remaining balances are forfeited.

Meal Exchange (Add-on to any UNLIMITED Meal Plan)

Add Meal Exchanges to any Unlimited Meal Plan when you sign up, or at any point throughout the semester! Meal Exchanges can be used to purchase a  preset menu option at select locations in the SAC Food Court, Roth Cafe and East Side Dining retail locations. Meal Exchanges do not roll over and expire at the end of each semester. Remaining balances are forfeited.

  • 16 Meal Exchanges: $100
  • 34 Meal Exchanges: $200
  • 52 Meal Exchanges: $300

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Dining Dollars

Each Dining Dollar is equivalent to $1 and may be used at any dining location on campus. Dining Dollars rollover from Fall to Spring, but not to the following academic year (Spring to Fall), and expire at the end of the Spring semester. Dining Dollars may be used at any  Retail dining location. Retail dining locations include: Roth Cafe (including Subway), Jasmine, Student Activities Center (SAC), SAC Market, Tabler Cafe, Starbucks, HDV/GLS Center, East Side Dining Retail (such as the Deli, Italian, and Halal NY), East Side Dining Retail Emporium (Kosher and Island Soul) and West Side Dining C-Store. Retail dining locations also accept Wolfie Wallet, cash or credit. Dining Dollars rollover from Fall to Spring and expire at the end of the Spring semester. Remaining balances are forfeited.

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes can be used to pay for a meal at Dine-In locations. The Dine-in facilities are located at  East Side Dining and  West Side Dining. Dine-In Meal Swipes do NOT rollover and expire at the end of each semester.

I have special dietary requirements. How can Stony Brook accommodate my needs?

Campus Dining does their best to meet the needs of all their guests. If you have any special dietary concerns such as vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, gluten free, food allergies, low cholesterol, low fat, or low sugar dietary needs, please feel free to visit our  Campus Dining Dietitian for a FREE consultation. To set up an appointment please call  (631) 632-9979. More information can also be obtained by visiting  the campus dining website.


View a full list of  Frequently Asked QuestionsTo sign up for a plan, visit the plans page for  residents  or  commuter / apartment  students.

Using Your Meal Plan and Wolfie Wallet

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