Dining on Campus
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 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' eating style.
Can I make changes to my meal plan?
Yes. Downgrades can be made during the first 2 weeks of the semester. You can upgrade to an Unlimited Plan at anytime. To request a change visit the FSA Services Office at 157 East Side Dining or fill out a form online.
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: 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.
- Block (meal swipes per semester) / meal swipes per week: 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. Dine-In Meal Swipes reset each week within the semester. The meal plan week begins on Friday and ends on Thursday. Dine-In Meal Swipes do NOT rollover and expire at the end of each semester.
- Dining Dollars-only plans: Dining Dollars may be used at any Retail dining location. Retail dining locations include: Roth Cafe (including Subway), Jasmine, Student Activities Center (SAC), Tabler Cafe, Starbucks, HDV/GLS Center, East Side Dining Retail (Deli, Cocina Fresca, Italian, Grill, 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.
What are 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.
What are Dining Dollars?
Each Dining Dollar is equivalent to $1. Dining Dollars 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.
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 .
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