Save up to 13.875% on food and beverage purchases by enrolling in a student meal plan program! Meal plan purchases for students are tax free. You can use your meal plan to purchase beverages and food at all campus dining facilities.
Meal plans consist of two different accounts, each tax exempt when making food and/or beverage purchases:
Dining Dollars: The account which holds the funds for meal plan. This is a pre-paid, declining balance account that can be accessed using your DolphinCard. Each time you make a purchase, the purchase amount is subtracted from your account balance. Dining Dollars are accepted only during specified meal periods. All purchases of food and/or beverages made using this account are exempt from NYS sales tax.
Dining Plus Dollars: If/when meal plan Dining Dollar funds have been exhausted, students and/or their parents have the option of making additional deposits to the Dining Plus Dollars Account. Dining Plus dollars may be used to purchase food and beverages at all Campus Dining Facilities anytime that meal plan service is in operation (see Meal Plan Contract Period for specific information). A minimum deposit of $50.00 is required. Purchases made using these funds are NYS sales tax exempt.
Meal plans are non-transferrable. All unused Dining Dollars and Dining Plus Dollars are forfeited at the end of each contracted semester and may not be carried over semester to semester.
Dolphin Dollars: This account allows the maximum amount of flexibility for purchases throughout campus. DolphinDollars are accepted in the Bookstore, Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services, vending machines, residential laundry facilities and the purchase of food throughout campus. Purchases made with this account are NOT tax exempt as otherwise applicable. Account balances automatically roll over from one semester to the next.
Monday - Friday
Please visit Dining Services for specific hours of operation for all dining facilities.
Meal Plan Descriptions:
Gold Plan - $1,750/ Semester
$1,750 Dining Dollars & 5% Bonus Dining Plus Dollars (total savings of 13.875%)
Silver Plan: $1,250/Semester
$1,250 Dining Dollars & 4% Bonus Dining Plus Dollars (total savings of 12.875%)
$750 Dining Dollars & 3% Bonus Dining Plus Dollars (total savings of 11.875%)
Commuter Plan: $250/Semester (total savings of 8.875%)
Meal Plan Contract Period:
Meal plans are active beginning with breakfast on the first day of official commencement of classes each semester and end with lunch of the last day of final exams each semester. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific dates.
Please note, meal service will not be available during holidays, semester and Spring breaks when the College is officially closed as follows:
Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Lincoln’s Birthday, President Day and Spring Break.
Meal plan service will not be available on days that classes are not in session and the college is officially opened with no scheduled classes as listed on the official academic calendar. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Campus Center dining facility using cash or DolphinDollars only. There will be no meal plan service on the days listed below:
September 4-6, September 13-14
Signing up for a Meal Plan
Residential and Commuter students have the option purchasing a meal plan. Meal plan agreements are available at the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services, West Administration Building 3A Room 106 or at the Student Housing Office located in the Campus Center during regularly scheduled business hours. You may contact the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services (718) 982-2294 if you have questions or need assistance.
Completed meal agreements and full payment must be received by the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services prior to five (5) days before the start of classes as indicated in the College of Staten Island Academic Calendar. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, check, money order and cash are accepted.
In person: West Administration Building 3A Room 106
College of Staten Island
Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services
West Administration Building 3A Room 106
Staten Island, New York 10314
Meal Plan Policies
Meal Plan Terms & Conditions