Your DolphinCard is associated with multiple accounts:

Meal Plans (students only) – Students have the option of purchasing a meal plan and save 8.875% on every food/beverage purchase! In order to place funds into a meal plan account, a signed meal plan agreement and $250 deposit is required. Copies of the Meal Plan Agreement are available in the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services, the Dolphin Cove Housing Office or you may download the Meal Plan Agreement.

There are two (2) account types associated with a meal plan. Both of these accounts are only available to students and are TAX EXEMPT for food and beverage purchases at authorized campus locations. 

  • DiningDollar Account – Both resident and commuter students may choose from various meal plans based upon their individual needs*. Meal plan credits are based upon a declining balance system. Funds placed into this account will expire at the end of each semester, with any unused funds forfeited. There are no refunds on Dining Dollars.
  • DiningPlus Account – If a cardholder has completed a meal plan agreement and purchased a meal plan, when all of the DiningDollars have been exhausted, you may add additional funds into the DiningPlus account. DiningPlus Dollars works the same as DiningDollars and may be used at any Campus Dining Facility and are NYS tax exempt. DiningPlus credits are equal to $1.00. Funds placed into this account will expire at the end of each semester and any unused funds in this account will be forfeited. There are no refunds on DiningPlus Dollars.

DolphinDollars – Both students and Faculty/Staff may deposit funds into this account. This account may be used for purchases made in the Bookstore, Parking Services, vending machines, resident laundry facility and the purchase of food throughout Campus. Purchases made using DolphinDollars are taxable. Funds placed into this account will rollover semester to semester, as long as the cardholder is affiliated with the College.

* All first year residents of Dolphin Cove are required to purchase either a Gold, Silver or Bronze meal plan for the first (2) consecutive semesters residing on campus. 
(If a student has a break in residency, a meal plan is required for the first (2) semesters they reside on Campus).