Choosing Your Dining Plan
Resident first-year students must subscribe to one of three dining plans. Indicate your selection on the Residence Hall and Dining Preference form.
Flex Dollars add flexibility to your dining options and are incorporated into each plan. They are yours to spend like cash at Hospitality Services locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafés around campus, concessions, Commons, and BARH marketplaces. Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from fall to spring, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are thereafter forfeited.
- 23 On Demand
23 meals per week to be used any time, plus $150 Flex Dollars for the year.
- 19 On Demand
19 meals per week to be used any time, plus $250 Flex Dollars for the year.
- 15 On Demand
15 meals per week to be used any time, plus $500 Flex Dollars for the year.
All three plans offer on-demand dining, and a variety of food formats that can be enjoyed whenever your schedule allows.
Late Night Dining: Late night dining is available in the Commons Dining Hall, Monday through Thursday, 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. This service is open to all meal plan holders.
Dining halls are closed when Rensselaer is not in session, including Thanksgiving and winter/spring recesses. Certain dining facilities may be closed during specified periods of the academic year.