Plan Options

For any other inquires please refer to the FAQs.  If you have a question about the meal plans offered, please call our main office on campus at (518) 276-2018 or email us at dining@rpi.edu. Please check back for academic year '20-'21 pricing.

Door Prices at the Dining halls

 Meal                           Cash/RAD*               Flex
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Breakfast                       $8.75                      $5.25
Lunch/Brunch                $12.30                    $8.80
Dinner                           $12.30                    $8.80
 
Prices do not include tax.
*Community RAD (Faculty/Staff) receive 5% discount, RAD (Students) do not.

Dining Plans - Fall 2020 

Required For Residential First Year Students, Second Year Students and Residential Staff /Optional for Upperclassmen (Non-Residential Students) and Non-Residential Staff--

  • 19 On Demand-- 19 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $300 Flex Dollars per year. Non-transferable. $6,900/year
For Upperclassmen (Non-Residential Students) and Non-Residential Staff --
  • CYO "Create Your Own" Plan-- 200 meals per semester. For Fall 2020 semester, all meals will be automatically converted to Flex Dollars at a conversion rate of $8.80 per meal.  There will be no residential dining hall meals associated with this plan for the fall semester, however, Flex can be used to purchase residential dining meals at reduced rates. Unused Flex Dollars will carry over from fall into spring semester. Non-transferable.  Available only to juniors, seniors, and graduate students living on or off campus. $5,380/year 
  • Flex Dollars-- Flex Dollars, which add flexibility to your dining plan options and are incorporated into each plan, are yours to spend like cash at Rensselaer Dining locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, and campus vending machines.  Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from Fall into Spring semester, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are thereafter forfeited.  Flex Dollars are also forfeited upon cancellation of the meal plan.
  • Rensselaer Advantage Dollars (RAD)-- Rensselaer Advantage Dollars is a campus declining balance account that you may purchase at any time. It carries over from year to year and ends only at the time you leave Rensselaer. It allows you the ability for use not only in Hospitality Services locations but also in areas such as the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, concessions, resident dining halls and the campus Pepsi vending machines. For more information visit the website at campuscard.rpi.edu.
Flex Dollars, which add flexibility to your dining plan options and are incorporated into each plan, are yours to spend like cash at Rensselaer Dining locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, Panera, concessions, and resident dining halls. Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from the Fall to Spring semester, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are thereafter forfeited. Flex Dollars are also forfeited upon cancellation of the meal plan.
 
Add Flex Dollars anytime here!
RAD is a campus declining balance account that you may purchase at any time. It carries over from year to year and ends only at the time you leave Rensselaer. It allows you the ability to use not only in Rensselaer Dining locations but in campus Pepsi vending machines. For more information or to open an account, stop by the Campus Card Office in the Rensselaer Union, room 1502 or visit their website at campuscard.rpi.edu