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Meal Plans

Our declining balance meal plans allow students to eat from any of our restaurants on campus, including all retail locations and "pay-one-price" restaurants. Unlike other campuses, students are not restricted to certain locations or time periods. They can eat where they want when they want. When students make a purchase from any of the dining locations, the total of the purchase is deducted from the meal plan, similar to a debit card.

On-Campus Meal Plans Fall 2019-Spring 2020

All students living on campus are required by SUNY Geneseo to purchase a meal plan. First-year students can choose between the Price Lock, Gold and Platinum meal plans. Returning students can choose from the Silver, Gold and Platinum Plans. Off-campus students can choose from any of the plans. Cost listed is per semester.

Plan Breakdown per semester 2019-2020 Price Lock Plan Platinum Plan Gold Plan Silver Plan
Meal Plan Dollars $1,814 $2,349 $2,053 $1,793
Flex Dollars $175 $175 $175 $175
Overhead Fee $300 $300 $300 $300
Total Cost $2,289 $2,824 $2,528 $2,268

Off-Campus Meal Plans Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Off-campus students can choose from any of the plans below, or select one of the on-campus meal plans. Cost listed is per semester.

Plan Breakdown
per semester
Off-Campus Trial Off-Campus Express Plan Off-Campus Basic Plan Off-Campus Premium Plan
Meal Plan Dollars $100 $200 $300 $400
Flex Dollars $50 $50 $75 $100
Overhead Fee Waived Waived Waived Waived
Total Cost $150 $250 $375 $500

*Potential savings are based on the discounted price for pay-one-price meals, combined with tax savings. The overhead fee is operating expenses deducted from the balance, which is taken in order to maintain discounted pricing at the pay-one-price restaurants. Meal plan dollars can be used in any of the on-campus restaurants and cafes, at the Big Tree Inn, Uncle Vito's Pizza Delivery and at sports concessions. Flex dollars can be used anywhere they are accepted, including all campus vending machines.

View Meal Plan Terms & Conditions

Price Lock Plan

Our newest meal plan is the Price Lock Plan. Students who sign up for the Price Lock Plan are able to lock into a consistent meal plan cost for all four years. This plan commits the student to purchase the plan for the full four years, but at a price that will not increase, allowing them to more accurately budget for college expenses. If a student in the Price Lock Meal Plan finds they no longer need or want the plan, they can opt-out of the contract for a $199 withdrawal fee. To sign up for the Price Lock Plan, please fill out our 2019-20 Price Lock Contract and send the completed form as an attachment to casacct@geneseo.edu, or bring a printed copy of the completed form to the CAS Business Office, located in Blake A 108 (585-245-5648).

Meal Plans Save Money

Meal plan holders receive a savings of over 32% every time they dine in our pay-one-price restaurant on campus. Open every day for dinner as well as for brunch on the weekends. Geneseo meal plans are also tax-exempt, meaning that you do not pay tax at the register, saving you 8% on each purchase. When you combine the tax savings with the pay-one-price discounts, your savings can be tremendous.

It is the responsibility of the student to balance their budget, and we provide tools to assist. The balance of the meal plan is always shown when a purchase is made and can be compared to our "Stay on Budget" chart showing the ideal balance for that day. Current meal plan balances can be accessed at any time through My Geneseo. 

Meal Plan Roll-Over

Because the meal plans are tax-exempt, they are bound by certain tax laws. As such, meal plans are not refundable and are for the personal immediate consumption to whom the meal plan is issued. Meal plans do not roll over from year to year, so any money left on the plan at the end of the semester is forfeited.

A set amount of meal plan money may roll over from semester to semester. For platinum, gold and silver meal plans: up to $50 of combined unused meal plan and at the end of the Fall semester will be rolled over to the Spring meal plan. For off-campus and off-campus express plans, up to $25 of combined unused meal plan and at the end of the Fall semester will be rolled over to the Spring meal plan. For rollover to occur, meal plan must be purchased within 2 weeks of the 1st day of classes of the Spring semester. Refunds will not be issued.

How to Sign Up

Your meal plan is included on your college tuition bill. When you get your bill, the lowest mandatory meal plan is already preselected as your default plan (Gold for first-year students, Silver for returning students living on campus). If you would like to upgrade or make a change to your meal plan, simply adjust your bill accordingly. After the semester begins, to add or increase your meal plan, visit the Student Accounts office. To decrease or remove your meal plan, please contact the CAS Business Office located in Blake A 108 (585-245-5648) for more information.