New Brunswick Meal Plans 2017-2018

Meal Plan Cost Per Semester Meals Per Week
285 Plan $2,690 19
255 Plan $2,596 17
210 Plan* $2,425 14
150 Plan $2,291 10
120 Plan** $1,991 8

Options for Non-Residential Hall Students

Rutgers offers two additional meal plans to fit the needs of apartment residents, commuter students and others living off campus who want the convenience of an occasional on-campus meal. Both these plans also allow the same flexibility as the other plans, as well as the ability to use up to 10 meals each semester for guests. Off-campus and students residing in university apartments may select any of the meal plans, including the 75 or 50 meal plans, but they are not required to have one.
75 Plan $1,128 5
50 Plan $838 3

*First-Year Students living in residential dorms are required to minimally have a 210 Meal Plan.
**Upper Class Students living in a residential dorms are required to minimally have a 120 Meal Plan.

New Brunswick/Piscataway meal plans are based on a block plan format. This means you will select the number of meals you anticipate using for an entire semester. Your meal plan selection is only for use during a single semester. Meal plans may be utilized at all four dining halls and select cash (retail) operations by presenting your RUconnection ID Card to the courtesy worker/cashier. Click here to see which retailers accept meal plans.

Meal plan addition, reduction and cancellation requests are accepted in person at the RU Express/Board Plan Office located in Records Hall Room 102 on the College Avenue Campus. All requests to reduce or cancel your meal plan must be made by the second week of each semester. Requests may also be made online. The online request form will only be available up to the first two weeks of the new semester. Requests made via the online form will not be immediate and may take up to five business days to process. All requests, to reduce or cancel your meal plan must meet the minimum requirement (if applicable) specified in the university housing contracts. Cancellations made after the two week change period will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee and will only be allowed if the meal plan was not utilized. For more detailed information, visit Meal Plan Requests and Changes down below.

Any unused visits will expire at the end of each semester, and you will not receive any credits or refunds for unused meals. Remaining number of meals can be monitored each time you use your card by using this link. The meal plan selected for the fall semester will automatically be selected and charged to the term bill for the spring semester. It is the student’s responsibility to make payment for meal plan charges placed on their term bill, regardless of whether an actual bill is sent.

Additional Information

Meal Plan Requests and Changes

Meal plans may be added or increased anytime throughout the semester. but all requests to reduce or cancel your meal plan must be made by the second week of each semester. Cancellations made after the two week change period will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee and will only be allowed if the meal plan was not utilized.

Requests may be made at the RU Express/Board Plan Office or online.

The online request form will only be available up to the first two weeks of the new semester. Requests made via the online form will not be immediate and may take up to five business days to process. An automatic email response containing your request will be emailed to you once you press the submit button. Please keep this for your documentation. A second email will be sent to you indicating whether your request was processed (approved) or denied within five business days. Make sure you contact the RU Express Office if you do not receive the result of your request within that time period.

Multiple requests may be made, but please keep in mind that your last valid request will supersede all other requests. Once your request has been approved, the corresponding charge will be placed on your term bill/statement of accounts in one to two business days.

Guest Meal Rates

Meal plans are non-transferable, but students may use 10 of their meals for their guest(s). Only one guest meal may be allocated for each guest. Guest(s) must be present when utilizing guest meals.

Rates below are if cash, credit or RU Express is used.

Breakfast $8 plus 6.875% sales tax
Lunch $11.50 plus 6.875% sales tax
Dinner $18 plus 6.875% sales tax
Brunch $11.50 plus 6.875% sales tax

Rutgers Students are tax exempt by showing a valid student I.D.

Children’s Rate for guests 10 and under

Breakfast $5.75 plus 6.875% sales tax
Lunch $8 plus 6.875% sales tax
Dinner $13 plus 6.875% sales tax
Brunch $8 plus 6.875% sales tax

Children over age 10 pay the regular guest meal rate.

Mini Block

A mini block is equivalent to five meals. The option to purchase mini blocks is available only to students that are currently enrolled in a Rutgers Dining Services meal plan and is available for purchase after the first two weeks of the semester. Students may only purchase a maximum of five mini blocks in any given semester. Contact the RU Express/Board Plan Office for instructions on purchasing.

Medical and Dietary Consideration

Rutgers Dining Services will work with students who have special dietary needs to ensure a medically appropriate and nutritionally sound diet. Complete the Medical and Dietary Consideration Form and return it to the RU Express/Board Plan Office, Records Hall Room 102, College Avenue Campus, to initiate a professional review of your nutritional and dietary concerns. You may contact the Nutritionist by clicking here.

Kosher Meal Option

Rutgers University dining halls are non kosher facilities. Dining Services does provide upon request; pre-packaged kosher meals at any of the dining halls. Simply contact a dining hall manager before arriving at any of the dining hall locations to request a kosher meal to be available. Students interested in a kosher meal plan may contact Chabad House. On-campus residential students opting to purchase a Chabad House meal plan are exempt from the minimum meal plan requirement with Dining Services upon verification of participation, at a certain minimum plan size, by the Rabbi. First year residential students must sign up with at least a 14 meal plan, while upperclassman residential students must sign up with at least a 10 meal plan with Chabad to be exempt from a Rutgers Dining meal plan.

Contact Information

Meal plans may be obtained at the RU Express/Board Plan office.
If you have any questions, please contact the RU Express and Board Plan Office.

RU Express and Board Plan Office
620 George St., Records Hall Room 102
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Office Hours: 8AM–6PM, Monday–Friday
Phone: (848) 932-8041

First Two Weeks of the Semester: 8AM–8PM, Monday–Friday

Summer and Winter Break: 8AM–5PM, Monday–Friday

If you have additional questions, please contact the RU Express and Board Plan Office.

RU Express and Board Plan Office
620 George St., Records Hall Rm 102
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (848) 932-8041
Office hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm

**Terms and conditions are subject to change**