Commuter Meal Plans


Commuting students are welcome to visit and purchase food or beverages in DDC, The Beestro, or at on-campus vending machines. While commuters are not required to purchase a meal plan, we strongly encourage them to purchase a Commuter Meal Plan. It offers any three meals per week, each week of the semester, and $50 in Flex Meal Points—all for $536. This plan is prorated and can be included on your billing or paid for by credit card (though there is a 2.75% credit card processing fee). 

To enroll in this meal plan by credit card, click here

Our Commuter Meal Plan provides convenience and peace of mind.

Meal Plan

Commuter3 Per Week$50 for Semester$536


Accessible Seven Days A Week

Meals and Flex Meal Points can be redeemed in DDC as follows:

Mon-Fri (Breakfast)7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.$10.00
Mon-Fri (Lunch)11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$10.50
Mon-Fri (Dinner)4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.$10.50
Saturday (Breakfast / Lunch)10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$10.50
Saturday (Dinner)4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.$10.50
Sunday (Breakfast / Lunch)10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$10.50
Sunday (Dinner)4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.$10.50

Variety and Choice

Dining Services offers a wide variety of food and beverage options at various service stations in DDC that Residents may choose from. 
Available stations include:

  • The Grill Line 
  • Salad Bar and Soup Stations 
  • Deli Sandwich and Wrap Station
  • Entrée Station
  • Grab & Go Freshly Packaged Selections
  • Fountain and Bottled Beverages
  • Frozen Yogurt, Pies, Cakes, ½ pint Ice Cream
  • Candies, Cookies, Chips
  • And More!

​Free Mobile Dining App Service

Residents are encouraged to download the free GET App to change their Meal Plan option, monitor meal and Flex Point orders, and order ahead. In addition, residents may use the mobile app to order a Convenience Meal or food service should they be required to isolate or quarantine.

Nutritional Services

Nutrition counseling is available to RIC students during the academic year. The services of a Licensed, Registered Dietitian are available to students wanting information on general nutrition, weight management, food allergies, or specific therapeutic diets. In addition to nutrition consultations, dining tours, group classes, and taste demos are other resources provided to enhance your academic and campus life experience. The nutrition office is located in the Faculty Center and appointments can be made by emailing Bethany Tucker (RD, LDN) at

To enroll in this meal plan by credit card, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Commuter students who do not live on campus are not required to purchase a meal plan. However, many commuters do purchase this plan for the convenience and value.

Our Commuter Meal Plan offers 3 meals per week and $50 in Flex Meal Points for the semester. One to three meals may be used during a single meal period, and up to 3 meals may be used for the week.

All meals are available in the Donovan Dining Center in which a wide variety of food, beverage, and snack choices are available everyday.

You can use your Flex Meal Points at Donovan Dining Center, The Beestro, and on-campus vending machines.

Yes. We do assist students with special dietary needs. We provide gluten-free and meatless options on a daily basis at both of our locations. We also support a number of students who are in need of special diets for medical reasons. Dining Services also offers dietary, nutritional, and related consultations with our Resident Dietitian, Bethany Tucker, R.D., LDN (401) 456-8477 free of charge.

Unused meals do not carry over to the next week. At the beginning of each week (Sunday), your meal balances are reset.

No. Unused Flex Meal Points do not carry over into the next semester.

You may pay the difference using your Flex Meal Points, cash, Visa or Master Card.

This Meal Plan can be used seven days per week in the Donovan Dining Center.

Yes, we accept Visa or Master Card as well as cash.

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