Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all students who reside on campus are required to purchase a meal plan.
However, graduate students have the option to choose this plan or one of the three meal plans available to undergraduate residents.
The Graduate Resident Meal Plan provides the opportunity to visit DDC and purchase up to 11 meals per week, each week, Sunday- Saturday, for the designated period.
There are 21 meal periods (opportunities) each week for one or more meals to be purchased, One to three meals can be purchased during any meal zone up to a total of 11 meals each week.
In addition, this plan includes a set amount of Flex Meal Points for the plan period which may be used in addition to and/or in lieu of using a meal.
All meals must be used in the Donovan Dining Center. A variety of offerings will be available during the times listed for each meal period.
Flex Meal Points can be used in DDC or the Cafe during service hours and/or in vending machines on campus. Flex Points are a convenient way to purchase additional food and beverages for a late-night snack or for when DDC is not open for service.
Yes. We do assist residents with special dietary needs. We provide gluten-free and meatless options on a daily basis at both locations. We also support a number of residents 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, your meal balances are reset. We encourage Residents to plan their schedule accordingly so they may maximize their use of their meal plan.
Flex Points do not carry over at the end of the semester plan period and refunds are not available. We encourage residents to plan accordingly so they may maximize meal plan value. Residents who have difficulties fully utilizing their plan are encouraged to contact Dining Services DiningServices@RIC.EDU.
This meal plan can be used seven days per week in the Donovan Dining Center.
This plan allows you to choose any 5 of the 21 meals offered per week which should eliminate unused meals.