2023-2024 Undergraduate Resident Meal Plans

Undergraduate Residents are required to choose from one of three Meal Plans (A, B, or C) when living on campus. All Residents are initially placed in Meal Plan A when their Housing Deposit is received.

  • Dining Services encourages Residents to choose Meal Plan A as it offers the greatest value over cost of any of the Residential Meal Plans when fully utilized!

  • Residents are encouraged to download the free GET App to change their meal plan option, monitor meal and Flex Point orders, and order ahead. The app can also be used to order a Convenience Meal or food service should they be required to isolate or quarantine.

Meal Plans

A 17 Per Week $400 Per Semester $3,155
B 15 Per Week $300 Per Semester $2,971
C 13 Per Week $250 Per Semester $2,813


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 btucker@ric.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each meal plan consists of a guaranteed number of meals per week (Sunday-Saturday) and a set amount of Flex Meal Points for use during the semester.

Three plan options are available to allow residents to choose which meal plan will best fit their lifestyle and their budget.

All Residents are encouraged to choose Plan A which offers the highest number of meals per week (17), the most Flex Points per semester ($400), and the greatest value compared to cost.

Residents who choose Plan A have the opportunity to receive over $350 more in value than cost when fully utilizing their Plan.

All meals must be used in the Donovan Dining Center. A variety of menu items will be available during the times listed for each meal period.

Flex Meal Points can be used at Donovan Dining Center, The Beestro located in the Student Union, and on-campus vending machines.

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.

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

Unused Flex Meal Points do not carry over into the next semester.

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

To reduce the possibility of missed meals and to assist residents with unique schedules, we have designed our meal times around the current class schedules. Dining Services also offers a Convenience Meal Program for Residents whose coursework requires them to participate in off-campus internships, classes, and similar activities (e.g., Nursing Program and Student Teaching).

Yes. Residents may purchase up to three meals during one meal period, up to the weekly number of meals in their chosen plan per week, for added convenience. This is designed to assist Residents in fully utilizing and maximizing plan value.

Throughout each semester Dining services offers a number of Special Themed Dinners. There is no additional charges for Residents to attend these dinners. Special Themed Dinners will be advertised in advance so all residents will know about them.

Your feedback is critical to us. Residents are encouraged to participate and serve on the Food Service Advisory Board. You may email us at diningservices@ric.edu or speak with the manager on duty.

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