Meal Plans

Common Meal Plan Terms

Unlimited Plan: Students on an unlimited plan can eat in any of the five on-campus dining centers as much as they would like. Students are given 10 guest meals per semester for friends and/or family.

Block Plan: Students on a block plan are given a certain number of meals to eat at the five dining centers during the current semester. These meals do not roll into the following semester. Guest meals can be used as a meal from the total amount of meals of the selected block plan.

Meal Plan Dining Dollars: Students who have meal plan dining dollars can use them during the current semester. These dining dollars do not roll into future semesters. The only way a student can get Meal Plan Dining Dollars is to have a meal plan that comes with them. If a student would like to add more money to use, they should add ‘CUSE cash. Check out the locations that Meal Plan Dining Dollars are accepted!

‘CUSE Cash: ‘CUSE Cash is a declining balance cash account that provides access to food, goods, and services through the SU I.D card. This account is separate from the Meal Plan Dining Dollars account and must be established each academic year. While meal plan Dining Dollars may only be used for food purchases, ‘CUSE Cash can be spent at nearly every point of sale on campus: Food Services locations, vending machines, the Schine Box Office, the Dome Box Office, campus convenience stores, stores in the Dome, and for all products in the Syracuse University Campus Store. ‘CUSE Cash account balances carry over from fall semester to spring semester. After Commencement day, unused ‘CUSE Cash balances will be credited to the student’s bursar account.

Dining Centers: Ernie Davis, Shaw, Graham, Sadler and Brockway dining centers.