Meal Plans

Common Meal Plan Terms

Unlimited Plan: Students on an unlimited plan can eat in any of the 5 dining center locations 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 5 dining center locations 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.

Meal Plan Options


Unlimited Plans:

Orange Unlimited


Provides unlimited meals seven days a week in North Campus dining centers and 10 guest meals per semester for friends and family. Special events, such as midnight breakfasts, pizza parties, and coffee and donut exam breaks are also included. Includes $200 of Meal Plan Dining Dollars.

Blue Unlimited

Provides unlimited meals seven days a week in North Campus dining centers and 10 guest meals per semester for friends and family. Special events, such as midnight breakfasts, pizza parties, and coffee and donut exam breaks are also included. Does not include any Meal Plan Dining Dollars.


Block Plans:

Block 220

Provides 220 meals per semester in North Campus dining centers. Special events, such as midnight breakfasts, pizza parties, and coffee and donut exam breaks are also included. Includes $200 of meal plan Dining Dollars.

Block 130

Provides 130 meals per semester in North Campus dining centers. Includes $200 of meal plan Dining Dollars.

Block 85

Provides 85 meals per semester in North Campus dining centers. Includes $200 of meal plan Dining Dollars


Meal Plan Dining Dollar Plans

Deluxe Dining Dollars

It provides a Dining Dollars account of $1200. When selected for the fall semester, the Dining Dollars meal plan will automatically be reinstated for the spring semester, unless canceled by the student. Dining Dollars are non-refundable and must be depleted by the end of each semester.

Value Dining Dollars

It provides a Dining Dollars account of $500. When selected for the fall semester, the Dining Dollars meal plan will automatically be reinstated for the spring semester, unless canceled by the student. Dining Dollars are non-refundable and must be depleted by the end of each semester.


Want to know which plan you are eligible for? visit the Meal Plan Eligibility Page.

Interested to know where you can use your funds from your Meal Plan? Visit the Participating Meal Plan Locations page.