Summer Meal Plans
All undergraduates living on campus, residents of Branner, Crothers, Governor Corners, and Suites (with the exception of Mirrielees residents) are required to purchase a meal plan. Undergraduate students who do not select a meal plan will be assigned to the default plan, 14 meals per week. All meals during the summer will be served at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons or Lakeside Dining Hall. Residents of Mirrielees have the option of purchasing an Apartment Meal Plan, an R&DE Stanford Dining meal plan or Cardinal Dollars. During Summer Quarter, Arrillaga Family Dining Commons and Lakeside Dining serve 21 meals per week: breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Meal plans re-set every Sunday morning, refreshing the "meals/week" provided with your meal plan. Each meal plan provides five guest meals; additional meals may be purchased with Cardinal Dollars or cash. The summer residential dining schedule begins Saturday, June 21, with dinner. Your dining contract is concurrent with the length of your housing contract.
Students enter the dining hall and swipe their ID cards once. During each meal, students may make unlimited trips through the food service lines, and eat as much as they desire while eating in the dining halls. Meal Plan Dollars may be used at select R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail cafés or any R&DE Stanford Dining location, including all late-night operations.
19 Meals/week Meal Plan - Students on this meal plan are able to partake of every meal that R&DE Stanford Dining serves.
14 Meals/week plus Meal Plan Dollars - Students begin each week on Sunday with 14 all-you-care-to-eat meals available to them. Each quarter, a set amount of Meal Plan Dollars are added to their ID card. Unused meals expire at the end of each week.
10 Meals/week plus Meal Plan Dollars - Students begin each week on Sunday with 10 all-you-care-to-eat meals available to them. Each quarter, a set amount of Meal Plan Dollars are added to their ID card. Unused meals expire at the end of each week.
Row House Meal Plan at Yost, Murray, and EAST Houses - Yost, Murray, and EAST House are Row Houses that have an enhanced agreement with R&DE Stanford Dining; these residents have 11 meals/week served to them in their houses, and each resident is given a set amount of Meal Plan Dollars for every quarter. Each house has a discretionary budget to purchase snacks or other food supplies as agreed upon by the House and provided by the House student kitchen manager. These items are available only to House residents in the open kitchen. Students at Yost, Murray, and East houses are responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen, dining room and servery outside of R&DE Stanford Dining’s hours of operation.
Apartment Meal Plan - The Apartment Meal Plan is a voluntary meal plan designed for substantial flexibility and convenience for those students living in apartments. Students begin each week on Sunday with five all-you-care-to-eat meals which may be used at any R&DE Stanford Dining hall. Each quarter, 50 Meal Plan Dollars are added to their ID card which may be used in their entirety at any R&DE Stanford Dining location, including late night operations and designated R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries cafés. Students living in apartments may also purchase one of the R&DE Stanford Dining full meal plans (listed above, except Yost/Murray/East).
Meal Plan Dollars are R&DE Stanford Dining meal plan dollars added to your Stanford ID card, to provide flexibility for the R&DE Stanford Dining Meal Plan. Up to fifty (50) total unused Meal Plan Dollars will transfer from quarter to quarter. All unused Meal Plan Dollars above 50 will expire at the close of each quarter. ALL accrued and unused points expire at the end of each academic year. (*Students enrolled in summer session can roll over up to 50 dollars into fall).
Meal Plan Dollars can be used at these locations:
Cardinal Dollars are R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries dollars that can be purchased by students, faculty, staff, or guests and are added to your ID card. A 10% bonus is added at the time of purchase. Cardinal Dollars can be used to purchase meals at ANY R&DE Stanford Dining location, and ANY R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail café, including The Market at Munger.
Cardinal Dollars carry over from quarter to quarter, and from year to year. They do not have an expiration date.
Enrolled students can purchase Cardinal Dollars by logging into their account using the My Account option. On-line orders are charged to your University bill.
Students can also submit an order via email. Send the email from your SUNet account to email@example.com. Be sure to include your SUID number and how much you wish to purchase. Email orders are billed to your University bill.
Anyone may purchase Cardinal Dollars with check or credit card by visiting the Meal Plan Office on the first floor of Arrillaga Family Dining Commons at 489 Arguello Way.
For additional information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 650-723-4751.
Cardinal Dollars can be used at these locations:
How Does the R&DE Stanford Dining Meal Plan Compare?
R&DE Stanford Dining Meal Plan Dollars can also be used at select SHA cafés on campus.
R&DE Stanford Dining Meal Plan is accepted at all Stanford home stadium football games.
R&DE Stanford Dining is a non-profit University-managed auxiliary service that receives no subsidy from Stanford University. We obtain all of our revenue through our university dining halls, executive dining, and conference clients. R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries provide additional revenue to R&DE Stanford Dining to keep the increases for the room and board rate as low as possible.
Where does your meal plan money go? Aside from the large portion devoted to the high-quality food we serve, the wide array of dining facilities we offer for your convenience, the extensive hours of service and the trained staff we employ at each location, there are fixed general and administrative overhead costs that need to be covered for each student, each quarter. The overhead expense covers necessary expenses such as like equipment, maintenance and repair, buildings and grounds, asset renewal, building renovations, utilities, labor and insurance for our locations, administrative office and residential education programs.
Your Stanford ID Card is also your dining card. Remember to bring your card to all meals or be prepared to pay with a major credit card. We cannot make exceptions.
Changing Your Meal Plan
You can change your meal plan anytime online, except for the last two weeks of any quarter. Select or change a meal plan, buy Cardinal Dollars, or check transactions by logging into your account using the My Account option.
Meal Plan Services
For Meal Plan services, including changing your meal plan options, purchasing Cardinal Dollars, Department Meal Plans, Grad/Faculty/Staff Meal Plans, or asking questions of our knowledgeable staff, visit the Meal Plan Office at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons or by calling the Meal Plan Customer Service line at (650) 723-4751, or by email at email@example.com.
Losing Your Stanford ID Card
For your own protection, if you lose your Stanford ID Card, report it lost as soon as possible. Report your lost card in person, at the ID Card Office (459 Lagunita Drive, Tresidder Memorial Union, Student Services Center on the second floor), where you will be issued a replacement card.
Invite a faculty member, friend or family member to a meal. Your meal plan includes five guest meals per quarter.
R&DE Stanford Dining's All-You-Care-To-Eat meal service is also available to you! Pay with Cardinal Dollars or Credit Card and indulge yourself with unlimited trips through the serving lines.