Dining Services

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select a Meal Plan?

It’s easy as 1-2-3!

1. Go to HomerConnect and log in with your user ID and Pin

2. Click on Student, Financial Aid, Residential Life & Health Services > Meal Plan Selection

3. Make your plan selection, submit and confirm your plan

Where can I use my meal plan?

Meal Plan swipes can be used in Terrace, Towers, & Campus Center Dining Halls, and at Grab and Go locations.

How do I purchase Bonus Bucks?

Click here to order Bonus Bucks! You can add them to your student’s account in $25 increments.

What is the difference between Bonus Bucks and ID Express?

Bonus Bucks are supplement to the meal plan and can be used in any campus location that sells food items. Bonus Bucks are tax exempt and must be used within the Academic Year. ID Express is a debit account opened through Ithaca College and not associated with Dining Services. For more information on ID Express, please visit: http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/id_office/idexpress/

Do my Bonus Bucks carry over if I don't use them?

Bonus Bucks must be used within the Academic Year. Bonus Bucks will carry over from the Fall Semester to the Spring Semester, but any unused funds will expire at the end of May during the current Academic Year.

Where can I find dining hall menus and hours of operation?

Menus and Hours of Operation can be found here.

What do I do if I have a special dietary need or food allergy?

Our offerings to those requiring special diets are located here. If you are having difficulty finding food that fits your needs, please contact us at dine@ithaca.edu or ask to speak to a manager or supervisor on duty for assistance.

Do I have to select which meal plan I want every year?

Students now automatically roll over to the meal plan they had the previous year. When students live in an apartment or off campus, they would have the option to participate in the 7+ Platinum, 7+ Gold or 7+ Blue meal plans or to opt out. The current guidelines would be applied for making changes to their meal plan.

What if I am sick and I can't make it to the dining hall?

If you have an isolating sickness, such as influenza, or you are too sick to leave your room, you can still get a hot meal from the dining hall! Please click here for instructions.
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Having trouble selecting a meal plan? 

Try considering your daily routine… Do you eat three meals a day? Will your class schedule, studying, extracurricular activities and social events interfere with dining? Will you miss dinner due to employment or evening classes? Anticipating the answers to these and similar questions will help you to select a meal plan that best fits your lifestyle.

Should you need further information or assistance in selecting a plan, please feel free to contact us at (607) 274-1187.

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