All residents must have a meal plan, except for those students living in 10 West Street apartments. Residents can select one of three debit system meal plans, A, B or C. Residence Life and Housing assigns all new residents to plan C. At the end of the fall semester, any student on Meal Plan A or B whose balance is more than 30 percent of the original balance will automatically be transferred to the next-lowest meal plan option. Any money left on student meal plan accounts at the end of the fall semester will be carried over to the spring. Meal plan funds remaining at the end of the spring semester are forfeited.
If students wish to change meal plans, they must complete the meal plan change form provided by the Department of Residence Life and Housing within three weeks from move-in day at the start of the fall and spring semesters.
It is important that students monitor their balances to ensure they are properly budgeting for the semester. If there is a discrepancy or students are experiencing difficulty using their account, they should speak with a staff member at the Bursar’s/Student Accounts Office, located in the Donahue Building.
Students may also add money to their RAM accounts. The RAM account is located on the Suffolk ID and is a stored-value, declining balance. Students can use the RAM account at all dining halls and at the Sawyer Café. Funds on the RAM account can also be used for laundry in the residence halls as well as the bookstore and select off campus locations. A full list of retail stores that accept the RAM card is located at www.suffolk.edu/ramcard. Students and parents can also add money to students’ RAM accounts via www.managemyid.com.
Residents with specific dietary requests should contact Sodexo directly at 617.305.2511 and/or ask to speak with the residence hall cafeteria manager. Residents requesting a dietary accommodation should speak with Disability Services at 617-994-6820. Sodexo is the University’s food provider. Students can find more information regarding dining at Sodexo’s website at www.sudining.com. Hours of dining service are posted at each dining hall at the beginning of the semester.