2021 - 2022 Rensselaer Student Dining Plan Agreement Form

Rensselaer Auxiliary Services

Dining Plan Agreement 2021 - 2022

Please use this form to select your dining plan for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.  PLEASE NOTE that all residential students (first- and second-year students, and RAs) are required to participate in a dining plan.

Meal plan descriptions and costs appear below.  Full dining plan terms and conditions are provided at the bottom of this agreement form.

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Dining Plan Descriptions

The following dining plans will be available for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.  The plans offer benefits such as the ability to add Flex Dollars throughout the year, and include a discounted rate from the regular door rate when using Flex Dollars.

Unlimited -- Unlimited meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $150 Flex Dollars per year.  Non-transferable. Available to all students; required for residential first-year students. $7,270/year

19 On Demand -- 19 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $300 Flex Dollars per year.  Non-transferable. Not available to residential first-year students; available to all other students. $7,150/year

15 On Demand -- 15 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $500 Flex Dollars per year.  Non-transferable. Not available to residential first-year students; available to all other students. $7,060/year

12 On Demand -- 12 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $700 Flex Dollars per year.  Non-transferable. Not available to residential first-year students; available to all other students. $6,350/year

5 On Demand -- Five anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Halls, plus $600 Flex Dollars per year.  Non-transferable. Only available to RAs, graduate students, or those undergraduate students approved to be living off-campus or in an approved Greek residence. $2,870/year

 

Flex Dollars -- Flex Dollars, which add flexibility to your dining plan options and are incorporated into each plan, are yours to spend like cash at Hospitaity Services locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, concessions, and resident dining halls.  Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from fall into the spring semester, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are thereafter forfeited.  Flex Dollars are also forfeited upon cancellation of the meal plan.

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By entering my name below, I acknowledge that I understand the terms and conditions regarding Rensselaer's dining plan agreement.

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Terms and conditions of this agreement

All Rensselaer policies and procedures, existing and as changed from time to time, contained in the current Rensselaer Catalog, and other Rensselaer and Student Life publications, including the 2020-2021 price list, are part of this agreement and must be read by all students.

Dining plan terms and conditions

Meals are not served when Rensselaer is not in session, including Thanksgiving, winter, and spring recesses.  Certain dining facilities may be closed during specified periods of the academic year.

Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over from ARCH to fall to spring, but end on the last day of the academic calendar and are forfeited thereafter.

  • Dining plans are not transferable.
  • Dining plans are for the entire academic year.
  • Students may not take food out of a contract dining hall, except under conditions specified by the dining hall management.
  • Students may sign up for dining plans at any time.  Changes will be pro-rated on a weekly basis.
  • Daily operating hours vary by dining hall location.
  • Weekly meals replenish on Sunday mornings.
  • Unused weekly meals are forfeited.

Dining plan cancellations

Cancellations to the dining plan agreement are very limited and are subject to all of the following:

  • There is no penalty for written cancellations delivered to Auxiliary Services within seven days of the effective semester dining plan start date. After that date, students cannot cancel their dining agreements for the remainder of the academic year.
  • Please note that first- and second-year students and RAs CANNOT cancel their dining plans.

Dining plan changes

Students may increase or decrease the size of their dining plan within seven days of the effective semester dining plan start date.  Note that students are allowed a TOTAL of two plan changes per semester.  After this, only dining plan increases will be allowed.  

When changing a plan with Flex, the balance must be sufficient to cover the increased change.  Note that a dining plan cancellation does not constituate a change.

Refund schedule

The following table shows the refunds of dining plan charges for students who withdraw from Rensselaer or take a leave of absence prior to the completion of an academic term.

Number of weeks
in residence

% charged
per semester

% refunded
per semester
Less than one week 0% 100%
Less than two weeks 10% 90%
Less than three weeks 20% 80%
Less than four weeks 30% 70%
Less than six weeks 40% 60%
Less than seven weeks 50% 50%
Less than nine weeks 60% 40%
More than nine weeks 100% 0%
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