Quinnipiac University
Sushi in the Carl Hansen Student Center on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

Dining Plans

Whether you enjoy delicious sit-down meals with friends or need to grab a wholesome snack on the way to class, our dining plans are designed with personalization and flexibility in mind. Each plan emphasizes variety, value and convenience, and includes regular dining events and promotions, from outdoor cookouts and food truck festivals to pop-up events and holiday dinners.

How it works

Our dining plans are based on a declining balance system. All items in the dining facilities are sold a la carte. Instead of a meal-based system, students pay for each item on their QCard just as they would in a traditional restaurant.

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In addition to the wide variety of meals and snacks available in our dining halls, students may use the balance on their dining plan to purchase other items on campus, such as Starbucks beverages and concessions at athletic events.

Bringing choice back to the table

No two appetites, schedules or lifestyles are the same. We designed our 4-tiered dining plans so you can personalize your daily culinary experience. Each plan is simple, and emphasizes variety, value and convenience.

Meal plan options

We designed the Silver Plan with lighter appetites in mind, but it still allows for a daily dining experience. The Silver Plan also includes access to regular dining events and promotions.

Cost: $1,755 per semester ($3,510 per year)

The Gold Plan is a mid-level dining plan for bigger appetites and even bigger foodies. The Gold Plan is ideal if you want to make your daily meals a real experience, and you want to participate in regular dining events and promotions.

All on-campus students default to the Gold Plan at the star of each academic year if no other action is taken during the sign-up window.

Cost: $1,855 per semester ($3,710 per year)

Going platinum means taking full advantage of the dining experience. With the Platinum Plan, whether you’re an active athlete with a hearty appetite, or just want to enjoy the culinary variety offered in our dining halls each day, this plan is for you.

Cost: $2,120 per semester (*pro-rated to $1,855 for Fall 2020)

We created the Bronze Plan specifically for our commuter students and students who live off campus. The plan applies to full-time undergraduate commuter students, students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing, as well as full-time graduate students, full-time law students and first- and second-year medical students. The Bronze Plan excludes students who are veterans, enrolled in QU online, studying abroad, student teaching or participating in a clinical rotation.

Cost: $215 per semester ($430 per year)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If no dining plan selection is made, the student will default to the Gold Plan. Commuters and students who live off campus default to the Bronze Plan. 

You may change your dining plan for the fall semester on the MyHousing page until January 29, 2021.  To view or change a meal plan, please log into MyHousing, select “Dining” and then select “Change Plan.” Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses are required to have a Silver, Gold or Platinum dining plan.

Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may also upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan through MyHousing.

The Bronze Plan is required for all non-resident students and commuters. The plan applies to full-time undergraduate commuter students, students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing, as well as full-time graduate students, full-time law students and first- and second-year medical students. Part-time law students will default to a Bronze Plan of $100 per semester (*prorated to $90 for Fall 2020). The non-resident dining plan excludes students who are veterans, enrolled in QU online, away for study abroad, student teaching or clinical affiliation. Students who receive the required Bronze Plan have the ability to upgrade their plan for the fall semester through August 31, 2020.

Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan through MyHousing.

Students who are not living in Whitney Village or Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade to the non-resident dining plan by completing the form below. Please allow up to 2 business days for meal plan changes to occur.

The dining plan is not meal-based. It is based on a declining balance system, similar to a debit card account. All items in the dining facilities are sold a la carte. Students pay for each item just as they would in a traditional restaurant. 

The dining plan can be used at all dining locations on our 3 campuses. These locations include Cafe Q, Bobcat Den, North Haven Cafe, North Haven Outtakes, York Hill Cafe, Au Bon Pain Cafe Express, Starbucks and People’s United Center concessions.

We offer 31 unique food stations across our 3 campuses, serving options such as grilled food, smoothies, Starbucks and sushi.

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Students can get their balances at the registers at campus dining facilities, or access their balances online at QCard Balance on MyQ. There are also posters at the registers indicating what the ideal dining balance should be each week of the semester to help students make their meal plans last the entire semester.

The dining facilities accept QCash, credit cards or cash. QCash acts as a debit account separate from your student's meal plan, and you may add QCash to your student's account at any time. In addition to each dining location on our 3 campuses, QCash is accepted at more than 30 establishments in the surrounding area.

Any balance left over from the Fall semester will automatically roll over to the Spring semester. Any balance left over after the Spring semester will be forfeited. The dining plan is cleared at the conclusion of the Spring semester.

Yes. There are vegetarian and vegan options available at all dining facilities across our 3 campuses.

Cafe Q on the Mount Carmel Campus has a station called G8 dedicated to food prepared without the 8 most common allergens. There are also dishes made without gluten available throughout our dining facilities.

If you would like us to make further accommodations, please email access@qu.edu or call 203-582-7600.

Yes, students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses are required to have a Silver, Gold or Platinum dining plan. Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan through MyHousing. Students are required to purchase a meal plan for each new semester.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email campusdining@qu.edu.