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

Dining Experience

Meal 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 meal plans work

Meal plans are refreshed at the beginning of each semester, and students are able to purchase individually priced items in locations across our three campuses. All items in the dining facilities are sold a la carte (not buffet). 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

Meal Plan Options

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.

Silver Plan

We designed the Silver Plan with lighter appetites in mind. The Silver Plan allows for a full — albeit choosier — daily dining experience, and also includes access to regular dining events and promotions.
Cost: $1,835 per semester ($3,670 per year)

Gold Plan

A mid-level dining plan for bigger appetites and even bigger foodies. The Gold Plan is ideal if you believe in making daily meals a real experience, as well as want to participate in regular dining events and promotions.
Cost: $1,940 per semester ($3,880 per year)

Platinum Plan

Going platinum means taking full advantage of the dining experience. 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: $2,040 per semester ($4,080 per year)

Platinum Plus Plan

This plan is designed for the frequent diner who dines off campus rarely.
Cost: $2,260 per semester ($4,520 per year)

Bronze (Commuter) Plan

We created the Bronze Plan especially for our commuter students (undergrad, grad, full-time law, and medical students) who spend a lot of time on campus. This plan is accepted on all 3 campuses, and is ideal for picking up a mid-day snack, taking a sandwich to go or grabbing Starbucks between classes.
Cost: $225 per semester ($450 per year)

Dining FAQs

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 can change your dining plan on the MyHousing page. Dining plans are assigned when invoices are available for the upcoming term and can be changed up until the end of the add/drop registration period of the term.

To view or change a dining plan, please:

  • Log into MyHousing
  • Select "Dining" and then select "Dining Plans"
  • Select the current term and then select "Change my Meal Plan"
  • Select the desired dining plan from the list of available dining plans and click "Purchase Meal Plan"

Please note:

  • Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses will see Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus for dining plan options.
  • Students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing may upgrade from the required Bronze dining plan to Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus dining plans.
  • Full-time commuter students may upgrade from the Commuter Bronze plan to the Commuter Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus dining plans.

Access 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 $105 per semester. 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 the end of the add/drop registration period.

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, On the Rocks and the M&T Bank Arena concessions.

We offer 24 unique food stations across our 3 campuses, serving options such as grilled food, smoothies, Starbucks and sushi.

View our dining locations

Students can access 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 and credit cards. 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 on May 31.

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.

Two students must come to an agreement on how many meal points to transfer (a minimum $50 meal points per transfer).

The student transferring the points should visit the meal points transfer site and complete the entire form. Information Technology Services will receive the request and process the transfer of meal points.

  • If the students agree to a financial transfer, that is done on their own without intervention from Quinnipiac University.

  • The last day to transfer meal points is May 8.

  • Students whose required dining service accounts have been funded by an athletic scholarship may not sell their excess dining points. NCAA regulations forbid this.

  • Students who have been granted a meal plan waiver by the Office of Student Accessibility may not receive a transfer of meal points from another student.

  • RAs may not sell their excess dining points.

  • Minimum transfer is $50 dining points.

Contact Us

To check out what we have on our dining menus, please visit Quinnipiac's Dine on Campus website

If you have any questions, please email DiningAdvisoryBoard@QU.edu

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