FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please contact us at 518-454.5220.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan is recommended?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how much you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan. If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at 518-454-5222.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase your meal plan by visiting us on campus at the Office of Residence Life.

Are Meal Plans required?

Please visit our office on campus at the Office of Residence Life for more details..

What is Declining Balance?

Declining Balance dollars are accepted as payment at all on campus restaurants. They are loaded right on your Student ID card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card! There is no minimum balance, over draft fees, or hassles!

How do I get Declining Balance?

You can purchase Declining Balance by visiting us on campus at the Office of Residence Life.

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Meal Plan Changes must be completed by 4:00 p.m. on the first Friday of the semester to be honored. Students may contact the Residence Life Office via email at ResLife@strose.edu or via phone at (518) 454-5295 with any questions.

How do I get into the dining locations once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

With our Block Plans, your meals are yours to use throughout the semester. There are no meal plans that allow you to carry over meals from one school year to the next.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

Your meal plan comes with 5 guest meals that allows you to treat a friend to our all you care to eat dining facility. You can also treat a friend or colleague to a meal at any of our other dining facilities on campus using your Declining Balance Dollars.

What do I do when my Declining Balance gets low?

You can reload your Declining Balance at any time by visiting us on campus at the Office of Residence Life.

Where is the Meal Plan Office Located?

The College of Saint Rose
Office of Residence Life
432 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Phone:  518-454-5295

Account

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.