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Meal Plans

SUNY Cortland requires all students living on campus to participate in a meal plan — but all students can sign up to enjoy the convenience of dining on campus. 

You can supplement your meal plan by adding money to a Connections account for use on or off campus.

On-Campus Students

Off-Campus Students

On-Campus Students

To get the most out of the first-year experience and build a sense of community, SUNY Cortland requires all students living in residence halls (excluding West Campus apartments and the Leadership House), irrespective of academic status, to participate in an On-Campus Meal Plan. If living on campus, you will automatically be assigned the Silver Plus Plan that can be adjusted on myRedDragon. To change your On-Campus Meal Plan, please follow these instructions.

On-Campus Meal Plans offer access to Neubig Dining Hall and The Bistro, our 2 residential dining units. Choose the plan that offers you the best flexibility and convenience!

Plan Name Cost per Semester Access per Week Dining Dollars per Semester Meal Exchanges per Semester Guest Passes
Platinum Plus $3500 Unlimited $450 48 5
Gold Plus $3340 14 $450 48 5
Silver Plus* $3250 14 $350 48 5
Bronze Plus $3160 14 $250 48 5

*Silver Plus Plan is the default plan automatically assigned to all students living in on-campus residence halls.
Students living in Cheney and DeGroat are recommended to purchase the Gold Plus or Platinum Plus plans.

Off-Campus and West Campus Students

While Meal Plans are not mandatory for off-campus students, we recommend purchasing a meal plan that meets your needs in order to save if you plan on dining on campus. Follow these step-by-step instructions to purchase an Off-Campus Meal Plan.

All plans are tax-free; that means you save 8% compared to purchasing these meals out of pocket!

We offer three off-campus meal plan options:

1. Meals per Semester Plans

Purchase a combination of a certain number of meal swipes that you can use at our residential dining units (Neubig and The Bistro) and Dining Dollars that can be used in both retail and residential units. 

Plan Name Cost Per Semester Meals Per Semester Approx. Meals Per Week Dining Dollars Per Semester Guest Passes
Olympic $1325 100 6.5 $525 5
Collegiate $1075 75 5 $450 5
Recreational $800 50 3 $375 5

2. Dining Dollar Plans (Tax-Free)

Perfect for those who dine on campus occasionally! Purchase our dining dollar plans and receive a free bonus that will be directly added to your account! Dining Dollars can be used in both retail and residential units. 

Plan  Total Dining Dollars (incl. Free Bonus)
$250 Dragon $275 ($25 Bonus)
$500 Dragon $550 ($50 Bonus)
$750 Dragon $825 ($75 Bonus)

3. On-Campus Meal Plans

Choose any of the on-campus plans listed above.

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