Plan Options

2020-2021 Meal Plan Updates

Due to COVID-19 we have had to make many changes to our dining halls and the way we offer dining.  Please be patient with us as we adapt and make changes to ensure your safety during this difficult time. All CDC and NYS Health Department guidelines will be followed to ensure students safety. 

You are required to wear a mask to enter any dining hall or retail facility.

All students living on campus are required to have a dining plan. Commuter student are not required to have a dining plan, but if selected, are subject to the dining plan refund policy. NYS tax law does NOT allow conversion of tax free dining plans to taxable dragon dollars. In addition, NYS tax laws only allow refunds for students who are withdrawing, taking a leave or are otherwise dismissed by the college. See complete refund policy for specifics

See below for specific information in relation to your student status (Resident, Higgins Resident or Commuter/Off Campus).

You are required to wear a mask to enter any dining hall or retail facility.

You are required to have the Resident Dining Plan. All prices stated are per semester. Retail Dining Dollars may be carried over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to fall. Due to NYS sales tax regulations, Retail Dining Dollars may not be refunded. You can check your account balances, at http://EZadd.oneonta.edu. The 2020 - 2021 Resident Dining Plan - $2,270, includes $315 Retail Dining dollars. This plan offers access at Wilsbach (including the Br@in Cafe), and Mills (including MyKitchen).

NOTE: Until further notice all resident dining facilities will be take-out only with specific meal periods for each hall. Students are allowed one meal swipe per meal period (4) per day.

Meal Periods are as follows:

  • Breakfast- 7:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Lunch- 11:01 am to 3:00 pm
  • Dinner- 3:01 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Late Night- 8:01 pm to 11:00 pm
Each student will receive a 2 container credits as part of their dining plan. The student will receive a container when they get their meal. The container will then need to be returned to the dining facility for cleaning and sanitizing when they get their next meal, if a container is lost or additional containers are needed it will be at a cost of $3 per container. All CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines will be followed to ensure the students safety. 

You are required to wear a mask to enter any dining hall or retail facility.

You are not required to have a dining plan.  If you do not select a plan, you will not automatically be enrolled in a dining plan. All prices stated are per semester.

Retail dining dollars may be carried over from fall to spring semester, but not from spring to fall. Due to NYS sales tax regulations, Retail dining dollars may not be refunded. You can check your account balances at http://EZadd.oneonta.edu.

If you wish to change your commuter plan you must make this change before Thursday, September 3 at 4:30 pm.

  • Commuter Plan A - (for off campus & commuter students ONLY) (All Retail Dining dollars) This plan, for Commuters only, enables you to purchase food at any location. You may add additional Retail Dining dollars at any time. Commuter students may also select the Resident Dining Plan.
    $1000 Retail Dining Dollars (per semester)

  • Commuter Plan B - (for off campus & commuter students ONLY) (All Retail Dining dollars) This plan, for Commuters only, enables you to purchase food at any location. You may add additional Retail Dining dollars at any time. Commuter students may also select the Resident Dining Plan.
    $750 Retail Dining Dollars (per semester)

  • Commuter Plan C - (for off campus & commuter students ONLY) (All Retail Dining dollars) This plan, for Commuters only, enables you to purchase food at any location. You may add additional Retail Dining dollars at any time. Commuter students may also select the Resident Dining Plan.
    $500 Retail Dining Dollars (per semester)

  • Commuter Plan D - (for off campus & commuter students ONLY) (All Retail Dining dollars) This plan, for Commuters only, enables you to purchase food at any location. You may add additional Retail Dining dollars at any time. Commuter students may also select the Resident Dining Plan.
    $300 Retail Dining Dollars (per semester)

  • The Resident Dining Plan of $2,270 is also an option for you.
How do I purchase a Commuter Plan?
  • You can add the plan to your student account bill.
  • You can email studentaccts@oneonta.edu, include your name and A# in the email
  • You can call the OAS Dining Office at 607-436-2087
  • You can set up an account and add money at http://EZadd.oneonta.edu
If you choose a Commuter Retail Dining Dollars plan you will be charged an entry price for take-out at Mills and Wilsbach Halls:
  • Breakfast- $6.50
  • Lunch- $8.00
  • Dinner- $9.00
  • Late Night- $6.50
Regular door prices, not using retail dining dollars or Dragon Dollars are:
  • Breakfast- $7.00
  • Lunch- $8.50
  • Dinner- $9.50
  • Late Night- $7.00
Note: Retail Dining dollars may also be used for vending purchases or food items at the Red Dragon Outfitters

You are required to wear a mask to enter any dining hall or retail facility.

You will be assigned to the On-the-Go Plan.

This is a reduced dining plan of only $1500.00 retail dining dollars. You can purchase food at our four retail food operations — Starbucks, Argo and Mills Marketplace. You are welcome to get take-out from any of the three dining hall (Mills and Wilsbach), where you will be charged a door price of $6.50 Breakfast, $8.00 Lunch, $9.00 Dinner, and $6.50 Late Night, when using Retail Dining or Dragon Dollars. This plan assumes that you will not be eating regularly in our dining halls and that you intend to prepare many of your own meals in Higgins Hall.

The Resident Dining Plan of $2270.00 is also available to you. 
  • To CHANGE to the Resident Dining Plan, email Student Accounts that you would like to switch to the Resident Dining Plan, include your name and A# in the email. You must make this change before Thursday, September 3 at 4:30 pm. 

The Board of Directors of Oneonta Auxiliary Services of SUNY Oneonta establishes the policy for refunds of any monies paid by students of the College for dining plans, as well as the rollover of any retail dining dollars from one academic period to another. OAS will advise our food service provider, Sodexo, of this policy so it may be incorporated in marketing and other informational material published by that company. OAS will also consult with Student Accounts, Residence Life and Housing, and any other parties responsible for material placed in critical public documents (i.e. College Catalog, Student Handbook, Student Billing brochure, Residence Hall License) to ensure that the policy is consistently represented. 

The refund policy we have developed is in compliance with New York State Tax Law governing the exemption of educational institutions from tax on their dining plans. Reference is 1105 (d) (ii) (B). Our refund schedule is based solely on the passage of time as opposed to consumption of food as the basis for the refund. Documentation concerning this matter, including legal opinions of OAS counsel, SUNY Counsel, the Tax Department and other miscellaneous sources is contained in a file entitled “Refund Policy” in the OAS Office. Please note that the refund policy only applies to dining plans; additional deposits made in retail dining dollars are not refundable. 

The OAS Board has approved a liability schedule with two components: 

  • A basic administrative overhead cost is incurred in establishing and initiating any dining plan for a student, regardless of the withdrawal date or the length of time spent at the campus. Costs include insurance, equipment maintenance and repair, administrative operating expenses, depreciation, facilities reserves, and other related expenses delineated in the OAS Budget. The amount of this charge is calculated based on operating expense and facilities reserves as a percentage of total revenue. For the current year, that percentage is 15%. This is included in the 1st week charge.
    A 5% prorated charge per week for liability during the fall semester and a 5.31% prorated charge per week for liability for the spring semester. 
Key Policy Items: 
  • A student withdrawing/taking a leave, or who is dropped by the College during a given semester will be liable as indicated in the schedule for the plan selected. 
  • A student who is classified “refused admission” by the Admissions Office after arriving on campus, but before the first day of classes, is not considered enrolled. Such student, by definition, would be on an Unlimited Dining plan. We would charge the daily rate per day for the access to Mills/Wilsbach/Hulbert, for each day the student is here. In addition, the student will be charged for any purchases made from his/her retail dining dollars portion of that plan. The student will have no further liability. 
  • A student who is withdrawing/taking a leave, or who is dropped by the College for academic or disciplinary reasons after the end of the fall semester, is not entitled to a refund of retail dining dollars. 
  • For a student who has an unused retail dining dollars at the end of the fall semester and “clears” Student Accounts for spring semester, OAS will roll such balance forward. (Each student must select another plan within the appropriate category for spring, regardless of the amount carried forward.) Refund calculations are based on the current semester liability and balances only. 
  • Students who opt for retail dining dollars during one or more summer sessions and have a balance left at the end of the summer will have that balance rolled forward to fall, as long as that student is “cleared” for that semester by Student Accounts. 
  • No refunds will be made for any unused retail dining dollars after the end of the spring semester. 
  • Please note that Dining Plans are refundable as indicated in this policy. However, additional deposits made in retail dining dollars are not refundable. 
Notes: 
  • Our “Academic Year” is defined as beginning with the summer session and ending with the following spring semester. 
  • Under New York State tax laws, due to the exempt nature of our dining plans, students who have an unused declining balance and do not return to school in the spring semester, or who have unused balances at the end of spring semester, forfeit those balances. 
  • If a student leaves the residence halls at the end of the fall semester but returns as a student for the spring semester, any retail dining dollars from fall semester will be carried forward to spring semester as long as he/she has “cleared” Student Accounts. However, if the student subsequently withdraws, he/she would forfeit any remaining balance. 
  • Refunds for semester dining plans will be made by Student Accounts based on liability calculated and provided by OAS. 
  • “Cleared"” by Student Accounts, refers to the process of meeting the College’s financial requirements. Once that status is certified to OAS by Student Accounts, we consider that person to be enrolled for that semester. 
As authorized previously by the OAS Board of Directors and revised September 2, 2008 and June 17, 2009. 
This is a policy outline. A copy of the refund policy is available in the OAS Office. Call (607) 436-3352 or email your request to oas@oneonta.edu.