Do you have a dietary restriction or special dietary need? 
At Dining at Barnard, we label our food to make it easier for all students to make safe and smart choices. In addition, those diagnosed with food allergies or would like to make healthier decisions will have the opportunity to work with the Dining Services team in order to develop a food plan that will work best for your individual needs.

Please email us so that we can work with you to ensure you never miss a meal.

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2014 - 2015 Meal Plans
Participation in a campus meal plan is required for all Barnard students.

  • First year students residing on-campus are required to enroll in a Platinum Plan, which includes 19 meals per week and 120 Points.
  •  First year students residing off-campus or commuting full time are required to enrill in the Points Only 300 plan as a minimum. If you fail to enroll in a meal plan, you will be placed on Convenience Plan 2 by default.
  • Upperclass students residing on floors 2-8 of the Barnard Quad (Brooks, Hewitt, Reid and Sulzberger Hall) are required to enroll in the Quad Upper plan as a minimum.  
  • Upperclass students residing elsewhere in Barnard/Columbia housing and full time commuters are required to enroll in a Points Only 300 plan as a minimum. If you fail to enroll in a meal plan, you will be placed on Convenience Plan 2 by default.
  • All Meal Plans have a kosher options with the exception of the Points Only plans.
  • Meal Plan Points within the various plans will be provided at a discounted rate.  For example, 315 points for food, beverage or convenience items will cost $300. Also, throughout the year, students will be able to purchase an additional meal plan or Dining Dollars.

 For information on when and where meal plans can be used, click here.

MealsPoints    Price/Semester    Kosher Price/Semester 
Platinum Plan 19 meals/week120  $2,980$3,048
Quad Upperclass Plan 150 meals/semester430  $2,070$2,107
Basic Plan 1 75 meals/semester200 $900$1,000
Basic Plan 2 60 meals/semester300 $900$1,000
Convenience Plan 1 30 meals/semester0 $300$350
Convenience Plan 2 15 meals/semester150 $300$350
Points Only 300 NA300 $300NA
Points Only 500 NA  500 $450NA

What are Meals?
Meals can be used in the Hewitt Dining Hall, for Kosher Dining at Hewitt (with a Kosher Meal Plan) and for a breakfast meal equivalency at the Diana Center Cafe. Simply swipe your student ID card and a meal will automatically be deducted from your account.

PLEASE NOTE, Meals will not carry over from week to week or semester to semester.

What are Points?

Points are the flex spending portion of your Meal Plan and can be used at any Barnard Campus dining location. Use Points to purchase beverages, snacks or full meals paying the a la carte price. Points have a dollar for dollar value, so 1-Point equals $1. You may also use Points to make purchases for your friends or guests.

PLEASE NOTE, Points will carry over from the fall to spring semester provided you are on a Meal Plan in the spring. Points will not carry over from spring to fall at the end of the academic year.

What are Dining Dollars (DDs) and how are they different from Points? 
DDs are funds that can be used at Barnard or Columbia campus dining facilities. They also have a dollar for dollar value; 1-DD equals $1. They do not come with any Meal Plan option. You may purchase DDs through Dining at Barnard, located in Hewitt Hall, or through the Dining Customer Service Center, located in Hartley Hall Room# 18 on the Columbia campus, starting in increments of $25.

PLEASE NOTE, DDs will carry over from year to year as long as you remain a student at Barnard or Columbia. They will ont carry over at the end of your senior year.

Terms and Conditions
All funds and plans purchased for use in the dining program at Barnard College are for the personal use of the owner of the account and are non-transferable.  The dining program at Barnard College funds and plans cannot be used as a gift or gift certificate.  Except as otherwise expressly stated in these terms, all dining program funds and plans are non-refundable and will expire at the earlier of the last day of enrollment or employment, as applicable, or the last day if the current semester. 
A drop of change of a dining plan will not be accepted afteer the fourth day of each semester, September 5, 2014 for the fall and January 23, 2015 for the spring. Charges will be prorated during this period. A meal plan adjustment form must be completed with Barnard Bursar's office to process this change.