Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Choices made for Meal Plans are effective
only for the upcoming Spring semester. (No changes can be made for current plans.) Flex Plan options for this semester are still available and must be purchased with Visa or Mastercard online.
See options below.
Please read the entire contract below and then click on the
"I AGREE" link at the bottom of the page. You must be enrolled in the hand geometry database to use your Resident Meal Plan at MAINFARE & BUTTERFIELD. Enrollment takes place during Freshmen Orientation or visit the Campus Access Office at the Memorial Union .
(CHOOSE ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE MEAL PLANS. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)
$2409.00 per semester / Dining Dollars
$2209.00 per semester
$2090.00 per semester
In accordance with the existing covenants and University Loan Agreements, all students who elect to reside in University Residence Halls or "Suite-Style" apartments without kitchens are required to purchase a meal plan each semester. Dining Dollars remaining from the Fall Semester may not be used as a substitute for purchasing a meal plan during the Spring Semester.
READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE CHOOSING A RESIDENT MEAL PLAN
Resident Meal Plans
A Resident Meal Plan choice allows for an unlimited number of meals per week for the academic semester. There are no refunds for uneaten meals and no transfer of uneaten meals to another student.
Access to meals is only through the use of a computerized, valid University of Rhode Island Student Identification Card and Biometric Hand Recognition. Meal Plans and Student Identification Cards may only be used by the person to whom they are issued. Guests must be accompanied by the authorized user.
Portions on all meals in Mainfare at Hope Commons and Butterfield Dining Hall are unlimited. All meals must be consumed in the Mainfare and Butterfield Dining Halls; no food is allowed to be taken out.
Grab-n-Go Meals: Three are available per school day from Ram's Den and Ram Escape at no extra cost to the Campus Plus and Campus Premiere patrons: "Breakfast Bonus" before 11am, "Combo Lunch" from 11am-4pm, and "Combo Dinner" after 4pm. This allows the benefit of a "meal-to-go" or the convenience of dining at this upper-campus location. Dining Services reserves the right to define the service times, eligible components, and portion sizes of the all Grab-n-Go Meals.
Guest meals are included with each Resident Meal Plan. This means that a student may bring a guest to any meal at no charge six, ten, or twenty times during the course of an academic semester depending on their meal plan selection. Students can also use their Dining Dollars to allow a guest to any meal or retail purchase at the full cash value of the meal or purchase respectively. A $20 fee from the Campus ID & Dining Office is charged to replace a lost I.D. card.
Campus Premiere Plan allows students to make purchases at Dining Services Retail Operations. EACH DOLLAR IS WORTH ONE DOLLAR IN FOOD VALUE WHEN USED IN DINING HALL OPERATIONS OR DINING SERVICE RETAIL OPERATIONS. If guest meals are exhausted, Dining Dollars may be used to purchase meals for guests: $8.00 for breakfast; $11.00 for lunch and brunch; and $13.00 for dinner. Dollars remaining at the end of the Fall Semester will be transferred and added to the second semester Resident Meal Plan selection. However, they may not be used as a substitute for a second semester meal plan since Dining Dollars do not cover the operational costs of the semester. ALL DINING DOLLARS MUST BE USED BY THE END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER. There is no transfer or credit for unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Spring Semester. Students may, however, choose a different Resident Meal Plan for the Spring Semester if there is a need to rollover the balance at the end of the Fall semester. Students selecting a Campus Premiere Plan should carefully calculate the number of dollars they require based upon anticipated usage. The guaranteed availability of Dining Dollars is based upon the balance of Dining Dollars in a student's account. Additional Dining Dollars cannot be purchased later in the semester. We suggest making a deposit to the Ram Account since the Ram Account will fund any purchases made at Dining Services Retail Operations.
Students contracting for a Resident Meal Plan with Dining Dollars are provided the convenience of using their Dining Dollars in the Dining Services Retail Operations. Rhody Market at Hope Commons features Ice Cream Machine, Upper Crust, and Common Grounds. Ram's Den at Memorial Union features the Food Court, Asian Jump, Uno Express, and Denelli's Deli. Ram Escape, also located in the Memorial Union serves Starbucks, Smoothies, and Grab-n-Go options. Starbucks coffee and snacks are available at the Daily Grind in the Library. Corner Store at Hope Commons offers market groceries and prepared foods. WHEN DOLLARS ARE USED FOR PURCHASES IN THE DINING SERVICES RETAIL OPERATIONS, THE FULL CASH PRICE OF THE PURCHASE IS DEDUCTED FROM THE AVAILABLE BALANCE OF DINING DOLLARS.
The RAM ACCOUNT is not a substitute for a Resident Meal Plan but is designed to provide URI students, faculty and staff with an added option of making convenient, safe and efficient purchases at Dining Services Retail Operations and, in addition, participating vendors on and off-campus. After opening a RAM ACCOUNT students simply present their ID card for purchases at any location displaying the "RAM ACCOUNT ACCEPTED HERE" sign. The account will automatically be debited for the amount of purchase.
Resident Meal Plan students can also enhance their flexibility by adding a RAM ACCOUNT to increase the balance of their Dining Dollars to use at Dining Services Retail operations or to make purchases at participating vendors that accept the RAM ACCOUNT.
Participation in the RAM ACCOUNT also has the added benefit of never having to pay bank fees. It's the one card you need to carry on campus. RAM ACCOUNT balances transfer from year to year until a student withdraws or graduates, at which time a student may request a refund of the unused balance less a $50.00 service charge.
The Ram Account is currently accepted On-Campus at Butterfield Dining Hall, Mainfare at Hope Commons, the Ram's Den, Rhody Market, the U.R.I. Bookstore, Ram Snack Shack, Corner Store, Ram Computer, Ram Escape, Ronzio Pizza, Daily Grind, Health Services, Copiers and Printers at the URI Library, Campus Copy & Design, Chemistry Stockroom, Washers & Dryers, Rec Services, and Designated Vending Machines.
The Ram Account is also accepted at over 35 Off-Campus merchants from the Kingston Emporium through Wakefield and Narragansett, including CVS, Subway, Panera Bread, and Dunkin Donuts to name a few. New vendors are joining all the time. Please visit www.uri.edu/dining and click "My Ram Account" for the most up-to-date list.
Dining Flex Plans
The Dining Flex Plans are designed for U.R.I. commuter students or students living in campus apartments with kitchens to eat at any of our Dining Halls.
FLEX 18: $253.00
Any 18 Dining Hall or Ram's Den Combo meals with $50.00 added to a Ram Account
FLEX 36: $477.00
Any 36 Dining Hall or Ram's Den Combo meals with $100.00 added to a Ram Account
FLEX 72: $893.00
Any 72 Dining Hall or Ram's Den Combo meals with $200.00 added to a Ram Account
Flex Plans may be purchased at anytime during the semester. Meals remaining at the end of the Fall Semester will be transferred to the Spring Semester. All meals must be used by the end of the Spring Semester. Ram Account balances transfer from year to year until a student withdraws or graduates. There are no refunds for uneaten meals or unused Ram Account and no uneaten meals or Ram Account funds can be transferred to another student. •
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