Compare and Purchase A Meal Plan

NOTE: Choices made for Meal Plans are effective only for the upcoming Fall 2014 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 plan options. Prices are subject to change.
 
Dining Contract Fall 2014 – Spring 2015: 

Please read the 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 ID & Dining Office at the Memorial Union. 

Fall 2014 Meal Plan active from August 30, 2014 through December 20, 2014

Spring 2015 Meal Plan active from January 17, 2015 through May 12, 2015

RESIDENT MEAL PLAN CHOICES:
(CHOOSE ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE MEAL PLANS. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)


CAMPUS PREMIERE

  • Valid Monday-Sunday
  • Unlimited visits to Butterfield and Mainfare Dining Halls
  • (20) Guest Visits per semester
  • $200 Ram Account per semester accepted at all Ram Account merchants and 10% additional discount at Dining Services retail facilities
  • 3 Grab-n-Go Meals: (1) Bonus Breakfast before 10:45 AM and (2) Combo Meals 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; available per school day from Ram’s Den, Ram Escape, or Rhody Market.
  • $2420.00 per semester

 


CAMPUS PLUS

  • Valid Monday-Sunday
  • Unlimited visits to Butterfield and Mainfare Dining Halls
  • (10) Guest Visits per semester
  • 3 Grab-n-Go Meals: (1) Bonus Breakfast before 10:45 AM and (2) Combo Meals 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM; available per school day from Ram’s Den, Ram Escape, or Rhody Market.
  • $2220.00 per semester (Ram Account is NOT included in this plan)

 


CAMPUS STANDARD

  • Valid Monday-Sunday
  • Unlimited visits to Butterfield and Mainfare Dining Halls
  •  (6) Guest Visits per semester
  • $2120.00 per semester (Grab-n-Go Meals and Ram Account are NOT included in this plan)

 


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.

Resident Meal Plans

READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE CHOOSING A RESIDENT MEAL PLAN

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.

Campus Plus and Campus Premiere Plans provide a feature for students who need the flexibility of Grab-n-Go Meals and snacks! One Bonus-Breakfast AND Two Combo-Meals per school day are allowed at the Ram’s Den, Rhody Market, or Ram Escape included in the cost of your meal plan. This allows the benefit of a “Grab-n-Go” or the convenience of dining at these Dining Services retail locations. Dining Services reserves the right to define the service times, eligible components, and portion sizes of the Bonus-Breakfast and Combo-Meals.

Guest Meals are included with each Resident Meal Plan. This means that a student may bring a guest to any meal at a Dining Hall 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 Ram Account 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 featuring Ram Account…

Campus Premiere Plan allows students to make purchases at all participating on and off-campus Ram Account merchants and Ram Account enabled vending services such as beverages, snacks, laundry, printing and copying. EACH DOLLAR IS WORTH ONE DOLLAR IN VALUE WHEN USED AT RETAIL OPERATIONS.

RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU USE YOUR RAM ACCOUNT AT DINING SERVICES RETAIL OPERATIONS!

If guest meals are exhausted, Ram Account may be used to purchase meals for guests: $8.50 for breakfast; $11.50 for lunch and brunch; and $13.50 for dinner. Ram Account remaining at the end of the Fall Semester will be transferred and added to the second semester Resident Meal Plan selection. Ram Account cannot be used as a substitute for a second semester meal plan since the Ram Account does not cover the operational costs of the semester.

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.

Students selecting a Campus Premiere Plan should carefully calculate the number of Ram Account dollars they require based upon anticipated usage. The guaranteed availability of Ram Account dollars is based upon the balance of Ram Account in a student’s account. Additional Ram Account cannot be billed with tuition payment but can be purchased with a Visa/MasterCard later in the semester through our Dining Services web site.

A 10% discount will be applied to each Ram Account transaction when a student uses their Student ID at any of 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, 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.

 

Ram Account

…an additional option for any meal plan or the perfect “stand—alone” solution for commuters

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. to make purchases at Dining Services Retail operations or 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 throughout Wakefield and Narragansett, including CVS, Subway, Panera Bread, and Dunkin Donuts to name a few. New vendors are joining all the time. Please visit Ram Account web page for the most up-to-date list.

  • We do not endorse any third-party or call-in services that are not affiliated with the University of Rhode Island. Ram Account payments must be made directly with the retailer. Do not provide your ID number to any other party, doing so may compromise your accounts security.

 

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: $257.00 
Any 18 Dining Hall or Combo meals with $50.00 added to a Ram Account
  • FLEX 36: $485.00 
Any 36 Dining Hall or Combo meals with $100.00 added to a Ram Account
  • FLEX 72: $910.00 
Any 72 Dining Hall or 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.

 

Questions? Please call us at (401) 874-2055.

 

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