Focus on your classes and let us focus on your food. We have a strong commitment to our student’s success and aim to provide services that support a healthy mind and body, as safely and efficiently as possible. We constantly invite feedback and adjust our offerings to reflect the ever-changing tastes, schedules, and needs of our customers.
How is Dining Services different?
Developed with our team of our Director, Chefs, Nutritionist, Managers, and Supply Chain Staff to create nutritionally sound and culturally diverse menus!
Our “served daily” items along with our rotating menus, means you will find your favorite comfort food and still have plenty of variety to try some new flavors too!
Our customer and staff taste-test our made-from-scratch-onsite recipes, and provide feedback through-out a semester to and help determine what we serve!
We buy the brands you buy, like Tyson’s, Hormel, Perdue, Uncle Ben’s, Barilla, Stonyfield, and Kellogg’s to name a few! We also work with regional farmers, producers to serve local foods whenever possible including fresh locally caught fish!
Contracts with vendors and suppliers means lower food costs and competitive meal plans.
Students have access to a dedicated Dining Services Nutritionist for help managing food allergies/sensitivities, religious dining restrictions, and general questions concerning nutrition and navigating our dining facilities!
Butterfield and Mainfare Dining Halls are where you can build all-you-care-to-eat meals for one entry price. Unlimited Meal Plans provide unlimited access to these facilities which serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and limited late-night service.
Our eight Retail Locations around campus provide a-la-carte options from sushi made on-site to sandwiches & wraps, salads, snacks and more, for purchase with Ram Account, cash, or credit card. Unlimited & Flex Meal Plans holders will also find snacks available at these locations as part of their meal plan benefits!Take a Tour of Junius 'Babe' Gertz Cafe
Meal Plans at a Glance
We offer a Meal Plan Change Period at the beginning of each semester to be sure you have the best option for your schedule. All campus residents are required to have a plan (choices limited by residence hall style). Commuters are encouraged to explore options!
Above pricing is for the current Spring 2023 semester
What is Ram Account?
It’s a cashless way to make purchases all around campus from food to books, even designated laundry machines, and so much more. Your URI ID is all you need to carry! Plus, dozens of off-campus retailers accept it as well. It is built into every valid URI ID card, just add funds to start using it and all meal plans include some Ram Account funds to start you off. Find out more.
Types of Dining
Build your own meals from a wide variety of daily selections, including specials, at Mainfare or Butterfield Dining Halls. Unlimited Plans allow for unlimited access to both dining halls for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner sessions. Flex Plans allow for limited access to these dining halls.
Ram Account, Cash, Credit Cards
All Dining Services locations on-campus accept Ram Account! Many of our locations also accept cash and credit cards too, for visitors, families, and friends coming to campus.
We strive to provide an ethnically diverse menu with an array of options and service times. We feature comfort foods served daily, and rotating specialties, entrees, and side dishes too. Use our mobile-friendly website to find daily menus and upcoming items! Looking for vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free options? We label everything, in addition to providing all kinds of nutritional information, and even track of eight major allergens throughout our offerings. Our dedicated nutritionist is available to help any student!Find out more.
Please Note: Services, locations, hours, and menus are subject to change.