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Campus Dining and Shops
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Why are there new credit card terminals at the dining locations?

The United States is in the process of adopting EMV credit/debit card security standards also known as “Chip and Pin.” This is the standard in Europe and most of the world. There is a requirement to be compliant with EMV by October 2015. Campus Dining & Shops is committed to providing the safest financial environment for the University community.

How do I purchase a UB Dining Meal Plan?

UB Dining Plans may be charged to your UB Student Account (subject to terms of the Office of Student Accounts). You may also pay with cash, check or credit card. Purchases may be made in person at the UB Card Office, or through Meal Plan Select at various times throughout the semester.

Can I use two meals to bring someone with me to the dining hall?

The meals included in your plan are for your consumption only. Our Any 19, Any 14 and Block Meal Plans each contain guest meal passes for you to bring a friend or family member to the dining hall. If you do not have guest meals Campus Cash can both be used to purchase an extra meal at the dining halls if you wish to take a guest with you.

What if I can't get to the dining hall while it is open due to a school or work obligation?

Dining centers have various closing hours up to 8:30 p.m. each night. You can also use a meal exchange at many locations along the Spine and Ellicott. You may also use meal exchanges late night at several locations.  A full list is available at Dining Locations.

Do I have to eat my meals in the Residence Hall Dining Centers?

Traditional meals served in the Residence Hall Dining Centers are the best value. However, our meal exchange program gives you the flexibility to use your meals at select UB Campus Dining & Shops' restaurants and cafes. To view all of our dining locations and meal exchange times, go to Dining Locations

What if I have special dietary needs?

Campus Dining & Shops has a registered dietitian, who may be reached here or by phone at (716) 645-6445