Meal Plans

Freedom and flexibility, along with great food, are the core of our meal plans. With twenty-eight dining locations in fourteen different buildings, there is always food close to where you are on campus - and your meal plan offers the best value at all of them. Whether you want breakfast at lunch, dinner on the run or a midnight meal, vegan selections or fast food, there are choices for everyone. We make it easy for you to get exactly what you want, when and where you want it!

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To help students transition to college life, first-year students living in residence halls must have a meal plan. They can choose from one of the two plans listed below. First-year students are automatically assigned the Any 19 meal plan, but may select the Any 14 plan.

Any 19 Plan

$2595 per semester
19 meals per week

This is a great plan and the best value. This plan gives you 19 meal credits a week to use in any combination in the Residential Dining Centers or in Campus Dining & Shops restaurant and café locations. This plan provides you the opportunity to socialize with friends, take a break from a hectic college schedule and enjoy an atmosphere designed with you in mind.

Any 14 Plan

$2450 per semester
14 meals per week

Like all of our meal plans, this plan provides convenience, flexibility, and access to a variety of foods here at UB. This plan gives you 14 meal credits a week to use in any combination in the Residential Dining Centers or in Campus Dining & Shops restaurant and café locations.

Choose the Any 19 or Any 14 plan or buy only the meals you need with a Resident Block Plan or Dining Dollars Plan. These plans offer a very economical way to dine on campus with maximum flexibility. These plans are not available to resident freshmen students.

Resident Block 260

$2525 per semester
Renews for Spring semester
  • 260 Meals per semester in the Resident Dining Centers or meal credits.
    (Averages 16 meals per week)
  • $250 Dining Dollars
  • 3 Guest Meal Passes

Resident Block 160

$1900 per semester
Renews for Spring semester
  • 160 Meals per semester in the Resident Dining Centers or meal credits.
    (Averages 10 meals per week)
  • $350 Dining Dollars
  • 3 Guest Meal Passes

Resident Block 100

$1500 per semester
Renews for Spring semester
  • 100 Meals per semester in the Resident Dining Centers or meal credits.
    (Averages 6 meals per week)
  • $450 Dining Dollars
  • 3 Guest Meal Passes


Upperclassmen Resident Plan

$550 per semester
Renews for Spring semester
  • 20 Meals per semester in the Resident Dining Centers or meal credits.
  • Averages 3 meals per week.
  • $350 Dining Dollars

Upperclassmen Dining Dollars

$950 per year
Valid for both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • $950 Dining Dollars

Choose from any of the plans listed above or buy only the meals you need with the semester Block Meal Plan. A Commuter Dining Dollars account can also be opened with a minimum deposit of $50.

Apartment Dining Plan

$550 per year
Valid for both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • 20 Meals per year in the Resident Dining Centers or meal credits
  • $350 Dining Dollars

Commuter Dining Dollars

$950 per year
Valid for both Fall and Spring Semesters
  • $950 Dining Dollars
Commuters can also select any denomination of:
  • Dining Dollars (minimum $50)
  • Campus Cash (minimum $25)

Kosher Meal Plans

The University at Buffalo, under the rabbinical supervision of Vaad, offers Kosher food options at NY Deli & Diner.

Since NY Deli & Diner operates à la carte, students can use any of the meal plan or dining dollar options that we offer to make purchases at this location.

Meal Credits

When you use one of your meal credits in any Residential Dining Center, one meal credit will be deducted from your weekly or semester allotment. You then have access to the all-you-care-to-eat menu. If you use all of your meal credits before the end of the week, you may use your Dining Dollars to purchase a meal at the same meal credit price for that meal period.

If you chose to use a meal credit at any UB Campus Dining & Shops restaurant, café or food court, that meal credit has a dollar value assigned to it based on the meal period. That value will be credited towards your total purchase amount. Any remainder may be paid using your Dining Dollars or a second meal credit. You can use two meals per meal period.

To view all of our dining locations and see per-location meal credit information, please visit our locations page. Please note that the following times are the maximum times that meal credits are allowed. These hours vary by location, and individual units may not be open for the entirety of these times; meal credit periods for a desired location are posted outside of that unit.

MealValueDaysTimes
Breakfast$4.50Monday - Friday7:30am - 10:30am
Brunch$8.00Weekends/Holidays10:30am - 3:30pm
Lunch$8.00Monday - Friday11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner$8.25Monday - Sunday

4:30pm - 8:30pm

Late Night$5.00Monday - Sunday9:00pm - 2:00am

Please Note: These credit times vary by location; unit-specific hours are posted outside of each location, as well as on the locations page - these hours simply reflect the earliest and latest times that a unit may accept meal credits.

Meal credit locations and times vary and are subject to change.