Dining Points Questions

What are Dining Points?

Dining Points are funds available to be used for purchases in UB Dining Services locations and vending machines. Dining Points are tax-exempt, so you save every time you use them. More information: Meal Plans & Dining Points

Can I add Dining Points to my UB Card if I have an unpaid bill hold?

An unpaid bill hold will prohibit you from charging Dining Points or Campus Cash to your student account. You can still add value to your card if you have an unpaid bill hold, but you must pay with a credit card.

Where can I use Dining Points?

Dining Points are not accepted in The Commons, but can be used in all UB Dining service locations. For a full list, visit the UB Dining Locations page.

How do I know if I am paying with Campus Cash or Dining Points?

The cash registers will always use the account that is most appropriate for where you are purchasing. Where there is a choice you can just let the cashier know and they can select the account you wish.

Can we use Dining Points in the vending machines?

Campus Dining & Shops has over 250 vending machines on campus. You can purchase a large variety of beverages, candy, snacks and food. And, nearly all the machines accept Dining Points and Campus Cash.

How much do I need to purchase to open a Dining Points account?

Dining Points are bundled with several available Meal Plans. You may also open a Commuter Dining Points account if you live off-campus or in the campus apartments, for as little as 25 points. Once open, you may add to the account in increments of 25. For more information, visit our Meal Plans & Dining Points page.

When do Dining Points expire?

Dining Points roll over from the fall to spring semester as long as you have a valid account for the sprint semester. For example, if a student has 130 Dining Points remaining at the end of the fall semester and they are getting 300 Dining Points with their spring meal plan they will start with 430 Dining Points in the spring. At the end of the spring semester any Dining Points that have not been used will be lost. Due to their special tax free set up they cannot be refunded. More information: Meal Plans & Dining Points

What if I use all my Dining Points before the end of the semester?

Simply add more by doing one of the following:

Online - The best way to add Dining Points or Campus Cash is on GET at get.cbord.com/myubcard. Just add to your account and charge it to your student account. It's easy, and you avoid the lines at the UB Card Office. Parents and others can also add to your Dining Points and Campus Cash at the same website using a credit card.

In-person - Simply go to one of the UB Card Offices and our staff will be happy to assist you in adding either Dining Points or Campus Cash to your account.

Can I transfer Dining Points to Campus Cash?

Dining Points cannot be transferred to Campus Cash.  Dining Points are set up to provide students with a tax-free solution for dining. Due to their special tax free status, Dining Points cannot be transferred or refunded.

What is my UB IT Password?

You will receive your UBit user name and password at your First-Year Orientation. If you did not receive it or need to have it reset, please contact the CIT helpdesk. More information is available on the UB IT website.