Meal Plan Options

Prices for the 2020–21 academic year

This meal plan is required for first- and second-year students, as well as all students living in traditional residence halls, and is also available to juniors and seniors not living in traditional residence halls.

  • Unlimited dining access seven days per week at Frank Dining Hall during hours of service
  • Unlimited access at the Coop during hours of service
  • Unlimited coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, plus one swipe per meal period at Chobani at the Hieber Café during hours of service
  • One swipe per meal period at Donovan's Pub during hours of service, including new lunch hours
  • One swipe per meal period at a Colgate Dining Services-operated food truck during hours of service
  • Smoothies in the C-Store
  • New for the 2020-21 academic year:
    • One swipe per meal period at new Grab Goodness retail areas at both Frank Dining Hall and the O'Connor Campus Center during hours of service
    • Complimentary reusable green clamshell container for take-out from the servery
    • All premier plan holders will receive $200 in 'Gate cash ($100 each semester). 'Gate cash can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community.

This meal plan is available to juniors and seniors not living in traditional residence halls. Flex dollars will rollover from fall to spring semester. At the end of the spring semester all flex dollars will be forfeited.

  • Dining access seven days per week for up to 10 meals at Frank Dining Hall, the Coop, Chobani at the Hieber Café, Donovan's Pub, new Grab Goodness retail areas at both Frank Dining Hall and the O'Connor Campus Center, and the new Colgate Dining Services-operated food truck
  • $100 flex dollars per semester
  • New for the 2020-21 academic year: Half of the flex dollars associated with this plan can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community.

This meal plan is available to juniors and seniors not living in traditional residence halls. Flex dollars will rollover from fall to spring semester. At the end of the spring semester all flex dollars will be forfeited.

  • Dining access seven days per week for up to eight meals at Frank Dining Hall, the Coop, Chobani at the Hieber Café, Donovan's Pub, new Grab Goodness retail areas at both Frank Dining Hall and the O'Connor Campus Center, and the new Colgate Dining Services-operated food truck
  • $75 flex dollars per semester
  • New for the 2020-21 academic year: Half of the flex dollars associated with this plan can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community.

This meal plan is available to juniors and seniors not living in traditional residence halls. Unused meals and flex dollars will rollover from fall to spring semester. At the end of the spring semester all unused meals and flex dollars will be forfeited.

  • 70 meal swipes per plan
  • Dining Access seven days per week at Frank Dining Hall, the Coop, Chobani at the Hieber Café, Donovan's Pub, new Grab Goodness retail areas at both Frank Dining Hall and the O'Connor Campus Center, and the new Colgate Dining Services-operated food truck
  • $150 flex dollars per plan
  • New for the 2020-21 academic year: Half of the flex dollars associated with this plan can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community.

Meal plans chosen through this site will be billed on your Colgate tuition account with the rest of your semester fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flex Dollars

These add flexibility to your dining options and may be spent like cash at Frank, the Coop, Chobani at the Hieber Café, Donovan's Pub, and the C-Store. As an additional value, flex dollars are tax exempt. Unused dollars may carry over from fall to spring semesters. However, unused flex dollars expire on the last day of the academic calendar year and do not roll over to the following academic year. New for the 2020-21 academic year: Half of the flex dollars associated with this plan can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community.

’Gate Cash

This is a convenient way to purchase meals at any campus dining location, and even many locations in the local community. Food can be purchased a la carte with your ‘Gate Card at Chobani at the Hieber Café, the Coop, Donovan's Pub, C-Store and full meals can be purchased at Frank Dining Hall. 'Gate cash may also be used for purchases at the Bookstore, mailroom, and to operate laundry machines, and library copiers. 'Gate Cash carries over from fall to spring and as well as between academic years. New for the 2020-21 academic year: All premier plan holders will receive $200 in 'Gate cash ($100 each semester). 'Gate cash can be used at new popup retail locations on campus, which will be operated by a variety of restaurants from the Hamilton community

Requesting special consideration for dietary needs for some students with serious health conditions, following certain diets, or refraining from eating certain foods is a medical necessity rather than a personal choice. 

If you have special needs with regard to food or food preparation, Colgate wants to assist you. Contact Evelyn Lester, Director of Disability Services (elester@colgat.edu) or 315-228-7375, who oversees accommodations for students and is available as a resource for any questions or concerns.

Additionally, you can visit our Dietary Restrictions page for additional information.

Please contact Colgate Dining Services at 315-228-7670 to add or change a meal plan. You may come to the Frank Dining Hall office, Monday–Friday between 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., to complete a Change Meal Plan Form. Fall semester meal plans will automatically carry over into the spring semester unless changes are submitted before the deadline.

Any changes in meal plans during the summer can be made by contacting Student Accounts at 315-228-7812.

Students living in traditional on-campus residences are required to have a meal plan. On-campus apartment and townhouse residents and off-campus residents may sign up for a voluntary meal plan. If you have any questions, please email us a diningservices@colgate.edu.