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Frequently Asked Questions

Must I have a meal plan?

Yes, if you live in on-campus housing. The residence halls do not have adequate personal cooking facilities for each resident. There is a café in each residence hall for your dining convenience.

What if I run out of meal plan money?

Add a Commuter Meal Plan. Additionally you might consider opting for a larger meal plan for the next semester.

What are the resident meal plan choices?

There are three meal plans from which to choose. They are Plan A $1611.00 per semester, Plan B $1445.00 per semester, or Plan C $1288.00 per semester. You can choose any of these plans when you return your housing license agreement or at the Office of Residence Life and Summer Programs at 73 Tremont St. You will be pre-billed for the Plan C ($1288.00 per semester). If you feel Plan C is too little, you may change to Plan A or Plan B during the first three weeks of each semester at the Office of Residence Life at 73 Tremont St.

Is there a commuter meal plan?

Yes.  Commuter Students and Graduate Students can purchase Commuter Food Points.  Click here for more information and to add Commuter Food Points to your account.

Do I get a meal card?

Your meal card is your Suffolk ID. This is for both Resident and Ram accounts. You must have your ID with you to make a purchase. Remember that it is YOUR ID and is not to be used by persons other than you!

How does the resident meal plan work?

You may dine at any dining location at Suffolk University (See Dining Choices page). Select your purchases and present your Suffolk ID to the cashier who will swipe you card and you are on your way! All dining locations are ala Carte style dining. Each item is priced individually giving you complete flexibility in your dining choices.

How do I know what my dining account balance is?

You may inquire at any dining location and we can inquire your account balance. For detailed account activity, as well as balance information visit

What if I have meal plan money left over at the end of a semester?

Your residual balance carries over from the Fall semester into the Spring semester. Any balance remaining at the conclusion of the Spring semester is forfeited. Students not participating in a meal plan in the Spring semester will forfeit all remaining Fall funds at the conclusion of the Fall semester.

What if I lose my Suffolk ID?

Report lost/stolen cards on to immediately deactivate your card. Then contact the Suffolk University Police immediately to obtain a replacement card.

I am on a restricted diet. How do I assure myself that I can eat what is being served?

We have many guests on restricted diets. Please introduce yourself to the manager or the chef of the unit you expect to dine in so we can work with you to meet your dining needs.

When are the dining locations open?

There is a dining location open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and University holidays. However, the residence halls are only open to residents of the specific residence hall and invited guests. The specific information for each location is located in the “Dining Choices” tab on this web site.

Who provides the dining service at Suffolk University?

The dining service is proudly presented by Sodexo Campus Services. The dining service is dependent on its local management team for its presentation. For a complete list of our local management team visit the Meet The Team page.

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Important Info

Ram Account

The Ram Account is a voluntary account that can be used at any dining services location on campus as well as at participating off campus locations. For a complete list of participating off campus locations visit

Dietary Needs

Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our campus dining services program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact a dining services manager.

Dining Policies

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures: 

  • Please bus your table when you have finished dining. 
  • Please put your refuse in the proper Bin. Plates, Cups, Napkins and Food in compost, Plastic and Glass bottles in recycling and the rest, if any, in the trash. 
  • Proper attire and footwear must be worn at all times in a dining facility. 
  • You must present your own I.D. at all times when making a purchase using your declining balance accounts. 
  • I.D.’s are not transferable. Do not lend your I.D. to anyone or borrow one from someone else.
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