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Dining Services

A student picks up a to-go container from a counter at Southside Cafe.

Information for Returning Students

All returning students, sophomore standing and above, have the option to purchase an RDA plan, but are not required to do so. If you are a returning student, here are some things to consider when deciding whether to repurchase an RDA plan:

  1. 1. Having an RDA plan is convenient—you can purchase diverse, ready-made meals at many on-campus dining locations when it best fits your schedule.
  2. 2. You don’t have to worry about finding time to grocery shop or cook while trying to balance studying.
  3. 3. You receive a 40% discount at all three of the dining centers and a 10% discount at many other on-campus dining locations.
  4. 4. You don’t have to worry about budgeting for food while living on a tight college budget. Once you choose the dining level that fits your individual lifestyle needs, the RDA dollars associated with your plan level will be available to spend throughout the semester.

You can add or change your RDA plan through your housing and dining contract. Click here to read more about the reasons students purchase an RDA plan.