Student Meal Plan FAQs
Signing Up for a Meal Plan
We offer a salad , daily soup, hot entrées, dessert, and assorted beverages. For more details, see our semester menu.
No, you don't need to live on campus. However "Off-Campus" residents have different pricing model. You simply need to be a Columbia University Irving Medical Center student. Both part- and full-time students can sign up for the meal plan.
The menu will be available about one weeks before the meal plan starts.
We cover a range of diets: vegetarian, vegan, celiac/gluten-free, and kosher. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Depending on your allergy, we can prepare you an individual plate to prevent cross-contamination. Please indicate your allergy on your enrollment form. Email email@example.com with additional questions.
We accept credit card or check. When you enroll, follow these payment instructions.
How to Use Your Meal Plan
During meal plan hours, bring your CUIMC ID to 50 Haven ave Ballroom. A representative from our team will check you in. If someone is coming in your place to redeem your meals, you must give us 24-hours advance notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with that person's name.
You can use your allotted meals on any day the meal plan is served.
To allow us to plan ahead and ensure that everyone has access to dinner, we ask you to abide by certain guidelines. Once your CUIMC ID is checked, we allow only one trip through the station. Each meal plan participant is entitled to the following portions:
- One salad container
- One hot entrées
- One bowl of soup
- One dessert
- One piece of whole fruit
- One bottled beverage.
Unfortunately, we don't allow students to roll over meals. However, you are welcome to invite friends to dinner to help you use up your meals. Email us at email@example.com to let us know who will be using your meals.
Yes. If you plan to bring a guest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance. Your allotted meals will be used to cover your guest.