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Student Meal Plan Information

Pastries and baked goods at Colgate's Hieber Café

Meal Plan Options

Premier Gold (Anytime Dining) $3,497.50 per semester
This meal plan is required for first- and second-year students, as well as all students living in a traditional residence halls.
  • Unlimited dining access, 24 hours per day, seven days per week at Frank Dining Hall
  • Unlimited access at the Coop, Hieber Café, and Donovan’s Pub during hours of service
  • Three guest passes per semester
  • Parents eat for free while visiting campus
  • Smoothies in the C-Store
'Gate Membership (10 - Meal Plan) $2,327.50 per semester
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, Hieber Café, and Donovan's Pub
  • $100 flex dollars per semester
Maroon Membership (8 - Meal Plan) $1,950 per semester
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, Hieber Café, and Donovan's Pub
  • $75 flex dollars per semester
Raider Membership (Block Plan) $850 per block
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, Hieber Café, and Donovan's Pub
  • $150 flex dollars per plan

Dining Membership Amenities

  • Unlimited access to Frank Dining Hall with Premier Gold memberships
  • Access to on-site registered dietitian
  • Dining and entertainment promotions and specials
  • Membership giveaways
  • Express takeout at the Coop
Meal plans chosen through this site will be billed on your Colgate tuition account with the rest of your semester fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Flex Dollars and ‘Gate Cash?

Flex Dollars

These add flexibility to your dining options and may be spent like cash at Frank, the Coop, 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.

'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 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.
What if I have a food allergy, a special diet, or require a sick tray?
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 Lynn Waldman, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services (lwaldman@colgate.edu or 315-228-7375) who serves as chairs the committee and oversees accommodations for students, is also available as a resource for any questions or concerns.

Additionally, you can visit our Dietary Restrictions page for additional information.
How do I make changes to my plan?
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.
Helpful Information
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. To sign up for a voluntary plan, please visit our "Purchase a Meal Plan" page.  If you have any questions, please email us a diningservices@colgate.edu.