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Fall 2021

These questions and answers relate specifically to operations during the Fall 2021 semester.

First-year students and students living on campus in traditional residence halls are required to be on the 2021-2022 Unlimited Meal Plan and will be automatically enrolled. More details regarding Fall 2021 meal plans are posted on IC Dining’s website.

The answer is yes. Currently, Dining Services is planning for in-person service in Terrace and Campus Center Dining Halls and all stations will be fully operational. Retail Dining has partnered with Grubhub to continue with our pre-order and pick-up program that will be offered at all on-campus retail dining locations. Students will receive a message on their phone when the order is ready for pick-up. No phone? Orders can be placed from the on-site kiosks at Food Court, Ithaca Bakery, and Towers Marketplace and walk-up service will also be an option.  If additional COVID-19 restrictions come into play this Summer you will find updated information and protocols on IC Dining's website.

This Fall anchor retail operations will be open on the first day of classes. Those locations include the Food Court, Chick-N-Bap, Ithaca Bakery, Towers Marketplace, and Express Cafe. Satellite cafes (Business School Bistro, Park Cafe, Library Cafe, and CHS Cafe) will open on September 7th, 2021. All retail dining locations accept Bomber Bucks (which comes with the Unlimited Meal Plan), ID Express, and Credit Cards.  All purchases can be pre-ordered through the campus Grubhub App, or at a kiosk location. You will receive a message on your phone when your order is ready for pick up. This service is pick up only, there is no delivery service available. Walk-up orders are also an option.

To review Ithaca College's return to campus COVID-19 protocols you can access the information, here.

The take-away meal service offered last Spring Semester via the “green grab-and-go box” containers will also be available for anyone who prefers that option (please see the staff at either dining hall to pick up your initial green box).

Retail dining locations will provide food orders in disposable/recyclable containers and are not part of the reusable green container program.

General FAQs

Questions and answers about general Dining Service operations.

Ithaca College offers one meal plan for students who live on campus and will automatically be assigned to the meal plan prior to arrival at IC. The Unlimited Meal Plan (Fall 2021) also includes $230 Bomber Bucks (per semester) to purchase food at campus retail eateries. 

Students who live off-campus or reside in Circles or Garden Apartments have the option of choosing the Unlimited Meal Plan or the Commuter Plan (Fall 2021), which consists of 5 meals per week and $400 in Bomber Bucks to use at campus eateries.

You can select a voluntary meal plan by clicking here and logging in with a student Netpass. You may also contact Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3131, sfs@ithaca.edu, or visit the office on the 2nd floor of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center during business hours, to opt-in for a Voluntary Meal Plan. 

Meal Plan swipes can be used in Campus Center Dining Hall and Terrace Dining Hall for the Fall 2021 semester. Bomber Bucks can be used at all on-campus retail dining locations. 

You can start to add more Bomber Bucks this Fall through the GET App. You can manage your account from your computer or GET Mobile for Android | iOS. Bomber Bucks that come with your meal plan will expire at the end of the Fall semester. However, any additional Bomber Bucks that are purchased in the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring 2022 semester. All Bomber Bucks expire at the end of the academic year.

Bomber Bucks are tax-exempt and can be used in any on-campus retail dining location. Bomber Bucks allotted in the meal plan must be used within each academic semester. Any additionally purchased Bomber Bucks must be used within the current academic year. Bomber Bucks can be purchased at any time throughout the semester.

ID Express is a debit account opened through Ithaca College and not associated with Dining Services. ID Express can be purchased at any time throughout the semester.

  • Bomber Bucks included with a meal plan must be used by the end of the academic semester. 
  • Additionally purchased Bomber Bucks and Bomber Bucks purchased by students who are not on a meal plan will carry over from the Fall semester to the Spring semester, but any and all unused funds will expire at the end of the academic year.

You can find our daily menus here. We are currently working on new Fall menus and should have menu content available for review prior to opening this Fall. Current Summer 2021 hours of operation can be found here. This content will be updated once Fall 2021 hours have been finalized.

Visit the Dietary Accommodations page for our offerings to those requiring special diets. If you are having difficulty finding food that fits your needs, please contact us at dine@ithaca.edu or ask to speak to a dining hall manager or supervisor on duty for assistance.

First-year students and students living in campus resident halls will be automatically enrolled in the Fall 2021 Unlimited Meal Plan, which includes $230 Bomber Bucks.  Students moving to an on-campus apartment or living off-campus have the option to select either the Unlimited Meal Plan or the Commuter Plan, which includes 5 meals per week and $400 Bomber Bucks to use during the Academic semester. 

You can select a voluntary meal plan by clicking here and logging in with a student Netpass. You may also contact Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3131, sfs@ithaca.edu, or visit the office on the 2nd floor of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center during business hours, to opt-in for a Voluntary Meal Plan. 

Ithaca College Dining Services

1101 Terrace
Ithaca College
Ithaca, New York 14850

Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

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