Plan Options for UAlbany Students

Selecting A Meal Plan

The 2021-2022 meal plans are designed to provide maximum flexibility, value and convenience. These meal plans include declining balance funds called Discount Dollars that activate deep discounts at retail dining venues. All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meal plans are purchased per semester.

Students can begin signing up for a meal plan on 7/1/21 and will have until 9/3/21 to add/drop/change their meal plan. Fall meal plans take effect at 4pm on Tuesday, 8/17.

 Budgeting your Discount Dollars

*In light of the hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UAS is implementing a temporary change to the Discount Dollar policy. Any Discount Dollars remaining at the end of the Spring 2021 term will now roll over to the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year.*

Meal Plan Options for SUNY Poly Students click here.

For all resident freshmen, University apartment and commuter students.
Freshmen will automatically be assigned myGreatDane Meal Plan #1, but can choose myGreatDane Meal Plan #2, during the add/change period (the first 10 business days of the semester). The myGreatDane Meal Plan will allow for a meal swipe during every scheduled meal period/7 days a week at Indigenous and State Quad dining rooms. Seating will be designed in accordance with New York State guidelines. Declining balance funds called Discount Dollars are included with the myGreatDane Meal Plan and can be used in Campus Center retail venues where they will activate deep discounts off the menu board pricing. Up to $500 additional Discount Dollars can be added to your myGreatDane Meal Plan each semester.

Click here for more information about Discount Dollars and Meal Plan Prices on myGreatDane!

For all resident non-freshmen, University apartment & commuter students.

Resident non-freshmen will automatically be assigned myFlex Meal Plan #2, but can choose any of the other myFlex or myGreatDane Meal Plans during the add/change period (the first 10 business days of the semester). The myFlex Meal Plan, with five (5) options and the ability to add up to $500 additional Discount Dollars to your plan each semester, was designed so you have the freedom to eat when you want and where you want, with no restrictions at our Campus Center, resident dining rooms, and satellite retail dining locations.

Click here for more information about Discount Dollars and Meal Plan Prices on myFlex!

For University Apartment & Commuter Students.

The myChoice Meal Plan offers University apartment and commuter students--who are not required to have a meal plan--the opportunity to explore and experience the benefits, variety and convenience of dining on campus at any Campus Center location, resident dining room, and satellite retail dining location. Unlike the myFlex or myGreatDane plans, the myChoice plan does not allow additional Discount Dollars to be added and only one myChoice Plan can be purchased per semester. 

Click here for more information about Discount Dollars and Meal Plan Prices on myChoice!

Additional Information

Below is information regarding Munch Money (optional plan add-on), Faculty and Staff Dining Plan options, Meal Prices without a plan and other important meal plan information.  If you have any additional questions not answered here please contact us here.
Munch Money is optional and does NOT come with a meal plan. Munch Money purchases are not subject to NYS sales tax. You can add Munch Money to purchase tax-free food/beverages at any campus dining location, 518 Market and vending machines. 

Faculty & Staff Dining Plan

Your F/S Dining Plan comes with great discounts!

With your F/S Dining Plan you will:

Enjoy a 10% discount on purchases at the following locations:


Dining Funds Never Expire! (while employed at UAlbany)

Click here for more information about Discounted Meal Prices and Purchasing your Faculty & Staff Dining Plan!

Click here to add funds onto your account