What does it mean to have an UNLIMITED plan?
The Ivy Unlimited plan is like having a ski season pass or a gym membership. With it, you can dine-in and eat at '53 Commons from morning until night and you don't need to worry about counting swipes, number of visits, or going hungry. Dine in as many times per meal period as you would like! As with any membership, you get additional benefits, which only add to its great value; to-go meals from '53 Commons, guest swipes so you can bring friends, and the ability to use the plan at our other Dartmouth dining facilities when you like.
If I use a Meal Swipe Equivalency at 8:30 a.m. at a Dartmouth Café, can I then use a Meal Swipe at 10:30 a.m. at '53 Commons if I have the Ivy Unlimited plan?
You would not be able to do that with the Ivy Unlimited plan, as you had already made a choice for that breakfast meal period by using the meal equivalency at any café. At the beginning of each meal period, you essentially must choose between three options: unlimited dining-in at '53 Commons as many times as you like, getting one to-go meal from '53 Commons, or using one Meal Swipe Equivalency at one of our cafés. You can always use Dining Dollars and other forms of payment to supplement your meals at our other facilities.
What is a meal period and how do they work with an unlimited meal plan?
Our day is made up of 4 meal periods: Breakfast (7:00am-10:59am), Lunch (11:00am-3:59pm), Dinner (4:00pm to 8:59pm), and Late Night (9:00pm-close). Once you choose between the three options of either unlimited dine-in at '53 Commons, a meal to-go, or ra meal equivalency at our retail cafés, you will have to wait until the next meal period to choose a different option.
Where are Dining Dollars accepted this fall?
Dining Dollars are accepted at these participating locations; Novack Café, ramekin café, Collis Café, Courtyard Café, '53 Commons, and our residential snack bars located in House Center B, the McLaughlin Cluster, and the East Wheelock cluster.
What happens if I run out of Dining Dollars?
You can continue to use your ID card to make purchases in our cafés and snack bars using DDS Charging. Any balance on that account is posted to your overall student billing account with the College at the close of each month.
What if I have a food allergy?
We are here to help and make your meals as safe as possible. Our Dietitian and trained culinary team are here for you. You can reach them by email at email@example.com or by phone at 603-646-9701. Please see our Food Allergies & Restrictions page for additional information.