Dining Plans

Resident 2021-2022

As a resident student you have more important things to concern yourself with than worrying if you have enough meals for the entire week. Roger Williams University has crafted two great meal plan options to provide easy access to great food and communal dining.

Menu of Meal Plan Options

The following meal plan options are available to any student, but required for those residents who live in our traditional style living areas.

For pricing, see Tuition & Fees 2021-22

Student residents living in traditional style living areas are required to be on one of the following three Block Meal Plans.

Your Blocks may be used in our residential café’s – the Upper Commons or Baypoint Café – or in the Lower Commons during available hours. Hawk Dollars accompanying each plan may be used in any of our café’s and offer more dining flexibility across campus. Each plan also comes with three Bonus Meals to use for guests not on a Roger Williams dining plan.

Your options for required meal plans are:

230 Block Plan | 200 Hawk Dollars

225 Block Plan | 400 Hawk Dollars

200 Block Plan | 450 Hawk Dollars

Commuter Plan

This plan offers the best value for commuting students. You will receive 20 meals per semester that can be eaten at any meal period, as well as 300 Hawk Dollars.

To sign up for a Commuter Plan, please login to the self-serve menu of your RogerCentral account.

125 Block Plan

Ideal plan for apartment dwellers who want to eat an average of 7-8 meals per week on campus and use 400 in Hawk Dollars throughout the semester; 3 Bonus Meals per semester to be used for yourself, another on-campus student, or commuter.

Block Meal Plans

Block Meal Plans offer students the most flexibility as the amount of meals that you sign up for can be used throughout the semester in any manner.  Your Blocks do not carry over from semester-to-semester, however, your Hawk Dollars do carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester; all Block’s and Hawk Dollars are removed at the end of the spring semester.  Students can use their block meals at our two all-you-care-to-eat dining halls.  All Block Meal Plans come with Bonus Meals, these meals can be used for guests not on a Roger Williams dining plan. 

Hawk Dollars

Hawk Dollars are accepted like cash in all our dining locations.  Hawk Dollars are a “declining balance account” that works on the same principle as a debit card.  You can use your Hawk Dollars to purchase beverages, snacks, or even a full meal in all of the RWU retail and residential locations.  Each time you make a purchase, the purchase amount is subtracted from your Hawk Dollar balance.  Your Hawk Dollars do carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester but not from year to year.

Points

Much like Hawk Dollars, Points are accepted like cash in all our dining locations and are a “declining balance account” that works on the same principle as a debit card (Points can also be used at location on and off campus.  You can find a full list of locations that accept RWU Points here. However, your Points are assigned when a customer adds extra money to their ID online at GET Funds, at the Bursars Office or at the Lower Commons ID Office.

Bonus Meal Bundles

For students currently on a meal plan, one Bonus Meal Bundle may be purchased per semester.  A Bonus Meal Bundle can be purchased at the ID Office located in the Lower Commons and will add two Bonus Meals to their ID. Bonus Meals can be for guests not on a Roger Williams dining plan.  
$14

Commuter & Law Students

Roger Williams University has created several dining plans especially for the Commuter and Law Student community to provide greater access to the new Upper Commons Dining Café and all the other new services on campus. When you purchase one of these plans, you can be sure that you have access to healthy, nutritional food choices when you're on campus.

Commuter Plan

This plan offers the best value for commuting students. You will receive 20 meals per semester that can be eaten at any meal period, as well as 300 Hawk Dollars.

125 Block Plan

Ideal plan for apartment dwellers who want to eat an average of 7-8 meals per week on campus and use 400 in Hawk Dollars throughout the semester; 3 Bonus Meals per semester to be used for yourself, another on-campus student, or commuter.

Visit the ID Office located on the first floor of the Lower Commons to sign up for your dining plan or to find out more about our exciting offers.