Frequently Asked Questions
What is the default dining plan?
If no dining plan selection is made, the student will default to a plan — incoming freshman students will default to the Silver Plan (fully covered by the room and board charge), while all other on-campus students will default to the Gold Plan (the additional $200 charge for this plan will be added to the room and board bill). Commuters and students who live off campus default to the Bronze plan.
Can I change or update my student's dining plan?
Your student may change their dining plan for the academic year on their MyHousing page until August 31, 2018. To view or change a meal plan, please log into MyHousing, select “Dining” and then select “Change Plan.” Students living on the Mount Carmel and York Hill Campuses are required to have a Silver, Gold or Platinum dining plan.
How does the dining plan work?
The dining plan is not meal-based; it is based on a declining balance system, similar to a debit card account. All items in the dining facilities are sold a la carte. Students pay for each item just as they would in a traditional restaurant.
The dining plan can be used at all dining locations on our campuses, which includes: Café Q, Bobcat Den, North Haven Café, North Haven Outtakes, York Hill Café, Au Bon Pain Café Express, Starbucks and People’s United Center concessions.
What are the different dining options available at Quinnipiac?
We offer 31 unique food stations across our 3 campuses, serving options such as grilled food, smoothies, Starbucks and sushi.
How does my student track their balance and stay on budget?
Your student can get their balance at registers throughout the campus dining facilities, or access their balance online at QCard Balance on MyQ. There are also posters at each dining hall register indicating what the ideal dining balance should be each week of the semester if your student wants to have their plan last the entire semester.
What happens if my student runs out of dining plan funds before the semester is over?
The dining facilities accept QCash, credit cards or cash. QCash acts as a debit account separate from your student's meal plan and you may add QCash to your student's account at any time. In addition to every dining location on our 3 campuses, QCash is also accepted at more than 30 establishments in the surrounding area.
What happens to the funds left in the dining plan at the end of the semester?
Any balance left over from the Fall semester will automatically roll over to the Spring semester. Any balance left over after the Spring semester has ended will be forfeited. The dining plan is cleared at the conclusion of the Spring semester.
Are there vegetarian and vegan options available?
Yes. There are vegetarian and vegan options available at all dining facilities across our 3 campuses.
My student has a food allergy. What options are available on campus?
The Café Q on the Mount Carmel Campus has a station called G8 dedicated to food prepared without the 8 most common allergens. There are also dishes made without gluten available throughout the dining facilities.
If you would like us to make further accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-582-7600.
If my student lives off campus, can we opt out of the dining plan?
The Bronze Plan is required for all non-resident students and commuters. The plan applies to full-time undergraduate commuter students, students living in Whitney Village and Quinnipiac-owned off-campus housing, as well as full-time graduate students, law students and first- and second-year medical students. The commuter dining service excludes students who are away for study abroad, clinical affiliation or who are student teaching.
If you have any further questions about your student's dining plan options, please email email@example.com.