Dining dollars…where can we use them?!

Dining dollars are a key component of every meal plan at the University of New Haven. Each plan comes with different amounts, and those can be used at any of our retail locations on campus, which are:

                     Sandella’s                                                               WoW
Bergami Hall                                                      Bergami Hall

   Re-Charge Convenience Market                             The Charger Cafe
Sheffield Hall                                       Marvin K. Peterson Library

                         NrGize                                                             Jazzman’s
Beckerman Recreational Center                     Bartels Campus Center


Also, dining dollars can be used at FöD and The Marketplace if you have used up your meal swipes, have a plan that has limited meal swipes, or for guests.

We Heard You! Changes in how dining dollars transfer – Read on!

The limit of dining dollars that transfer from the fall semester to spring is gone!

Before, up to $100 of dining dollars would be added to your spring semester total…so if you had $75 left at the end of the fall, $75 would transfer. But if you had $150, only $100 would transfer. No more! Now you get to keep that $150 in its entirety!

This change applies to all the residential plans, plus commuter meal plans. Let us know if you have any questions!

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Dining Dollars…let’s talk about ’em!

Dining dollars are a key part of any meal plan you get on campus. They all feature a certain amount of them, and along with the meal swipes, they serve a crucial role in your day to day life!

Basically, dining dollars are currency that are accepted at each dining location that University of New Haven Dining runs, which we will go into a little later on. They act exactly like “real” money, allowing you to make retail purchases without actually hitting your cash flow or credit card statement. Budgeting them successfully can lead to a very enjoyable semester.

Here are the places that accept dining dollars, with some of the faces waiting to greet you!

Marketplace – Food on Demand


Yes, they take dining dollars! Even though both are much more commonly charging meal swipes to students’ IDs, each location does in fact accept dining dollars. There are different meal rates at both Marketplace and FOD…$8 for breakfast, and $11 for lunch and dinner. Those with plans that don’t have all 19 meal swipes can use their dining dollars and still enjoy quality meals!



If you ever stroll the aisles at the C-Store, you’ll see each item has a different price tag, and yes, those can be paid for with dining dollars! Head on in to pick up a delicious snack or a quick meal to take back to the dorm for some hard studying (and definitely not TV or Xbox time…).


WOW – Sandella’s



Our two Bergami locations are a very popular spot to spend dining dollars. Whether it’s the comfort of mouth watering wings and fries at WOW or the savory pasta bowls and flatbreads at Sandella’s, you can definitely get your dining dollars worth here!


Jazzman’s – Charger Cafe


Another popular use of dining dollars is the energizing push of java…coffee! Both coffee shops, Jazzman’s in Bartels Hall and Charger Cafe in the Library, are ready for you to snag some steaming hot joe. Or, one of our other delicious beverage options!



Have you ever needed a refuel after a strenuous workout? Or just loved some healthy smoothies and shakes? Well NrGize, located outside of the weight room in the Beckerman Recreational Center is happy to take care of you!


If you have any more questions about dining dollars (or anything else!) feel free to reach out!

Dining Dan – @DiningDan