Meal Plans for 2021-2022
Minimum for Traditional Halls excluding First-Year Students
19 Meal Swipes which includes the option of 14 lunch and dinner Meal Exchanges and 5 Breakfast Meal Exchanges
$300 Friar Bucks per semester
3 Guest Passes
FRIAR BLOCK 165
FRIAR BLOCK 105
Note that all meal plans run from Sunday-Saturday, resetting at midnight on Sunday. Meal swipes refer to Ray Food Hall.
Anytime Dining allows students to come and go throughout the day as many times as they wish at Ray Food Hall. There are no limitations on when or how they dine. Some students will pop in first thing in the morning to grab a cup of coffee to take to class, then return later in the morning to sit down and have a full breakfast. Others may come for lunch or dinner and stay for hours to chat with friends or work on assignments. As long as Ray is open, they can dine, snack, or sip at ANY TIME.
Friar Bucks are dining dollars that can be used like cash, making it easy to eat at other locations on campus without carrying cash or a credit card. Since Friar Bucks are only available to students on a meal plan, all you need is your PC Card to pay for your meal at Alumni Hall Food Court, Eaton Street Café, Ruane Café, Schneider Concessions, as well as Ray Food Hall, if you happen to run out of meal swipes. The amount of Friar Bucks available is based on the students’ meal plan and debited from the student’s meal plan account at the time of use.
If you happen to run out of Friar Bucks, no problem! You can load Additional Friar Bucks onto your PC ID at any time through the Online Card Office.
Friar Bucks balances carry over from the fall to the spring semester, as long as you maintain your meal plan; however, any unused Friar Bucks will be forfeited at the end of the spring semester, so eat up!
If you don’t have time to swing by Ray to grab a meal and have the Anytime, Friar Blocks 165 and 105 plans, you can use ten of your weekly Meal Exchanges at Alumni Hall Food Court for lunch, dinner, or both in place of a meal swipe at Ray. Choosing select items from the Meal Exchange menu, students can “purchase” one entrée item, one side, and one beverage for lunch (11:00 AM – 3:59 PM) and dinner (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Monday-Friday only.
The 19 Plan allows you to use 14 Meal Exchanges at Alumni Hall Food Court in lieu of Ray, Monday – Friday, for lunch (11:00 AM – 3:59 PM) and dinner (4:00 PM – 8:00), Saturday-Sunday, for lunch (12:00 PM – 3:59 PM) and dinner (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM), as well as five breakfast Meal Exchanges at Eaton Street Cafe instead of Ray, Monday-Friday (8:00 AM-11:00 AM).
Here’s the Meal Exchange breakdown.
Anytime, Friar Block 165, and Friar Block 105
Location: Alumni Hall
Days of Week: Monday-Friday
Times of Day: 11:00 AM – 3:59 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Total Meal Exchanges: 10 (five lunches and five dinners)
Location: Alumni Hall
Days of Week: Monday-Friday, Saturday-Sunday
Times of Day: M-F 11:00 AM – 3:59 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
S-S 12:00 PM-3:59 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Total Meal Exchanges: 14 (seven lunches and seven dinners)
Location: Eaton Street Café
Days of Week: Monday-Friday
Times of Day: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Total Meal Exchanges: 5 (five breakfasts)
Meal Exchange “purchases” are not available through the mobile app, on breaks, or during holidays.
Guest passes can be used only at Ray Food Hall, Sunday-Saturday. Just let the hostess know that you’d like to use a guest pass. It’s as easy as that! Have a friend visiting? Use a guest pass. Did your roommate forget their ID? Use a guest pass. Have a friend with no meal plan that is interested in steak night? Use a guest pass…you get the point.
P.S. Parents (and immediate family) always dine for free at Ray Food Hall, so keep the guest passes for yourself!
Am I required to purchase a meal plan?
All first-year students are required to have the Anytime plan, second through fourth-year students that reside in a traditional residence hall are required to have a minimum of 19 Plan. Students living in the suites are required to have the Friar Block 165 at a minimum, while the Friar Block 105 is most suitable for students living in on-campus apartments, off-campus housing, or commuters.
How do I purchase a meal plan?
Follow the steps below to choose your meal plan.
- Log in to providence.eRezLife.com with your network credentials.
- On the left, select “My Meal Plans” under the housing section.
- Select the appropriate session according to your applicable housing election for next year (i.e., Fall 2021 On-Campus, Fall 2021 Off-Campus, or Fall 2021
- Select the Meal Plan and then “SAVE” (remember, certain restrictions may apply based on residence hall placement, Class Year, etc.). All students must choose a meal plan and housing at this time.
Can I make changes to my meal plan?
Students may increase or add a meal plan at any time throughout the semester.
Requests to cancel or reduce your meal plan must be submitted by Friday, September 10, 2021, in writing to the Office of Residence Life.
How much will my meal plan cost?
The cost of meal plans can be viewed by visiting the Bursar’s Office under campus fees.
What is PC Cash and how do I add it to my card?
PC Cash is a debit account tied to your PC ID and is not related to your meal plan, but can be used at many locations on and off-campus. The Online Card Office keeps a complete listing of on and off-campus locations.
PC Cash can easily be added to your PC ID card by making an online deposit through the Online Card Office and will carry over from semester to semester until graduation. At the time of graduation, outstanding balances under $25 will not be refunded and will be used as an administration fee. Account balances greater than $25 will be applied to any outstanding student balances before a refund is provided. Any remaining balance will be returned to the student in a check.