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Student Affairs

Safe dining policies

Marist and its dining partner, Sodexo, are committed to ensuring students have safe access to a wide variety of dining options. A number of safety measures will be implemented for the Fall semester.

New dining options

In lieu of self-service dining, students have the option to pre-order a to-go meal from the Murray Student Center Dining Hall using their dining plan. A student may choose to dine-in but there is limited space with a maximum seating time of 45 minutes, and Grubhub ordering for retail operations.

In addition, all incoming students (freshmen and transfer) will be enrolled in the 205 Meal Plan with $550 Thrifty Cash. Returning students may enroll in this plan as well as other plans offered by the College.

Key aspects of the 205 Dining Plan:

  • The plan begins with the evening meal of Saturday, August 22 through Tuesday, November 24. There are 94 meal days in this time frame.
  • With a total of 205 meals that allows two meals per day (2x94) for a total of 188 meals.
  • An additional 17 meals are available in the plan to use at the student’s discretion. The additional meal swipes could be used if a new student arrives to campus prior to Sunday, August 23 as determined by their move-in schedule beginning Wednesday, August 19.
  • Tax free $550 of Thrifty Cash (Dutchess County tax is at 8.025%) is included in the 205 dining plan and can be used to supplement the allotted two meals per day. This can be used at any campus retail cafe for on-the-go purchases in between meals or on your way to class in the morning for a cup of coffee or tea and a bagel.

Additional seating

To supplement reduced seating in the main dining hall, the College has identified additional dining locations to allow for social distancing and will prioritize outdoor dining areas as feasible.

An outdoor all-weather tent adjacent to the Dining Hall offers additional seating.

For complete information about dining offerings, please visit the Marist Dining Services website.

Questions? Check out our FAQs page.