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The Department of Dining Services operates as part of app University's Office of University Operations. We offer daily meals on our four undergraduate and graduate campus locations in New app City. In addition, we operate several convenience stores and vending machines. We are also responsible for departmental catering functions. Our menu offers a variety of food choices.

We conduct a strictly kosher operation, under the strict rabbinical supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union (O-U)

I look forward to welcoming you at any of our campus locations.

Samuel Chasan
Department of Dining Services

Current Dining Club Plans 

The app University Undergraduate Dining Club Card is designed to give people greater convenience, accessibility, and money management in the Dining Halls, Facilities and Convenience Stores located on the Wilf and Beren Campuses. Here's how it works:

To Become a Member

The Dining Club Card is mandatory for undergraduate students. The current amount per semester is billed in advance as shown in the Office of Student Finance's fee schedule and the breakdown of the mandatory plans can be viewed there as well.     

Undergraduate Voluntary Funds may be added and used on campus and at participating local vendors to supplement your meal plan selection. These funds are tax free and expire at the end of the spring semester.

High School Voluntary Funds may be added and used on campus and at participating local vendors. These funds are fully taxable.

Graduate Voluntary Funds may be added and used on campus and at participating local vendors.  These funds are tax free and expire at the end of the spring semester. 

Employee Voluntary Funds may be added and used campus and at participating local vendors.  These funds are fully taxable.

Dining Club Cards are non-transferable and can only be used for purchases by/for the person whose name is on the card.

Declining Balance Program

The Dining Club is a declining balance program, which operates similarly to a bank debit card when a purchase is made. Each time the Dining Club Card is used to make a purchase, the amount of that purchase is deducted automatically from the balance of the account. Any balance in an account at the end of the first semester will be carried over to the second semester automatically. Any balance must be used by the end of the second semester, as there are no refunds. For the 2023-4 academic school year, balances must be used by midnight of May 21, 2024.

The above plans do not guarantee that a student will have enough funds to cover the costs of food for the entire semester. Students should budget their dining dollars and determine, based on their expected weekly consumption, which plan to purchase. If in doubt, a student may consider purchasing the lowest cost plan. Funds can be added in any increment over $50 at anytime during the semester.  Log in to   to access your account and add money. 

Up-To-Date Balancing

Dining Club Card Members will always know the balance on the account. Whenever a purchase is made, the amount of the purchase and the adjusted available balance in that fund is shown on the register's LED display and purchase receipt. Once an account is opened, it can be augmented at any time by additional deposits of $50 or more with the Mobile App or Web Pay.  Additionally, balance inquiries and transaction history can seen on the Heartland Onecard mobile app and WebPay site see for additional information.


New app State Tax Law Section 1105(d) imposes a tax on the receipts from the sale of food or drink sold in or by restaurants, taverns, or other establishments in this state. The statute, however, excludes from tax receipts from such sales where made "at a restaurant, tavern, or other establishment located on the premises of a college, university... to a student enrolled therein who purchases such food or drink under a contractual arrangement whereby the student does not pay cash at the time he is served..." Such educational institutions must be operated by an exempt organization with the sanction of the State of New app. 

Part of the restrictions to comply with the law is the meal plan is a contract whereby the food is solely for the specific student and the contract cannot provide refunds. As such, the value of the meal plan contract purchased is no longer considered cash. Limitations and rules are part of the meal plan policy to comply with the spirit of sole, personal use. 

Campus Dining privileges are contingent upon compliance with Dining Services’ rules and regulations. Failure to adhere to any/all rules or regulations, could result in your Dining Plan privileges being suspended and/or matters being turned over to the Dean of Students for review. 

Your specially encoded college ID card identifies you as the owner of a dining plan. It must be presented to the cashier every time you eat a meal. The cards are non-transferable and can only be used by the owner. Please do not lend your ID card to anyone or it will be confiscated for your protection. 

Participating Vendor Dining Program

A list of the vendors may be found here

For more information about card policies and usage, please read the FAQs below.

  • How do I obtain my Dining Club Card?
    Upon arrival at the app University Wilf or Beren Campus and after financial clearance, incoming students have their photos taken during orientation sessions and pick up their Student ID card (which also serves as the Dining Club Card) from the Department of Safety and Security.
  • Can the Dining Plan meet my special dietary needs?
    Dining Services can meet the requirements for most medically prescribed diets. Medically prescribed diets do not waive the requirements of the University Meal Plan Policy.  Given the ability to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs, an exemption from participation in the meal plan is rare and will only be considered when needs cannot be met by Dining Services. Please note that students must request meal plan from the Office of Disability Services an annual basis. Previous accommodations are not automatically extended.    Students who make arrangements for specially prepared meals who do not show up for their meals will be charged accordingly.    Failure to pick up the specially prepared meals on an ongoing basis will result in discontinuing the accommodation. 
  • What happens if my Dining Club card is lost or stolen?
    You should report a lost or stolen card immediately to the Department of Safety and Security and the Department of Dining Services. The card will be deactivated for your protection and you can request a new card.   You can also deactivate your card using the mobile app or the website.
  • What if my Dining Club Card is not working?
    It may happen that your Dining Club Card cannot be read by the electronic scanners. There can be a variety of reasons for this. Most often it is because the magnetic strip on the back of the card has been damaged or the data encoded on the strip becomes scrambled. To prevent damage, it is recommended that you keep the card away from magnets, stereos, televisions, and computers. The Dining Club Card should be returned to the Department of Safety and Security immediately so that it can be re-encoded. If your dining card is not working, please use the bill pay option on the mobile app.
  • I just got a new Dining Club Card and it is not working - what do I do?
    Your new Dining Club Card should be active immediately.  If your new card still does not work -- please contact the One Card office.
  • I do not have my Dining Club Card with me, can you type in my number?
    If you do not have your Dining Club Card, the cashier is not allowed to accept your card number for payment purposes.  You may pay by using a "mobile swipe", cash, or credit.
  • Can I transfer money from a sibling's card to my account or use my account to pay for someone else?
    No, the Dining Club card funds are non-transferable and are exclusively for the person on the card.
    One of the important benefits of enrolling in the YU meal plan is that purchases of food and/or beverages by YU undergraduate and graduate students are exempt from the NY sales tax, thereby providing an almost 9% discount or benefit on each qualifying purchase.  However, in accordance with the NY sales tax rules, the meal plan must be non-transferable and non-refundable i.e., the sales tax exemption only applies if the food and/or beverage is purchased by and for the use of the student who contracted and paid for the meal plan and unused amounts may not be refunded to the student.
    This rule is not specific to the YU meal plan.  You will find that this limitation is consistently applied at colleges and universities throughout New app.   We ask that you honor and respect these rules as significant noncompliance could lead to the loss of the sales tax exemption to the entire YU meal plan program, resulting in an increased financial burden on all of your fellow students.
  • Can I transfer funds from Dining to Flex Dollar Funds?
    Dining Dollar funds cannot be transferred into the Flex Dollar segment of your Dining Plan.   You may choose to add additional funds into the Voluntary Non-Taxable bucket.   100% of these funds are available to spend at the participating vendors.   

  • Can I give a student my Dining Club Card to use?
    The Dining Club card funds are non-transferable and can only be used for purchases by and for the person whose name and picture are on the card.
  • When are the meal plan funds added to the Dining Club card?
    The funds are added so you can begin using the card on Orientation Day.
  • Are balances carried over from semester to semester?
    Dining Club account balances are carried over from the Fall Semester to the Spring Semester. Dining Club account balances are not carried over at the end of the Spring Semester. Any balance must be used by midnight of the day the semester ends.  There are no refunds or account credits issued for unused funds. 
  • Can I purchase large quantities of items using my Dining Card?
    Recent interpretations of NY State Tax law do not permit the use of tax exempt meal plan funds for these purchases.  As such, there is a daily limit of $100 on grocery purchases and 6 of the same item.
  • Can I use my Dining Card before the Fall Semester, June Z'man or during the summer semester?
    The tax exempt meal plan funds are for use only from the Fall to the Spring Semester.

Beren Campus

A variety of dining options awaits you at the Beren Campus.  For Beren Dining Service questions, suggestions and special meal requests please contact us at

Note:   All Dining locations close for the summer starting 5/21

The Kushner Dining Hall

The Kushner Dining Hall is located on the lower level at 245 Lexington Avenue. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Kushner Dining Hall offers a full menu for students, staff and visitors.

Lunch & Dinner Menus

Stop in for our daily offerings!

Hours of Operation

     Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-- 10:45 a.m.
     Lunch: 11:15 a.m.--3:15 p.m.
     Dinner: 5:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m.  (Thursday 7:00 p.m.)
     Brunch: 8:30 a.m.--1:00 p.m.
     Brunch: 10:30 a.m.--2:00 p.m.
     Dinner: 4:30 p.m.--7:00 p.m.

Le Bistro Cafe

Le Bistro Cafe is located in the basement of 215 Lexington Avenue. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers a light and healthy dairy and pareve menu, which includes pasta and fish entrees, wraps, pizza, salads and sushi. All items will be prepackaged ready to Grab & Go.  Also available for purchase are a variety of prepackaged goods such as crackers, cookies, cereal and beverages.

Hours of Operation

     Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.--10:45 a.m.

     Lunch: 11:15 a.m.--3:30 p.m.
     Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     Lunch: 11:15 a.m.--3:00 p.m.

Milner's Mart

Located in the Brookdale Residence Hall, the convenience store offers a variety of items packaged and frozen foods. Open until the late hours, it provides students with a convenient place to shop.

Hours of Operation 

Monday -Thursday: 7:30 p.m.--11:30 p.m. 

The Café is located on the third floor at 55 5th Avenue, New app, NY 10003. Open for breakfast and lunch, it provides an ideal setting during breaks. With a variety of offerings including Dunkin coffee & donuts, sandwiches, sushi, ice cream, cold beverages, assorted snacks and pastries. The lounge area is fully stocked with vending machines for after-hours use.

Hours of Operation 
Monday--Thursday 8:00 a.m.-- 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wilf Campus

A variety of dining options awaits you at the Wilf Campus.  For Wilf  Dining Service questions, suggestions and special meal requests please contact us at

Note:   All Dining locations close for the summer starting 5/21

Furman Dining Hall / Campus Store

For Wilf  Dining Service questions, suggestions and special meal requests please contact us at

Located on the lower level of the Leah and Joseph Rubin Residence Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue, and one of the busiest locations on campus, this dining hall offers a full lunch and dinner menu daily for students and staff.  Within the Furman Dining Hall are the Inside Serving Line and the Food Court. The Inside Serving Line offerings include hot entrees and sushi, prepackaged sandwiches & salads and a variety of grab-n-go items.  The Food Court area is stocked with a large variety of groceries and beverages.  

Hours of Operation

Outside Line Hours

   8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
     8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
     11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Inside Line Lunch & Dinner Hours

    Sunday - Thursday
          11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
          Inside Serving Area:  5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
     Monday - Thursday
           Inside Serving Area:  5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


During Finals - Stop by for our Daily Chef Specials!

Food Court (PDF)

Sky Café  Vending Lounge

Located at the Wilf Campus in Belfer Hall, 12th floor, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue.

Nagel Bagel 

Located on the first floor of the Library, Nagel Bagel offers students and staff a convenient location for breakfast, lunch or coffee breaks.   There is a wide variety of bagels, cereal, pastries, snacks, ice cream, hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, grab-n-go entrees, pizza and calzones!

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Nagel at Night!
Sunday-Thursday 7:45 p.m.-11:30 p.m.   


Cafe @ Morg

Located in the first floor lounge  is a vending area, which is open around the clock.

Campus Shop Vending Lounge

Located just outside the Furman Dining Hall is a vending area, which is open around the clock.

Whether planning a simple breakfast or an upscale executive luncheon, you will find all of our most popular menu selections . We can also custom design a menu for any special occasion. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet any need with style and creativity, ensuring the success of your event.

This system has been created to make ordering your food and beverage requirements as easy as possible. We want to ensure that we are providing you with the very best options for you to select from, so please let us know if there is something you do not see in our order guide. We will be happy to assist you at any time with placing your food and beverage orders. Simply call the catering sales office and an event planner will walk you through the online process.

We want to make every event a special event!

Samuel Chasan
Dining Service

If you have any special requests due to food allergies, medical requirements or special diets (e.g., lactose intolerance, diabetes, allergies, vegetarian and so forth), please feel free to contact me.

The Department of Dining Services is here to serve you. If necessary, we will prepare a different dish, other than the meal served that day, in order to accommodate all students with their daily nutritional requirements.

I welcome your comments and suggestions. You may reach me at or at 646-592-4626.

Samuel Chasan
Director of Dining Services

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