• Dining Dollars

    Students who live at Stuyvesant Park, 13th Street, Loeb Hall, and Kerrey Hall during the fall/spring semesters are automatically enrolled in Dining Dollars, The New School's meal plan program. 

    Dining Dollars will automatically appear on these students' New School IDs (the newcard) at the beginning of every semester. Unlike Newcard Cash, Dining Dollars can be spent only in New School cafeterias. Unlike a conventional meal plan, Dining Dollars offers complete flexibility on what and when you choose to eat in the cafeterias. When you are ready to pay for your meal, swipe your newcard at the cash register, and the cost of the transaction will be deducted from your Dining Dollars account. Note that under New York State tax law, sponsored meal plans like Dining Dollars are exempt from sales tax.

    Participation in the Dining Dollars program is mandatory for students residing in the Kerrey Hall and 13th Street dormitories. Students residing in the Loeb and Stuyvesant Park dormitories may opt out of the fall semester by September 15, or the spring semester by February 15, by logging in to, clicking on the "Services" tab, and filling out the refund form that can be found on the bottom right of that page. After the February 15th deadline, Dining Dollars are nonrefundable. No exceptions will be made except for documented medical or religious reasons.

    Any money left in your Dining Dollars account at the end of the fall semester will roll forward to the spring semester, but balances remaining at the end of the spring semester are forfeited. If a student moves out of a Dining Dollars residence before the end of the school year, a partial refund may be granted, depending on the circumstances. Refunds are issued by Student Accounts, not Student Housing.

    Can I Add Money to My Dining Dollars Account?

    Yes and no. Dining Dollars are added to your newcard in the amount designated for your residence hall when you first move into the residence and are charged for your housing bill, but they cannot be manually added.

    If you spend all of your Dining Dollars before the end of the semester, or if you are not living in a residence that includes Dining Dollars, you can add funds to your Newcard Cash account at any time during the year with a credit card. Newcard Cash can be used in all New School cafeterias and campus vending machines, as well as residence hall laundry machines and certain off-campus merchants. Unlike Dining Dollars, Newcard Cash does not expire. To see your Dining Dollars balance and/or add money to your Newcard Cash balance, log on to the Newcard Cash portal with your NetID and password. Instructions for parents and other first-time guest users can be found on the Newcard Cash page.

    Cafeterias on Campus
    Lang Café 65 West 11th Street, lobby
    University Center Dining Commons 63 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor
    Event Café 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level