Faculty & Staff Dining Plan


  • Did you know that your balance NEVER expires?
  • Have you had lunch in the Patroon Room lately?  If not stop by and see what exciting offers they are serving up!

Your FS Plan comes with great discounts!

You will receive a 10% discount on purchases at the following locations:

  • Damien's
  • Dreidel's Kosher Cafe
  • Downtown Cafe
  • Patroon Room
  • Stalks and Stems
  • Subconnection
  • Wholly Habaneros

Discounted Meal Price for Residential Dining

With your Faculty & Staff Dining Plan you can purchase meals for you and your guests in the all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms at a discounted meal price of $6.00 plus tax (a savings of up to $4.10 per meal).  Your SUNYCard will be programmed to allow you to enter the dining rooms during dining hours in the following locations:

  • Alumni Quad Dining Room (Please use Waterbury East entrance to Alumni Quad)
  • Colonial Quad Dining Room
  • Dutch Quad Dining Room
  • Indian Quad Dining Room
  • State Quad Dining Room

Purchasing your Faculty & Staff Dining Plan

The minimum purchase price is $50. Sign up or add to your plan balance in person at the SUNYCard office or online.

Faculty & Staff (F/S) Dining Plan Activity & Refund Policy

  • F/S Dining Plan balance remains on your SUNYCard while you are an active employee. New deposits will be added to your existing balance. Balance amount cannot be transferred to other people or another fund account (e.g., Podium).
  • If you are officially leaving the University, you can request a refund up to six (6) months after ending employment at the University. Your refund is subject to a $5 processing fee.
  • If you officially leave the University without requesting a refund of your unused F/S Dining Plan balance, you will be charged a monthly inactivity fee of $20 starting with the seventh (7th) month of successive inactivity.  That fee will be deducted from the value of your unused portion prior to issuing any refund. The amount of any monthly inactivity fees is not refundable in whole or in part and will not be restored to you even if you later request a refund of your unused portion. Your refund is subject to a $5 processing fee.
  • Any remaining balance that has been inactive for three (3) consecutive years will be forfeited.
  • To request a refund, visit the SUNYCard Office (Campus Center B-52).  UAS will mail a refund check to your home address.

Additional Information

  • Bonus funds are added no later than three (3) business days after the end of any promotional period.
  • The F/S Dining Plan can only be used at on campus dining venues, and are subject to sales tax where applicable.
  • You will receive a 10% discount on purchases at select retail dining, and you can purchase discounted meals in the all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms.  The $6.00 (plus tax) meal price does not apply to special dinners.
  • You are responsible for keeping your SUNYCard secure. You are financially responsible for any fraudulent use of your F/S Dining Plan account. If your SUNYCard is lost or stolen, immediately deactivate your SUNYCard online.  Once disabled, the account cannot be used for purchases until reactivated either by going to the SUNYCard Office or online. Please contact the SUNYCard Office at sunycard@albany.edu or 518-442-5989 if you have any questions.

Your Faculty & Staff Dining Plan can be used in vending

With a Faculty & Staff Dining Plan you can make purchases in UAlbany vending machines across campus.