Plan Options for SUNY Poly Students

Selecting A Meal Plan

The 2021-2022 meal plans are designed to provide maximum flexibility, value and convenience. These meal plans include declining balance funds called Discount Dollars that activate deep discounts at retail dining venues. Students can begin signing up for a meal plan on 7/1/21 and will have until 9/3/21 to add/drop/change their meal plan. Fall meal plans take effect at 4pm on Tuesday, 8/17.

*In light of the hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, UAS is implementing a temporary change to the Discount Dollar policy. Any Discount Dollars remaining at the end of the Spring 2021 term will now roll over to the Fall 2021-Spring 2022 academic year.*

All SUNY Poly students living at UAlbany will be automatically assigned to a meal plan; myGreatDane #1 Meal Plan will be automatically assigned to freshmen, and myFlex #2 Meal Plan to all non-freshmen. Through the tenth business day of each semester, students may make changes to meal plans based upon the following eligibility rules: 

  • 1st year students are required to be on a meal plan.
  • All other students may choose to change to any meal plan or drop the meal plan.

All meal plans are purchased per semester, and must be verified, changed or dropped every semester online.

Meal Plan Options for UAlbany Students click here.

For all SUNY Poly resident, University Apartment & commuter students. myGreatDane Meal Plan #1 is automatically assigned to all SUNY Poly freshmen living in resident housing.

The myGreatDane Meal Plan will allow for a meal swipe during every scheduled meal period/7 days a week at Indigenous and State Quad dining rooms, and also provides the flexibility to eat at retail locations at deep discounts with Discount Dollars.  


Click here for more information about Discount Dollars and Meal Plan Prices on myGreatDane!

myFlex Meal Plan #2 is automatically assigned to all SUNY Poly students living in UAlbany housing.

The myFlex Meal Plan, with five (5) options and the ability to add more to your plan as you go, was designed so you have the freedom to eat when you want and where you want, with no restrictions. It’s the ultimate lifestyle meal plan because the myFlex plan has NO FIXED MEAL SWIPES at resident dining rooms! You can choose--100% of the time--where YOU want to dine.


Click here for more information about Discount Dollars and Meal Plan Prices on myFlex!

Additional Information

Below is information regarding Munch Money (optional plan add-on), Meal Prices without a plan and other important meal plan information.  If you have any additional questions not answered here please contact us here.
Munch Money is optional and can be added on to any meal plan or purchased by a student who is not required to be on a meal plan. Munch Money purchases are not subject to NYS sales tax. You can add Munch Money to purchase tax-free food/beverages at any campus dining location, 518 Market and vending machines.