• Dining Services

  • Dining Club Card FAQs

    How do I obtain my Dining Club Card?
    Upon arrival at the Yeshiva 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.

    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.

    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 York.   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 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 is 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 dormitories close for the spring semester.

    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.

    Can I use my Dining Card before the Fall Semester, June Z'man or during the summer semester?
    Only voluntary meal plan funds are available for use during these time periods. The mandatory meal plan funds are for use only from the Fall to the Spring Semester.

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