Food – Meal Plans

All students living in College residences are required to participate in a meal plan.

Participation Requirements

    • All students are eligible for the Gator Gold or Gator Blue plans.
    • Gator Blue will be assigned if no plan is selected.

Meal Plans

Our meal plans have been thoughtfully designed to ensure that students are properly fueled for each day and week throughout the entire semester. Structured as “Inclining Balance” plans, meal swipes are deposited into your meal plan account weekly. Express Cash is deposited in three installments. Unused Express Cash rolls over from fall to spring semester; unused meal swipes do not.

Meal Swipes

  • Can be used at Brooks (self-serve, one swipe is all you care to eat)
  • Can be used at McKinley’s (stations; limit of three entrees per swipe)
  • Does not roll over from semester to semester
  • Is not accepted off campus

Express Cash

  • Can be used for Grab-and-Go options in Brooks or McKinley’s
  • Can be used in place of a meal swipe in Brooks or McKinley’s
  • Can be used in food vending machines
  • Rolls over from fall to spring semester
  • Is not accepted off campus

Gator Cash

Gator Cash funds can be used to supplement your Express Cash. Students choosing to use Gator Cash at any campus dining site receive a 10% discount for all in-person dining (discount is not available when using the GET app).

Changing Meal Plans

The meal plan that you request for the fall semester will also be applied to the spring semester unless another change is submitted. Students may change their meal plan decision through the first week of classes each semester. The meal plan change form can be accessed by using the Google Grid and selecting Adirondak.

Menus, Hours, and Events

Aramark Higher Education is the dining service provider for Allegheny College. More details, including hours and menus, can be found at Campus Dish.

Plan Details and Rates – 2024-25

Plan Description Who best fits this plan? Per Semester Per Year

      Gator Gold

  • 21 meal swipes per week
  • $300 Express Cash per semester

21 meals per week using swipes at Brooks or McKinley’s and Express Cash for Grab-and-Go options. This plan is recommended for students wanting the ultimate freedom and convenience of enjoying 3 full meals per day along with extra snacks and beverages on Campus throughout the day. $3,795 $7,590

      Gator Blue

  • 15 meal swipes per week
  • $300 Express Cash per semester

15 meals per week using swipes at Brooks or McKinley’s and Express Cash for Grab-and-Go options. This plan is recommended for students eating 1-2 meals on Campus each day along with a variety of snacks and beverages in between. $3,375 $6,750

Gator Cash

  • Declining balance option.
Discount of 10% for all food purchases at Brooks or McKinley’s. Discount applied at register. Add funds to Gator Cash with a credit card through GET Funds. Optional