myUnlimited Meal Plan

For all Students Living in Residence Halls, University Apartments & Commuter Students

myUnlimited in Resident Dining

The myUnlimited Meal Plan is required for all freshmen living in residence halls. This plan will allow for unlimited meal swipes at Indigenous and State dining rooms. Meal swipes used in resident dining rooms on the myUnlimited Meal Plan do not deduct any Discount Dollars.

myUnlimited in Retail Dining

The myUnlimited Meal Plan also provides the flexibility to eat at retail locations at deep discounts with Discount Dollars. This Meal Plan uses your ID card like a debit card account and carries your Discount Dollars to spend at retail locations for meals and beverages. Each time you swipe at a retail dining location, your meal plan’s Discount Dollars will get activated and the venue-specific discount (a 40% discount at campus/Sodexo retail brands and local/national retail brands) will be automatically calculated and the balance will be debited for your purchase. 

Your remaining Discount Dollars balance will appear on the register display and your receipt. If you run out of Discount Dollars before the end of the semester and would like to add more onto your myUnlimited Meal Plan, you can add up to $500 each semester.  Remember your meal plan is tax free, so you will also be saving an additional 8% on all discounted sale prices. Please note that other campus funds will not activate these discounts, i.e., Munch Money, Podium, Campus Gold, F/S Dining Plan. You will also use your ID card to 'swipe-in' (for tracking purposes only) at resident dining locations-no Discount Dollars will be debited.

Click here to add or change your meal plan 

Meal plans are purchased per semester. The per semester pricing and details of the myUnlimited Meal Plan are as follows:

Plan Option

2024-2025 Price
Discount Dollars

myUnlimited #1



myUnlimited #2




 Meal Plan Discounts
40% off your purchase40% off your purchase
1844 Restaurant
518 Market*
Al Dente
Corner Deli
Fresh Fruit Bar
Fountain Grill
Stocks & Stems
The Sweet Shop
Tres Habaneros
Morris's Café
Downtown Café
Argo Tea
East Café
Baba's Pizza
The Halal Shack
Jamal's Chicken
Umai Fusion
Umai Ramen   
Umai Sushi
Nikos Café
*Pre-packaged items are excluded from the Discount Dollar program. 

For Example:
    If you go to the Fountain Grill and order a burger, fries and 24 oz beverage, you will pay:
        $15.57* without Discount Dollars (plus tax)
        $9.34* with Discount Dollars (40% discount, no tax added)
Note: Prices on the menu boards list the current retail prices. For students on meal plans, there is signage clearly indicating what discount is offered per venue (i.e., 40%). Applicable discounts are reflected at registers.

• Available option for all students (e.g., resident, apartment and commuter)
• All freshmen living in residence halls are required to have the myUnlimited Meal Plan (#1 or #2)
Option #1 is automatically assigned to all freshmen living in resident housing.
• Resident freshmen can change to myUnlimited Meal Plan #2 starting July 1, 2024 through September 9, 2024.
• Meal plans are purchased per semester.
• Students can add up to $500 more in Discount Dollars per semester
• The myUnlimited Meal Plan comes with Discount Dollars that activate discounts at all retail dining locations (40% Sodexo/in-house brands and local/regional/national brands)
• The myUnlimited Meal Plan will allow for unlimited meal swipes during every scheduled meal period/7 days a week at Indigenous and State Quad dining rooms.
• 518 Market and vending do not provide discounts when using Discount Dollars (use Munch Money/Podium/Campus Gold/credit)
• Discount Dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester but expire at the end of the spring semester
• The plan is tax free (additional 8% savings on discounted price)

Additional information:

SUNY Poly students living at UAlbany may have different meal plan requirements based upon class year and residence. Please click here for additional details and information.

• Meal plans are activated when residence halls officially open for occupancy and end when they officially close. During times when the residence hall dining rooms are closed, but the resident halls are open, Discount Dollars and/or Munch Money can be used in retail locations.
• Non-freshmen students that have studied abroad, completed an internship or were off-campus for another approved reason during the previous semester and are now living in a residence hall, will automatically be assigned the myFlex Meal Plan #2, but can change during the add/change period.
• If a residence hall student moves into a University apartment or off-campus, his/her meal plan will be removed unless the student notifies the ID Card office requesting the continuation of his/her meal plan.
• All meal plans (i.e., myUnlimited , myFlex, and myChoice) and Munch Money are exempt from NYS sales tax, and therefore cannot be used to purchase guest meals, and cannot be refunded, changed or transferred after the add/drop period. See the UAlbany Dining Meal Plan Refund/Change Policy at for more information.