FAQ's & Policies

General Policies

Ravenhill Dining Hall is the only all-you-care-to-eat dining location. After your ID card is swiped, you may come and go through the meal period as many times as you want. Common Thread, Ted's Place, Tuttleman, and Ravenhill late night operate on an a la carte, cash equivalency basis.

A valid Jefferson Student ID Card must be presented when swiping or purchasing a meal in any dining location. Cashiers are not permitted to manually enter ID numbers.

Dining Services Policies

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

The Dining Services Department has numerous employment opportunities in all areas of our services. The Student Employment Program offers a great way to meet other students and to earn spending money. Stop by the Dining Services Office to learn more about employment opportunities.

BAG LUNCHES

For approved occasions when groups of students will be away from campus during meal periods, or for students with recognized class schedule conflicts, Ravenhill Dining Hall will provide bag lunches if notified in advance.


Meal Periods

Breakfast*

7:15 am - 10:59 am

Lunch

11:00 am - 4:59 pm

Dinner*

4:30 pm - midnight

*The actual start of a meal period varies by location


Meal Plans Reset

Meal plans run Sunday-Saturday.  Meals reset on Sunday.   Unused meals do not carry over week to week.


Standard Plans/Premium Plans

Standard plans allow ONE swipe per meal period.

Premium plans allow multiple swipes per meal period up to four (4) per day.


Meal Exchange

Meal Exchange is permitted at Common Thread, Ted's Place, Tuttleman and Ravenhill Late Night. Convenience Store Hours are NOT permitted on Meal Exchange

Meal Exchange Values:

  • Breakfast - $5.50
  • Lunch - $7.35
  • Dinner - $7.85

Guest Meals

Can only be used at Ravenhill Dining Hall

Bonus Dollars

Bonus Dollars roll from semester to semester BUT NOT year to year. Bonus Dollars are accepted at all dining locations on campus. Additional funds, declining balance can be added to your ID card through the business office. Unused declining balance funds rollover year to year until you leave the university.

Declining Balance Funds

East Falls Faculty, Staff and Students are able to load additional funds to their ID Cards at any point throughout the school year!

These funds are loaded directly to your ID card. Money loaded to your card carries over semester to semester, year to year until your tenure with the university is over. Faculty and Staff with funds loaded to their ID cards receive a discount at dining locations on most food purchases.