Meal Plan Information

  • Residential students are allotted a meal plan with 19 meals per week.
  • Commuter students are provided with a meal plan for daily lunches (5 meals per week).

The first meal for residential students is dinner on the Saturday of move-in and orientation. The first meal for commuter students is lunch on the first Monday of classes. Commuter students will be provided with a meal ticket for lunch on Sunday. 

Eating on Campus

Summer College students will be dining in Ernie Davis Dining Hall, named for Syracuse University’s Class of 1962 football legend. Ernie Davis was a two-time All-American college football selection and first African American to win the Heisman Trophy (1961). USA Today ranks this dining hall among the best college/university dining halls in the nation. It provides options for a diverse student population, including a salad bar, Sbarro pizza, a wrap and sandwich bar, vegan and gluten-free stations, and an entrée station. There is also a hot entrée bar with stir fry, make-your-own pasta, and omelets. Ernie Davis Dining features QR codes that offer dietary information through a smart phone app.

For the third year in a row, Syracuse University’s dining centers have received an A+ rating from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Read more about this esteemed recognition here.

This dining hall accepts meal plans, cash, credit cards, or SUperFood Points (see below).

Ernie Davis Location

Ernie Davis Dining Hall
619 Comstock Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244

Ernie Davis Hours

Ernie Davis’ summer hours are as followed:
Breakfast 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Continental Breakfast: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Brunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Dietary Restrictions

Do you have a food allergy, dietary restrictions due to medical reasons or religious observances, or stay away from certain kinds of foods? For questions regarding special dietary needs such as food allergies, vegetarian and vegan, issues, or general nutrition questions pertaining to your meal plan, call Ruth Sullivan, MSEd, RDN, CDN,  at (315) 443-9884 or email her at to or

Other On-Campus Dining Facilities

Two additional dining facilities are open for Summer College students. They do NOT accept meal plans, but does take cash, credit credits, or SUperCard FOOD points (see below).

Pages Café Dining Location:

Bird Library
222 Waverly Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244 Dining Location:

Newhouse III, Room 244
215 University Pl.
Syracuse, NY 13244

SUperCard FOOD:

The SUperCard FOOD account is a declining balance account which can be used in all Food Services locations (dining centers, food courts, campus cafés, Dome concession stands, the Inn Complete, the Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center, convenience stores and vending machines) for food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases. This account is accessed through your SUID card. The ease and convenience of a FOOD account has made it a very popular Food Service feature. Food and beverage purchases are exempt from New York State sales tax. To establish a SUpercard FOOD account, visit Steele Hall while you are on campus.

Steele Hall Location:

206 Steele Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Steele Hall Hours:

Summer hours coming soon!

Off-Campus Dining

Students may choose to have lunch or dinner with friends off-campus. A popular area located within walking distance on the University Hill is Marshall Street. Marshall Street has many food options, including pizza, Mexican, Greek, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, vegan, and Starbucks. Meal plans are not accepted off-campus. View all Marshall Street options on the Crouse-Marshall website.