Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars make it easy and convenient to grab a bite on campus while also saving you money. Anyone can purchase Dining Dollars, which are accepted at all UNH Dining establishments and in campus vending machines.

When you make purchases using Dining Dollars, the amount of your transaction is subtracted from your total balance. The perk is that when you use Dining Dollars to purchase items at Dining locations, you get a 5% discount at the register. There are no fees of any kind associated with the account. The balance carries from fall to spring semester. Any balance remaining at the end of meal service in May will be forfeited.

When you purchase a Premier or Campus Plan, your Dining Dollars are added to your UNH ID card, which then acts like a debit card. Dining Dollars accounts can be opened at any time during the year. You can add as much or as little money as you want to your ID card any time during the year through the Dining/ID office. Faculty, staff and graduate students will need to stop by the Dining /ID Office to activate their card before adding Dining Dollars.

Where can I use my Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars are accepted at Union Court, Wildcatessen, Philbrook Café, Albert's, Zeke's Café, UNH Dairy Bar, CornerStone 1926 and all dining halls. They also can be used at Dunkin Donuts and in most on-campus vending machines, as well as for online and mobile orders.

How do I make deposits?

Dining Dollars can be purchased by mailing a check, payable to UNH, to the Dining/ID Office; be sure to include your name and ID number. The amount of the check will be deposited into your account and activated as soon as we receive it. Dining Dollars can be billed to student accounts through the online order form during eligible periods.

Dining Dollars can be added at any time during the school year until the second Friday of spring semester. Visit the Change Your Plan page and follow the links to change or order a meal plan or go to the Dining/ID Office located in the Memorial Union Building to add funds to an ID Card.

Deposits can be made at the Dining/ID office with cash or a check. If you're a student you can also use cash, a credit card or a debit card at one of our convenient Dining Deposit Centers located at:

Wildcatessen in Stillings, Memorial Union Building (MUB), Holloway Commons, Philbrook Dining Hall, Gables North Building, Dimond Library, Kingsbury Library  and Computer Lab, UNH Manchester, and in SERC C.

How long do my Dining Dollars remain active?

Dining Dollars are valid during the academic year of purchase only. A balance will carry from fall semester to spring semester and is valid until the end of the meal service in May. Any remaining balance expires and is nonrefundable.

How do I protect my balances?

Your card can be suspended by going to your MyUNH Portal account. Click on the Cat's Cache tab and then choose Card Services and Deactivate Card. You may also call the Dining/ID Office  during normal business hours at (603) 862-1821 to suspend your card. Only the balance on the card at the time the card was suspended can be protected.