Student Meal Plan

Don't let a demanding work schedule keep you from enjoying time with your friends over a great meal. Our student meal plan serves dinner three times a week in Bard Hall Ballroom. Dinner includes a hot entrée options, full salad bar, a daily soup, dessert, and hot and cold beverages.

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • Dinners are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in Bard Hall Ballroom.
  • The Fall 2018 meal plans begin on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and expires on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Due to University closures, meals will not be served on Monday, September 3; Tuesday, November 6; Tuesday, November 20; and Thursday, November 22, 2018.

We encourage you to sign up by Monday, August 27, 2018, to take full advantage of the plan. Menus are posted online at the beginning of each semester, about two weeks before the start of the plan.


All Columbia University Irving Medical Center students, part- or full-time, can sign up for our meal plan.

If you follow a certain diet or have food allergies, we can work to accommodate you. For certain food allergies, we'll prepare you a separate plate to avoid cross-contamination. Please note any dietary restrictions in your application.

Types of Plans

  • Plan A: Three meals per week (40 meals): $360
  • Plan B: Two meals per week (30 meals): $270
  • Plan C: One meal per week (15 meals): $135

Please note, meals are non-refundable and cannot be rolled over week to week or to subsequent semesters. If you would like to invite guests to use your meals, we require 24-hours advance notice. Email

Payment Options

  • Credit card
    Email your signed enrollment form to and indicate that you would like to pay by credit card. A member of our team will follow up. Please do not submit any credit card information by email.
  • Check
    Make your check payable to Faculty Club Catering. You can either drop it off with your signed enrollment form at the Office of Housing Services in Bard Hall or mail both to:
    Attn: Bard Meal Plan
    Faculty Club Catering
    50 Haven Ave.
    New York, NY 10032

Terms and Conditions

To help us plan ahead and ensure that everyone has access to dinner, we ask you to abide by the following:

  • You must bring your Columbia University ID with you to redeem your meals.
  • Once your Columbia ID is checked, we allow only one trip through the buffet. We provide large trays for your convenience.
  • Each meal plan participant is entitled to the following portions:
    • One plate at the salad bar
    • One plate for hot entrées
    • One bowl of soup
    • One dessert
    • One piece of whole fruit
    • One bottled beverage.
  • We cannot offer additional servings, or "seconds," until after 7:15 p.m., and then only to students who have used a meal for that day. "Seconds" only includes buffet items; it does not include fruits, beverages, or dessert.
  • Meals are non-refundable and cannot be rolled over week to week or to subsequent semesters.
  • If you would like to invite additional guests to use your meals, we require 24-hours advance notice. Email

Ready to sign up?

Fill out the enrollment form (.pdf)