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Come Dine With Us! Transform your dining experience at Rensselaer.

Uniquely yours.

Your dining experience is more than great food. It is a community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Join us to experience the comfort, convenience, outstanding food, and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you.

"The most important part of what we do here is taking care of our students because they are part of our extended family."-James Simmons, Executive Chef
Chef "Tofu" Tim teaching a student how to prepare eggplant in an Indian Cooking Class.

Access to 4 dining centers under 1 plan.

Convenient locations on campus. New menu offerings daily.

The Commons

  • Buffet-style resident dining hall
  • Located in the heart of Freshman Hill
  • Serving all day meal options + simply-to-go meals
  • Create/cook your own station called UCook
  • Allergen-Free section called MyZone

Russell Sage

  • Buffet-style resident dining hall
  • Located in the center of the academic campus
  • Offers its own simply-to-go store for meals on the go

BARH

  • Buffet-style resident dining hall
  • Located in the BARH resident hall
  • Serving breakfast + dinner as well as weekend brunch
  • Hours are adjusted to offer a later dinner for student athletes

Blitman

  • Restaurant-style dining hall
  • Located on the edge of campus in Downtown Troy
  • Cutting edge cuisine & touch-screen ordering systems

Exciting new events, every week!

Student Appreciation Days

Sunday Family Suppers

Trending Tastes Pop-Up Bars

Swipe Plus Events

UCook Cooking Classes

Cityscapes: Taste of New York

Chef's Fare: Eat Like A Star

...and so much more!

Dining Plans for 2020-'21.

Available to all students. Access to all 4 dining centers and more.

23 Meal Plan

  • 23 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Centers.
  • Includes 12 guest meals per semester.

21 Meal Plan

  • 21 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Centers.
  • Includes $200 Flex Dollars per year.
  • Includes 12 guest meals per semester.

19 Meal Plan

  • 19 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Centers.
  • Includes $300 Flex Dollars per year.
  • Includes 10 guest meals per semester.

15 Meal Plan

  • 15 anytime meals per week to be used in Resident Dining Centers.
  • Includes $500 Flex Dollars per year.
  • Includes 10 guest meals per semester.

Explore your options at our retail locations.

Spend Flex Dollars like cash to shop and dine.

Flex Dollars, which add flexibility to your dining plan options and are incorporated into each plan, are yours to spend like cash at Rensselaer Dining locations in the Rensselaer Union, retail cafes around campus, Moe's, Panera, concessions, and resident dining halls. Flex Dollars are allotted by semester and carry over form the Fall to Spring semester. Add Flex Dollars anytime.

Map of dining locations on campus.

Find these everyday favorites and more, proudly served on your campus.

Branded favorites served on campus.

In and out? Explore your options at Rathskellar's in the Student Union for a quick and satisfying bite.

Quick-bite options served downstairs at Rathskellar's in the Student Union.

Need help with making healthy choices?

Meet Your Campus Dietitian: Kimberly Mayer, RDN

"I am passionate about sharing my love of health and wellness with my students. I offer nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs."
RPI's Campus Dietitian, Kimberly Mayer, RDN.

Some of the nutrition topics that Kimberly can help with are:

  • Food allergies, celiac, and other special dietary needs.
  • How to eat healthy on campus.
  • Vegan and vegetarian dining.
  • Sports nutrition.