Meal Plans and Raider Dollars

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Rutgers University-Newark provides a number of dining options for our students.  Whether they are living on campus or commuting, students can take advantage of the various dining locations and meal plan options. 

Use Raider Dollars at Starbucks in the PRCC

Meal Plan

Meal plans are required for all first year undergraduate students living on campus.  Returning, transfer, commuter and graduate students may  select any meal plan. 

Meal Plans

 

Raider Dollars 

Raider Dollars are a convenient way to be cash free on campus. Students can deposit funds to their Raider Dollar account via credit card.  If you can only make a cash, check or money order deposit to your Raider Dollars account, please make an appointment by via dining.services@newark.rutgers.edu or 973.353.1274. 

How to Make a Raider Deposit/ Set Up an eAccount 

How to Use Your eAccount

How to Make a Guest Deposit 

Deposit Funds to Raider Dollar Account

Raider Dollars are accepted at any on-campus dining location (except CLJ Cafe), the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Kite + Key, Pharmacy/Health Services, printing, snack and soda machines, campus housing laundry machines and at many off-campus dining locations.

On-Campus Locations Accepting Raider Dollars

Dining
Name Location 
1 Park Bistro  Rutgers Business School
On the RUN Paul Robeson Campus Center

Robeson Food Court 

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Starbucks Coffee Paul Robeson Campus Center and Rutgers Business School
Stonsby Commons Adjacent to Woodward Hall

JBJ Soul Foundation Kitchen 

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Services 
Service Location 
Barnes and Noble Bookstore  Hahne's Building 
Fines, Book Replacement Charges, etc. John Cotton Dana Library
Kite + Key, The Rutgers Tech Store Hahne's Building
Laundry Rooms On-Campus Housing
Pharmacy/Health Services  Blumenthal Hall, Room 104
Printing, Library and Computer Labs Dana Library (and printing labs located around campus)
Snack Machines Around Campus

Off-Campus Locations Accepting Raider Dollars

Rutgers University-Newark partners with a number of community restaurants so that you can use your Raider Dollars at off-campus locations.

The following Raider merchants are temporarily unavailable (as of 3/10/22), due to technical issues. 

  • Blaze Pizza

Please direct questions to dining.services@rutgers.edu or 973.353.1274.

7 Heaven
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162 University Avenue 

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 848-1111

Website: http://places.singleplatform.com/7-heaven-mart/menu

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Anabella's Kitchen
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144 Washing Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 237-9700

 

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EZ Mart
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155 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 596-1111

Website: https://www.ezmarketnewark.com/

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Blaze Pizza
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691 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 206-4278

Website: https://www.blazepizza.com/location/blaze-pizza-newark/menu

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French Fry Heaven
The Green Chicpea
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59 Halsey St.

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 240-1500

Website: http://www.greenchicpea.com/

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Pita Square
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95 Halsey St.

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 991-3300

Website: https://www.veloeat.com/merchant/pitasquare/

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Playa Bowls
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53 Bleeker Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(817) 930-8234

Website: https://www.playabowls.com/location/rutgers-newark/

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QDOBA Mexican Eats
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64 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 353-0213

Website: https://www.qdoba.com/

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Queen Pizza
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122 Halsey Street 

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 624-7322

Website: https://queenpizzanewark.com/

 

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Sigri Indian BBQ
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155 University Ave. 

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 596-1114

Website: http://sigribbq.com/

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Smashburger (at NJIT)
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156 Warren St.

Newark, NJ 07102

(303) 633-1500

Website: https://smashburger.com/locations/us/nj/newark/156-warren-st/

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Subway
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155 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 792-1234

Website: https://restaurants.subway.com/united-states/nj/newark/155-university-ave

 

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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
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52 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(732) 430-2240

Website: https://www.sweetwaterscafe.com/nj-newark-hahne-bldg/

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Still have questions about Raider Dollars? 

What are Raider Dollars?
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Raider Dollars is Rutgers University-Newark currency that allows you to add money to your RU ID and treat it like a debit card. Any member of the Rutgers University-Newark community may make deposits to their Raider Dollars account. 

Funds carry over from semester-to-semester. It's convenient! You only have to carry one card; it's easy to track your spending and add funds to your card. The minimum deposit is $25. There are no fees.

Please review the Terms & Conditions

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How do I create a Raider Dollars account?
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To create a Raider Dollars account or add money to your Raider Dollars account you have two options: 

  1. Make a credit/debit card deposit by setting up a Raider Dollars account at RaiderDeposits.Rutgers.edu (accepting American Express, MasterCard, VISA).
  2. Bring cash, check, or money order to the Dining Services Office

Make checks or money orders payable to Rutgers University, including the students' name and RU ID number.

Once funds are posted, they are available for immediate use.

To learn now to make a raider deposit or set up an eAccount

To learn how to use your eAccount

To learn how to make a guest deposit to a student Raider Dollars account

 

 

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Do Raider Dollars rollover? 
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Raider Dollars roll over from semester-to-semester until your Raider Dollars account has been inactive for 18 months. At this time the account will be closed and the funds forfeited. 

If you have any Raider Dollars left as you graduate, make sure to buy one last book, shirt, coffee, snack or meal!

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How should I best protect the funds in my Raider Dollars account?
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  • Safeguard your RU ID at all times.
  • Do not lend your RU ID to others.
  • Avoid storing your RU ID next to magnets.
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How can I find out my account balance?
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You can create a Raider Dollars account at RaiderDeposits.Rutgers.edu. This account allows you to check your balance and see where you have spent your money. You can also ask any cashier for your balance, or you can call, email, or stop by the Dining Services Office

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What do I do if I lose my RU ID Card?
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To avoid unauthorized use of your account, report lost/stolen cards immediately. 

After replacing your RUID Card, you will need to contact the Dining Services Office to link your Raider Dollars and e-Account to your new card. 

The university's liability limit for unauthorized use on lost/stolen cards is $50.00. 

 

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Key Contacts

107 Woodward Hall
91 Bleeker StreetNewarkNJ07102

 Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 pm

Questions about Meal Plans, Raider Dollars and Adding Printing Funds