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 undergraduate first year students living on campus.  Upperclass and graduate students living on campus and commuter students may also select a meal plan. 

View 2018-2019 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 or bring cash, a check or a money order to the Dining Services Office located in 107 Woodward Hall.

Deposit Funds to Raider Dollar Account 

How to Make a Guest Deposit 

Raider Dollars are accepted at any on-campus dining location (except CLJ Cafe), the bookstore, Kite + Key, 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

Center for Law and Justice Cafe   

(Note: Raider Dollars are NOT accepted at this location)

Center for Law and Justice 
On the RUN Paul Robeson Campus Center

Robeson Food Court

(Includes The Grille, Red Mango and Salad Bar/Main Entrée by weight and 1, 2, 3, 4) 

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Starbucks Coffee Paul Robeson Campus Center
Stonsby Commons Adjacent to Woodward Hall

University Club

(Lunch daily, 11:30am - 1:30pm)

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Services 
Service Location 
Barnes and Noble Bookstore  Hahne's Building 
Kite + Key, The Rutgers Tech Store Hahne's Building
Printing, Library and Computer Labs Dana Library (and printing labs located around campus)
COKE™ Machines Around Campus
Laundry Rooms On-Campus Housing 
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.

7 Heaven
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162 University Avenue 

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 848-1111

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Anabella's Kitchen
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144 Washing Street

(862) 237-9700

seamless.com/menu/annabellas-kitchen

 

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Burger Walla
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47 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 259-2552

 

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EZ Mart
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155 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 596-1111

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Halal Guys
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72 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 877-3759

thehalalguys9.eat24hour.com

 

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Meatball Obsession
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41 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 665-8228

meatballobsession.com

 

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Ono Grinds Poke´
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1227 Raymond Boulevard

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 982-POKE (7653)

onogrindspoke.com/

 

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Panda Chinese Restaurant
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569 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 623.2288

newarkpandachinese.com

 

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Playa Bowls / Lizzmonade
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53 Bleeker Street

Newark, NJ 07102
(817) 930-8234

playabowls.com
lizzmonade.com

 

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QDOBA
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64 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 353-0213

qdoba.com

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Smashburger @ NJIT
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156-182 Warren Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(303) 633-1500

smashburger.com

 

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Subway
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155 University Avenue

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 792.1234

subway.com

 

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The 27 Mix
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27 Halsey Street 

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 648.0643

27mix.com

 

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The Green Chicpea
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59 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(862) 240.1500

 

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Whole Foods Market
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6363 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 755-5080

wholefoodsmarket.com/Newark

 

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Wok to Walk
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695 Broad Street, Block 52

Newark, NJ 07102

(973) 622-2681

woktowalk.com

 

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Still have questions about Raider Dollars? 

What are Raider Dollars?
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Raider Dollars is money you place on your RU ID Card. You can use Raider Dollars like cash on and off campus as 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 three options: 

  1. Make a credit card deposit by setting up a Raider Dollars account at RaiderDeposits.Rutgers.edu .
  2. Bring cash, check, or money order to the Dining Services Office
  3. Mail a check or money order to the Dining Services Office. Make the check or money order payable to Rutgers University. Include the student's name and Rutgers University Identification Number (RU ID).

Make checks or money orders payable to Rutgers University, including the students' name and Rutgers University Identification (RUID) number.

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

To learn how to deposit fund to your Raider Dollars click here .

To learn how to make a guest deposit to a student Raider Dollars click here.

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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 your 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 Card at all times.
  • Do not lend your RU ID Card to others.
  • Avoid storing your RU ID Card 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 you 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. 

  • During business hours (8:30-4:30): Report missing cards to the RU ID Service Center and Dining Services Office
  • During non-business hours: Review information on the RU ID Card website and request your card be deactivated. At the commencement of business hours, you will then need to go to the RU ID Service Center to replace your RU ID Card. 

After replacing your RU ID Card, you will need to bring your new card to Dining Services Office to re-activate your Raider Dollars on 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