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Our Vision:

In service to a diverse campus community, Emory Dining operates to support the educational mission and social endeavors of the institution. As a unit of the Campus Life Division, it operates to advance the division’s goals and core values. Emory Dining strives to be a nationally-recognized leader based on the innovative nature of its co-curricular programs, authentic culinary, service and sustainability standards and practices.

Meal Plan Questions

Can I cancel a meal plan?

All students living in University housing must be enrolled in a meal plan. All students enrolled in a meal plan are committed for the entire academic year.

Can I change my meal plan?

Yes, students may change their meal plan to any plan in which they are eligible during specified meal plan change periods at the beginning of each semester. Only one change can be made each semester.

What is the difference between Dooley and Eagle Dollars?

Dooley Dollars are a component of a University meal plan. Dooley Dollars purchases are always tax free (a savings of 8.9%). Additionally they enjoy a 5% discount at all dining locations except for food trucks and the farmer's market. As part of a campus meal plan, Dooley Dollars may only be used at campus dining locations including food trucks and the farmer's market. Eagle Dollars are administered through the University Emory Card office and may be used at variety of on or off campus (e.g. bookstore, or CVS) locations. Eagle Dollar purchases are taxed at the current State and County tax rate and do not receive a discount.

Why am I required to have a meal plan?

In addition to providing continuous and convenient access to a variety of food choices, we believe communal dining to be an important part of the Emory undergraduate experience.

Can I add Dooley Dollars?

Yes, Dooley Dollars may be added to an existing meal plan at any time during the academic year. Please go to Housing and Dining Online Services for additional information.

I am part of a fraternity/sorority and live in the house. Do I need a meal plan?

Fraternity members who live in a fraternity house and have enrolled in their full house meal plan are not required to enroll in a University meal plan but may do so to supplement their house plan. Sorority members living in the lodges are required to enroll in a University meal plan because they do not have house plans.

I am part of a fraternity/sorority and do not live in the house. Do I need a meal plan?

Fraternity and Sorority members living in University housing must enroll in a meal plan. Those living off campus are not required to enroll in a meal plan.

I am part of a themed house. Do I need a meal plan?

Students living in themed housing must choose a university meal plan based on class standing.

I’m not on campus most weekends. Do I still need a meal plan?

If you currently live on campus you will be required to have a meal plan. Please contact the Emory Dining Office, who will help guide you to the meal plan that would best fit your needs and lifestyle.

I live off campus. What are my meal plan options?

Students living off campus may choose any plan offered.

What is the difference between Dooley Dollars and a Meal Swipe?

As part of a campus meal plan, Dooley Dollars may only be used at campus dining locations including food trucks and the farmer's market. Meal swipes are also part of a campus meal plan and provide entry into the all-you–care-to-eat DUC-ling. As well, meal swipes may be conveniently used for meal exchange items at White Hall, the SAAC Café or the Wrec Café at Woodruff Residential.

What is the Disability Meal Plan?

The Disability Plan is a declining balance plan provided to certain students based on special medical needs or circumstances. The Emory Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) determines eligibility.

Are Guest Meal Passes available?

Meal Plan A particpants are provided guest meal passes each semester which may be used at the DUC-ling.

Am I able to use Oxford Dollars at Emory?

Yes, all dining locations on both the Atlanta and Oxford campuses accept Oxford Dollars and Dooley Dollars.

Dining Restrictions

I have special dietary needs. Will I be able to eat on campus?

There are many dining options for those with special dietary needs. Please see information on the Diet and Nutrition page to assist in answering questions and concerns.

Do you offer Kosher or Halal meals?

We offer Kosher meals in the DUC-ling Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner and lunch on Fridays. Shabbat Meals are served at the Marcus Hillel Center at Emory. We offer Halal meat at the DUC-ling and have a wide variety of Vegan/Vegetarian options available. We also offer Kosher and Halal grab and go options at the following locations:


How about Vegetarian and Vegan meals?

Vegetarians and Vegans have a variety of options across campus. Contact the Emory Dining office with any further questions.

I have a gluten allergy. Am I able to eat on campus?

Yes. We have a dedicated Avoiding Gluten station at the DUC-ling.

What is the price for a guest Kosher meal at the DUC-ling?

There is a $3.00 premium to the current DUC-ling door prices.

Dining Locations

Where can I find information about the interim dining facility - the DUC-ling?

Please refer to the DUC-ling FAQ.

Where do I find the location and hours of dining operations?

See Café Bon Appétit for dining locations and hours of operations.

What dining locations are open on the weekends?

The DUC-ling, Highland Bakery, SAAC Café, Starbucks, and The Depot.

I have a busy class schedule. What should I do?

Various locations across campus offer grab and go style meals for those short on time.

What are my late night dining options on campus?

The DUC-ling, Starbucks, The Depot and food trucks (Thursday - Saturday).

Can visitors eat at the DUC-ling?

Yes, 2017-18 guest meal prices are as follows:

  • Breakfast: $ $10.20
  • Lunch/Brunch/Late Night: $13.80
  • Dinner: $ $15.85

I live on the Clairmont Campus. What are my dining options?

The SAAC café offers classic grill options, pizza, subs and a wide variety of convenience items.

Miscellaneous questions

Are Bon Appétit employees paid fairly?

Bon Appetit and all Emory Dining contractors conform with The University’s minimum hourly rate of pay of $13.50 (as of 9/1/18) which is more than 86% above the Georgia state minimum wage of $7.25. In addition, Dining staff are provided free MARTA passes and a full array of other benefits including paid time off and health insurance.

How do I contact … Emory Dining, farmers market, catering, meal plans, etc.

Please contact Emory Dining for further information about any of our programs.

Who do I contact with questions about the Farmers Market?

Please email farmersmarket@emory.edu for any market related questions.

I am a student and want to give input or feedback in regards to dining.  What should I do?

FACE (Food Advisory Committee Emory) is a student run organization that leads a pivotal role in shaping the dining program at Emory University.  Please see the FACE page for contact information or fill out our comment form.

Does Emory Dining participate in any sustainability initiatives?

Yes!  Please click the link below to read about the many initiatives Emory Dining performs.

Emory Emory Dining Sustainability

I’ve been overcharged when I purchased a meal.  What should I do?

Please contact the Emory Dining Office to help with your overcharge.

I’ve been double charged when I purchased a meal.  What should I do?

Please contact the Emory Dining Office to help with your double charge.

I lost my Emory ID.  What should I do?

REPORT YOUR LOST CARD IMMEDIATELY, following the information posted on the EmoryCard site.

Please contact or visit the EmoryCard office at 404-727-6095 or email to emorycard@emory.edu to obtain a new card.

Is there special pricing for faculty and staff at the DUC-ling?

Yes there is.
Breakfast is $7.65, Lunch is $9.20 and Dinner is $14.50.

How can I check my Dooley Dollar Balance?

You can log into the EmoryCard Web Center to get your balance and see all financial transactions.