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.

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. Changes to meal plans are only put on student accounts Monday - Friday.

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?

Dooley Dollars may be added to a current meal plan at any time during the academic year. Dooley Dollars can be added in increments of $25. Please go to Housing and Dining Online Services to add Dooley Dollars. Dooley Dollars and meal plans are added to student accounts Monday - Friday.

Can I add Dooley Dollars? (part 2)

You must have a current meal plan in order to add Dooley Dollars.

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

Fraternity & Sorority members living in a lodge or designated house are required to enroll in a meal plan. Those with a full Fraternity meal plan do not need to enroll another meal plan. Those with a partial Fraternity meal plan are required to enroll in a University meal plan based on their class standing.

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 campus 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 according to your class status. If you live off campus you can select from any of the avaiable meal plans, but one is not required.

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 Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center. As well, meal swipes may be conveniently used for meal exchange items at White Hall, Ray's at WREC, the Eagle Emporium or the SAAC Café on the Clairmont Campus.

Am I able to use Oxford Dollars on the Atlanta Campus?

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

Why can't we use meal exchange at Cox?

During the pandemic, we were serving a very small fraction of our normal campus population. That smaller population combined with the necessity of social distancing and other required protocols, allowed us to offer meal exchange at Cox. Simply put, now that our campus population is returning to normal levels, that facility is operationally unable to handle the extraordinary added volume and demand that offering meal exchange would create.

Why are Clairmont residents required to enroll in a meal plan?

Our meal plan requirements extends to all students living in university housing recognizing that campus dining is an important component of the undergraduate residential experience. Understanding that Clairmont residents have access to full kitchens, the meal plan requirement for those students is quite modest and designed only to supplement meals on or off campus.

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 Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center 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 Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center 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 Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center.

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 (normal Spring/Fall semester)?

The Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center, Eagle Emporium in Emory Student Center, Banjo Coffee in Woodruff Library, 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 during the Fall and Spring semesters?

The Dobbs Common Table in the Emory Student Center, Starbucks, Cox Hall Food Court and The Depot have late night hours. Food trucks are on campus Thursday - Saturday evenings.

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.

Are Bon Appétit employees paid fairly?

Bon Appetit and all Emory Dining contractors conform with Emory University’s minimum hourly rate of pay of $16 (as of 9/1/22) which is more than twice 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 or double charged when I purchased a meal.  What should I do?

Please contact the Emory Dining Office to help with any incorrect charges.

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 404-727-9403 or email  emorycard@emory.edu to obtain a new card.

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.

Who is the Food Security Safeguard Program (FSSP) for?

This program is designed to assist any Emory undergraduate or graduate student with an immediate food security need on the Atlanta campus.

How does it work?

Go to FSSP request . You will be asked to first enter your Emory user name and password followed by your ID number. Then follow the instructions to immediately add meals to your EmoryCard.

What do you get?

Three meal swipes. Meal swipes are valid for access to our all you care to eat facility, the Dobbs Common Table. Meals are valid for the current academic year.

How do I use the meal swipes?

The meals will be added directly to your account for immediate use. You will tap your Emory ID card at the Dobbs Common Table.

What happens if I request more meals?

If you attempt to sign up for a second time in a semester Student Case Management and Intervention Services (SCMIS) will be informed to allow a case manager to reach out and assist with identifying opportunities for long term support prior to additional meal swipes being granted.

Who is Student Case Management and Intervention Services (SCMIS)?

To learn more about what SCMIS offers and how they can help please follow the link below including their contact information. SCMIS