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Auxiliary Services Expands Dining Choices, Meal Plan Options and ’Cuse Cash Opportunities, Adds 727 South Crouse Ave. to Housing Portfolio
Ahead of the Spring 2024 semester and the housing selection process for the 2024-25 school year, Auxiliary Services is enhancing its dining, residential and meal plan options for students living on campus.
Upgrades and Renovations to South Campus Dining Facilities
South Campus dining facilities have undergone significant upgrades throughout the summer and fall of 2023. Food and beverage choices at Goldstein Food Hall, both made-to-order and grab-and-go, include breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night options seven days a week. Skytop Marketplace continues to offer a large variety of convenience foods, beverages and health and beauty products, especially for students residing in apartments and seeking ingredients to prepare their own meals. Dining choices will continue to evolve at Goldstein Food Hall and Skytop Marketplace for Fall 2024.
The Inn Complete, the University’s former ski lodge, reopened in September 2023, offering an additional dining and event space on South Campus for students, faculty and staff. A lunch buffet is available Monday through Friday. Event space may be booked throughout the year via Catering Services for campus events and gatherings. The building has undergone significant enhancements, including the installation of air conditioning and renovations to its outdoor patio, outdoor deck, exterior facade and second-floor game room. It boasts a cozy fireplace area for chilly days, a bar and new digital TVs. It also recently debuted a new venue logo and signage.
New Meal Plan Option for Second-Year Students Living on South Campus
Next year, second-year students living on South Campus will be able to choose a new meal plan, the Daily Dining Plan. The plan, featuring $1,680 Dining Dollars per semester, was designed for students who may not want to cook three meals a day in their apartment by providing the equivalent of the cost of one meal a day in campus dining facilities.
All students living in South Campus apartments can continue to choose to purchase any of the University’s meal plans–unlimited, block or Dining Dollars plans.
“This is a continuation of our efforts to offer meal plans that match the transition our students are making from North Campus residence hall living to more independent living in an on-campus apartment,” says Cheryl Fabrizi, Auxiliary Services associate vice president. “In traditional residence halls, there are unlimited plans for students making the transition to college life, and now there are plans for students living with kitchens but who may not want to cook every meal for themselves. Our Dining Dollar only plans meet that need.”
Dining Dollars can be spent at any of the University’s five dining centers, Schine Dining, Goldstein Food Hall, the Inn Complete and all campus cafes and convenience stores. The declining balance resets at the start of each semester, and the remaining balances do not roll over to the following semester.
727 South Crouse Ave. Offers Modern Residence Hall Option for Second-Year Students
In 2024-25, 727 South Crouse Ave. (formerly known as The Marshall) will become fully integrated into the University’s regular housing portfolio as a residence hall for second-year students. Its rooms will become a part of the annual housing selection and assignment process, which will take place in Spring 2024. The 287-bed building, purchased by the University in 2021, features modern studio apartments, along with one-, two- and four-bedroom units. Each room contains a private bathroom.
Students living in the 727 South Crouse residence hall will be required to have a Value Dining Dollars meal plan, which offers $500 of Dining Dollars each semester. However, they can choose to purchase any meal plan the University offers, including an unlimited or block meal plan.
No Changes for North Campus Students
First- and second-year students in all other North Campus residence halls (including the new residence hall located in the former Sheraton Hotel) will continue to enroll in the Orange Unlimited plan, featuring unlimited access to all-you-care-to-eat dining centers, ten guest meals per semester, and $330 of Dining Dollars per semester. Third- and fourth-year students living in North Campus residence halls can choose between the Orange Unlimited plan, the Block 130 plan with $200 of Dining Dollars, or the Block 85 plan with $200 of Dining Dollars.
’Cuse Cash Expands to Off-Campus Locations, Provides Additional Buying Power to Students, Faculty and Staff
In response to student feedback, Auxiliary Services is expanding the use of ’Cuse Cash to off-campus locations in the coming months. In January 2024, ’Cuse Cash will be accepted at several near-campus dining locations, including Bistro 1926, the casual lunch, dinner and late-night restaurant at Drumlins Country Club, and Sitrus on the Hill, a casual lunch and dinner restaurant at the Sheraton Hotel. Additional off-campus locations will be announced in early 2024.
Students, faculty and staff utilizing ’Cuse Cash will unlock a special bonus at the point of purchase. For every $100 of ’Cuse Cash added to their accounts, purchasers will receive an additional $10 for the first two weeks of the 2024 spring semester.
Currently, ’Cuse Cash is accepted at nearly every point of sale on campus, including the five dining centers, Goldstein Food Hall and Schine Dining, all campus cafes and convenience stores, JMA Dome concessions stands and shops, the Campus Store and all campus vending machines.
Go Cashless with ’Cuse Cash
Auxiliary Services is encouraging members of the campus community to utilize ’Cuse Cash in part due to its continued efforts to transition to cashless payments on campus. Additional retail locations on campus, including the Campus Store, will become cashless in 2024. Additionally, using ’Cuse Cash at on-campus dining facilities allows you to receive a 10% discount on your purchase (not to be used in combination with existing discounts).
A ’Cuse Cash account can be established by any member of the Syracuse University community–student, faculty or staff. The funds are loaded via the GET app or website, and are used via the SUID card. Family members can add funds to their students’ accounts exclusively through the GET website. ’Cuse Cash balances roll over from semester to semester. For students, if a balance remains at the end of the academic year, the funds are refunded to their Bursar account the week following Commencement.