Meal Plan

Base Meal Plan Points

All resident students are required to participate in the Base Meal Plan, which is 1375 points each semester. These points can be used at all dining locations on campus.  Unused fall Base Meal Plan points carry to the spring semester.  At the end of the spring semester, any unused Base points are non-refundable. 

Due to the wide range of eating habits, the Base Plan of 1375 points is only the average spend amount for one semester.   Approximately half of our students will require additional funding each semester. 

Beginning fall 2021, while paying the tuition bill, a student can elect the Moderate Plan for 1575 points each semester, or the Plus Plan for 1775 points each semester.  Any remaining points above the Base Plan will roll over to the next semester and are refundable.

At any time, students wishing to add additional funds can do so using a debit/credit card with no fee at  These added points to the meal plan accounts are refundable.

Please visit Stonehill Dining Services for further information about the meal plan at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dining Services at (508) 565-1888.

Hill Card Points

Hill Card Points is a voluntary debit account that may be used to make purchases at a variety of on- and off-campus locations (bookstore, vending machines, mailroom, etc.). Unused Hill Card Points are 100% refundable and carry over from semester to semester.

Add Funds to a Hill Card Points Account

Anyone may add points to your Hill Card Points by making a guest deposit. You will need a credit or debit card and the student’s identification number in order to make a deposit.  A minimum of 25 points and a maximum of 750 points are allowed per deposit, and there is no fee for this transaction.

Remember:  Unused Hill Points are 100% refundable and carry over from semester to semester.

How the Meal Plan Works

At the start of each semester the appropriate points will be credited to your Base Meal Plan account on your Hill Card.  You will then use your Hill Card to make purchases in the Dining Commons, The Hill, Ace's Place, Gigi’s Café, Au Bon Pain, Dunkin, and Holy Cross Center.  These purchases are debited from your Base Meal Plan points account, similar to using a bank debit card. Any food items selected in any of the food areas or ordered through the Bite mobile ordering app will be totaled and debited from the meal plan points. Any funds unused at the end of fall semester will roll over to spring semester. Fall points will be used prior to using spring points.

Besides purchasing food items in person, you can preorder food by using the Bite mobile ordering app at the Roche Dining Commons, The Hill, and Au Bon Pain. You will need to download the app to your mobile device, set up your account, and link your Hill Card to this App. Visit or you can find the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play

How to Check Your Balance

Throughout the year, you should check your meal plan points so that you can best monitor your spending.  There are three ways to check your balance:

1.  Go to;

2.   View the card balances display on any of the cash registers at all campus dining locations; and/or

3.  Ask the cashier what your balance is following a sale or request a receipt.

If you have any questions regarding how the Base Meal Plan points work or need assistance, stop by the Dining Services Office located at the Roche Commons, or call our office at (508) 565-1888. We will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. 

Commuter Students

Commuter students are not required to be on a Base Meal Plan; however, commuter students may add points to their Hill Card (discretionary) account for this purpose.

Meal Plan Accommodations

Students may request a special accommodation for medical purposes.  Please visit the Office of Accessibility Resources  or call 508-565-1306 for information regarding medical requests for meal plan accommodations.