Base Meal Plan Points

All resident students are required to participate in the base Meal Plan which is 1350 points each semester. These points can be used at any on campus eating venue including Dunkin'  in the Shield’s Science Center and Au Bon Pain in the Welcome Center.  Unused base fall meal plan points carry to the Spring semester.  At the end of the Spring semester, any base points not used are non-refundable. 
Students wishing to add additional funds can do so using a debit/credit card with no fee at added points to the meal plan accounts are refundable.

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

f you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dining Services at Ext. 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. 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 and Holy Cross Center. These purchases are debited from your base meal plan  points account. This system is similar to using a debit card for your checking account. All the food items obtained while passing through the serving areas are totaled on a cash register and debited from your base meal plan account.

How to Check Your Balance

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

  1. Go to
  2. There is a card swipe terminal at the entrance of both the Dining Commons and the Holy Cross Dining Room that will display your balance once you swipe your ID Card.
  3. After every sale, you may ask the cashier what your balance is or request a receipt.

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

Meal Plan Policies and Procedures

Commuter students are not required to be on a base meal plan points; however, commuter students may add points to their Discretionary (Hill Card) account for this purpose.

Unused points  will carry over from the fall semester to the spring semester. Unused points cannot be carried over from one school year to the next and are non-refundable.

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