On Campus Food & Dining Services

Campus Update: Farmingdale Dining

Dining services will operate on a modified basis until further notice. The Campus Center Marketplace will remain open Monday through Friday during the academic year.  Summer hours are modified effective with the conclusion of the spring semester.   Please note, hours are subject to change without notice. Starbucks will remain closed. All self-service options will be modified to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. Grab and go options will continue to be available. Please check Aramark's campus website for the most up-to-date hours of operation and additional details.


There are a variety of choices on campus including the all-you-care-to-eat dining facility POPs, the Campus Center Food Court and Books 'n Beans, the library cafe. 

Additional information and hours of operation are found at the Campus Dining website.

Both resident and commuter plans include declining balance dollars that can be spent at any on-campus dining facility, Campus Center Market, We Proudly Serve Starbucks Café, Books ‘n Beans, and POPs. You may also use declining balance dollars to treat a guest to a meal.

It is the student’s responsibility to activate their meal plan card each academic year with Dining Services and to notify the Residence Life Office or a Dining Services Manager immediately if you are having any problems using the ID card, meal plan, or accessing/paying at any dining facility.

Resident Students

All resident students are required to be on a meal plan and are automatically enrolled in the 19 block meal plan which offers  access to POPs, 150 declining balance dollars, and 4-guest meals per semester. Resident students are also able to upgrade to the Carte Blanche Premium plan which provides an additional 100 declining balance dollars for only $80 more per semester.  For academic 2023-2024, the meal plan offers 19 block meal plans available to resident students residing on campus. Refer to Campus Dish for more information.

While residing on campus, meals at POPs are offered during regular hours of operation.  Enjoy as much food as you’d like while dining inside the dining hall and feel free to take a piece of fruit or snack to go to help you through the day, but to-go containers or taking meals to go is not permitted. If you have a conflict with your class or work schedule that does not allow you to get a meal, please reach out to the Director of Dining Services, to discuss your options. Be prepared to provide a copy of your class schedule or documentation from your employer to validate the request.  Refer to Campus Dish for more information.

Commuter Students

Commuters have the option of purchasing a block of declining balance dollars which would be available on your student ID card. Declining balance dollars have a $1 for $1 value and may be used at any on-campus dining location, including paying the door rate at POPs. They are also tax free! All declining balance meal plan include bonus declining balance dollars.

  • 400 DB = 100 bonus DB
  • 300 DB = 60 bonus DB
  • 250 DB = 50 bonus DB

You will also receive a 10% bonus on any amount of DB you add between $50 and $249.

Campus dining services are provided under a sub-contractual arrangement.

Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergy Concerns

Please contact the Food Services Director to discuss your dietary restrictions or food allergy concerns.  Aramark is committed to your Health & Wellness .   

Aramark Sustainability Initiatives

Integral to Aramark's mission is its efforts to provide a sustainable dining experience within each of the campus' dining communities.  To that end, Aramark has developed and implemented Green Thread - a comprehensive set of programs and policies that weave throughout daily operations in order to raise environmental consciousness and provide sustainable solutions. 

Aramark Sustainability Initiatives at Farmingdale State College

Frequently Asked Questions

View our Frequently Asked Questions if you have any other questions about Campus Dining.

Campus Dining

Campus Center
Please check Aramark's website
for up-to-date hours of operation


Robin Waterman
Food Services Director

Last Modified 6/22/23