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FAQs

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email to reinhard-robert@aramark.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

How does the meal plan work?

Access to the dining plan is through your student ID card; simply swipe your card at any vending machine or café location on campus and funds will automatically be deducted from your meal plan account—just like a debit card. Student ID cards can be obtained at any campus Public Safety office or at the Campus Activities or Registrar’s offices on the Ammerman Campus.
The student ID card enables students to access meal plan funds. With the exception of credits related to off-campus clinicals, off-campus credit-bearing courses, and fully online courses, all Suffolk students who are enrolled in nine or more on-campus credits on the Ammerman or Michael J. Grant campuses will receive a $100 meal plan charge each semester as a part of their student bill. Students will then be able to access their $100 meal plan balance by swiping their student ID card at any dining location on the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant campuses and in all food and beverage vending machines on all campuses – Ammerman, Michael J. Grant and Eastern.

What are the benefits of having a meal plan?

A meal plan is the best way to eat on campus. Here are the top reasons why:
1. Convenience: Meal plan participants enjoy access to express-lane check-out in the campus cafeteria locations. In addition, with several great dining locations, students are never far away from a great meal. Our locations are time-saving stops in between classes, so you won’t have to give up that great parking spot.
2. Ease: the plan resides on your student ID, so you always have it with you. No need to worry about going to an ATM or using a credit card.
3. Quality and freshness: don’t worry about packing a lunch or storing it in your car. The dining locations have food that is always fresh and safe.
4. Gas is expensive: save your gas money for something else- don’t waste it to get food off campus.
5. Students save on sales tax when making purchases using the funds available through their meal plan, as opposed to cash, debit or credit purchases.

What are the hours of operation for dining services on the Ammerman and Michael J. Grant campuses?

Aramark Dining Services’ hours of operation are as follows:

Ammerman Campus - Babylon Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ammerman Campus - Southampton Building POD
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Michael J. Grant Campus - Captree Commons Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Michael J. Grant Campus - Health, Sports, and Education Center Café
Monday through Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Who can use my meal plan?

Please note that you will not be able to share student ID cards to make meal purchases. Dining area cashiers will check each student ID before swiping the card at the register, to ensure that the person making the purchase is the individual who holds the meal plan. Transactions will only be completed if the picture on the card matches the person making the purchase. Once you make your purchase, you are free to share your meal with whomever you wish.

When are meal plan funds available?

The College’s meal plan is structured to be active on the first day of the semester following a student’s registration, remaining active through the academic year until the day before the start of the Summer I term..

Can I use my meal plan funds during summer session?

A new meal plan can be activated for the summer beginning the first day of Summer Session I. Completing this activation for the summer is only one of the many convenient applications students can take advantage of through the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com). This website should be considered as your number one resource for information about everything related to the dining programs offered at Suffolk County Community College.

What happens to any meal plan dollars that remain unused at the end of the semester?

Any meal plan money that is not spent by the end of the fall semester will be available for use in the spring semester—as long as you are registered for the spring semester. Any meal plan funds not spent by the day before the start of the Summer I term, will be forfeited.

What happens if I have a large amount of money left over at the end of the semester? Are there ways to spend it?

Yes. Students are encouraged to monitor their spending habits and utilize meal plan funds throughout the semester. If the remaining balance on your meal plan is substantial toward the end of the spring semester, Aramark offers items for bulk purchase at its dining locations. Bulk purchase promotions will be announced on the Campus Dish website.

Can students who are taking less than nine on-campus credits create a meal plan account?

Yes, any Suffolk student can take advantage of meal plan benefits by activating a meal plan account. Simply visit the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com) to create an account online by using a major credit card. Food purchases made with a meal plan are cheaper than purchases made in the dining area using cash or credit, as sales tax does not apply to meal plan purchases. This is almost equal to receiving a 9% discount each time you use the meal plan to 

make a purchase. In addition, on the second $100 added to any meal plan account, Aramark offers a 5% bonus. So, students who add a second $100 to their meal plan balance will actually receive $105 to spend. It is important to note that there is a lag between when funds are deposited and when they become available for use; please allow 24 to 48 hours for funds to appear on your account.

Can I add more money to my meal plan account during the semester?

Yes, any student – whether on the automatic $100 base meal plan or not – may add funds to their account at any time by logging into their food service account on the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com). Funds can be added by using a major credit card. Food purchases made with a meal plan are cheaper than purchases made in the dining area using cash or credit, as sales tax does not apply to meal plan purchases. This is almost equal to receiving a 9% discount each time you use the meal plan to make a purchase. In addition, on the second $100 added to any meal plan account, Aramark offers a 5% bonus. So, students who add a second $100 to their meal plan balance will actually receive $105 to spend. It is important to note that there is a lag between when funds are deposited and when they become available for use; please allow 24 to 48 hours for funds to appear on your account. When adding funds to an existing meal plan account, there is a minimum incremental purchase of $25. For every dollar that you add to your account over the initial $100 meal plan charge, Aramark will add a 5% bonus.

What if I have a documented dietary, medical or finance related restriction? Is a meal plan fee waiver available?

Although Aramark offers a wide variety of meal options, in those rare and limited circumstances that may warrant review, the first step is to submit the meal plan waiver request form.

Can the money in the meal plan account come from my financial aid award?

Certain forms of financial aid (such as Pell grant funds and select student scholarships offered through the College’s Foundation) can be used to fund the $100 base meal plan. If your financial aid is in place, and you have confirmed your attendance, agreed to have financial aid cover this cost, and/or paid the balance due after your aid has been credited, then the $100 credit will be added to your meal plan account. Any unused funds will be handled in accordance with Title IV regulations.

What happens if I lose my card or it gets stolen?

Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to Public Safety and to the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com), so that the dining account can be suspended until a new card can be issued. Here are the steps that need to be taken in order to replace a lost or stolen card:
• Suspend your card on the Campus Dish website
• Go to the campus cashier’s office and pay the required $12 fee to replace a lost or stolen student ID card
• Bring your receipt indicating payment of the fee to the local Public Safety Office, where they will provide a new ID card to the student
• Once a new card is issued the student must return to the Campus Dish website to activate the new card, prior to being able to use the card in the cafeteria.
College ID stations can be found at any campus Public Safety office or at the Campus Activities or Registrar’s offices on the Ammerman Campus. Please note, that no student ID cards can be replaced after 5 p.m. on weekdays, or at any time on a weekend.

Is there a mobile app that I can use to check my account?

Yes, a free mobile app is available for download and enables students to easily check their balance and account status. The app can also be substituted for the College ID as a form of payment at the food service registers. However, it cannot be used in the vending machines.

My card is not working- what do I do?

If for some reason your ID card does not work at the register, speak to a dining manager who will investigate the reason. In most cases, delays are related to funds not yet being added to the card balance. If there are any issues with the card itself, such as a problem with the magnetic strip, the manager will be able to tell you.

Dining Options

Will the Eastern Campus also be able to enjoy offerings through Aramark?

Aramark dining services are not yet available on the Eastern Campus; however, new food and drink vending machines are available. Eastern Campus students can establish a meal plan for use in the vending machines or at the dining locations on the Michael J. Grant or Ammerman campuses by visiting the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com) and creating an account with a major credit card.

What kinds of dining options will be available through the new dining services?

Currently, the College is working with Aramark to bring in a mix of national and proprietary restaurant brands.  Dining options will take advantage of fresh foods served in a variety of regional and international cuisines. In addition, because campus life is fast-moving, dining options will include Provisions on Demand® Markets (POD). POD markets blend the features of “corner store” quick convenience with modern market style and service. They will include a variety of “grab-n-go” fresh food and produce, deliciously prepared meals and everyday essentials.

 

Ammerman Campus
The Campus Cafe
The Ammerman Campus café will now feature a Chick-fil-A, Grille Works, Bene pizza, Boar’s Head deli, AFC sushi, and a Global station.

Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A, is a quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, famous for its juicy fried chicken sandwich. Its products also include chicken nuggets and strips, waffle fries, salads, and side dishes.  Of course, you have to try their famous sweet lemonade.

Grille Works: Fresh grilled burgers, turkey burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and two types of French fries will be available at the Grille Works station.  We also offer a full breakfast menu at this station as well.

Boar’s Head deli: This station will feature mouthwatering deli sandwiches, wraps and paninis featuring fresh cut deli meats, cheeses, vegetables and premium sauces, all served on delicious, fresh baked bread.

AFC Sushi: Hand rolled sushi, fresh sashimi and seafood salads, all made-to-order or available as a quick grab n’ go option.

Bene pizza: The new pizza station will feature Neapolitan pizza by the slice with a variety of toppings, as well as calzones, stomboli and melts.  This station will also offer a daily baked pasta dish, as well as entrée items such as chicken cutlet parmesan or sausage and pepper heroes.

The Global Station: The Global station will be a traditional entrée station with a rotating menu that features authentic menus from around the world.  The station will change every week to keep the menu fresh; one week the menu will feature Mexican burritos and tacos, then change to Indian Tikka Masala and Vindaloo the next week.

 Starbucks
A brand new Starbucks location will be added to the Ammerman Campus.  This will be a full Starbucks store, offering the same delicious menu and world-famous service experience.  We will provide drink specials and weekly promotions, as well as soft seating and a true coffee house vibe, all available to you through the use of your meal plan.

POD Express
The POD Express location will be your destination for quick convenience items you need when on campus.  We offer everything from a quick salad and bottled water, to a pack of gum, headache medicine or lip balm- you can find just about anything you need at the POD!

Grant Campus
The Campus Cafe
The Grant Campus café will now feature a Subway, Grille Works, Bene pizza, and a salad/smoothie bar.

Subway: America’s favorite sandwich shop comes to SCCC!  This location will have a full Subway menu, utilizing the same meats, cheeses, toppings, sauces and fresh baked bread options.  

Grille Works: Fresh grilled burgers, turkey burgers, Philly cheesesteaks and two types of French fries will be available at the Grille Works station.  We also offer a full breakfast menu at this station as well.

Bene pizza: The new pizza station will feature Neapolitan pizza by the slice with a variety of toppings, as well as calzones, stomboli and melts.  This station will also offer a daily baked pasta dish, as well as entrée items such as chicken cutlet parmesan or sausage and pepper heroes.

Salad Station:  The salad/smoothie concept will have fresh fruits and vegetables available to be added to a garden-fresh salad or blended smoothie, your choice! 

 

 

Where can I go for more information about the meal plan and dining venues or to contact a dining manager?

The dining website will be a one stop shop for information about anything related to the dining program.  Here you can find locations and hours of operation, menu and nutritional information, how to contact the dining managers, catering services, and information about the health and wellness and sustainability programs.  The website address is www.sccc.campusdish.com.

Is there a way to check the nutritional values of the food being offered through Aramark?

Yes, menus and nutritional information can be accessed at any time through the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com).

Account

Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Why do I have to create an account in order to check out?

For you, and us, to be able to best track orders, and to be able to contact you in case of a question regarding your order we ask that you create a CampusDish account.

How do I create an account?

Click the "Login" button, and then on the login page click the "create a new account" link.

How do I find more about Nutritional Information?

Use our Comparison Box and Nutritional Calculator to get the most out of your eating decisions. Select products from the Menu section and use one of the options below to get accurate comparisons and information about your choices. 

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

Other Services and Programs

Catering

Catering menus are available through the Campus Dish website (www.sccc.campusdish.com). The process and procedures for placing catering orders remains the same and can be accessed on the College’s website.

Campus Dish Dining Website

The Campus Dish dining website will be a one stop shop for information about anything related to the dining programs at Suffolk County Community College. Here you can find locations and hours of operation, menu and nutritional information, how to contact the dining managers, catering services, and information about health and wellness and sustainability programs. The Campus Dish Dining website address is www.sccc.campusdish.com.

Health & Wellness and Sustainability Pages

You can find nutrition facts for the food items you eat on this page, as well as tips on healthy and sustainable practices on campus.
All Aramark menu items are available on the My Fitness Pal app, so you can track what you eat throughout the day for a thorough analysis of your dietary intake.

Campus Dish App

Download and use the Campus Dish mobile app for detailed information on the food you are eating, as well as to access your account, to add funds, or get information about a dining location closest to you.

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life is Aramark’s comprehensive Health & Wellness platform, which reflects that company’s ongoing commitment to create healthier environments, build healthier communities and deliver healthier outcomes to all of its constituencies on campus.
Through Healthy for Life, Aramark’s goal is to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of its customers, clients and communities. With Healthy for Life, they seek to Enable, Educate, Encourage and Engage with students through healthy menus, healthy promotions, literature displays, wellness walks, and educational events.

Contact Us

The Aramark management team is here to serve you. For information about anything concerning Suffolk County Community College’s dining programs, please contact the management team—they will be happy to assist!
You can contact the Aramark management team through its Food Service Director Rob Reinhard at reinhard-robert@aramark.com or its Manager at the Michael J. Grant Campus, Michelle Robb at Robb-Michelle@aramark.com. Ammerman Campus: 631-732-1838 and Michael J. Grant Campus: 631-273-4374. Website- www.sccc.campusdish.com.