Dining FAQs

What meal plan should I get?

We have a variety of meal plans, custom designed based on your housing experience.

For more details on our meal plans, please visit RISD’s info site.

Where can I sign up for my meal plan?

Students interested in adding or changing meal plans should do so on WebAdvisor.

How can I add money to my card?

If you want to add money (points; 1 dollar = 1 point) contact Isabel Ferreira at 401 454-6642 or at iferreir@risd.edu and she will assist you. Points can be used to purchase retail items at any of the venues.

Can I purchase a cake to celebrate a special occasion?

Yes! Just contact our bakery department and we will assist you with that (call Stephanie or John at 401 454-6781).

What can I eat if I have a food allergy or intolerance?

Students with allergies, food intolerances, or who follow a special diet should visit the Special Diets tab above.

How can I find out more about ingredients and preparation standards?

We have more detail on those at the RISD info site.

Can I drop my meal plan?

Students living on campus are required to have a meal plan with the exception of seniors, 5th-years, and graduate students.

What’s for lunch?

To view upcoming menus at the Met & Portfolio Cafe, visit our Facebook page, RISD Dining or visit RISD’s info site.

Can I work as a Work Study in RISD Dining?

Yes, visit employment with dining for more information.

The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.