Cardinal Dollars

Please note: R&DE continues to offer essential to-go meal services to the Stanford campus, with a modified schedule that acknowledges the reduced campus population and supports social distancing. The Market at Munger, The Axe & Palm and EVGR Marketplace are open for students, faculty and staff. Please check the schedule as you make your dining plans.

Go cashless and save at R&DE Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail locations

Purchasing Cardinal Dollars, loaded on your Stanford ID card, provides the security and convenience of a debit card and a 10% bonus up front -- buy $100 and get $110 to spend!  Swipe your Stanford ID card to spend Cardinal Dollars at any Stanford-owned retail location as well as athletic concessions stands at Stanford Stadium, Maples Pavilion and Sunken Diamond. The remaining balance will stay on your Stanford ID card until it is used, and you can reload additional Cardinal Dollars at any time. 

Stanford Students: Pay no sales tax* when you show your valid student ID

CA Sales Tax Regulation 1603 (k) provides a sales tax exemption for meals served to currently registered Stanford University students by Stanford-owned and -operated food outlets. In order to obtain this exemption, students must present their student ID at time of service. *Alcoholic and carbonated beverages and food products sold or served in a venue where an admission fee is charged upon entrance are subject to sales tax regardless of student status. Third party vendors require that all patrons, including students, pay sales tax.

Meal Plan Dollars

As indicated above, a number of R&DE retail locations also accept the Meal Plan dollars that come with your dining meal plan, providing students the flexibility to purchase lunch, a healthy snack or beverage on-the-go without having to return to a dining hall.

Locations Accepting Cardinal Dollars

COVID-19 Update: Locations currently open appear in bold below.

Retail Venue

Cardinal Dollars

Meal Plan Dollars

The Axe & Palm at Old Union

x

x

The Market at Munger

x

x

EVGR Marketplace

x

 

SLACafé

x

 

Decadence

x

x

Barbecue 101

x

x

Kikka Sushi*

x

 

Panda Express*

x

 

Subway*

x

 

Starbucks*

x

 

Forbes Family Cafe

x

x

Alumni Café

x

x

Olives @ Bldg. 160

x

x

Law School Café

x

 

Med Café

x

 

Heirlooms

x

x

Cardinal Cafe Redwood City (Cardinal Cafe, Cardinal To Go, Cardinal Brew)

x

 

Cardinal Dollars may be used at Stanford Dining halls, including Late Night @ Lakeside and Arrillaga Nights @ AFDC.

How to Purchase

Students

Purchase Cardinal Dollars online:

Staff and Faculty

Parents

Purchase Cardinal Dollars for your student online:

Students, staff and faculty can also purchase Cardinal Dollars in person by visiting the Meal Plan Customer Service Office on the first floor of Arrillaga Family Dining Commons (489 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305), by calling the Meal Plan Customer Service line at (650) 723-4751, or by emailing diningplans@stanford.edu. Personal checks and credit cards are accepted.

Expiration

Cardinal Dollars carry over from quarter to quarter and from year to year. They are valid at all Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail locations. Note: Any Cardinal Dollar accounts will expire if the funds are left unused for one year or longer. Meal Plan dollars provided as part of a meal plan must be used within each quarter.

Contact

For additional information, contact us at diningplans@stanford.edu, or 650-723-4751.