Cardinal Dollars

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Convenient & Rewarding!

 

Go cashless at any R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail location. Use Cardinal Dollars at all Stanford-owned cafes and athletic concession stands. All purchases are awarded a 10% bonus up front—Buy $100 and get $110 to spend. Stanford students are exempt from sales tax for food purchases* in Stanford-owned and -operated cafes. Third party vendors such as Panda Express, Subway, Kikka Sushi and Starbucks require that all patrons, including students, pay sales tax. Buy Cardinal Dollars today, and your Stanford ID card acquires immediate meal-buying power. 

*Soda, energy drinks and non-food items are not exempt from sales tax. 

Locations Accepting Cardinal Dollars

Retail Venue

Cardinal Dollars

Meal Plan Dollars

Heirlooms

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x

Decadence

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x

Barbecue 101

x

x

Kikka Sushi*

x

 

Panda Express*

x

 

Subway*

x

 

Starbucks*

x

 

Forbes Family Café

x

x

The Axe & Palm at Old Union

x

x

Alumni Café

x

x

Olives @ Bldg. 160

x

x

Russo Café

x

x

The Market at Munger

x

x

Law School Café

x

 

Med Café

x

 

SLACafé

x

 

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

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 so as to afford students the flexibility to purchase lunch, a healthy snack or beverage on-the-go or in a relaxed, inviting setting, without having to return to a dining hall.

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 unused Cardinal Dollars purchased prior to January 1, 2017 will expire as of July 1, 2017.

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.