Cardinal Dollars

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Locations Accepting Cardinal Dollars

Retail Venue

Cardinal Dollars

Meal Plan Dollars

Heirlooms

x

x

Decadence

x

x

Barbecue 101

x

x

Kikka Sushi*

x

 

Panda Express*

x

 

Subway*

x

 

Starbucks*

x

 

Forbes Family Cafe

x

x

The Axe & Palm at Old Union

x

x

Alumni Café

x

x

Olives @ Bldg. 160

x

x

The Market at Munger

x

x

Law School Café

x

 

Med Café

x

 

SLACafé

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.

 

Go cashless and save at any R&DE Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail location.

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 café 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 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 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.