Cardinal Dollars

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Convenient & Rewarding!

Enjoy the convenience and security of going cashless at any R&DE Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail location. All R&DE retail cafés accept Cardinal Dollars, and you can also use them in the Stanford Stadium, Maples Pavilion and the Sunken Diamond baseball stadium. All purchases are awarded a 10% bonus up front!  Purchase $100 and get $110 to spend. Students are tax exempt, which further extends your purchasing power when using Cardinal Dollars. When you purchase Cardinal Dollars, your Stanford ID card immediately acquires meal-buying power at our popular, award-winning cafés.

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 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

 

Law School Café

x

 

Med Café

x

 

SLACafé

x

 

*Third party vendors require students to pay tax.

You can also use Cardinal Dollars at Stanford Dining halls, including Late Night @ Lakeside and Arrillaga Nights @ AFDC.

Meal Plan Dollars

As shown above, a number of R&DE retail locations also accept the Meal Plan dollars that come with your dining meal plan to allow 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 to refuel, re-energize or just relax.

How to Purchase

Students

Purchase Cardinal Dollars online through:

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 and are valid at all Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries retail locations. Note: Cardinal Dollars purchased prior to January 1, 2017 and unused 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.