AMENDMENT – HOUSING / FOOD SERVICES CONTRACT 2021-22
This Amendment is between the Student and New College of Florida and seeks to revise the
terms outlined in the Housing Contract and Food Services Contract 2021-2022. All sections of
the original agreement not specially amended by this or a prior written amendment are
For many years, New College has required that students living on-campus have a meal plan, in order to allow learning to be the primary focus. The new 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan makes this easier than ever. The College will automatically register first-time New College students for the new 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan when they apply for on-campus housing. The Fall term cost is $1,528 (or approximately $4.43 per meal for the entire 115-day term). Beginning August 18th, students registered in the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan receive the option to choose their meal size for any given meal, plus students will also receive $100 flex dollars that can be used in the on-campus convenience store or Boar’s Head Deli. Additional flex dollars can be added. The 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan provides 19 meal swipes for the week including weekends. Students can swipe one time during each meal period in the Hamilton Dining Hall. First-time New College students will receive a one-time meal plan scholarship of $24, reducing the net cost to $1,504 for the Fall term – matching last year’s cost. Returning students will receive a one-time meal plan scholarship of $743, for a net cost of $785 – also matching last year’s pricing! All Pell grant students will receive a meal plan scholarship covering the entire cost of the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan. All scholarships will be automatically applied towards each eligible student’s academic account.
Students may choose to opt-out of the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan, and purchase a Declining Balance Meal Plan at no additional cost. This plan may be used at the on-campus convenience store, Boar’s Head Deli or can be used to enter the Hamilton Dining Hall at a swipe cost of $6.50 for breakfast, $9.25 for lunch, and $10 for dinner. For first-time New College students, the cost of the Declining Balance Meal Plan for the Fall term is $1,504. For returning students the Declining Balance Meal Plan cost is $785.
One-Time Meal Plan scholarships are not provided with the declining balance meal plan. For most residential students, the traditional Declining Balance Meal Plan will not be the most financially beneficial option. Students have until Friday, July 30, 2021, to opt-out of the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan and choose this option.
Special Note for Pell Students- Residential Pell grant students will receive a scholarship covering 100% of the cost of either the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan or the Declining Balance Meal Plan if they choose.
Students approved to live off-campus will be automatically registered for the 25 All You Can Eat Meal Plan, plus students will also receive $200 flex dollars that can be used in the on-campus convenience store and Boar’s Head Deli. The Fall term cost is $425. Additional flex dollars can be added. This plan can be used for entering the Hamilton Dining Hall to use the 25 All You Can Eat Meal swipes during the Fall term. Off-campus students may opt to choose any of the meal plan selections available to on-campus students, including the 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan option at $1,528 (or approximately $4.43 per meal); this plan provides the best overall value to the students. Additionally, off-campus students may choose to purchase a Declining Balance Meal Plan, a 50 Block or 100 Block All You Can Eat Meal Plans or opt-out of choosing a plan completely. Off-campus students will have until July 30, 2021 to choose a different meal plan option or opt-out.
All Commuter Pell students will receive a meal plan scholarship covering the entire cost of the 25 All You Can Eat Meal Plan. All scholarships will be automatically applied towards each eligible student’s academic account.
The Hamilton Dining Hall will be available to students during ISP. First-time at New College students will be automatically enrolled for the All You Can Eat Meal Plan at a cost of $486 during the ISP period. A one-time meal plan scholarship will be provided to offset the total cost of dining during the ISP period. Returning students may opt-in to the ISP dining plan. Students who are on campus during ISP, but not registered for ISP can pay the door rate at $6.50 for breakfast, $9.25 for lunch, and $10 for dinner.
The ISP period runs from January 4, 2022 through January 29, 2022. During ISP, the Hamilton Dining Hall will offer two meals a day, brunch and dinner. This is 52 All You Can Eat meals at an average cost of $9.35 per meal. All Pell and Residential Advisor (RA) students will receive a meal plan scholarship covering the entire cost of the All You Can Eat Meal Plan during ISP. All scholarships will be automatically applied towards each eligible student’s academic account.
Fall 2021: Fall meal plans begin August 18 and end December 10
ISP 2022: Runs from January 4 through January 28
Spring 2022: Spring meal plans begin January 29 and end May 20
| 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan|
$1,528 per semester
| 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan GOLD|
$1,728 per semester
| Declining Balance Meal Plan|
| 25 Block All You Can Eat Meal Plan|
$425 per semester
| 50 Block All You Can Eat Meal Plan|
$600 per semester
| 100 Block All You Can Eat Meal Plan|
$900 per semester
| Independent Study Period (ISP) All You Can Eat Meal Plan|
| Flex Dollars|
Additional Flex Dollars are available for purchase in $50 increments
Students can login into their E-Rez Life account and make their meal plan selection. Depending on if the student is residential or off-campus will determine the choices they have available. Any changes to meal plans must be completed by July 30, 2021.
All New College residential students are required to purchase a meal plan.
The Hamilton Dining Hall is an “All You Care to Eat” operation (AYCE). Each meal swipe allows you to visit any or all serving stations as many times as you like. Please note the serving sizes for each item may be smaller as we plan on you giving you lots of choices to sample!
The Hamilton Dining Hall will include several stations that will rotate daily and for each meal period. The menu will be written by our NCF Executive Chef and General Manager using feedback from students, faculty, and staff to help guide our decisions. Examples of the stations to be included are:
Our menu will be designed to accommodate nearly all special diets. Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options will be available in numerous forms daily. If you have any special dietary needs or are looking for more information, please reach out to our General Manager and Executive Chef. They would be happy to work with you to make sure you can find what you need!
Hamilton Dining Hall menu’s will be available weekly on the Metz New College website. Join us at metznewcollege.com or on our facebook site for lots of valuable information! You can access this on your computer or on your smartphone.
Metz will use its proprietary “Nutritics” program to help you in this area. By accessing our menu on metznewcollege.com you will be able to click on menu items and find out the nutritional and allergen information for each item. You can even set a parameter for your diet (i.e. Vegan) and the program will show you what items are available will fill your needs. Our menu’s will also be posted in the dining hall and will include QR codes to access this information during your visit.
Those with the All You Can Eat Meal Plan can visit one time per meal period. During each visit they can visit all points of service as many times as they desire. Participants on commuter plans are allowed the number of meals that they have purchased. Each time they enter the space requires a meal swipe.
M-F Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
S / S Brunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
M-Th 1:30 pm – 10 pm
F 1:30 pm – 5 pm
The Hamilton Dining Hall will have a door rate for visiting. The door rates for the All You Can Eat swipe cost of $6.50 for breakfast, $9.25 for lunch, and $10 for dinner. You can then pay with cash or credit card, or pay that amount using the flex included in your meal plan.
Meal Plans reset every Monday at midnight. Swipes do not carry over from week to week.
Flex can be used just like cash to make purchases in the Convenience Store or Boar’s Head Deli. It can also be used to pay the door rate for an AYCE meal in the Hamilton Dining Hall.
You will be able to purchase additional Flex Dollars online whenever necessary in $50 increments.
Unused Flex Dollars will roll over at the end of Fall term, but will expire at the end of the Spring term and will be forfeited, so remember to spend them!
Students will be allowed to take a meal to go. Students may only eat one to go per meal period. As students enter the dining hall they would tell the cashier that they want a “To Go” meal and they will be provided with a takeout container and cup with a silverware packet. They can then enter the dining hall where they will be allowed a specified number of items: 2 entree portions with 2 sides, soup or salad, a dessert and beverage.
Yes, you will be asked to provide your ID card to the cashier upon entering the Dining Hall. This is for the protection of both Metz and yourself as anyone who enters with your ID number will have full ability to use your flex account to enter the dining hall, or make purchases in the convenience store! By showing your ID can ensure it is your account and your funds are safe.
You cannot enter the space without a meal plan or purchasing with the door rate. Every time you leave and return you will need to swipe for access.
The convenience store will offer a large number of items including snacks, beverages, fresh fruits and vegetables, basic groceries and necessities. The offerings will fill many needs including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. The Boar’s Head Deli will feature sub sandwiches using Boar’s Head quality meats and cheeses that can be toasted in our ovens using Turbo Chef technology.
The following schedule of refunds applies to students who submit a request in writing to the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs. A $200.00 cancellation fee will be charged when the refund is granted. Commuter students last day for a full refund is September 3, 2021.
September 3, 2021 100% refund of meal plan
September 10, 2021 50% refund of meal plan
September 17, 2021 25% refund of meal plan
September 18, 2021 No refund of meal plan
February 11, 2022 100% refund of meal plan
February 18, 2022 50% refund of meal plan
February 25, 2022 25% refund of meal plan
February 26, 2022 No refund of meal plan
If you are in need of a special dietary accommodation please reach out no later than August 27, 2021 to Marra Piazza Brass, Associate Director of Disability Services at email@example.com.
Metz Culinary Management values feedback from our guests. Our goal is to make sure students feel heard and that we can create the best on-campus dining service for each individual. To ensure that all feedback is received and responded to the fastest way possible. Here is a link to get in contact with our dining leadership team https://www.metznewcollege.com/contact.html.