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Skidmore College
Dining Services

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use my card?

You must present your Skidmore ID (this is also your meal card) at each meal or each time you make a purchase at any dining location.

Can a friend use my card?

Meal plans and points are for the sole use of the purchaser and are not transferable. You may bring a guest using one of your three guest meal passes.

Can I treat a friend using two "meals"?

You are the only person allowed to use your "meals". If you have a meal plan, you may use one of your three guest meal passes so your friend can join you.

What if my card is lost or stolen?

Lost ID cards must be reported in person to the Skidmore Card Office immediately! You are solely responsible for all usage on your card.

Dining Hall access if card is lost or stolen

Your Skidmore Card must be presented for entry into all Skidmore dining services locations. Students who do not have their Card with them can purchase a meal ticket at the door and obtain a refund at the Skidmore Card Office upon presentation of the Card. 

What do I do if my Declining Balance runs low?

You may add funds to your Declining Balance Accounts in several different ways - please visit the Card Office website at