About Your SMFA Plan

Meal plans to meet the needs of SMFA students

Whether fueling up with a custom burger or salad at the SMFA Café, using your Rhino Bucks at an off-campus partner, grabbing a meal at an Emmanuel College venue, or meeting friends at our Medford/Somerville Tufts Dining locations – our meal plans offer something for everyone.

Meal plans to meet the needs of SMFA students

Whether fueling up with a custom burger or salad at the SMFA Café, using your Rhino Bucks at an off-campus partner, grabbing a meal at an Emmanuel College venue, or meeting friends at our Medford/Somerville Tufts Dining locations – our meal plans offer something for everyone.

We have meal plans designed specifically for the needs of SMFA at Tufts students.

By partnering with other Boston-based schools, we are able to provide a wide variety of convenient options for SMFA meal plan holders. SMFA meal plans also include meal swipes and meal money for use at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie dining centers and other Tufts Dining locations on the Medford/Somerville campus.  

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SMFA First-Year Students

2024-25SMFA Full PlanSMFA - A Plan
Who’s eligible?For SMFA combined degree students and SMFA BFA/MA students living on the Medford/Somerville campus. 

Required for first-year SMFA combined degree and first-year SMFA BFA/MA students living on the Medford/Somerville campus. Students are auto-enrolled.
For SMFA BFA and MFA students living on the SMFA Boston campus.

Required for SMFA first-year students living on the Boston Campus. Students are auto-enrolled.
What do you get per semester?260 swipes + $599 SMFA Meal Money + $100 Rhino Bucks + $75 JumboCash + 8 guest swipes
Best Total Value
Up to 10 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick +  75 Emmanuel College Meals + $1,725 in SMFA Meal Money + $300 RhinoBucks
$ per semester?$4,230$2,871
Need extra swipes?$133 for 10 meals   
Buy Extra Swipes
n/a
Where can I use this meal plan's swipes?Dining Centers: Fresh at Carmichael, Dewick-MacPhie 

Retail locations accepting swipes: Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox, Kindlevan Café, SMFA Café, Commons Late Night
Tufts Dining Meal Swipes: Fresh at Carmichael, Dewick-MacPhie 

Emmanuel College Meals (up to 5 per day): Marian Hall, Muddy River, Joe Di’s
Where can I use SMFA meal money?Any Tufts Dining location
Where can I use Rhino Bucks or JumboCash?See JumboCash.net for locations accepting JumboCash.
See Rhinocard.com for locations accepting Rhino Bucks.

  Important Dates 

SMFA Sophomores

Sophomores are required to be on a meal plan.

Sophomore Combined Degree Students living on the Medford/Somerville Campus

 

2024-25SMFA Full PlanSMFA Flex Plan
What do you get per semester?260 swipes + $599 SMFA Meal Money + $100 Rhino Bucks + $75 JumboCash + 8 guest swipes
Best Total Value
160 swipes + $512 SMFA Meal Money + $75 Rhino Bucks  + 6 guest swipes
$ per semester?$4,230$3,832
Need extra swipes?$133 for 10 meals 
Buy Extra Swipes
n/a
Where can I use this meal plan's swipes?Dining Centers: Fresh at Carmichael, Dewick-MacPhie 

Retail locations accepting swipes: Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox, Kindlevan Café, SMFA Café, Commons Late Night
Where can I use SMFA meal money?Any Tufts Dining location
Where can I use Rhino Bucks or JumboCash?See JumboCash.net for locations accepting JumboCash.
See Rhinocard.com for locations accepting Rhino Bucks.

 

Sophomore SMFA BFA and MFA students living on the Boston campus.

2024-25SMFA - A PlanSMFA - B Plan
Who’s eligible?For SMFA BFA and MFA students living on the SMFA Boston campus.
Required for SMFA first-year students living on the Boston Campus.
For SMFA BFA and MFA students living on the SMFA Boston campus.
Sophomores and above only. First-year students are not eligible for SMFA - B Plan.
What do you get per semester?Up to 10 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick +  75 Emmanuel College Meals + $1,725 in SMFA Meal Money + $300 RhinoBucksUp to 4 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick +  50 Emmanuel College Meals + $1,208 in SMFA Meal Money + $200 RhinoBucks
$ per semester?$2,871$1,965
Where can I use this meal plan's swipes?Tufts Dining Meal Swipes: Fresh at Carmichael, Dewick-MacPhie 

Emmanuel College Meals (up to 5 per day): Marian Hall, Muddy River, Joe Di’s
Where can I use SMFA meal money?Any Tufts Dining location
Where can I use Rhino Bucks?See Rhinocard.com for locations accepting Rhino Bucks.

Enroll in SIS by 08/30/24  Important Dates 

After 08/30/24, to enroll in Meal Plans: Call 617-627-3566 or send us an email with your name, ID number, current academic level, and the meal plan you'd like. 

SMFA Juniors and Seniors

Combined Degree Students living on the Medford/Somerville Campus

2024-25SMFA Full PlanSMFA Flex PlanSMFA Connect Plan
What do you get per semester?260 swipes + $599 SMFA Meal Money + $100 Rhino Bucks + $75 JumboCash + 8 guest swipes
Best Total Value
160 swipes + $512 SMFA Meal Money + $75 Rhino Bucks + 6 guest swipes130 swipes + $325 SMFA Meal Money + $65 Rhino Bucks + 6 guest swipes
$ per semester?$4,230$3,832$2,818
Need extra swipes?$133 for 10 meals 
Buy Extra Swipes
$203 for 10 meals 
Buy Extra Swipes
$187 for 10 meals 
Buy Extra Swipes
Where can I use this meal plan's swipes?Dining Centers: Fresh at Carmichael, Dewick-MacPhie 

Retail locations accepting swipes: Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, Pax et Lox, Kindlevan Café, SMFA Café, Commons Late Night
Where can I use SMFA meal money?Any Tufts Dining location
Where can I use Rhino Bucks or JumboCash?See JumboCash.net for locations accepting JumboCash.
See Rhinocard.com for locations accepting Rhino Bucks.

Enroll in SIS by 08/30/24  Important Dates 

After 08/30/24, to enroll in Meal Plans: Call 617-627-3566 or send us an email with your name, ID number, current academic level, and the meal plan you'd like. 

SMFA Meal Plan FAQs

  • SMFA Meal Money may be used anytime at all Tufts Dining locations (no meal period restrictions). It works like a declining balance debit card.

    Please note: unused Fall Term SMFA Meal Money included in your meal plan roll over to Spring term. Meal Money included in your meal plan remaining in your account at the end of the school year is non-refundable, so be sure to use everything up before the end of Spring term.

  • About Emmanuel College Meals:

    • SMFA students enrolled in SMFA - A Plan have 75 meals to be used at Emmanuel College dining venues (Use up to 5 meals per day in all-you-care-to-eat or retail/pick 4 locations)
    • SMFA students enrolled in SMFA - B Plan  have 50 meals to be used at Emmanuel College dining venues (Use up to 5 meals per day in all-you-care-to-eat or retail/pick 4 locations)

    Tufts SMFA Students may use their Emmanuel College Meals in the following locations:

    • Marian Dining Hall
    • Muddy River Café
    • Joe Di’s

    See Emmanuel College website for hours of operation.
     

  • Premium Plan Tufts Meal Swipes can be exchanged for NEC Meal Swipes.

    • 1st Year Students: Trade 45 swipes
    • 2nd Year+: Trade increments of 15 swipes, up to 45

    See New England Conservatory Academic calendar here.

    • SMFA students, you can use Rhino Bucks at the SMFA Café and over 60 Boston businesses that display the “Campus Cash Welcomed” sticker.
    • Rhino Bucks received with the Premium Rhino Bucks Plan, SMFA -A Plan, and SMFA - B Plan will expire at the end of the spring semester and is not refundable.
    • Please note: unused Fall Term SMFA Meal Money and Rhino Bucks included in your meal plan roll over to Spring term. Meal Money and Rhino Bucks included in your meal plan left in your account at the end of the school year is non-refundable, so be sure to use everything up before the end of Spring term.
    • Once deposited, Rhino Bucks cannot be withdrawn unless you graduate from, permanently withdraw from, or terminate employment with the university. 
    • You may receive a refund of the remaining account balance in your non-meal plan Rhino Bucks account when you graduate, withdraw, or leave SMFA at Tufts. Proof of withdrawal or dismissal is required. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to the school’s card program service provider by emailing mycard@rhinocard.com.
    • Please see Section 20: Account Refunds in the Rhino Bucks Terms & Conditions for further details.

     

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