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.

Guide to SMFA Plans

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.

Guide to SMFA Plans

We have three 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. 

On mobile devices, this chart is best experienced in landscape view.

 

SMFA Only

SMFA Premium Rhino Bucks Plan

SMFA Plan A

SMFA Plan B

Who’s eligible?

For SMFA/NEC combined degree students and SMFA BFA/MA students living on the Medford/Somerville campus. 

SMFA/NEC first-year students living on the Medford/Somerville campus are auto-enrolled in the Tufts Premium Plan, but may request to instead opt into SMFA Premium Rhino Bucks Plan by contacting the Dining Office.

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 Plan B.

What do you get per semester?

267 swipes + $699 Rhino Bucks + $75 JumboCash

Best Total Value

Up to 5 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick +  75 Emmanuel College Meals + $1,300 in SMFA Meal Money + $300 RhinoBucks

Up to 2 swipes/ week at Carm and Dewick +  50 Emmanuel College Meals + $900 in SMFA Meal Money + $200 RhinoBucks

$ per semester?

$3,818

$2,255

$1,543

Need extra swipes? $114 for 10 meals 
Buy Extra Swipes
n/a n/a
Where can I use this meal plan's swipes? • Fresh at Carmichael • Dewick-MacPhie • 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

Enroll in SIS by 01/13/23  Important Dates

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.

  • About Emmanuel College Meals:

    • SMFA students enrolled in SMFA Plan A 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 Plan B  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)
    • The Emmanuel College options begin 9/4/22 at 5pm with their Welcome BBQ.

    Emmanuel College Closed Dates:

    • Thanksgiving  11/23-11/26/22
    • Last meal before winter break 12/20 continental breakfast
    • Winter Break 12/21/22 –1/14/23
    • See Emmanuel College calendar for more info

    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

    New England Conservatory Green Room Café Closed Dates:

    • Thanksgiving  11/22-11/26/22
    • Last meal before winter break 12/21 lunch
    • See New England Conservatory Academic calendar here.
    • NEC Dining website
    • 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 Plan A, and SMFA Plan B 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.

     

    Rhino Bucks: Register/Check Balance