NYU Courtesy Meals

The Courtesy Meals program provides free, short-term food support to any enrolled student in need of emergency food assistance. Courtesy Meals are accepted at our NYC campus only. Courtesy Meals:

  • Provide a seventy-five dining dollars credit to a student's NYU ID.
  • Are provided free of charge to those who seek them.
  • Will not have an impact on a student's financial aid.

Update on the Return to In-Person Courtesy Meals Requests

This program has historically provided Courtesy Meals to students upon request at office locations in Washington Square and Brooklyn.   In March 2020, we moved to a temporary online request method in conjunction with the University’s shift to remote learning.  Now that students are present on campus, and university departments and offices have largely returned to in-person operations, we are in the process of returning to in-person Courtesy Meals requests.  

At this time, the online request form remains available for students making a first Courtesy Meals request (as of August 15, 2021).  Students making a second or third request must speak in-person with a university administrator at one of the Courtesy Meals locations. Students making a first request who would prefer to speak with an administrator may also do so.

Students in need of emergency assistance beyond a third Courtesy Meals request in this academic year are referred to the Wellness Exchange or the Office of Financial Education where staff can provide appropriate guidance specific to each student's individual situation.

Note: Dining Facilities have adjusted hours for the break. Please be sure to review the most up to date hours of operation for NYU dining facilities.

Dental Students seeking a second or third Courtesy Meals package within the current academic year must speak with the Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services at the College of Dentistry in order to initiate their request. To schedule a Zoom meeting and submit your query, please contact Dr. Staci Ripkey, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Academic Support Services, or Maya Ardon, Director for Student Affairs.

Contact Us

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member, and have a question about the NYU Courtesy Meals program, email nyucourtesymeals@nyu.edu

SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded nutrition assistance program. Eligibility for SNAP benefits has been temporarily expanded for students as of January 2021. For more information on eligibility requirements and links to apply, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service site