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City Bucks Features & Benefits

  • City Bucks, Cornell Dining's off-campus meal plan, can be used to make taxable purchases at dozens of off-campus restaurants and food stores.
  • City Bucks eliminates the need to carry cash or use a credit card – enjoy meals off campus with the simple swipe of your Cornell ID card.
  • City Bucks is an easy to use, one-card service, keeping all your accounts on your Bursar bill.
  • City Bucks is great for a date or dinner with your friends and family, year-round.
  • City Bucks enables you to explore Ithaca's great cuisine and add the variety of many favorite local restaurants to your dining options.
  • City Bucks can be used for delivery from participating restaurants.
  • City Bucks is available for late-night dining and allows you to take a friend out to eat with you.
  • Parents, relatives, or friends can add money to your City Bucks account, too.\

Funding (depositing money) into your City Bucks account will automatically make the account ready to use for purchases at all City Bucks participating businesses. Funding of your City Bucks account can be made online at Manage Your Account with a credit card by you, your parents, or relatives. Bursar billing is also available online for all registered students. You may also make deposits at the Cornell Housing & Dining Contracts Office at 206 Robert Purcell Community Center, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Only you can make purchases for you and your guests at any participating City Bucks locations. Merchants are responsible for collecting applicable sales taxes. As long as you remain a registered student at Cornell University, any balance in your City Bucks account will carry from semester to semester, subject to the terms and conditions of Cancellation/Leave Refunds.

Please see the City Bucks Terms & Conditions for important, binding information.

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