Cardinal Dollars

Convenient & Rewarding!

Enjoy the convenience and security of going cashless at any R&DE, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries’ retail location. When you purchase Cardinal Dollars, your Stanford ID card immediately acquires meal-buying power at our popular, award-winning cafes.


Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries is currently offering a 10% bonus for Cardinal Dollars purchases (e.g., purchase $100 and receive 110 Cardinal Dollars).

How to Purchase


Purchase Cardinal Dollars online through:

Staff and Faculty


Purchase Cardinal Dollars for your student online:

Students, staff and faculty can also purchase Cardinal Dollars in person by visiting the Meal Plan Customer Service Office on the first floor of Arrillaga Family Dining Commons (489 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305), by calling the Meal Plan Customer Service line at (650) 723-4751, or by emailing

Purchase Options

  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Personal Check

Where Can I Use Cardinal Dollars?

…any retail cafe operated by Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries including:

  • Munger Graduate Residences - Russo Cafe @ Bldg. 4
  • The Market at Munger in Munger Graduate Residence, Bldg. 5, Jacobson-Sorensen Hall
  • The Axe and Palm @ Old Union
  • Decadence at The Axe and Palm @ Old Union
  • Union Square @ Tresidder Memorial Union including Heirlooms, Basils, Panda Express, Subway, Starbucks and Fraiche Yogurt
  • Olives @ Bldg. 160
  • The Cafe at the Arrillaga Alumni Center
  • The Med Cafe at LKSC
  • Law School Café
  • See all amazing locations

You can also use Cardinal Dollars at Stanford Dining Halls, including Latenite @ Lakeside, and Arrillaga Nights @ AFDC.


Cardinal Dollars purchased separately or in addition to a meal plan, carry over from quarter to quarter, and from year to year. Cardinal Dollars are valid at all Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries’ retail locations.

Meal Plan Dollars provided as part of a meal plan must be used within each quarter, and are valid at selected Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries' retail locations.

Please Note: Cardinal Dollar funds that have been purchased prior to January 1, 2016 and not accessed by July 1, 2017 will expire as of July 1, 2017.

Other Card Offerings

Hospitality Gift Card

Give the gift of delish with the Hospitality Gift Card. Redeem year-round at all Stanford-owned cafes and markets for meals, snacks or groceries at locations across campus. Visit Hospitality Gift Card

Go Cardinal Card

Support the Cardinal and save! Buy and reload the card at Stanford Stadium stands 113 and 133 and get an instant 10% bonus at select stadium concessions. Visit Go Cardinal Card


For additional information, contact us at, or 650-723-4751.