Dining Information for Students in Isolation or Quarantine

Updated 5-20-22

Effective Monday, May 23rd:

Effective May 23, 2022, you will be responsible for obtaining your own meals during your isolation or quarantine period. The following are available options:

  •     Order through a food or grocery delivery service (eg. GrubHub, Seamless, Instacart, Fresh Direct etc.)  You will be able to leave your room to briefly pick up your food in the lobby of your building. 
  • If you have a meal plan:
    • Recommended: You can give your NYU ID card to a friend or roommate to pick up food for you at our dining locations. Please ask your friend to let the cashier know that they are purchasing for someone in quarantine/isolation. 
    • If this is not an option, you can leave your room briefly to pick up a Grab & Go meal yourself at our dining locations. Please purchase more than one meal when visiting the dining location to avoid multiple trips. You must return to your room immediately after purchasing your meal; you may not sit in the dining hall seating area.

IMPORTANT: When you leave your room, you must wear an N95 or KN95 mask the entire time you are in your building’s common spaces (hallways, elevators, stairwells, etc.) and dining locations, and  immediately return to your room after picking up your delivery and you are NOT permitted to  take any form of public or shared transportation (ex: NYU shuttle, subway, taxi/ride share).  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your quarantine or isolation dining, please reach out to us at newdining@nyu.edu from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week.


Through Sunday, May 22nd:

Important meal information for NYU Students in NYU Housing who are in isolation:

  • Your initial funding will be $390 for 6 days (5 isolation days plus a buffer day). Should your isolation period last longer, you will receive additional funds as necessary.
  • Please budget at $65 per day to cover your breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, and snacks each day.
  • Your Grubhub credit will be emailed to you directly and will say “NYU Eats Sent You a Digital Gift Card to Grubhub!” If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder.
  • You may use your Grubhub credit for deliveries between 12pm and 8:45pm at any Grubhub affiliated off-campus restaurant of your choice. 
  •  Meals will be delivered to your building by Grubhub, and then to your room by building staff members. Please allow extra time for your delivery to make it to your room during peak periods and consider ordering beverages and snacks with your main meals.
  • IMPORTANT: To ensure that you receive the meal that you ordered, please be sure to include your name, building name and address, and room number on your Grubhub delivery instructions.
  • To download and affiliate your account with NYU, please follow the instructions on this website
    • Next, affiliate your account with Grubhub Plus. This option will show on your screen when you log in to the Grubhub app. Restaurants that have a Grubhub Plus affiliation offer free delivery on orders of $12 or more.

Please note, you must follow the above affiliation instructions in order to receive your free delivery for Grubhub Plus orders over $12. If you do not, you will be charged for delivery. Reminder, your account must be affiliated with your NYU email (sxy123@nyu.edu).  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your isolation dining, please reach out to us at newdining@nyu.edu from 9 am - 8 pm 7 days a week.