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AVI Fresh – Meal Plans at Pratt

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AVI Fresh

AVI Fresh serves the Pratt dining community with a focus on freshness, a dedication to wellness and a passion for people.

With AVI Fresh – Pratt, you can taste the difference with crisp, locally-sourced vegetables, house-made selections and freshly-prepared items featured throughout the cafés at PRATT! Create a beautiful salad, enjoy gourmet selections right off the grill and delight in delicious comfort foods! Everywhere you turn, you’ll find fresh, mouth-watering options.

Living a healthy lifestyle is simple with AVI. Choose from tantalizing healthy selections throughout the day. Look for health tips and wellness information at our wellness center in the café. Visit AVInutriSOURCE.com for nutritional information and to connect with our dietitians. 

Great service is our priority. Once you arrive, you’ll nd that our dedication to customer satisfaction and our passion for service makes the cafés at Pratt a hospitable haven. 

Learn more about AVI philosophy at avifoodsystems.com. For more information, please contact Jhamilton@avifoodsystems.com.

A meal plan for 2021–22 is available here

Meal Plans at Pratt

To ensure that students receive options for proper daily nutritional requirements, Pratt Institute offers several types of Meal Plans.  

In some cases, like for our new, on campus first year residents, a Yearly Plan is required, either an M3 or an M4 Meal Plan (see below for more details).

As Pratt Institute is a nonprofit organization, Meal Plans can save students almost 10% vs. paying with cash or debit, as purchases with a Meal Plan are not charged tax. 

We have Yearly Meal Plans (for both Fall and Spring semesters) and Semester Only Meal Plans (one semester at a time).

The Yearly M3 and M4 Plans have weekly Meal Exchange allotments, which decrease from Monday AM to Sunday PM as the student purchases entrees in the main Cafeteria or Pizza Shop (an “entree” is the main meal option, plus two sides, plus a drink).  

Weekly Meal Exchange allotments reset each Monday morning within the semester, and unused Meal Exchanges from the prior week are forfeit.  (Please Note:  A Meal Exchange cannot be converted for a monetary, or Meal Points, value.)

The M3 and M4 plans each also have a semesterly balance of Meal Points, which students can use as they like.  The Meal Points balance decreases on a pay-as-you-go basis.  (A Meal Plan point equals one dollar.  However, the cost of Meal Plans are fixed, and a Meal Point cannot be exchanged for monetary value.)  

In the case of a Semester Only Meal Plan, a student will not be refunded unused Meal Points at the end of the semester.  In the case of Yearly plans, a student will not be refunded unused Meal Points at the end of the Academic Year.  (Points not used on Yearly Plans in the Fall semester are not forfeit, they are carried over, and added to the Spring semester allotment.)

Please Note: Pratt Bucks are a separatedistinct line of debit that can also be created, but unlike Meal Points, they are charged tax when used, on campus like at the Print Center, or off campus at local vendors (they have signs welcoming students to use their Pratt Bucks, like at a market, bagel bakery, or deli).  Meal Points and Pratt Bucks are NOT interchangeable, so please take care when adding to either balance (see below).

With all Meal Plans (and Pratt Bucks accounts), students have the option to add to their Meal Points (or Pratt Bucks) balance at any time during the semester, via www.prattcard.com accessed with their Pratt OneKey.  

Please remember, unused Meal Points in Semester Only Meal Plans are forfeit at the end of that semester, and all unused Meal Points in all Meal Plans are forfeit at the end of each Academic Year in May. So, when adding additional Meal Points and/or Pratt Bucks at any time, please plan accordingly.


Yearly Meal Plans: 2022–23

Plans are billed per semester, with a two-semester commitment. 

Unused Meal Points from the Fall semester carry over to the Spring semester. 

All unused points at the end of the Academic Year are forfeit.

For 2022–2023, rates are:

*M3 Meal Plan: $2,404 billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan includes 14 Meal Exchanges per week, reset each Monday AM, and $500 in Meal Points to spend as a student likes.

*M4 Meal Plan: $2,054 billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan includes 10 Meal Exchanges per week, reset each Monday AM, and $600 in Meal Points to spend as a student likes.

M5 Meal Plan: $1222 billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan is entirely $1222 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.

*All students residing on campus in Pantas Hall, Emerson Place, Stabile Hall, ELJ Hall, or any freshman under the age of 21 living anywhere on campus, is required to choose from one of these two Yearly Meal Plans, the M3 or M4.

Here is a visual guide to how the Meal Exchanges in our Yearly Plans can be used:

A chart outlining the options and variety of Pratt's meal exchange program.
Semester Only Plans: 2022–2023

Plans are billed and Meal Points are issued only for the semester enrolled. 

Unused Meal Points at the conclusion of the enrolled semester are forfeit.

For 2022–2023, rates are:

M6 Meal Plan: $824 billed for one semester.  This plan is entirely $824 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.


M7 Meal Plan: $295 billed for one semester.  This plan is entirely $295 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.


Yearly Meal Plans: 2021–22

Plans are billed per semester, with a two-semester commitment. 

Unused Meal Points from the Fall semester carry over to the Spring semester. 

All unused points at the end of the Academic Year are forfeit.

For 2021–2022, rates are:

*M3 Meal Plan: $2,334billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan includes 14 Meal Exchanges per week, reset each Monday AM, and $500 in Meal Points to spend as a student likes

*M4 Meal Plan: $1,994 billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan includes 10 Meal Exchanges per week, reset each Monday AM, and $600 in Meal Points to spend as a student likes.

M5 Meal Plan: $1187 billed each semester, Fall and Spring.  This plan is entirely $1187 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.

*All students residing on campus in Pantas Hall, Emerson Place, Stabile Hall, ELJ Hall, or any freshman under the age of 21 living anywhere on campus, is required to choose from one of these two Yearly Meal Plans, the M3 or M4.

Semester Only Plans: 2021–2022

Plans are billed and Meal Points are issued only for the semester enrolled. 

Unused Meal Points at the conclusion of the enrolled semester are forfeit.

For 2021–2022, rates are:

M6 Meal Plan: $800 billed for one semester.  This plan is entirely $800 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.


M7 Meal Plan: $286 billed for one semester.  This plan is entirely $286 points per semester, to spend as a student likes.


Signing Up For A Meal Plan

Any student living on or off-campus may sign up for a meal plan.

  • Start at our one.pratt.edu portal
  • Sign in with your OneKey credentials
  • Click on the “Residence Life Housing Application” link
  • For students living on-campus, underneath your current term room assignment is the link for the “Housing and Meal Plan Contract”
  • For students living off-campus, click on the term link named “Meal Plan Sign Up – For Off Campus Students Only”
  • Follow the online prompts to submit your meal plan contract sign up.
Adding Meal Plan Points To Existing Meal Plans

Students who have a current meal plan may find themselves “running low” of points as the semester progresses or their meal plan points have been all used up before the semester ends. In these cases, students have two choices: They can upgrade to a higher value plan or add amounts greater than $25 to their existing plan.

Upgrading is a process done in person at the Office of Residential Life and Housing. The student will receive the additional points and their student account will be rebilled the difference. Things to remember if upgrading from a semester plan to a yearly plan: You will have the upgraded plan again in the Spring semester, but unused points will then carry over from Fall to Spring. Things to remember if upgrading from one semester plan to another semester plan: All points end at the conclusion of that given semester; add only what you can use during that semester. 

Adding points is a process done online with any credit or debit card through the PrattCard.com website. Be sure to specify on the site that you wish to add “Meal Plan Points” rather than “Pratt Bucks.” Keep in mind that meal plan points are only usable in the dining services areas and Pratt Bucks are only usable in the non-dining services areas. Also, remember that all points on semester plans end at the conclusion of that semester: So, add only the points you feel you will use before the semester ends.

  • Meal plan points – Only usable in dining services areas: Cafeteria, PI Shop, C-Store, etc.
  • Pratt Bucks – Only usable at copy center, bookstore, non-dining services/off campus vendors