I’ve updated the points spreadsheet for this fall.

For those of you who are new to this, the points spreadsheet is a way to tell if you’re spending too many or too few points to end the semester with a zero balance. You can also use it to ration out your remaining points from now to the rest of the semester.

New this year is that everything you can do with points, you can also do with meals!

The way it works to track your “ideal” usage since the beginning of the semester: Enter the number of points and meals that correspond to your meal plan in the two boxed cells. Leave the “enter the current date” field alone.

To track your “real” usage based on what you have right now, enter your current point and meal balances in the two boxed cells, and today’s date in the cell next to “enter the current date.”

Note that for those of you using the “ideal” option, you may want to deduct your starting point value for certain large, initial purchases, like the Fruit and Veggie co-op, or a meal contract at the S&C, or something.

Also, the spreadsheet assumes that you use the same number of meals each day of the week, but rounds all the totals to whole numbers.

Post comments with bugs, problems, questions or whatever.

AnonymousI don’t like how you have less ‘real’ buying power with points…Sure you have more points, but if you factor in how much meals cost at usdan and such, you have more total buying power if you don’t have all points.Lame…

AnonymousI don’t like how you have less ‘real’ buying power with points…

Sure you have more points, but if you factor in how much meals cost at usdan and such, you have more total buying power if you don’t have all points.

Lame…

AnonymousCheck out how the point system works at Vassar:www.miscellanynews.com

AnonymousCheck out how the point system works at Vassar:

http://www.miscellanynews.com

Mattthe spreadsheet currently does not factor in fall break or thanksgiving break.

Mattthe spreadsheet currently does not factor in fall break or thanksgiving break.

Anonymousthank you!

Anonymousthank you!

Katieis there a way to delete days you wont be on campus. such as breaks??

Katieis there a way to delete days you wont be on campus. such as breaks??

Anonymouswe get a break for thanksgiving right? should that be in the average?

Anonymouswe get a break for thanksgiving right? should that be in the average?

Anonymousnevermind, now it is.

Anonymousnevermind, now it is.

Anonymousthe download link isn’t working – just me?

Anonymousthe download link isn’t working – just me?