Your BU ID
Your BU ID card is your official Bucknell University identification card and should be kept with you at all times. Your card provides you with privileges for multiple campus services.
Entrance to campus buildings
Your BU ID is an electronic key that allows you to enter secure buildings on campus.
Admittance to Bucknell events
Many campus events are free. Your BU ID gets you advance tickets or general access.
Your BU ID card allows you to check out materials from the library.
Students who live on campus must purchase a meal plan. When dining on campus, simply hand the cashier your BU ID to have your meal account debited.
All meal plans include some portion of "Dining Dollars". Dining Dollars can be used instead of cash at any campus dining location as a convenient way to buy meals and snacks. Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester and year to year, but they become invalid upon graduation or separation from the University. Dining Dollars are not refundable or transferable.
You can also use your BU ID to access your "Campus Dollars". Your Campus Dollars account is a prepaid flexible spending account. It works like a debit card: you deposit money into a special account linked to your BU ID, and then you can use your card to pay for laundry, dining and golf course expenses. You can also use your Campus Dollars at participating local merchants. The participating merchants are:
Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore
CVS (Market Street location only)
Hot Diggitty Dogz
Mancini's Pizza, Deli & Cafe
Pronto! Provisions with Passion, Inc.
Street of Shops-restaurant
Subway - Market Street location
Zelda's Coffee and Bistro
Campus Dollars are refundable. Any remaining balance will be applied to your student billing account upon graduation or separation from the University.
Campus Dollars can now be used to pay for copies made on public copiers on campus. Copiers with card readers are located in the following locations: The Bertrand Library 1st and 2nd floors, Dana Engineering 3rd floor, Vaughan Literature Building 2nd floor, Elaine Langone Center 2nd floor lobby and Marts Hall ground floor. You must have funds available in your Campus Dollars account prior to making copies. The cost for black copies is $.05.
As a BU ID card holder, you can also enjoy the convenience of charging expenses to your student billing account at multiple locations across campus, including the Campus Box Office, the Office of Publications, Print and Mail, the Craft Center, the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore, and many other venues.