Your BU ID, provided through Card Services, lets you accomplish all those behind-the-scenes tasks of campus life. Enter your residence hall. Get into free events or purchase tickets. Check out materials from the library. Do your laundry. Shop in downtown Lewisburg. And, most importantly, eat! || If you have additional questions not answered below, see our FAQ.

Meal Plans

If you live on campus, you've got to have a meal plan. Simply hand the cashier your BU ID to have your meal account debited.

Dining Dollars

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, so use them or lose them.

Campus Dollars

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 these participating local merchants:

  • Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore
  • Betty's
  • Campus Theatre
  • CVS (Penn House Commons location only - coming soon!)
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Dwellings
  • Mancini's Italian Restaurant
  • Pizza Phi
  • Pronto! Provisions with Passion, Inc.
  • Retrah/Gingerbread House
  • Sheetz
  • Subway - Market Street location
  • Sweet Frog premium frozen yogurt
  • Vennari's Pizza
  • Weis Markets (coming soon!)
  • Wilson Ross
  • 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.

Copier Access

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.

Charging Privileges

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.


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