Frequently Asked Questions
What are Bostwick To-Go Meals?
If you are in a hurry, you can give your BU ID to the cashier and receive a carry-out container. You will have a short period of time to quickly get something to take with you. The carry-out option is available until 9 p.m. nightly and can only be used once per meal period - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each guest receives a large and small Togo container as well as a soup bowl and utensils cold drink cup and a bag. The meal is meant to be representative of a meal eaten in Bostwick and not 2 dozen cookies or 5 lbs. of turkey.
Is the Bostwick really open from 6 AM until Midnight?
Yes! Monday through Friday we are open from 6 AM until Midnight and on Saturday and Sunday we are open from 8 AM until Midnight. Not every station is open all day, however. During meal periods 6AM to 9:30AM, 11AM until 1PM and 5PM to 9PM they all are. During the afternoon and evening our Grill, Deli, Pizza & Pasta, Salad Bar, Desserts station and beverages are available.
What about Food Allergies? Can you deal with them?
We have a program we created called Touchstones. We understand how challenging dining with special dietary needs can be and we take very seriously the potentially life threatening nature of food allergies! Our ultimate goal is to meet and discuss special needs individually with any guest who has such a need. We are open to all communication regarding Dining with Allergens and you may contact us:
John Cummins- firstname.lastname@example.org or 577-1940
Which meal plan should I choose?
First Year Students must buy a Anytime Access or Anytime Access Meal Plan. For other students, any meal plan is a good choice. Plans with Dining Dollars give you the flexibility to buy convenience items for your room.
Can I add more Dining Dollars during the semester?
Yes, you can. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased online at: https://secure.bucknell.edu/uaccounts/or at any of the three convenient campus locations: the Bucknell University Dining Office, the Bison or the Finance Office.
Do remaining Dining Dollars carry over to the next semester?
Yes, Dining Dollars carry over from semester to semester and year to year, but they become invalid upon graduation or separation from the University.
Can Campus Dollars be used at dining locations?
Yes, Campus Dollars can be used at all dining locations. Campus Dollars do not replace the requirement for student living on campus to purchase a meal plan each semester. For additional information regarding Campus Dollars please visit: http://www.bucknell.edu/x62778.xml
What if I have both Dining Dollars and Campus Dollars?
If you have both Campus Dollars and Dining Dollars, Dining Dollars are used first at all on-campus dining venues.
If I live off-campus, what meal plans are available to me?
As an off-campus non-resident student, you are not required to buy a meal plan, but they are all available to you.
How do I pay for guests?
You may use cash for all meals. You can use Dining Dollars, or Campus Dollars to pay for guests at the Bostwick Marketplace or Terrace Room. Students who choose the Block meal plan can use one of their blocks to cover a guest's meal. Each of the Anytime Access or Anytime Access Plus meal plans comes with a set number of guest passes that may be used to cover guest meals. In addition, Anytime Access or Anytime Access Plus meal plans, guest passes can be used for special event meals hosted by student groups. Guest passes are only valid for the current semester's meal plan.
How can I find out how many Dining Dollars I have left?
Your remaining Dining Dollars balance can be found by logging in to myBucknell or by visiting the University Dining Office or the Finance Office.
After my first year how do I make the selection of a meal plan?
Check out the dining dollar calculator at: www.bucknell.edu/x66961.xml or ask your friends which plan they are going to choose.
Can I use my Dining Dollars for Catering?
Yes, contact our catering department 7-1869 or email@example.com You can book any size catered events or even birthday cakes utilizing Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars, credit or cash.
How can I pay for food in The Bison, The 7th Street and Library Cafes, Concessions and any other retail venues?
In all our dining operations you may use Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars, credit or cash to purchase food.