Frequently Asked Questions

Find more information about meal plans, Dining Dollars and meal accommodations. Still have questions? Contact us at dining@bucknell.edu or 570-577-1240.

Bucknell Dining: What’s New

We’re constantly improving our dining experience based on feedback from the campus community. Here’s how we’re responding to what we’ve heard from our students.

What we heard: I miss breakfast sandwiches.
How we responded: Effective Nov. 2, the Flying Bison will open at 6:30 a.m. and serve hot breakfast sandwiches until 10:30 a.m.

What we heard: I want hot food choices at the Commons.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 26, the Commons will offer hot menu options, including an entree, side and two vegetables. 

What we heard: I'm hungry for pizza.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 19, pizza will be available for dinner Monday through Friday at Bostwick Marketplace. 

What we heard: I'd like an entree salad option.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 19, the Commons will serve made-to-order entree salads with protein. 

What we heard: I paid for meal swipes. They should carry over from week to week.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 19, unused meals from the previous week will now rollover and be available to use for the remainder of the semester.

What we heard: My schedule is so busy that I have trouble getting to a dining location to get my breakfast or lunch.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 19, the Commons Café is open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Effective Sept. 14, the Flying Bison offers "Flyson Swipes," which allow students to use meal swipes or Dining Dollars to get a bagged breakfast, lunch or both.

What we heard: I'm hungry for more vegetables.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 19, chopped salads are available for lunch and dinner at the Commons Café. Effective Sept. 20, we offer two cooked vegetable options at lunch and dinner.

What we heard: I'd like more variety available for meal swipes at the Flying Bison.
How we responded: Effective Oct. 5, a different hot sandwich option is available each day.

What we heard: I'd like more choices at lunch and dinner.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 20, hummus, chicken salad and tuna salad are available at the salad station on a rotating basis — and two sandwiches are available at the deli station.

What we heard: I'd like plain pulled chicken breast at more meals.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 14, plain pulled chicken breast is available at every lunch and dinner.

What we heard: I'm thirsty for milk as a beverage option at lunch and dinner.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 4, chocolate milk and 2% milk are available at lunch and dinner.

What we heard: I want sandwich options at 7th Street, the Library Cafe and the Flying Bison.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 11, sandwiches are grab-and-go item options.

What we heard: I'd like sushi at 7th Street, the Library Cafe and the Flying Bison.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 14, sushi is available beginning around 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays while supplies last.

What we heard: I'm hungry for more tofu.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 7, we offer marinated tofu at all salad stations for lunch and dinner.

What we heard: I feel uncomfortable asking for seconds.
How we responded: Effective Sept. 10, we added signs throughout dining facilities encouraging students to ask for seconds, if they want them.

What we heard: I need more time to eat.
How we responded: Effective Aug. 31, we extended breakfast hours to 7-9:30 a.m. and dinner hours to 4-9 p.m. in Bostwick.

What we heard: I’m hungry for more chicken.
How we responded: Effective Aug. 28, we offer plain pulled chicken breast as a menu choice four days per week.

What we heard: I want water bottle fillers in all residence halls.
How we responded: We will install bottle fillers, water filters or Quench bottle-less water coolers in the 19 residence buildings that do not currently have them.

What we heard: My burger bun is squashed.
How we responded: Effective Aug. 25, grill specials will no longer be put in a bun and wrapped. The buns will be added to the meat when the menu item is selected in the dining line.

What we heard: I have a food allergy and can’t find the right station.
How we responded: We’ve made the Honest Eats allergy station in Bostwick more visible. Look for it in the back corner of Bostwick at the Entrée Station.

What we heard: I need more variety and fresh fruit at breakfast.
How we responded: Effective Aug. 31, breakfast will include yogurt, granola and even more fresh fruit options.

What we heard: I need an electrolyte drink after my workout.
How we responded: Powerade is available at all locations for lunch and dinner.

What we heard: I want pasta dishes without the sauce.
How we responded: Effective Aug. 24, some pasta dishes can be ordered as plain noodles with a separate sauce.

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