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If you live on campus, yes. All students living on campus must purchase a meal plan each semester and are automatically signed up for their current year's standard plan. The only exception to this requirement is if you are an active member of a Bucknell fraternity and you are billed through the University for a fraternity meal plan of equal or greater value to the minimum University Dining Dollars plan. In this case, you do not need to purchase a University meal plan.
If you do not live on campus, you do not need to purchase a meal plan.
If you live off campus and aren't considered a resident of the University, you are not required to buy a meal plan. If you are interested in purchasing one, all are available to you. You can select your plan online in myHOME.
Meal plan selection is done online in myHOME at the end of each semester for the following semester. Students who do not make a selection will be assigned the default meal plan for their class year.
First-year students must purchase one of the Anytime Access meal plans. For other students, any meal plan is available. Students who eat almost exclusively at à la carte dining locations may find a Dining Dollars plan most useful. Those who plan to eat frequently in Bostwick may prefer an Anytime Access plan. For those looking for a mixture of both, Combo plans are available with both swipes and Dining Dollars. If you’re unsure which plan will work best for you, ask your friends to see which option they plan to select.
Students are billed for the meal plan before their initial B-bill is processed. Any changes after that will appear on the B-bill. The Bursar's Office can answer questions about this process.
If you are in a hurry, you can give your BUID to the cashier and receive a carry-out container. You will have a short period of time to 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. The meal is meant to be representative of a meal eaten in Bostwick.
Dining Dollars are funds held in a debit card-like account — a convenient cashless way of buying meals and snacks at all on-campus dining locations. Dining Dollars can be used at any location, including at Bostwick Marketplace, to purchase food through Bucknell Catering, or to purchase gift baskets online. Dining Dollars are not transferable or refundable. They may not be used as a means of payment for a University-sponsored catered event with or without expectation of reimbursement.
Yes, you can. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased online or at four campus locations: the Bucknell University Dining Office, the Bison, the Commons Café or the Finance Office.
Yes, Dining Dollars carry over between semesters and academic years, but you will lose them after you graduate or if you separate from the University.
Your remaining Dining Dollars balance can be found by logging in to myBucknell or by visiting the University Dining Office or the Finance Office.
Yes, contact our catering department by calling 570-577-1869 or emailing email@example.com to schedule an order. You can book any size catered event using our available catering guides and seasonal menus.
If you have both Campus Dollars and Dining Dollars on your BUID, your Dining Dollars balance will be used first at all on-campus dining venues.
No, Dining Dollars can only be used at on-campus dining locations and cannot be used for purchases off campus.
Yes, you can use Campus Dollars off campus at participating local merchants. For additional information, visit the Card Services page.
Yes, Campus Dollars can be used at all dining locations. But Campus Dollars do not replace the meal plan requirement for students living on campus. If you have both Dining Dollars and Campus Dollars on your BUID, your Dining Dollars balance will be used first. Read more about Campus Dollars on the Card Services page.
Students on Anytime Access or Combo plans swipe their BUID to enter Bostwick. All other students can pay the meal period door rate by using Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars, cash or credit card.
All à la carte dining locations accept Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars, credit card or cash to pay for purchases.
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 Combo meal plan can use one of their swipes 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. Guest passes are only valid for the current semester's meal plan.
Nutrition, Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies
We understand how challenging dining with special dietary needs can be. We encourage students and parents to contact a Dining Services manager to discuss dietary needs or allergy concerns. To learn more about the options we offer, visit our Nutrition & Food Allergies page.
Visit our Eatwell page to find out nutritional information about food options. There you can review the nutrition content of items before you choose what to eat, calculate your meal's total nutrition values and filter menu options by allergens.
If you have a need for accommodations regarding a documented disability, there is a specific application for you to complete called the Meal Plan Accommodations Form from the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR). We require students to complete both the Student and Professional Meal Plan Accommodations forms and return them to OAR.