Meal Plans

Meal plans ensure every Bucknell student has access to quality, nutritious food at times that fit their schedule. Every student living on campus must purchase a meal plan each semester. Students who do not make a meal plan selection will be automatically assigned the default meal plan for their class year. Plan options include Anytime Access, accounts that work like debit cards, or a combination of both. 

How to Select Your Meal Plan

Students living on campus will be automatically assigned the meal plan for their class year. When registration opens, students living off campus can register for a meal plan and students living on campus can make changes to their assigned plans in myHOME.

 

Fall 2019 Meal Plan Selection Deadline: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Fall 2019 Meal Plan Start Dates: Dining Dollars will be available Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Anytime Access, Anytime Access Plus and Combo plans begin with dinner on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

 

Once meal plans are assigned for the semester, all requests for meal plan changes must be made by e-mailing busserv@bucknell.edu. Please allow two business days for meal plan changes to be processed.

No changes will be permitted after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

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    Meal Plan Options

    Anytime Access or Anytime Access Plus Plan

    Required for all first-year students, available to upper-class and off-campus students

    Anytime Access

    • Unlimited meal access in Bostwick Marketplace with continuous dining or lunch in the Terrace Room
    • $75 Dining Dollars for use at any campus dining outlet
    • Four guest passes

    Cost: $2,765 per semester

    Anytime Access Plus

    • Unlimited meal access in Bostwick Marketplace with continuous dining or lunch in the Terrace Room
    • $300 Dining Dollars for use at any campus dining outlet
    • Six guest passes

    Cost: $2,990 per semester


    Dining Dollars Plan

    Available to all upper-class and off-campus students

    Dining Dollars provide flexibility and allow students to use their dollars at any time and in any on-campus dining location. Dining Dollars are held in a debit card-like account — a convenient, cashless way to buy meals and snacks. Dining Dollars can be used to pay for individual catering services but can not be used to pay for a University-sponsored catered event.

    Dining Dollars carry over between semesters and years, but you lose them when you graduate or if you separate from the University.

    Pricing Options

    • $1,365 purchase power: $1,300 per semester (5% Savings)
    • $1,025 purchase power: $1,000 per Semester (2.5% Savings)
    • $700 purchase power: $700 per Semester

    Combo Plans

    Available to all upper-class and off-campus students

    Combo plans combine swipe access to Bostwick Marketplace and the Terrace Room with a larger Dining Dollar balance for other retail locations. Each Combo plan comes with a set number of swipes to be used in Bostwick and Terrace Room. The fewer the swipes, the more Dining Dollars included.

    Combo Plan Options

    • 100 swipes per semester and $125 Dining Dollars (about 1 meal swipe per day): $1,546 per Semester
    • 50 swipes per semester and $250 Dining Dollars (about 3 meal swipes per week): $922 per Semester
    • 15 swipes per semester and $550 Dining Dollars (about 1 meal swipe per week): $768 per Semester

    Purchasing Additional Dining Dollars & Campus Dollars

    Additional Dining Dollars and Campus Dollars can be purchased anytime.

    Dining Dollars can also be purchased at four convenient campus locations: the Bucknell Dining office, the Bison, the Commons Café or the Finance Office at 108 Marts Hall.

    Campus Dollars can also be purchased during business hours at two campus locations: Card Services at 130 Vedder Hall or the Finance Office at 108 Marts Hall.

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    Meal Plan Policies

    • Every student living on campus is required to purchase a meal plan each semester. Students living off campus may select any University meal plan but are not required to purchase one. 
    • First-year students are automatically registered for the Anytime Access meal plan but can upgrade to the Anytime Access Plus plan.
    • Upper-class students will be automatically registered for the $700 Dining Dollar meal plan but can switch to a different Bucknell Dining plan option. Campus Dollars do not fulfill the meal plan requirement.
    • Meal swipes and guest passes in the Anytime Access and Combo plans are only valid for the semester in which they were purchased and do not roll over to future semesters.
    • Dining Dollars are not refundable or transferable.
    • Campus Dollars can also be used in any dining venue on campus.
    • Campus Dollars carry over between semesters and years. They are not transferable but are refunded upon graduation or if a student separates from the University.

    Dining Services

    Location

    Elaine Langone Center, 1st floor