Meal Plans & Dining Options

University dining options ensure every Bucknell student has access to quality, nutritious food. Every student living on campus must purchase one of the meal plans or dining options below each semester. Students who do not make a dining option selection will be automatically assigned a default option based on their class year. Plans range from Anytime Access plans to prepaid accounts that work like debit cards. 

How to Select Your Dining Option

All students except first-year students should sign up for a University dining option in myHOME. Those who do not select a dining option will be assigned Option 6 (Dining Dollars only). 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors can select a dining option in myHOME until midnight on Thursday, Aug. 19. Please allow up to two days for changes to be processed. Changes to meal plans may be requested in myBucknell until Friday, Aug. 27.

Key Dates

Meal plan selection opens in myHome: Tuesday, June 29

Last day to request changes via myBucknell: Midnight, Friday, Aug. 27 (no changes permitted after this date)

Meal plans begins at dinner: Sunday, Aug. 22

Select your meal plan in myHOME

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    Meal Plan & Dining Options

    Please note: Meal swipes can only be used by the individual student who purchased the plan.

    Option 1: Anytime Access

    • Anytime access to all-you-care-to-eat in Bostwick Marketplace
    • $75 in Dining Dollars 
    • Two guest passes per semester

    Cost: $2,841 per semester

    Required for all first-year students, available to all other students

    Option 2 

    • Ten swipes per week* for all-you-care-to-eat dining in Bostwick Marketplace
    • $150 in Dining Dollars 
    • $150 in Plus Dollars**
    • Two guest passes per semester

    Cost: $2,365 per semester 

    *Ten meal swipes are added each Sunday morning and unused meals roll over to the next week

    **Plus Dollars can be used at on-campus dining locations and select off-campus locations. Any remaining Plus Dollars will carry over to the spring semester but expire at the end of the academic year. See where Plus Dollars can be used.

    Option 3

    • Five swipes per week* for all-you-care-to-eat dining in Bostwick Marketplace
    • $455 in Dining Dollars 
    • $400 in Plus Dollars**
    • Two guest passes per semester

    Cost: $1,900 per semester

    *Five meal swipes are added each Sunday morning and unused meals roll over to the next week

    **Plus Dollars can be used at on-campus dining locations and select off-campus locations. Any remaining Plus Dollars will carry over to the spring semester but expire at the end of the academic year. See where Plus Dollars can be used.

    Option 4

    • Three swipes* per week all-you-care-to-eat dining in Bostwick Marketplace
    • $350 in Dining Dollars
    • $350 in Plus Dollars**
    • Two guest passes per semester

    Cost: $1,335 per semester

    *Three meal swipes are added each Sunday morning and unused meals roll over to the next week

    **Plus Dollars can be used at on-campus dining locations and select off-campus locations. Any remaining Plus Dollars will carry over to the spring semester but expire at the end of the academic year. See where Plus Dollars can be used.

    Option 5: Dining Dollars and Plus Dollars Only

    • $700 Dining Dollars
    • $300 Plus Dollars*
    • Cost: $1,000 

    *Plus Dollars can be used at on-campus dining locations and select off-campus locations. Any remaining Plus Dollars will carry over to the spring semester but expire at the end of the academic year. See where Plus Dollars can be used.

    Option 6: Dining Dollars Only

    • $700 Dining Dollars*
    • Cost: $700 

    *Dining Dollars can be used at any on-campus dining location


    Purchasing Additional Dining Dollars & Campus Dollars

    Additional Dining Dollars and Campus Dollars can be purchased anytime online.

    Purchase Dining Dollars

    Purchase Campus Dollars


    B-Swipes Donation Program

    B-Swipes is a pilot program that allows students in need of food assistance to request additional meal swipes for entry to Bostwick Marketplace. When the program launches during the fall 2021 semester, students will be able to donate unused meal swipes through the GET App. Meal swipes that have been donated by Parkhurst Dining are available now. Students with demonstrated need may receive up to three meals through B-Swipes.

    Learn more and request swipes (login required)


    Policies

    • Every student living on campus is required to purchase a meal plan or University dining option each semester. Students living off campus may select any option but are not required to purchase one. 
    • First-year students are automatically registered for and required to purchase Option 1 (Anytime Access).
      Sophomores, juniors and seniors will be automatically registered for Option 6 ($700 Dining Dollars) but can switch to a different option. Campus Dollars do not fulfill the meal plan requirement.
    • Each week, meals are reset on Sunday morning before breakfast for the 10, 5 and 3 meals per week plans. Unused meals will "roll over" to the next week, but swipes will expire at the end of the semester if unused (Dining and Campus Dollars will carry over). Students who run out of meal swipes can purchase meals using Dining Dollars, Campus Dollars, Plus Dollars, or debit or credit cards at the door rate of $10.50 for breakfast, $12.75 for lunch and $15.25 for dinner. 
    • 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.
    • Plus Dollars can be used at on-campus Dining venues and off-campus merchants who participate in the Campus Dollars program. Plus Dollars are not refundable or transferable. Unused Plus Dollars will carry over to the spring semester but expire at the end of the academic year.
    • 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.

    Contact Details

    Dining Services

    Location

    Elaine Langone Center, 1st floor