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Dining Plans

To purchase a meal plan, or to make changes to the plan you have already, simply contact the Meal Plan Coordinator at Bison One Card. The office is located in the iLab, at 2301 Bryant St, NW 1st floor during the first week of each semester. 

For further information view:

2017-2018 Meal Plan Options

Students who have earned 59 credits and below and reside in a Required Meal Plan Residence Hall can only select from the Required Meal Plans.

Students who have earned 60 credits and above and reside in a Required Meal Plan Residence Hall must select from one of the meal plan options.

19 Meal Plan.....$2,309.00

 19 meals per week plus $250 Dining Dollars

14 Meal Plan.....$2,271.00

 14 meals per week plus $300 Dining Dollars

Block 170 Meal Plan..... $2,231.50

170 meals per semester plus $375 Dining Dollars

Block 140 Meal Plan.....$2,213.00

 140 meals per semester plus $400 Dining Dollars

Block 75 Meal Plan..... $1,121.50

75 meals per semester plus $225 Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars Only Meal Plan.....$950.00

 $950.00 per semester


Note: The same meal plan assigned for Fall Semester will automatically be assigned for Spring Semester unless the Bison One Card Office is notified prior to or within the first two weeks of class. A signed cancellation form is required.


Meal Swipes

For the Spring 2018 semester, meal swipes can be used at Bethune Annex Cafe, and the newly renovated Blackburn Cafe!

Dining Dollars

 Dining Dollars can be used at all on campus dining locations and expire at the end of each semester.

Method of Payment

The amount indicated above for the selected plan will be billed to your student account. Visit to select your meal plan online.


Meal Plan Authorization Form

*This agreement cannot be changed or cancelled after the second week of class of the current semester. The last day to change or cancel a meal plan is Friday January 19, 2018. After the second week, plan cancellations may only be granted when the student officially withdraws from the university.

Important Info

Bison One Cards
Lost or stolen Bison One Cards can be replaced.  Should this happen to you, contact the Meal Plan Coordinator at (202) 806-2109 for more details.

Policies and Procedures
One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining.
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that Bison One Cards are non-transferable. These cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.

Also students can purchase a replacement id by using their Bison Bucks in The Bison One Card Office located in the iLab Bdlg. 1st Fl. at 2301 Bryant St. Students paying by cash must go the cashier's office in the Administration Bldg. and then bring the receipt to the Bison Card Office for the replacement id.

Contact Us
Phone: (202) 806-2109

Howard University | Dining Services | Blackburn University Center | 2397 6th Street, NW | Washington DC 20059 | tel. (202) 806-7400 | Contact Us