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Dining Plans

In order to meet your campus dining needs, we have designed the following meal plans. If you need to purchase a meal plan, or if you would like 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 each semester. 

For further information view:

2017 Summer Meal Plan Options

Note: Summer Session I Dates: May 22, 2017-June 21, 2017. Summer Session II Dates: June 26, 2017-July 26, 2017 (closed on July 4, 2017).

Meals can be used at the On-Campus HU Dining Locations and expire based on meal plan and summer session selected. Dining Dollars can be used at all On-Campus HU Dining Locations (including C-Stores) and expire at the end of each session.

Summer 14......$559

14 meals per week 

Block 50......$503

50 meals per session + $100 Dining Dollars per session 

Block 25......$401

25 meals per session + $200 Dining Dollars per session 

To sign up download and complete the Meal Plan Authorization Form

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.



For the Fall 2017 semester, meals can be used at Bethune Annex Cafeteria, The Restaurant at Blackburn, Simply To-Go at Blackburn, and at a temporary dining operation to be staged in the Blackburn Ballroom. Blackburn Cafe will be closed for renovations starting August 2017, and will reopen in September 2018.

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. 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

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