Class of 2027

We believe that food brings people together. Our team works hard every day and is committed to providing the Howard community with an extraordinary dining experience that is consistently fresh, delicious, and nutritious throughout our 14 locations. HU Dining is happy to offer a wide variety of cuisines and options.
 
Our dining program prides itself on being forward-thinking, innovative, and dynamic. Our professional chefs develop menus that include vegan and vegetarian options and cater to those with special dietary needs. We are always happy to discuss our menus to accommodate your specific needs. 
 
 
Welcome to Howard University!
 
 

First Year Dining Plans

Check back soon for 2023-2024 Meal Plan updates!

All residents living in the required Dining plan dorms will be automatically assigned the Traditional 14 Dining Plan. All dorms, except Howard Plaza Towers East & West, are considered required meal plan dorms. 

Plans will be assigned when housing is assigned. To change to another plan, please visit Bison Web or contact the Bison One Card Office. 

* indicates a required meal plan option for students residing in required meal plan residence halls

Traditional 19* 
19 Meals per week + $250 Dining Dollars per semester 

Traditional 14* 
14 Meals per week + $300 Dining Dollars per semester 

Block 170* 
170 Meals per semester + $375 Dining Dollars per semester 

Block 140* 
140 Meals per semester + $400 Dining Dollars per semester

* indicates a required meal plan option for students residing in required meal plan residence halls

Traditional 19* 
19 Meals per week + $250 Dining Dollars per semester 

Traditional 14* 
14 Meals per week + $300 Dining Dollars per semester 

Block 170* 
170 Meals per semester + $375 Dining Dollars per semester 

Block 140* 
140 Meals per semester + $400 Dining Dollars per semester

Block 75 
75 Meals per semester + $450 Dining Dollars per semester 

Dining Dollars Only 
$1,125 Dining Dollars per semester

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ from First Years & Parents

For first-year students living on campus in a required Meal plan residence hall, the Traditional 14 Meal Plan will be automatically assigned to your account when your housing is assigned.

If you wish to make changes to your Meal plan (to switch to the Traditional 19, Block 170 or Block 140), visit Bison Web or visit the Bison One Card Office located on the 1st floor of the iLab at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20059. The last day to make changes to your Fall or Spring Meal plan is the 2nd Friday of classes.

Meal Swipes can be used at our Dining Halls, Bethune Annex and Blackburn Cafe, and expire based on the meal plan and semester. 

Dining Dollars can be used at all HU Dining locations including the dining halls, the Markets, Jazzman's and the Punchout, and they expire at the end of the semester.

How To Use My Meal Plan 1

Dining Dollars are sales tax exempt funds that can be used at all HU Dining locations including the Markets and are conveniently loaded onto your Bison ID. Dining Dollars may be reloaded in increments of $50 to students currently on a meal plan. Dining Dollars expire at the end of each semester. Bison Bucks information may be found here.
 
Bison Bucks
 
 

Nutritional information for menu items, including common food allergens, is available on our Bite by Sodexo application, as well as listed on all menu identifiers in our dining halls. Mindful dishes are also available at our dining halls for those interested in healthy options with lower calorie and sodium content.

If you follow a religious diet, rest assured that you'll find plenty of options at Howard University. Halal meats are available at the Halal Shack in the Punchout (located in the Blackburn Center), and our dining halls offer Halal chicken daily!

Howard offers a variety of clearly labeled vegan and vegetarian options at multiple dining stations. Each dining hall has a dedicated vegan or plant-based station that offers desserts as well! The Blackburn Center is home to NuVegan, a vegan twist on soul food favorites, as well as Halal Shack that offers tasty falafel and Impossible "Meat" (a potato and soy-based protein)!

If you have other needs or concerns, please contact HUDining@Sodexo.com or (202) 806-2109.

Hours of Operation vary. Please visit our What's Open Now page to see our up-to-date hours.

Meal Swipes can be used at our dining halls, Bethune Annex Cafe and Blackburn Cafe.

Dining Dollars can be used at our dining halls, the Markets at Bethune Annex, West Towers and Blackburn, Simply to Go, NuVegan, the Punchout, Jazzmans, Hilltop Food Truck, The Restaurant at Blackburn, and the Service Center Cafe.

Dining Dollars are reloadable in increments of $50. You may add more Dining Dollars by visiting the Bison One Card Office located at 2301 Georgia Avenue NW (Bryant Street entrance). Charges for additional funds will be applied to your Student Account.

You may visit your eAccounts Portal to check your current Dining Dollars balance.

Inquiries and comments may be submitted to HUDining@sodexo.com. We also welcome feedback via our websiteTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.