To sign up for a Fall or Spring meal plan, please visit the BisonWeb 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 purchase or make changes to your Fall or Spring meal plan is the 2nd Friday of classes.

For Summer meal plans, please visit the Bison One Card Office. The last day to purchase or make changes to your Summer meal plan is the 1st 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 a tasty falafel rice or zoodle bowl!

If you have other needs or concerns, please contact 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 on-campus HU Dining location, including: 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 Café.

You may visit your eAccounts portal to check your Dining Dollar balance.

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