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Meal Plan Options - Fall 2024

Meal plans are comprised of a combination of meal swipes and dining dollars (except Sapphire). Both are redeemable in the dining halls throughout the semester. Meal plans are mandatory for resident students (except Great Hill Apartment residents). Meal plan FAQs »

Meal Plans for Resident and Commuter Students

Column One has the titles of the meal plans. Column two has the number of meal swipes, three has the amount of dining dollars, and four has the cost per semester.

Meal Plan Option Meal Swipes Guest Swipes Dining Dollars Cost (per semester)
Diamond unlimited 15 500 $2,743
Platinum 145   1200 $2,717
  • Highly recommended for freshmen
195   450 $2,377
Silver 155   750 $2,309
Sapphire 0   2,000 $2,090
  • Only available for Student Apartment residents and commuters
16   330 $481


  • Only available for Student Apartment residents and commuters
25   80 $272

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars can be purchased separately throughout the year and will carry over from year to year until student graduates or withdraws from BSU. Flex Dollars can be purchased online and in Student Accounts. In addition to dining, Flex Dollars can be used for purchases in the Bookstore, vending machines, copiers, Mail Services, and off-campus merchants.


  • Meal plans are refundable in accordance with the meal plan refund policy.
  • Meal swipes expire at the end of each semester and are non-transferable.
  • Dining dollars will carry forward from fall to spring semester. All dining dollars expire at the end of the spring semester and do not carry over to the following fall semester.
  • The deadline to change your meal plan selection is Sept. 16, 2024 for the fall semester and must be submitted online. Only one change is allowed per semester.