Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning dining on campus. If you don't find the answer to your question, please send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Meal Plans

What Meal Plans do you offer?

We offer a variety of meal plans to meet your on campus dining needs. Check out our Meal Plan page for a full list of offerings.

What type of Meal Plan is recommended?

We have a variety of meal plans to meet your needs! Depending on your class year, where you live, and how often you are on campus, our recommendations may vary. Be sure to use our filter and sort functions to help choose your plan.

If you still need help choosing a plan, give us a call at 309-677-3210 or email Gayle Hanson at ghanson2@fsmail.bradley.edu.

How can I purchase a Meal Plan?

You can purchase your meal plan by clicking here, or by visiting the Cashiers' Window on campus located in Swords Hall.

Are Meal Plans required?

All students that live on campus in the Residential Halls are required to purchase a meal plan.

While a meal plan purchase is not required for commuter students and students living off campus, many take advantage of the convenience and value a meal plan has to offer.

What is Declining Balance?

Dining Dollars are accepted as payment at all on campus restaurants. They are loaded right on your Student ID card, so there is no need to carry around cash or another card! There is no minimum balance, over draft fees, or hassles!

What if I want to change my Meal Plan?

Residential students can make a meal plan change beginning move in weekend through the first full week of classes each semester. Meal plan changes can only be made online via MyBU.bradley.edu. For questions, give us a call at 309-677-3210.

How do I get into the dining locations once I have purchased my Meal Plan?

Within 24 hours, your Student ID card will be activated with your meal plan. Present your card to the cashier in the dining hall, and you are all set!

Can I carry meals over to the next semester?

No, all meals expire at the end of the semester.

Can I treat a friend to a meal?

To keep discounts as high as possible, meals are reserved for the meal plan holder only. However, you can always treat a friend using Dining Dollars.

What do I do when my Declining Balance gets low?

Once Dining Dollars run out, students, faculty, and staff are able to purchase BU Bucks. BU Bucks do not expire until you leave the University and can be used at all on campus dining locations, the same as Dining Dollars. BU Bucks can be purchased by visiting MyBu.edu, or by visiting us on campus at the Cashiers' Window in Swords Hall.

Where is the Meal Plan Office Located?

The Dining Services Office is located in the basement of Williams hall. We are able to answer any questions. However, to purchase, you may proceed to the Cashiers' Window in Swords Hall.


Where can I find more info on nutrition?

For more on Nutritional Information and Healthy for Life initiatives, visit our Eat Well section.

How do I use the Menu?

We have tools designed to help your health. Use the Comparison Box to quickly relate the nutritional information of two or more items. The Nutritional Calculator can populate the nutritional value of your meal. Use our quick nutritional icons to identify food with special preparation or contents at a glance.