Dining Services

Dining Is Different

Students are invited to view the  BU Dining Services website to find detailed information about meal plans, dining locations, hours of service, a short video illustrating the dining room experience, and frequently asked questions.

This fall your meal plan is the way to enjoy all that BU Dining Services offers, and students living in on-campus housing will choose a meal plan that works best with their individual dining preferences. Students will continue to find chef-inspired menus that prioritize fresh, healthy, and sustainable options. But some other things have changed. Dining hall transactions will be contactless. And there will be modified hours and new practices for safe-serving, physical distancing, and more frequent and enhanced cleaning. Look for highly visible signage in each dining hall guiding you to serving locations and limited seating. Students will enter dining areas on designated pathways, and they will follow well-drawn lanes to serving stations and limited seating areas. Students are encouraged to make good use of the contact-free hand sanitizer stations located throughout dining areas, and yes, face coverings are required in all dining locations, except when eating or drinking.

Contactless Transactions

Mobile-ordering through Grubhub and self-pickup will help provide a contact-free experience. All restaurants and cafes will be part of the Grubhub Campus Dining network. All food and beverages will be placed in single-use containers for both dine-in (if available) and take-out. Students may utilize the Rhetty To Go program to order their dining hall meal in advance.

Based on public health occupancy guidelines, seating will be limited in Warren Towers, Marciano Commons, Fresh Fuel at Granby Commons (kosher dining), West Campus, and the GSU Food Court. Students can take their meals to go and eat in the comfort of their rooms or other physically distanced spaces.

Dining Events

BU Dining Services will work with student organizations and clubs, as it has in past years, to bring catered meals, boxed lunches, or snacks to your Terrier-centric activities, club events, or any special experiences throughout the year. The Student Activities Office will be providing additional guidance and training on how to facilitate meetings and programs. And themed special dining events like Lobster Night will be different, but still be part of the student experience.