Undergraduate, Graduate, and even Commuter Students are able to sign up for meal plans through studentlink.

If you are assigned to a dormitory-style residence, you’re required to choose one of the five residence dining plans(14-Plus, Unlimited, Kosher, 330 or 250 Plans.) Boston University offers a choice of five dining plans for on campus students during the academic year, all designed to meet a variety of tastes and schedules. Each plan includes a combination of meals (to be used in the all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms), Convenience Points or Dining Points (to be used at on-campus restaurant, cafe, and convenience store locations).

If you don’t select a dining plan, you will be assigned to the 14-Plus Plan. If you are assigned to an on-campus, apartment-style residence, you are not automatically assigned to a dining plan but you may choose from any of the dining plans above or two Apartment Plans are also available.

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

Students who are currently enrolled in classes can select a meal plan by visiting the Student Link and selecting “Add or Change your Dining Plan.” Students who are currently enrolled in classes and live in apartment-style residences on or off-campus are eligible to purchase an Apartment Plan. Students are able to sign up through the Student Link, under the Food & Shelter tab, by clicking “Add or Change your Dining Plan.”

How do I change my dining plan?

Beginning on August 15, 2022 dining plan changes can be made by visiting the Student Link and selecting “Add or Change your Dining Plan.”  The deadline for changing dining plans is Thursday, September 29, 2022. If you live off campus or in an on-campus, apartment-style residence and you chose a dining plan or apartment plan, please refer to your plan agreement for policies regarding changes and cancellations. Since each plan has varying amounts of meals and points, additional costs may be incurred if meal and/or point usage is greater than expected levels at the time of the change.  For more information contact the Terrier Card Office at 617-353-9966 or tco@bu.edu.

Dining Plan Comparison

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Convenience Points are separate from traditional meal plans and may be purchased through the StudentLink in addition to dining plans in initial amounts of $100, $200, $300, or in any other increment of $25. Additional Convenience Points may be purchased in $25 increments during the summer. Convenience Points may be used like cash to buy additional meals served at the summer residence dining room, or to dine at any of the on-campus dining locations open during the summer on an à la carte basis, or at City Convenience stores, Barnes & Noble at Boston University, most vending machines on campus, and laundry machines.

Can't decide?

There is a lot to think about when choosing the dining plan that suits your needs. We can help! Take a look at these resources to learn more about your options.