Dining Plans

Updated Summer 2024 Housing dining plans information will be available next spring.

If you’re assigned to a traditional-style residence, you must choose one of three dining plans. Each comes with an allotment of meals per week and the option to purchase Convenience Points. Your meal allotment gives you access to all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner meals at one of our dining halls. Convenience Points provide flexibility and can be used like cash all over campus. Here are just a few places to use them:

  • On-campus dining locations
  • City Convenience stores
  • Barnes & Noble at Boston University
  • Agganis Arena concessions
  • Most vending machines on campus
  • Laundry machines in the larger residences
  • Dining halls, for additional meals

We recommend an opening balance of $100 to $300 in Convenience Points to cover basic needs.

Dining plans are valid Monday through Sunday. If you’re assigned to traditional-style residences and don’t choose a plan, you’ll be enrolled in the 14 Plus plan with no Convenience Points. Dining plan changes are only allowed during the first week of each summer session. To change dining plans, email the Terrier Card Office at tco@bu.edu. Changes become effective the Monday following submission of your request. Changing your plan may incur costs, and we cannot offer refunds for unused meals.

If you’re assigned to an apartment-style residence or live off campus, you can purchase a dining plan or Convenience Points Plan. Just complete an Optional Dining Plan Agreement for one of the three dining plans offered or a Convenience Points Plan Agreement for a points-only plan. Optional Dining Plan and Convenience Points Plan Agreements will be available at the beginning of the summer at the Terrier Card Office.

Additional Convenience Points can be purchased in increments of $25, for more information about Convenience Points click here.