Meal Plan Management

*Dining Dollars come with all meal plans. They are flexible spending dollars that can be used at any of our on-campus HU Dining Locations (including
C-Stores).

Meal Plans

Meal Plans allow Students to use their Bison One Card to dine at on-campus HU Dining Locations. Dining Dollars can also be used at on-campus HU Dining Locations.

Current & Upcoming Sessions

Fall/Spring 2019-2020

Fall 2019: August 10 - December 10
Spring 2020:
January 10 - May 8
Meal Plan Options
*Traditional 19
Meals: 19 Meals (per week)
Dining Dollars: $250 Dining Dollars (per semester)
Per Session Cost: $2,541.50
*Traditional 14
Meals: 14 Meals (per week)
Dining Dollars: $300 Dining Dollars (per semester)
Per Session Cost: $2,466.50
*Block 170
Meals: 170 Meals (per semester)
Dining Dollars: $375 Dining Dollars (per semester)
Per Session Cost: $2,412.00
*Block 140
Meals: 140 Meals (per semester)
Dining Dollars: $400 Dining Dollars (per session)
Per Session Cost: $2,402.00
Block 75
Meals: 75 Meals (per semester)
Dining Dollars: $450 Dining Dollars (per session)
Per Session Cost: $1,210.00
Dining Dollars Only
$1,025.00 Dining Dollars (per session)
Per Session Cost: $1,025.00
*Students with 59 credits or less that reside in a required meal plan residence hall must choose from one of the following plans: Traditional 19, Traditional 14, Block 170, and Block 140. Please see below for more details.

Required Meal Plan Residence Halls

Default Meal Plan

All students assigned to a Required Meal Plan Residence Hall will be billed for the Default "Traditional 14 Meal Plan". The default meal plan can be changed on or before the end of the second week of classes of each semester. The same meal plan assigned for Fall Semester will automatically be assigned and billed for Spring Semester, unless the Bison One Card Office is notified prior to or within the first two weeks of the semester.
Students with 59 Credits or less living in: Bethune Annex, College Hall North, College Hall South, Cook, Drew, Tubman Quad (Baldwin, Crandall, Frazier, Truth, and Wheatley) MUST select from the following:
Traditional 19
Traditional 14
170 Block
140 Block
Students with 60 Credits or More living in: Bethune Annex, College Hall North, College Hall South, Cook, Drew, Tubman Quad (Baldwin, Crandall, Frazier, Truth, and Wheatley) MUST select from the following:
Traditional 19
Traditional 14
Block 170
140 Block
75 Block
Dining $ Only
Meal Periods: Breakfast (B), Brunch (Br), Lunch (L), Dinner (D). Mon-Fri meal periods are B, L, D per day. Sat-Sun meal periods are Br, D per day.

Traditional (Weekly) Meals: The meal week is from Friday to Thursday. Any meals not used by Dinner on Thursday will be lost and a new set of meals will be assigned on Friday.

Meal Plan Selection

How to Select a Meal Plan

  • Log into Bison Web.
  • Before selecting a meal plan, you must be registered for the current term and have no holds on your student account.
  • Select “Student Services” Tab
  • Select “Meal Plans”
  • Select specific meal plan from drop down menu.
  • Read the online meal plan assignment terms and conditions and select “I agree” when finished.
If you are unable to add your meal plan on BisonWeb, visit the Bison One Card office for assistance.

Change or Cancel a Meal Plan

Students may change or cancel their meal plan within the first two weeks of classes each semester. Students have the option of changing or canceling their meal plan using BisonWeb or by visiting the Bison One Card office.

Students that reside in a required meal plan residence hall must have a meal plan and will not be allowed to cancel their meal plan. If you have questions regarding whether you can change or cancel your meal plan, email onecard@howard.edu or visit the Bison One Card office.