Howard University Dining

Resident Dining

Campus Dining’s dining halls, Bethune Annex Cafe and Blackburn Cafe are all you-care-to-eat facilities that accept Meal Swipes. Both locations offer an array of options and will gladly work with students to find additional options that suit their individual needs.

Bethune Annex Café is award-winning for its creative and sustainable design. The Annex features 11 exhibition cooking stations such as a Mongolian 360, made-to-order pasta, deli, plant-based vegan broth bowls, classics, rotisserie and more!

Blackburn Café, renovated in 2018, features a modern design including a stage for student events, and state of the art culinary equipment for an exceptional student dining experience. Now, you can find all-day breakfast, enhanced vegan and vegetarian options, two hand-tossed pasta stations, as well as a rotisserie and international station.

Both dining halls offer vegan items like vegan butter, cheese, desserts and jerky upon request. Gluten-free products are also available upon request!

Dining Plans

Howard University meal plans are designed specifically to meet the needs of our students and to be convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Students receive greater value per meal with a meal plan and there’s no need to carry cash or a credit card—it’s all on your Bison One Card. Our Dining Plans are designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – there is a plan to fit every appetite. Explore our Dining Plan options to choose the best plan for you. Commuter students, faculty and staff can contact the Bison One Card Office to purchase a dining plan using cash, check or credit/debit card any time throughout the year.

Bethune Annex Café, an all-you-care-to-eat location presents an award-winning, creative, and sustainable design and features 11 exhibition cooking stations. More about Bethune Annex Café

Blackburn Café features a modern design and offers all-day breakfast, enhanced vegan and vegetarian options. More about Blackburn Café.

Dining Plan Options

Meal Plans

Here are the details of the Meal Plan options:

Meal Plan Traditional 19 Traditional 14 Block 170 Block 140 Block 75 Dining Dollars Only
Cost (semester) $2,675 $2,575 $2,525 $2,525 $1,250 $1,075
Meals (weekly) 19 14        
Meals (semester)     170 140 75  
Dining Dollars (semester) $250 $300 $375 $400 $450 $1,075

 

≤ 60 Credit Hours

Students with 60 credit hours or less that reside in a required dining plan residence hall are required to select a dining plan. Below are dining plan options for student with less than or equal to 60 credit hours:

Meal Plan Traditional 19 Traditional 14 Block 170 Block 140 Block 75 Dining Dollars Only
Bethune Annex ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A
College Hall North ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A
College Hall South ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A
Cook Hall ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A
Drew Hall ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A
Harriet Tubman Quadrangle (All)  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ N/A N/A

 

≥ 61 Credit Hours

Student with 61 credits or more living in a required dining plan residence hall are required to select a dining plan. Below are dining plan options for students with > 61 credit hours:

Meal Plan Traditional 19 Traditional 14 Block 170 Block 140 Block 75 Dining Dollars Only
Bethune Annex ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
College Hall North ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
College Hall South ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cook Hall ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Drew Hall ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Harriet Tubman Quadrangle (All)  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️