Meal Plan Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

*Hours subject to change due to holidays and University breaks

If you have questions, please call us at 607.777.6000 or toll-free at 1.888.858.9167
To purchase a meal plan or add money to your existing plan, click here.
Want to know if you're staying on budget? Click here.

Binghamton University meal plans provide the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. With your meal plan, you have the freedom to dine anywhere on campus, anytime you want. All students living on campus are required by the University to purchase a Resident Dining meal plan, with the exception of students living in Hillside and Susquehanna communities.

It works just like a debit card. Each time you purchase a meal at one of our dining locations, the amount is deducted from your account balance. Dining Dollars are yours to spend when and where you want.

The cost of your meal plan is made up of two components:

  1. Membership Fee - This covers the non-food costs associated with operating your four Resident Dining Halls (Appalachian, C4, CIW, and Hinman). This includes labor, supplies, maintenance, utilities, and paper.  
  2. Dining Dollars - The amount that can be spent on your food purchases; this differs based on the meal plan you choose.

Resident Meal Plan Benefits:
  • Flexibility of choosing a meal plan size that reflects your unique eating habits. Unlike traditional meal plans, there are no lost meals and no limits on how often or when you can dine, as long as there are Dining Dollars on the meal plan. You can eat twice a day or eight times a day, you can spend $5 per day or $25 per day ... it's your choice.
  • Convenience of using one card for all campus dining purchases. Your student ID card is your ticket to eat when and how you want! It works just like a debit card. Each time you purchase a meal at one of our dining locations, the amount is deducted from your account balance.
  • One of the biggest benefits of having a meal plan is receiving a significant discount in the Resident Dining Halls on campus. Since the membership fee covers all non-food costs, you receive a significant discount on prepared food items at any one of the four Resident Dining Halls.
  • With a meal plan, you have increased buying power while maintaining the flexibility to eat at any dining venue on campus. 
  • When you buy meals and snacks with your meal plan, you pay no sales tax!
  • Enjoy many types of dining experiences at over 30 dining locations, on and off campus. Your meal plan allows you the freedom to eat in our Resident Dining Halls, cafés, on-campus restaurants, convenience stores, and The MarketPlace.
  • Food to fit your mood and lifestyle including vegetarian, vegan, allergen-friendly, Kosher, and Halal, as well as healthy & balanced meal options.
  • Ability to add Dining Dollars to your plan anytime, anywhere (in person at the Meal Plan Office located in the Union Undergrounds, by phone at 607-777-6000, or online)
  • Carryover! If you have any unspent Dining Dollars at the end of a semester, the balance will carry over as long as you purchase a new meal plan in the new semester. You can continue to do this until you have a break in enrollment (such as graduation), even if you move off campus! Dining Dollars from your Resident meal plan will carry over to a Commuter/On-Campus Apartment meal plan.

Binghamton University Commuter/On-Campus Apartment meal plans are available to all students living in Hillside, Susquehanna, or off-campus housing. To purchase a meal plan online, visit Account Access or to purchase a meal plan by mail, complete Commuter/On-Campus Apartment Meal Plan Registration Form


Commuter/On-Campus Apartment Meal Plan Details:

  • You may choose from 3 meal plans and enjoy many types of dining experiences in over 30 dining locations on and off-campus.  
  • Your student ID card is your meal plan card and works just like a debit card. Each time you purchase food, the total amount will be deducted from your account balance. 
  • Save Money! You will not pay sales tax on any purchase. 
  • Food to fit your mood and lifestyle including vegetarian, vegan, allergen-friendly, Kosher and Halal, as well as healthy & balanced meal options. 
  • Ability to add money to your meal plan anytime, anywhere (in person at the Meal Plan Office located in the Union Undergrounds, by phone at 607-777-6000, or online)
  • If you have any unspent Dining Dollars at the end of the semester, the balance will carry over as long as you purchase a new meal plan in the next consecutive semester. 

Commuter Meal Plan Pricing

2023-2024 Commuter/On-Campus Apartment Meal Plan Pricing PDF   



Commuter Annual and Semester Meal Plan Details:  

The cost of the Commuter Annual and Commuter Semester meal plans is made up of two components: 
  1. Membership Fee - This covers the non-food costs associated with operating your four Resident Dining Halls (Appalachian, C4, CIW, and Hinman). This includes labor, supplies, maintenance, utilities, and paper. 
  2. Dining Dollars - The amount that can be spent on your food purchases. 

Commuter Annual 

For the student looking for value while dining in the Resident Dining Halls for the entire academic year. This plan offers reduced pricing in the four Resident Dining Halls on prepared food items. This plan may also be used at retail locations with retail pricing.

  • Buy in Fall and use your Dining Dollars throughout the academic year 
  • $775 per academic year = $400 Dining Dollars / $375 membership fee 
  • Save 8% sales tax every time you use your card
 

Commuter Semester 

For the student looking for value while dining in the Resident Dining Halls for one semester. This plan offers reduced pricing in the four Resident Dining Halls on prepared food items. This plan may also be used at all retail locations with retail pricing.  

  • Buy at any time during a semester and use your Dining Dollars until the last day of finals for that semester
  • $400 per academic year = $200 Dining Dollars / $200 membership fee  
 

The 25 Plan 

For the student who dines mostly in our Retail Dining locations, such as, The MarketPlace, Dunkin', Library Tower Cafe, Starbucks, Einstein's and more for the entire academic year. This plan is also accepted at the four Resident Dining Halls; however, you will be charged 1.8 times the posted price for prepared food items since there is no membership fee as part of this plan.

  • Only $25 to open!
  • Save 8% sales tax every time you use your card 
  • 10% bonus added for every dollar deposited 
  • 18% total savings over using credit cards

Do You Have A Carryover Balance Of Over $100? See the Options Below

If you have a balance from the previous semester of $100 or more, check out our no-purchase enrollment meal plan options below. If the Commuter Semester or Commuter Annual plan is selected, the Membership Fee will be deducted from the carryover balance. No-purchase enrollments must be done by calling 607-777-6000 or emailing the Meal Plan Office.

  • Carryover over $100 – you can enroll in the $25 Plan. Your entire carryover balance will be moved to the new plan and available to spend.
  • Carryover over $400 – you can enroll in the Commuter Semester Plan. The $200 Membership Fee will be deducted from your carryover balance and the remaining balance will be moved to your new plan and available to spend. This plan is valid for one semester. *Note that you may choose the $25 Plan above if you prefer. 
  • Carryover over $775 – you can enroll in the Commuter Annual Plan. The $375 Membership Fee will be deducted from your carryover balance and the remaining balance will be moved to your new plan and available to spend. This plan is valid for the academic year. *Note that you may choose the $25 Plan or the Commuter Semester Plan (above) if you prefer. 
  • For balances of less than $100, once you purchase one of the Commuter/On-Campus Apartment meal plans your carryover balance will be added to your newly purchased plan. To purchase a meal plan online visit Account Access or to purchase a meal plan by mail, complete Commuter/On-Campus Apartment Meal Plan Registration Form
If you choose not to enroll in a plan, either through the no-purchase options or by purchasing a new meal plan, your carryover funds will not be available to use.

 

A Faculty/Staff meal plan offers the simplicity of only carrying your Binghamton University picture ID card for food purchases on campus - no need to worry about having cash in your pocket!

  • Your account works like a prepaid debit card; the account is reduced by the dollar amount of each purchase including tax. 
  • A minimum deposit of only $25 is required to enroll
  • Binghamton University Dining Services will add a 10% bonus to every dollar you deposit to your account!
  • Dining Dollars are available throughout the year. 

You may enroll at any time, either in person at the Meal Plan Office (located in the Union Undergrounds) or use our easy and convenient online system to open your new Faculty/Staff meal plan account. You can add Dining Dollars any time your balance gets low, either in person, by phone at 607-777-6000, or through our online account access.

Please note that Faculty/Staff members using this plan will be charged 1.8 times the posted price in the Resident Dining Halls.

Department Accounts:

Does your department host special events throughout the year? Why not open a Department Account at the same time and charge your special catered events to your account? You’ll get the same 10% bonus that individual accounts receive. The savings, especially for catered events, really add up. We suggest each department account start with $100 which will automatically turn your buying power into $110.

Note: This dining account works at all dining locations, however, accounts will be charged 1.8 times the posted price in the Resident Dining Halls.

Why wait? Sign up for a Department Account here.

Binghamton University Card System  


BUC$ is an optional student service where you can place money on your student ID, turning it into a "Gift Card" for certain University services. There are no service fees, no activation fees, and the money carries over from semester to semester. When you graduate or close your account, you can request any money left be refunded to you. You do not lose anything from using the program!

To add money or manage your BUC$ account, please click here.


On-Campus Locations that Accept BUC$:

  • Anderson Center Ticket Office
  • Campus Printing (color prints)*
  • Digital Media Center*
  • Emerging Tech Studio*
  • Food Co-Op
  • Library (copiers and paying fines)*
  • Print Solutions
  • SA Inc.
  • Science Store*
  • University Bookstore
  • Watters Theater Ticket Office
*ONLY accepts BUC$ for payment
 

Deposits for your BUC$ Account  
If you would like to register for a BUC$ account, click here, print out the form, fill it out, and send it to:


Binghamton University Dining Services  
Meal Plan Office  
Binghamton University  
P.O. Box 6000  
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000


For terms & conditions, click here

If you have questions just call the Meal Plan office at 607.777.6000 or toll-free at 1.888.858.9167

Frequently Asked Questions

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