Meal Plans

All first-year students and those living in residence halls without kitchens are required to enroll in the Mandatory Residential Meal Plan. Students can choose from three different spending levels based on their dining habits. All students will automatically be enrolled in the Base Plan and will have the option to opt up to the Premium Plan or opt down to the Light Plan听starting in mid-June. The meal plan selection deadline for the fall semester is August 31, 2024. Changes to the meal plan for the spring semester must be made by January 18, 2025.听

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All first-year students and those who live in residence halls without kitchens are automatically enrolled in the Base Mandatory Residential Meal Plan. This plan meets most students鈥 dining needs. At $3,300 per semester (approximately $32 per day, seven days a week), its funds can be spent at any of the nine qualifying on-campus dining locations. Meal plan funds can be spent any time during the same academic year they are purchased.听听

The Base Mandatory Residential Meal Plan also includes $300 per semester in Residential Dining Bucks, which provides added flexibility and variety. These funds can be used at specialty dining locations, through GET mobile ordering, and vending machines around campus. Mandatory Meal plan funds roll over from first to second semester. Residential Dining Bucks rollover until graduation.

Students can opt up to the Premium Plan or opt down to the Light Plan starting in mid-June. The meal plan selection deadline for the fall semester is August 31, 2024. Changes to the meal plan for the spring semester must be made by January 18, 2025.

Base Mandatory Residential Meal Plan$3,300
Residential Dining Bucks$300
Total Semester Value$3,600

2024-2025 Academic Year.

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Mandatory Residential Meal Plan funds are accepted at the following locations:听

Lower Live at Corcoran Commons
The Loft at Addie's at Corcoran Commons
Welch Dining Hall at Lyons
Stuart Hall on Newton Campus
Cafe 129 on Brighton Campus
Carney's at McElroy Commons
Eagle's Nest at McElroy Commons
Brookline Campus Dining Hall
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The Premium Mandatory Residential Meal Plan is designed for active students who dine on campus most of the time, including on weekends. The Premium Mandatory Residential Meal Plan includes $3,743 in meal plan funds per semester plus $350 in Residential Dining Bucks (approximately $37 per day, seven days a week).

Meal plan funds can be spent at any of the nine qualifying on-campus dining locations during the same academic year they are purchased. Residential Dining Bucks can be used at all dining halls, specialty locations, vending machines, and GET mobile ordering. Residential Dining Bucks roll over until graduation.

Students can opt up to the Premium Plan or opt down to the Light Plan starting in mid-June. The meal plan selection deadline for the fall semester is August 31, 2024. Changes to the meal plan for the spring semester must be made by January 18, 2025.

Premium Mandatory Residential Meal Plan$3,743
Residential Dining Bucks$350
Total Semester Value$4,093

2024-2025 Academic Year.听

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The Light Mandatory Residential Meal Plan is designed for students who tend to eat some meals off-campus or in their residence hall. The Light Mandatory Residential Meal Plan includes $3,050 plus $250 in Residential Dining Bucks (approximately $29 per day).听

Meal plan funds can be spent at any of the nine qualifying on-campus dining locations during the same academic year they are purchased. Residential Dining Bucks can be used at all dining halls, specialty locations, vending machines, and GET mobile ordering. Residential Dining Bucks roll over until graduation.

Students can opt up to the Premium Plan or opt down to the Light Plan starting in mid-June. The meal plan selection deadline for the fall semester is August 31, 2024. Changes to the meal plan for the spring semester must be made by January 18, 2025.

Light Mandatory Residential Meal Plan$3,050
Residential Dining Bucks$250
Total Semester Value$3,300

2024-2025 Academic Year.听

Last Farmer's Market of the 2011 growing season held in Corcoran Commons Dining Room. The event is organized by Dining Services to provide students and others the opportunity to buy locally grown produce. Photographed for the 10/20/11 issue of Chronicle.

The following provides a sample to help you choose and budget your meal plan. This chart provides an estimated cost for students' meals. Nutrient needs and amount of food differ for each person.

Light

$3050 + $250 Dining Bucks (~$29/day)


  • Two meals/day on campus
  • Off campus some weekends and breaks
  • Designed for students who tend to eat off campus or in their residence halls

Base

$3300 + $300 Dining Bucks (~$32/day)


  • Two meals/day, plus occasional snacks
  • Off campus most weekends听
  • Meets most students' needs

Premium

$3743 + $350 Dining Bucks (~$37/day)


  • Two鈥搕hree meals per day, 7-days/week
  • On campus most weekends听
  • Designed for active students/hearty eaters
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Using Your Meal Plan

Unlike other universities with a fixed number of meals per week, Boston College鈥檚 dining program is based on a declining balance system. This means you start the academic year with a starting balance on your 精东影业 ID, much like a debit card. You will only get charged for what you purchase. With a Declining Balance Meal Plan, you have the flexibility of eating what you want and when, with the option of taking food to go when needed. You can check your balance online on the Agora Portal or at the register.

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Eat what, where, how, and when you want, choosing from an expansive menu selection.

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Mandatory Residential Meal Plan funds roll over from first to second semester. Flex Bucks roll over to the next academic year.

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Enjoy extended weekends and hours of operation. Plus, all meals are available for take out.

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Treat your friends and family to an award-winning meal at one of our dining halls.

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