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Meal Plans

A successful journey on campus begins with friendships and great food. There are several meal plans to choose from and all are designed to meet the needs of our campus community.

Dining Services – BenUeats

BenUeats campus eateries include Bennys, The Pub at Coal Ben, #Coffee and Concessions at Sports Complex are brought to you by Benedictine staff and Chartwells Higher Education through partnership.

Meal Plan Requirement & Resources

All residents are required to carry a meal plan during the term of their housing agreement. Meal Plan selection occurs within the Housing Portal and often follows the Room-Selection Process. Each plan includes Dining$ (dining dollars) that can be used at all on-campus eateries. Dining$ are discretionary dollars that lets your BenCard work like a debit card that can be used to purchase coffee, beverages, snacks, additional meals, or groceries. Students can always add more BBuck$ online at dining.ben.edu or by visiting Benny’s located in the Krasa Student Center.

  • Student ID Requirement – Meals/Dining$ are available upon presentation of a valid Benedictine University student I.D. card.
  • Meal Plan Schedule – The meal plan includes food service for residents only when the University is in session during the academic year. This does not include Thanksgiving Break, Winter Holiday Break, Spring Break or the Easter holiday weekend. Hours of operation are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Meal Plan Credits – Credit will not be given for unused meals or “Dining$”. Unused meals from the fall semester will not roll over to the spring term. Dining$ will not roll over to the spring semester if the student cancels housing and will not roll over into the following academic year.
  • Meal Plan Exemptions – Exceptions to the meal plan are only permitted for medical or dietary reasons through the approved accommodations process facilitated by Academic Support Center (ASC). Before any accommodation is approved, students must first consult with Dining Services to determine whether the dietary concerns can be accommodated through the meal plan. If the exemption is officially approved, meal plan charges will be prorated for the term in which the approval is granted. Unless the exemption is approved as a temporary accommodation, the exemption will continue to be granted throughout the student’s time in University housing without further action from the student.

For more information regarding meals, hours and menu’s offered, visit the Dining Services website at www.dineoncampus.com/benu.