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Campus Dining

Students eating lunch at Harrington Dining Hall Students getting pizza at Harrington Dining Hall

All students living in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan. Commuter students may also opt-in to a meal plan. You may change your meal plan until the end of the drop/add period of the fall semester, but after that time you cannot change your meal plan until the next academic year.  All residential students will be assigned the minimum required meal plan option if no selection is made.  If you would like to change your meal plan, you can do so through your myBelmont account under the housing tab.

If you are having trouble selecting a meal plan, here are a few suggestions:  Try considering your daily routine...Do you eat three meals a day?  Will your class schedule, studying, extracurricular activities and social events interfere with dining?  Will you miss dinner due to employment or evening classes?  Anticipating the answers to these and similar questions will help you to create a meal plan that best fits your lifestyle.

Meal Plan Options for All Students (2019-20)

Unlimited + 100 Declining Points

14 meals/week + 275 Declining Points (minimum required for all freshman students)

Meal Plan Options for Upperclassmen Only (2019-20)

7 meals/week + 400 Declining Points (minimum required for all upperclassman facilities)

5 meals/week (Available for commuter students only)*

Declining Points are loaded onto the students ID card and it works much like a "check card".  Declining Points do not roll over from semester to semester and must be used or those funds will be lost.  Additional funds, called Bruin Bucks, can be billed to your student account up until the last day of drop/add.  After that, they must be purchased through Belmont Central.  Bruin Bucks roll over semester to semester until the students graduates and can be refunded if there is any left on the student's account upon graduation.  Bruin Bucks can also be used at off campus locations. Click here for an updated list of merchants.

*Commuter meal plans are purchased for the entire academic year and billed per semester. 

Dietary Accommodations

Belmont University dining services offer food selections to meet a variety of diets and dietary needs. Students with special dietary needs are expected to communicate their needs and restrictions to the Dining Team. Students with food allergies are strongly encouraged to contact Kara Miller (, campus dietitian, to discuss safe food options on campus. 

Additional Resources
University Cost Estimator
Sodexo (dining services provider)
A Guide to Managing Food Allergies in College