Dining Services

College-in-the-Woods Dining Center will close until further notice

In support of continuing in-person classes, College-in-the-Woods (CIW) Dining Center will close beginning Friday, Feb 26 until further notice. CIW Dining Center will be used to prepare meals for those in isolation and quarantine. Binghamton University Dining Services is able to serve you at the operations that remain open. All meals are available for take-out only. For a full list of available dining operations, visit the Binghamton University Dining Services website.

Reopening FAQ

How will dining on campus work?
Campus dining facilities, both resident and retail, has adopted operating procedures that provides food in single-serving, ready-for-takeout packaging and also institutes increased sanitation at customer touch points. Dining facilities are configured so diners will have designated entry points and exit points, with patrons queued in lines that adhere to social distancing guidelines. In resident dining facilities, a greeter will control the entry to the serving area. Some seating will be available consistent with social distancing guidelines provided by New York state and SUNY. Self-service condiments, food and beverage stations have been discontinued. Touchless payment is being used at all locations and Plexiglass barriers have been installed at cashier stations. For additional details, visit the  Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) website.

How will Dining Dollar rollovers work?
If you will live in a residence hall on campus this spring
(Mountainview, Hinman, CIW, Dickinson or Newing), your dining dollars will automatically roll over to your spring meal plan account. This happens about a week after the start of classes. The default meal plan selection is Plan C, but if you have a large carryover balance, you may want to select a smaller meal plan for the upcoming semester. You will make this change using BU BRAIN.

If you will be a commuter student this spring (including students living in Hillside and Susquehanna communities) and have:

  • A spending balance greater than $100, your meal plan dining dollars can be easily transferred, dollar for dollar, to the $25 Plan at no additional cost. This is a retail plan and does not include resident pricing. Details can be found on the BUDS website. You will need to contact the meal plan office at mealplans@budining.com or 607-777-6000 to choose this option. You cannot choose this option online.
  • A spending balance greater than $340 can be used to purchase a Commuter Semester Plan at no additional cost. You will need to contact the meal plan office at mealplans@budining.com or 607-777-6000 to choose this option. You cannot choose this option online. *Note: You can select a $25 Plan mentioned above if you prefer. 

If you took fall 2020 off, or attended only online classes and plan to return to campus for spring 2021:

  • And your dining dollars spending balance is greater than $100, the balance will be carried over to the meal plan you purchase for the spring 2021 semester.
  • If your balance is less than $100, it will not automatically be carried forward and will not be refunded. If you return to live on campus for the spring 2021 semester, you will be required to enroll in a resident meal plan for that semester.

If you are transferring to another university or discontinuing your studies at Binghamton for more than one semester, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Additional information is available in the meal plan FAQs on the Binghamton University Dining Services (BUDS) website.

Binghamton University Dining Services

Binghamton University offers a wide variety of dining options to suit everyone's needs on campus. We're proud to partner with Sodexo to deliver quality meals with superior service. All residents living in University housing, except those living in Susquehanna and Hillside communities, are required to participate in one of the resident dining plans.

Dining Services website 

Dining Plans

All residents living in University housing, except those living in Susquehanna and Hillside communities, are required to participate in one of the resident dining plans. Both resident and commuter dining plans are available. 

Meal Plan Options

Retail Dining

Binghamton University has a lot of retail dining as well.

Retail Dining Options

Food Safety

Binghamton University Dining Services ensures food safety through the use of the following Food Policy. 

Binghamton University Food Policy (MP 504)

Food Safety BroCHURE

During a self-catered event the Food Policy Waiver of Liability Form must be submitted to Auxiliary Services 15 days prior to event date. 

Food Policy Waiver of Liability Form

Alcoholic Beverages on Campus

ALCOHOL POLICY AT UNIVERSITY-SANCTIONED EVENTS (MP 505)