There are four main dining halls conveniently spread across campus: Burke, Bryant, Lakeside, and the Fresh Food Company. Each one is unique and delicious, so try them all and see which best fits you and your schedule! Remember, they all take your mandatory freshman meal plan. In addition to these, if you need a quick pick-me-up, you can always stop by Starbucks– there’s one on the first floor of the Ferguson Student Center and at the Corner SUPe Store on Bryant Drive! There are also retail locations in the Ferguson Student Center, Lloyd Hall, and Alston Hall. Make sure you check out the locations and times that food trucks are scattered across campus- they are convenient for a bite on the go.

Also, make sure you check out the locations and times that food trucks are scattered across campus, to grab a delicious bite on the go!

Bama Cash vs. Dining Dollars

Have you ever wondered the difference between Bama Cash and Dining Dollars? We are here to help!

Bama Cash

Bama Cash serves as your University debit card where you can deposit funds as needed via myBama. You can swipe your Action Card at more than 100 locations on and off campus using Bama Cash as your payment. It can also be used for a variety of purchases such as: books/supplies, gas, laundry, groceries, printing, food, and more! This is the only currency used for laundry machines in residence halls!

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars, on the other hand, are allotted to every student who is taking nine credit hours or more on campus. You have $325 to spend at Bama Dining locations (including Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks!), most vending machines, and two off-campus restaurants (Buffalo Phil’s and Domino’s).

Dining Dollars Budget Breakdown

  1. You have approximately 115 days per semester. (80 weekdays and 48 weekend days)
  2. You will have $325 Dining Dollars per semester.

 

Daily Snack

If you are constantly on the go and in need of a midday pick-me-up this is the plan for you!

$3 per day

Tall Starbucks Coffee, Auntie Anne’s Pretzel, or vending machine snack! 

Weekday Lunch

If you’re the type who needs to stop and grab a hearty lunch to stay focused during your busy day, this plan will be your best friend!

$5 per weekday (Monday – Thursday)

An entree from Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s, Panda Express, or any other Restaurant at the Ferguson Center! 

Weekend Splurge

If you stick to the dining halls all week then weekends are your time to splurge on your favorite restaurants with this plan!

$7 per weekend day (Friday-Sunday)

A meal from the Ferguson Center Food Court, Buffalo Phil’s, or even a Domino’s Pizza! 

Other Dining Locations