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Butler Dining

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Butler Dining 2020–2021

All students living in a Butler University residence hall are enrolled in a Resident Dining Plan. Students have the option of enrolling in either of the Resident Dining Plans offered each semester. The Resident Dining Plans include meal swipes as well as Flex Dollars that can be utilized at retail locations. A meal or card swipe ("swipe") is an all-you-care-to-eat (AYCTE) meal at the Atherton Union Marketplace Café during normal operating hours. Flex Dollars can be used at any of the retail locations including Starbucks, Plum Market at C-Club, C-store in Apartment Village, HRC, and ResCo. Meal swipes are deposited onto cards at the start of each semester and do not roll over from semester to semester. You may also add Dawg Buck funds to your account if you run low. For more information on how to use your meal plan, click here

The Community Block Plans allow for the swipe to be used at any meal at the Atherton Union Marketplace Café. Meal swipes may also be used as a "combo package" at retail locations. More information on Butler Dining is available at

Resident Dining Plans

(Required for Irvington, Fairview, Ross and Residential College)
300 Block Plan + $400 Flex Dollars $3,715/semester $7,430 per academic year
250 Block Plan + $600 Flex Dollars $3,715/semester $7,430 per academic year

Community Dining Plans (Voluntary)

115 Block Plan + $600 Flex Dollars $2,205/semester $4,410 per academic year
50 Block Plan + $300 Flex Dollars $1,010/semester $2,020 per academic year
25 Block Plan + $250 Flex Dollars $625/semester $1,250 per academic year

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars can be used in the Atherton Marketplace, Starbucks, Plum Market, Trip’s Corner Market in the basement of AV, and the Nutrition Café at HRC. Students may dine, purchase items to go, or just grab a cup of coffee. Unspent Flex Dollars DO NOT roll over from semester to semester. Flex dollars are not refundable.

Dawg Bucks

Dawg Bucks is a declining balance account that is linked to your ID card and enables you to use your ID card to pay for on-campus meals/food. There also may be the opportunity to use Dawg bucks at local restaurant partnerships in the near future. Dawg bucks can be added to your account throughout the semester. 

Unused Dawg Bucks balances roll over from year-to-year. Unspent balances less than $25 at withdrawal or graduation will be forfeited. Refunds of balances greater than $25 will be issued if requested in writing within 90 days after withdrawal or graduation from Butler University. All refund requests are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Balances remaining past 90 days after separation will be forfeited. 

Purchase Dawg Bucks online.

Add or Change Meal Plan

Students in ResCo, Ross, Irvington, Fairview may change from their Resident Dining Plan between the two options described above.  

Dawg Bucks can be purchased via debit or credit card directly from Butler Dining anytime during the academic year by emailing  

Students who have a housing application, non-residential application, or greek application can re-enter their application and visit the page with the meal plan to add or change their own meal plan. Students wishing to cancel their meal plan, should contact Chris O'Donnell (

More Information

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