Board Bucks & Meal Plans
|Plan||Number of Meals||Guest Meals||Board Bucks (Per Semester)|
|Block Plan I||158 meals per semester||10 per semester||350|
|Block Plan II||130 meals per semester||10 per semester||500|
|Weekly Plan I*||14 meals per week||10 per semester||100|
|Weekly Plan II*||9 meals per week||10 per semester||500|
|Flex Plan||101 meals per semester||10 per semester||650|
|Commuter Plan||50 meals per plan||N/A||150 (per plan)|
* If all the meals on the weekly plan are not used in a single week, they DO NOT transfer to the next week.
Selecting a Meal Plan
Students living on campus may choose among the two Block Plans, two Weekly Plans, or the Flex Plan. The Commuter Plan is designed specifically for off-campus students. It is important to note, however, that students who do not select their Meal Plan during housing registration will automatically be registered for the Flex Plan.
Changing a Meal Plan
Students may change their meal plan once per semester. Changes are initiated online and must occur prior to the end of the College's add/drop period. Changes made will be effective no later than the Monday following the submission of the student's change request form.
Additional changes will be granted under extreme circumstances by appeal to the Food and Housing Petition Board. Please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for information regarding the petition process.
Carrying Over Board Bucks
At the end of the fall semester, any unused Board bucks will be carried over to the next semester. Board bucks associated with on-campus meal plans do not carry over to the next academic year. At the end of the spring semester, students can request a 50% refund of their remaining Board Bucks over $10.00. To request this refund, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org from their Emerson email account letting us know which mailing address to use.
Commuter meal plans and their associated Board bucks will be carried over to the next semester and/or next academic year until the balances are depleted.
Meals To Go
Looking for a meal on the run?
Students are allowed to take their Dining Hall meals to go. Just ask at the front counter. We offer reusable to-go containers to help reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.
The containers are available for sale in the Little Building C-Store for $5.00, and can only be used in the Dining Hall. Compostable to-go containers are available for $0.50 each.
Students can return their used reusable to-go containers to the Dining Hall in exchange for a new, clean container or a rain check to receive a container at a later time.
Please ask a manager in the Dining Hall for more details.
ECCASH: OFF-CAMPUS MERCHANTS
The following merchants accept ECCash:
Boloco:176 Boylston Street
Earl of Sandwich: 1B Charles Street
Crazy Dough's Pizza: City Place
D'Angelo: City Place
CVS: 631 Washington Street
Piperi Mediterranean Grill: 33 Tremont Street
Uburger: 140 Tremont Street
Lambert’s Marketplace: 140 Tremont Street
Sal’s Pizza: 150 Tremont Street
Subway: 144 Tremont Street
Domino's Pizza: 64 Staniford Street
UFood Grill: 530 Washington Street