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Dining Terms & Conditions

General Terms

  • There are no refunds allowed on Lifestyle and Dining Dollar plan purchases. All sales are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
  • Any remaining meal swipes or Dining Dollars at the time your student, faculty, staff, or visitor/affiliate relationship with the University ends or is no longer active will be forfeited.
  • Prices, plans, dining locations, and hours of operation are subject to change.
  • The plan holder must present their valid Bronco Card or digital Bronco Card at all dining locations each time of use.
  • Idaho state sales tax (currently 6%) is applicable to the base price of the meals, and will be taxed at the time of plan purchase.
  • All Dining Dollars will be taxed at the time of transaction.

Key Definitions

Meal SwipesMeal swipe, used at dining halls.
Dining DollarsPrepaid funds, similar to a gift card. You can reload anytime by visiting the Info Desk. Dining Dollars can be used at participating food service locations.
Weekly Meal PlanPlans come with Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, and Guest Meals. Meal Swipe balance resets weekly to a set amount, Dining Dollars and Guest Meals do not reset.
Lifestyle PlanPlans come with Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars (excluding the Byte plan). The full balance is loaded at the time of purchase and does not reset.
Guest MealsUsed at dining halls to allow more than one entry within the time block.

Plan Conditions


  • Meal swipes provide access to the Buster’s Kitchen and Southfork. The availability of options varies by location.
  • Meal swipes are restricted to a 30-minute interval between use.
  • Meal swipes reset on your Bronco Card weekly between 2-3am on Monday morning.
  • Dining Dollars become available for use at 10am on the first day of move-in.
  • Unused Dining Dollars will carry over from fall to spring; expiring at the end of the spring semester.
  • Plan pricing and plan dates apply to the semester of purchase.


  • Meal swipes and Dining Dollars are loaded on your Bronco Card at the time of purchase and expire one year from the date of purchase.


  • Dining Dollars can be used at all campus dining locations.
  • Plans are loaded on your Bronco Card at the time of purchase and expire one year from purchase.

Weekly Meal Plan Cancellations & Refunds