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Dining at Bentley

Nutritious, Accessible & Inclusive

Dining at Bentley

Bentley Dining is committed to providing nutritious, accessible, and inclusive dining experiences for our students. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a full meal, our dining services offer a variety of options to suit every taste and dietary need. Explore our meal plans, our campus locations, and everything dining has to offer.

Allergies and Dietary Accommodations

Bentley's dining is dedicated to accommodating food allergies and dietary restrictions, offering personalized plans, Simple Servings allergen-free options, and a MyZone area for gluten-free needs. Students with specific dietary requirements can consult with the dining staff or reach out to Bentley’s dining services for additional assistance.

Dietitian Services

Bentley is committed to providing an accessible, equitable, and inclusive dining experience. We strive to meet the dietary needs of all participants. If you have specific dietary needs, please contact our Director of Resident Dining Operations to discuss appropriate accommodations.

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Sustainable Initiatives

Dining provides a trayless dining experience in the 921 to conserve water and the use of green reusable containers to minimize single-use waste. Additionally, unused food is donated to local shelters and food banks to help reduce food waste and support the community.

Meal Plans

Bentley University offers diverse meal plans including block meal plans with a set number of meals per semester. Each plan includes discretionary dollars for use at on-campus dining locations beyond the main dining hall. Some plans also offer options for meal trades at select eateries, ensuring flexibility in dining choices to accommodate various dietary preferences and demonstrating the university's commitment to meeting student needs.

Block plans provide a specific number of meals each semester for use at the 921 Dining Hall or through Meal Trades, if applicable. Unused meals do not roll over and are forfeited at the end of the semester. Use of a Meal Trade negates use of a meal at the 921 Dining Hall within the same meal period. 

•    Block 304 includes 5 Meal Trades*, plus $350 discretionary
•    Block 240 includes 5 Meal Trades*, plus $375 discretionary
•    Block 192 includes 5 Meal Trades*, plus $425 discretionary
•    Block 20 Apartment, plus $750 discretionary

Meal trades will be used to purchase (1) entree, (1) side and (1) drink in designated retail locations. These locations will include all Lacava stations (with the exception of Starbucks Express,) Harry's, and Currito's. Meals are non-transferrable.

*Trades are per week.

First-year students are required to purchase a Block 304 plan which includes 5 Meal Trades*, plus $350 discretionary funds. This plan allows access to the 921 Dining Hall for every meal during the semester!

View Meal Plans and Rates : 2024-2025 Room & Board Rates.pdf

Students who live on campus in suites without full kitchens are required to purchase a meal plan. Students in apartments with kitchens, as well as commuters, are not required to purchase a meal plan but are welcome to select a meal plan if they would like. Meal Plan Offerings are as follows:
•    Students residing in Suites - required to select from Block 304, 240,or 192
•    Students residing in Apartments/Commuters - can select from Block 304, 240, 192, or 20, but are not required

The meal plans allow rollover of discretionary funds from fall to spring. At the end of the spring semester, remaining discretionary funds will be forfeited. 

Residents from any area may increase or add a meal plan at any time.

View Meal Plans and Rates : 2024-2025 Room & Board Rates.pdf

To select or change your meal plan:

Log on to the Housing Portal.

  1. Click on the Meal Plan tab.
  2. Select “Change My Plan.”
  3. Confirm the term before you submit your purchase.

Students are able to make changes to their Fall 2024 Meal Plans from July through early September 2024. More information will be sent to students via email.

Dining Locations

The 921

Location: The Student Center


Location: The Student Center


Location: Student Center


Location: Student Center

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Location: The Bentley Library

LaCava Café

Location: LaCava

Starbucks Express

Location: LaCava


Location: Dana Center

The Falcon Market

The Falcon Market is an on campus convenient store located on the first floor of Collins Hall near Mail Services.  Students can find everything from healthy snacks and beverages to ready-to-eat meals, catering to diverse dietary preferences and needs. The market also features an assortment of grocery items, allowing students to stock up on essentials without leaving campus.

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Avoid the Line!

Grubhub is an app that allows you to pre-order meals for pickup on campus.

Available Locations:
Einstein Bros. Bagels, Currito, Harry's, LaCava Café, natural!, and Starbucks Express

How to Get Started:

  1. Download and create/sign in to the Grubhub app.
  2. Go to the account tab and select campus dining.
  3. Choose Bentley University and your affiliation.
  4. Add your campus card to use Falcon Funds, Discretionary, or Meal Trades.