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Summer Dining and Retail Options

Information about meal plans, on and off campus food options, EagleBucks, and more

Dining & Retail Options

Meal plans are available for summer resident students on campus through AU Dining, our campus food service provider. In addition to dining halls, you can purchase food on and off campus using EagleBucks at various locations. Other main campus options include Wagshal’s American Café in the Ward Building and Megabites Cafe in the tunnel. A number of restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance of campus or a short shuttle ride away.

EagleBucks, a prepaid, stored-value account included in your meal plan, is a convenient and cashless way to pay for services on and off-campus. As a form of payment, you'll also use your EagleBucks to operate laundry machines in the residence halls or make purchases in the American University Bookstore.

The Summer 2014 student meal plan options and rates are as follows:

  • 50 meal block with $225.00 EagleBucks @ $850.00
  • 25 meal block with $225.00 EagleBucks @ $538.00
  • 25 meal block with $100.00 EagleBucks @ $413.00
  • $500 EagleBucks Only @ $500.00
  • $200 EagleBucks Only @ $200.00
  • $100 EagleBucks Only @ $100.00

EagleBucks Policy

EagleBucks is a prepaid, stored value account that is accessed by your AU ID card. Because it is a pre-paid account, there is neither a fee nor a minimum balance. EagleBucks is an accepted form of payment for goods and services at various locations on and off-campus.

The EagleBucks account has been established for the convenience of purchasing goods and services on and off campus. It is not designed nor intended to act as a banking service. No interest will be paid or credited to balances maintained in the account, no withdrawals will be permitted, and banking and consumer lending regulations do not apply. The EagleBucks account will remain valid for the duration of your stay at American University.

The initial deposit to, or use of, your EagleBucks activates the account that binds you to the full terms and conditions of the agreement. You may obtain your EagleBucks account balance from any of the Eagle Bucks stations by swiping the card through the reader or by visiting Housing and Dining Programs Main Office during business hours.

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