Dining & Meal Plans

Dining and meal plans

We offer a variety of food choices and dining plans to accommodate students' lifestyles and schedules.

Bison Café

Located in the Bennett Campus Center, the Bison Café offers a variety of freshly prepared food selections and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cafeteria setting. Hours vary by the school year calendar.

On-campus Food Court

Within Bennett, students can also find more fast-food options, including Chick-fil-AStarbucks, Blue Coast Burrito, Papa John's Pizza, ZeBi's and more. 

Off-campus Dining Options—Bison Bucks

Just as the city is our campus and the world our classroom, the city is becoming our dinner table. Students now have more dining options as part of a new off-campus dining program. We're currently finalizing our Bison Bucks locations for the upcoming academic year. Check the Lipscomb Dining Services website for the current list of those locations.

Meal Plans 2017-2018

  • Bison Stampede (14 dining hall meals a week with $500 Dining Dollars) $2,600
  • Bison Herd (12 dining hall meals a week with $600 Dining Dollars) $2,430
  • Bison Traveler (7 dining hall meals a week with $650 Dining Dollars) $2,250
  • Bison Four (4 dining hall meals a week with $500 Dining Dollars) $1,550
  • The Village Residents (all dining dollars) $1,150
  • The Freshman Commuter (45 meals and $75 dining dollars) $345.00
  • Unlimited Freshman Experience I (with $425 Dining Dollars) $2,614
  • Unlimited Freshman Experience II (with $250 Dining Dollars) $2,432

Dining Dollars will roll from fall to spring as long as a meal plan is purchased for the spring. Dining Dollars will expire at the end of the spring semester.

All students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. The Herd meal plan will be assigned to upperclassman and The Unlimited Freshman with $250.00 will be assigned to freshman who do not choose a meal plan. The Village meal plan will be added to the Village residents. Meals are only for the student who has purchased them. 

Note: Incoming freshmen and those who are beginning the fall semester with less than 24 earned credit hours are required to purchase a freshman experience plan. Bison Four is for Seniors (90+ hours) and The Village Plan is for Village residents only. Meal Plans cannot be adjusted (dropped or changed) after the first week of school has concluded. 

If you would like information about Bison Bucks, click here.
*As of September 2013, Bison Bucks are no longer loaded through the Residence Life Office and cannot be charged to the students bill.

For more information regarding pricing for room and board, click here.

Meal Plan Form

Please fill out this form to select your meal plan.
If you are an on campus student you are required to have a meal plan assignment. NOTE: The Unlimited Freshman Experience plans are required for anyone with less than 24 credit hours. Bison Four, The Freshman Commuter, and The Village meal plans are only available to students matching those criteria (seniors by hours, freshman living off campus, or Village residents, respectively). If you choose a meal plan for which you are ineligible, you will not receive that plan. Please check your student account before you return in August to avoid any meal plan issues.