Dining Funds vs. Black Bear Bucks

Dining Funds

5 percent discount off of cash price for all-you-care-to-eat meals at Hilltop, Wells Central and York


5 percent discount at any of our on-campus locations such as the Bear’s Den, Bear’s Den Café and Pub, Oakes Room Café (Fogler Library), Union Central Market and Bear Bites, Too (DP Corbett Business Bldg) & Hilltop Market


No food sales tax (about 8 percent of total bill) at any of our on-campus locations such as the Bear’s Den, Bear’s Den Café and Pub, Oakes Room Café (Fogler Library), Union Central Market and Bear Bites, Too (DP Corbett Business Bldg) & Hilltop Market


Can be used in on-campus dining facilities only


Expire the day after commencement


Are non-refundable, but carry over from fall to spring semester


May be charged to your Student Account


You may open an account by visiting the MaineCard Service Center in Memorial Union. You may load additional Dining Funds into your account at any time in increments of $25 or more.

Black Bear Bucks

5 percent discount off of cash price for all-you-care-to-eat meals at Hilltop, Wells Central and York


5 percent discount at any of our on-campus locations such as the Bear’s Den, Bear’s Den Café and Pub, Oakes Room Café (Fogler Library), Union Central Market and Bear Bites, Too (DP Corbett Business Bldg) & Hilltop Market


No food sales tax  (about 8 percent of total bill) at any of our on-campus locations such as the Bear’s Den, Bear’s Den Café and Pub, Oakes Room Café (Fogler Library), Union Central Market and Bear Bites, Too (DP Corbett Business Bldg) & Hilltop Market


Can be used on campus (Dining, Bookstore,  MaineBound Adventure Center, and more) and off campus; see complete list of participating merchants


Do not expire


Can be refunded when you are no longer associated with the University


May not be charged to a Student Account


You may open an account by visiting the MaineCard online card office or the MaineCard Service Center in Memorial Union. You or a guest may add Black Bear Bucks to an existing account at any time using the online card office.