General Information

Foodservice for Room and Board House Residents

At our 17 room and board houses, all-you-can-eat food is included in your rent during the academic year. You cannot opt out. During the summer, you have a choice between houses with food and houses without food.

There is no food service provided at the Rochdale, Fenwick, or Northside apartments during the Fall, Spring or Summer terms.

In the 17 co-op houses, members prepare dinner for the house as part of their 5-hour a week workshift. For other meals, the fully stocked pantry and commercial kitchen are available for you to use to make your own meals. The BSC purchases food in bulk to keep costs low, though members are also welcome to buy and make their own food.

Non-Resident Boarding and Meal Contracts

Could massive fridges stocked full of dairy, meat, condiments, produce, etc. available 24/7 be a dream come true? For those living in a Co-op apartment or house without food service, or for those not living in the BSC, meal contracts are available will be available. You can choose between 24/7 unlimited access or 5-night dinner plans. Boarding is a great way to learn more about the co-op, meet great people and become involved in the co-op community! Central-level non-member boarders earn wait list priority (but do NOT earn co-op seniority points) after 70 days of boarding.

You must meet the student eligibility requirements to be a central-level boarder. You will need to provide verification of your student eligibility to the housing department ( before we can accept a boarding contract. BSC student eligibility policy can be found here:


Coopers enjoying cooking together.