The convenience of a Bear Bucks account - right on your Griz Card.

Bear Bucks is a declining balance food purchasing account available for students, faculty, and staff, which spends just like cash at all UM Dining operations and the Iron Griz. You'll receive a 25% discount off the cash entry price to the Food Zoo all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining room when you use your Bear Bucks account.  Your Griz Card contains your Bear Bucks account; activate it today with a minimum deposit of $20!

Features of BEAR BUCKS include:

  • Accepted at the Food Zoo and all UM Dining retail locations.
  • A 25% discount off the cash price to the Food Zoo Dining Room:
    • Chef-crafted meals - menu varies daily
    • Produce from UM Dining gardens and fresh food from local suppliers
    • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly and allergen-free sections
    • Open weekdays this summer:  11:00 - 1:30 (excluding holidays)
  • A 5% premium when making a deposit of $200 or more (deposit $200 and spend $210!).
  • Add additional funds to your Bear Bucks account at any time!

 Looking for a deeper discount in the Food Zoo?  Check out our new Summer Meal Plans, available to UM students, faculty and staff May 14 - August 24.  Call or stop in today!

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Make a deposit
                           *For UM students, faculty and staff.

Payroll deduction
        *Payroll deduction for faculty,
               contract and classified staff only.

Bear Bucks discount vs. Food Zoo cash price

Meals 

Bear Bucks Price

Cash Price

Breakfast/Continental Breakfast

$7.69

$10.25

Lunch & Brunch

$8.44

$11.25

Dinner

$9.19

$12.25

Make deposits to Bear Bucks online, via phone (406)-243-6325, or in person in the UM Dining Main Office, Lommasson Center 114.  Payment methods include cash, check, credit/debit card, and CyberBear account.  (Some restrictions apply. Call 406-243-6325 for details.)

Bear Bucks Policy

  • Available to all students, faculty, staff, and UM affiliates with an active Griz Card.
  • Bear Bucks balances carry forward between semesters and academic years and remain available until one full year of account inactivity.
  • Refunds are based on your current balance, minus the 5% premium, if applicable, and a $25 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for accounts with a balance less than the premium received and the $25 cancellation fee.
  • Bear Bucks cannot be used at UM Concessions, UM Catering, or to purchase products through the Bear Hugs Program. 
  • Please contact the UM Dining Main Office in Lommasson 114, (406) 243-6325, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or email our Meal Plan Specialist with any questions you may have.

Bear Bucks Terms and Conditions