Campus Dining

Campus Dining

Bear Bucks

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 Campus Dining operations and the Iron Griz. You'll receive a 20% 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 $10!

Features of BEAR BUCKS include:

  • Accepted at the Food Zoo and all Campus Dining retail locations.
  • A 20% discount off the cash price to the Food Zoo Dining Room:
    • Chef-crafted meals - menu varies daily
    • Produce from Campus Dining gardens and fresh food from local suppliers
    • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly and allergen-free sections
  • 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! 
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


Bear Bucks Price

Cash Price

Breakfast/Continental Breakfast



Lunch & Brunch






Make deposits to Bear Bucks online, via phone (406)-243-6325, or in person in the Campus 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 or UM Catering.
  • Please contact the Campus Dining Main Office in Lommasson 114, (406) 243-6325, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or email our Dining Plan Specialist with any questions you may have.

Bear Bucks Terms and Conditions