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 10% 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 10% discount off the cash price to the Food Zoo Dining Room:
  • 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! 

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