Operational Changes to Dining Services in Response to COVID-19

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Operational Changes to UCSC Dining, Fall Move-In 2020 

If you signed up for sequester meals, pick them up at your closest dining hall. Help us reduce food waste by picking up each of your meals, or let us know if you will be requiring fewer than three meals a day. Support campus sustainability efforts by sorting your food waste, compostable items, trash, and recyclables (wipe clean first) into the correct waste bins located outside your residence.

Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall

Open for sequester meal pick-up only
Serving residents of College Nine, College Ten, and the International Living Center (ILC)

7 days a week

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Dinner: 5:00PM – 6:30PM

Crown/Merrill Dining Hall

Open for sequester meal pick-up only
Serving residents of Crown and Merrill Colleges

7 days a week

Breakfast: 8:30AM – 10:00AM

Lunch: 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Dinner: 5:00PM – 6:30PM

Coming Soon: The Market at University Center

Located just upstairs above Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall, our convenience store has grocery items, grab-n-go meals, snacks, bottled beverages, and coffee and espresso drinks. Pay with Flexi Dollars and get 10% off!

The Market will open for fall quarter on Monday, Oct. 12 at 8am.


Health Guidelines

  • All meals must be taken “to go” from the Dining facility.
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance from other people to minimize any unnecessary exposure.
  • Food is being served in compostable to-go containers and packaged in compostable bags. Reusable bags are not allowed in Dining facilities.
  • Remember:
    • Do not touch your face, eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • Do not touch your cell phone or other personal items once inside the dining hall.

Dining Services staff will continue to be proactive in promoting the highest levels of sanitation in high traffic and public areas.

As staffing levels or other precautions necessitate, Dining may need to continue to adjust operations.

Locations operated by UCSC Dining that are CLOSED:

  • Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall
  • Porter/Kresge Dining Hall
  • Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Hall
  • Banana Joe's
  • College Eight Cafe
  • Oakes Cafe
  • Perk Coffee Bar at Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Perk Coffee at Physical Sciences Building
  • Perk Coffee at Baskin Engineering
  • Stevenson Coffee House
  • Terra Fresca Restaurant & & Coffee Bar

  Independently-operated locations are CLOSED:

  • Iveta Cafe
  • Bowls by Cafe Brasil (at Porter College)
  • Global Village Cafe by Amazon Juices (at McHenry Library)
  • Vivas (at Merrill College)