Operational Changes to Dining Services in Response to COVID-19

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Operational Changes to UCSC Dining, Summer 2020 

Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall

Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Dinner: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Convenience Store at Terra Fresca/University Center

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

Monday – Friday
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Health and Safety 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.
  • Food handler gloves will be provided upon entrance and all patrons must wear them during their dining hall visit.
    • Do not touch face, eyes, nose, or mouth with gloves.
    • Do not touch 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.

  At this time all other Dining Hall and Dining retail locations are closed:

  • Cowell/Stevenson Dining Hall
  • Crown/Merrill 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


  These independently-operated cafes are CLOSED:

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


If you don't have a meal plan, get Flexi Dollars and get 10% off!

  • Students paying with Flexi Dollars receive 10% off regular prices at UCSC Dining-operated locations. Purchase Flexi$ and have them instantly added to your account with the GET website (get.cbord.com/ucsc) or the GET mobile app (see buttons below) and your credit card. Parents can also add Flexi Dollars to their student's account through GET.
  • To Purchase Flexi$: Log into the GET app or website, select "Deposit Funds" followed by "Credit Card Purchase" and choose Flexi. When prompted, add your form of payment and choose the amount of Flexi$ you would like to add to your account.
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