Dining Halls

Student making selection at UCSC dining hall
Photo taken prior to COVID-19.
UCSC is following all CDC guidelines.

UCSC dining halls offer an array of choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We provide many options for a variety of dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, halal, and allergen-free foods.

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dining orientation video UCSC Dining Hall
Orientation Video

(video created prior to COVID-19)


Dining Hall Single Entry Cost for 2021-22 Academic Year

Meal Adult Flexi Dollar Slug Meals
Discount Price
Child 3-11*
Breakfast $9.55 $8.60 $9.10 $3.35
Lunch/Brunch $11.60 $10.44 $9.10 $4.05
Dinner $13.00 $11.70 $9.10 $5.10
* Children under 3 are always free with paid adult

Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card

NOTE: Entertainment Recharge Form (ERF) uses the Flexi Dollar price

Charging tax at the UC operated dining locations:
The sale of meals and food products are exempt from tax when sold or furnished to students by a public or private school. Carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages are taxable except when sold as part of an exempt meal. This exemption on meals, etc. does not extend to faculty, university staff, or visitors when on campus.
-UC Controller's Office

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