Dining Halls

Student making selection at UCSC dining hall

UCSC dining halls offer all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet service with 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.

If you're in the mood for just a coffee, a snack, or light meal, check out one of our cafes, markets, or coffee bars.

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dining orientation video UCSC Dining Hall
Orientation Video


Dining Hall Entry Cost - 2023-24 Academic Year

Payment Method Price
Credit/Debit Card $14.00
Slug Points or Banana Bucks $12.23
Flexi Dollars $12.60
Child 3-11* $7.00
* Children under 3 are free with paid adult

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

NOTE: Entertainment Recharge Form (ERF) uses the Flexi Dollars 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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