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Featured Events

    • Donate Meals

      Meal Plan & Flexi Dollar Drive

      This drive benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank, and is brought to you in partnership with the Student Volunteer Center. Please consider donating meals from your meal plan, or Flexi Dollars, to help the hungry in our community. Donate Now

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    Chanukah Menorah Lighting 

    Students may light a menorah in celebration of Chanukah at the designated spaces at Cowell/Stevenson, Colleges Nine & Ten, and Rachel Carson/Oakes Dining Halls from Tuesday, December 12 through Friday, December 15. Please contact the Chabad Student Center with any questions at

  • Finals Week Dining Discount

    Finals Week Dining Discount

    Students eat all week in any dining hall for only $5. Special price valid Saturday, December 9 - Friday, December 15. Each student must present valid UCSC ID for each entry. Cash, check, credit card, and Flexi dollars accepted. Students with meal plans get in (as usual) with a card swipe.

Other Events

    • College Night Celebration

      College Night Celebrations

      College Night Celebrations are a tradition at UC Santa Cruz, and a great opportunity to celebrate with your college friends! more »

    • Farm Fridays

      Farm Fridays

      Each week one of our 5 dining halls will prepare an entree made from local, organic farm ingredients. These delicious meals have quickly become popular with students, staff, and faculty at UCSC. Check our the dining calendar for the next Farm Friday event. 

    • Dining Annual Survey

      Dining Surveys

      Make your voice heard by taking part in Dining's Annual Survey - you could even win a great prize. more »

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      Terror Fresca

      Join us for some Halloween fun at Terra Fresca more »

    • Dining's Spring Tasting Fair

      Local & Organic Tasting Fair

      Everyone is welcome at this fun, annual event! Sample food, snacks, and drinks from dozens of campus vendors. more »

    • Clam Chowder Cook Off

      Clam Chowder Cook-Off

      The Cook-Off and Festival takes place at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Come and support your UCSC Dining team! more »

  • OPERS Festival

    OPERS Fest