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  • Amnesty Dish Return

    Amnesty Dish Return

    Taking dishes, cups, & silverware leads to meal price increases! Please return dining hall dishes using the return bin by your dining hall entrance. No questions asked.

  • Finals Week Discount

    Finals Week Dining Discount

    Students eat all week in any dining hall for only $5. Special price valid Saturday, June 8 - Friday, June 14. 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. 
    GOOD LUCK on your finals!



  • 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 out the dining calendar for the next Farm Friday event. 



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    Cultural Cuisine Wednesdays

    Each week (on Wednesdays) one dining hall will create an authentic entrée from a different country and/or region of a country. These events give our chefs an opportunity to be creative, and our students the opportunity to try something new, unique, and very special. See the Spring Quarter Schedule.


  • 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 »



Spring Quarter Events

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    Slug Club Spring Sale

    Buy a Slug Club card loaded with five meals or more during the sale period and save up to $3.25 per meal! During the beginning of each quarter we offer Slug Club meals for only $8.50 each! more »


  • Dining for Passover 2018

    Passover Dining Options

    UCSC Dining is serving a variety of Passover menu items, with lunch and dinner service at select stations. Everyone is welcome to dine on these delicious dishes. 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.  Join us Thursday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Colleges Nine & Ten Multipurpose Room.


  • Ramadan

    Ramadan and Halal Options

    Halal options will be made available during Late Night dining service during Ramadan more »



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    Student Hiring Fair

    This spring bring your resume! You could be hired on-the-spot! Jobs available at every UCSC Dining Services location for the coming academic year.


  • Swipes for Slugs

    Swipes for Slugs

    Swipes for Slugs gives your fellow Slugs, who lack access to meals or may be food insecure, meal swipes for nutritious meals at our campus dining hall. Donate meals today online or at one of our tabling events. 


  • Finals Week Dining Discount

    Finals Week Dining Discount

    Students eat all week in any dining hall for only $5. 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. On the weekend, students with 5-Day meal plans get in free with card swipe.


  • Amnesty Dish Return

    Amnesty Dish Return

    Taking dishes, cups, & silverware leads to meal price increases! Please return dining hall dishes using the return bin by your dining hall entrance.


 Fall Quarter Events

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    Move-In Weekend Dining Discount

    Enjoy DISCOUNTED DINING with our Friends & Family Move-In Special: Dining hall entry for all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet style dining is just $8+tax per person.


  • OPERS Festival

    Dinner at OPERS Fest

    Enjoy dinner on the East Field during this annual fall quarter kick-off celebration. This is the only dinner service for the day, so don’t miss it! more »


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    Slug Club Fall Sale

    Buy a Slug Club card loaded with five meals or more during the sale period and save up to $3.25 per meal! During the beginning of each quarter we offer Slug Club meals for only $8.50 each! more »


  • 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 »


  • Halloween Celebration at Terra Fresca

    Terror Fresca

    Join us for some Halloween fun at Terra Fresca more »


  • Harvest Dinner

    Harvest Dinner

    Staying on campus for Thanksgiving? RSVP for the Harvest Meal hosted by the Dean of Students. more »


  • Meal Plan Drive

    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. Drive is from Nov. 19 and goes through Dec. 14. Donate Now


  • Finals Week Dining Discount

    Finals Week Dining Discount

    Students eat all week in any dining hall for only $5. 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. On the weekend, students with 5-Day meal plans get in free with card swipe.


Winter Quarter Events

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    Slug Club Winter Sale

    Buy a Slug Club card loaded with five meals or more during the sale period and save up to $3.25 per meal! During the beginning of each quarter we offer Slug Club meals for only $8.50 each! more »


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    Family Day Dining Discount

    Visit your Banana Slug and eat at any open dining hall at a special discounted rate for all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet style dining.


  • Clam Chowder Cook Off

    Clam Chowder Cook-Off

    The Cook-Off and Festival takes place at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Sunday, February, 24. Come and support your UCSC Dining team! more »


  • Swipes for Slugs

    Swipes for Slugs

    Swipes for Slugs gives your fellow Slugs, who lack access to meals or may be food insecure, meal swipes for nutritious meals at our campus dining hall. Donate meals today online or at one of our tabling events. 


  • Finals Week Dining Discount

    Finals Week Dining Discount

    Students eat all week in any dining hall for only $5. 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. On the weekend, students with 5-Day meal plans get in free with card swipe.