Meal Plans

UC Santa Cruz Dining offers a variety of dining plan options that provide value, convenience, flexibility, and of course great food!

View meal plan options:

Students living in the residence halls

Required meal plans that are included with residence hall housing contracts. Your student ID card functions as your meal card and is accepted at the all-you-care-to-enjoy dining halls situated throughout the campus, and at all UCSC Dining operated markets, cafes, and coffee bars. Slug Points declining balance plans provide the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. Let us do the cooking so you can focus on your studies.

Students living in campus apartments, ARCH communities, or off-campus housing

Voluntary meal plans for students who do not live in residence halls. Only students assigned to a residence hall automatically have a meal plan included with their housing contract. All other students have the option to purchase a voluntary meal plan, paying with debit or credit card via the Dining GET app. Choose from our variety of options to design a meal plan that’s just right for you.

Faculty and staff

Discounts and packages available for all faculty and staff. Enjoy the savings that UCSC Dining meal plans offer, and save time at lunch by ordering ahead for pickup.