Meal Plans

UC Santa Cruz Dining offers a variety of dining plans that provide value, convenience, flexibility, and of course great food! We have options for students, faculty, and staff:

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 all UCSC Dining operated locations. Slug Points declining balance plans provide ultimate 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 residence hall spaces automatically have meal plans included with their housing contracts. All other students have the option to purchase Slug Points or Flexi Dollars, paying with debit or credit card via the Dining GET app. Enjoy discounts at all UCSC Dining-operated locations when you pay with Slug Points or Flexi$!

Faculty and staff

Discounts and convenience available for all faculty and staff. Enjoy the savings that UCSC Dining Slug Points or Flexi Dollars offer, and save time at lunch by ordering ahead for pickup at most UCSC Dining-operated cafes.