Residence Hall Meal Plans

Our residence hall meal plans are designed to meet the needs of students living in campus residence halls, including those at UCSC’s colleges and the Transfer Community. You’ll select one of these meal plans when you apply for housing and it will be part of your housing contract. Having one of these meal plans is required for students assigned to residence halls.

These plans also include 50 Flexi Dollars per quarter. Flexi Dollars (Flexi$) are accepted at all campus dining locations, as well as the Bookstore and Student Health Center. Get 10% off your purchase when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location, such as The Market at University Center. Flexi Dollars are also accepted by some off-campus vendors, and can be used for payment on GrubHub anywhere! You can add more Flexi$ to your account with the GET website (get.cbord.com/ucsc) or the GET mobile app and your credit card. Parents can also add Flexi Dollars to their student's account through GET.

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7-Day Meal Plan

7-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service 7 DAYS/WEEK
  • Pick up food from any open dining hall
  • Use the GET app to place your meal order in advance (required)
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (due to COVID-19 operating restrictions, students will need to pick up guest meals, as the dining halls are closed to the public until further notice)

5-Day Meal Plan

5-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service MONDAY-FRIDAY (no access on weekends)
  • Pick up food from any open dining hall
  • Use the GET app to place your meal order in advance (required)
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (due to COVID-19 operating restrictions, students will need to pick up guest meals, as the dining halls are closed to the public until further notice)
  • The 5-Day plan is designed for students who will not be eating on campus on the weekends. The difference in cost between the 7-Day and 5-Day plan is about $19 a week.

Changing Your Meal Plan

For students living in the Residence Halls:

  • During the summer, and during specified filing periods in fall and winter quarters, you may upgrade or downgrade your meal plan for the following quarter.
  • Outside of the filing periods you may only upgrade your meal plan.

Instructions:

  • Log in to the Housing Portal to upgrade your meal plan for the current quarter or to submit a meal plan change for the following quarter.
  • Upgrade requests are usually reviewed within 24 hours (requests submitted after 3pm on Friday may not be reviewed until the next business day).
  • Meal plan change requests made during a filing period will become effective on the first day of the following quarter.

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