Slug Meals

Slug Meals make dining easy and affordable — only $9.82 per meal* (only $8.75 per meal during the sale at the beginning of each quarter). Enjoy fresh, local, and organic food at all five dining halls. UCSC dining halls offer convenient, buffet-style, all you care to enjoy selections with great variety. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Dining Hall
Single Entry
Slug Meals 
 Lunch $11.00 $9.82 $1.18
 Dinner $12.00 $9.82 $2.18

How Slug Meals work:

  • STUDENTS: Purchase Slug Meals with the GET website ( or the GET mobile app (see buttons below) and your credit/debit card. Plan ahead: purchased Slug Meals are typically available on your student ID in about 24 hours, however weekend and holiday purchases are not processed until the next university business day.
  • To purchase Slug Meals: Log into the GET app or website, select "Order" followed by "UCSC Dining" and choose the block of Slug Meals you would like to purchase. When prompted, add your form of payment.
    App Store button    Google Play button 
  • FACULTY and STAFF: Purchase a Slug Meals card at any open dining hall in increments of 5 meals.
  • *Meals purchased by non-students are taxable.
  • Slug Meals can only be used in UCSC dining halls.
  • Meals are non-refundable and expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased. Meals can be used until June 12, 2020.
*Charging tax at the UC operated dining locations: 
The sale of meals and food products are exempt from tax when sold or furnished to students by a public or private school. Carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages are taxable except when sold as part of an exempt meal. This exemption on meals, etc. does not extend to faculty, university staff, or visitors when on campus. 
-UC Controller's Office

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