Special Hours - Fall Break Dining Information

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Locations, Menu, and Hours

Dining Hall

The Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Hall will remain OPEN for service during the fall quarter break, Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29. We will not offer Late Night dining Wednesday, November 25 - Saturday, November 28, and will close at 8pm on those days.

Please continue to use the GET app to order your meals from the dining hall during the fall break. 

Special menu items will be available in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday! Our tentative menu includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash, quinoa, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, garlic kale, roasted vegetables, and a seasonal dessert. 

Other Locations

The Market at University Center, Vivas at Merrill College, and the Bay Tree Express Store will be CLOSED during the break. 

Grubhub now accepts Flexi Dollars! If you’re craving something special, you may be able to get it delivered to campus, as 150+ merchants in Santa Cruz have partnered with Grubhub. You can use the UCSC Grubhub link for easy set-up, or visit our Flexi Dollar page to learn more. Here’s how to add more Flexi$ to your account.

For Students in Need

The Dean of Students Office is offering donated meal swipes for students in need to get a meal from the dining hall on Thanksgiving. The UCSC Basic Needs Team is offering a Fall Break Meal Kit featuring local foods. To request either or both of these offerings, complete this form by November 23. To request assistance after the deadline, please contact Slug Support.

Virtual Events

Please continue adhering to the Slug Strong guidelines, and avoid gathering in person. The Dean of Students, Student Union Assembly, and Global Programming are planning a variety of fun online events to keep you entertained and connected during the break. 


  • Wednesday Nov. 25
  • 4pm Pacific
  • Hosted by Kresge Parliament
  • Join us in a Zoom dinner together as we hang out before break! Meeting ID: 910-1829-35664 Passcode: 1971


  • Plus, How to Hold Your Racist Family Members Accountable at the Dinner Table
  • Wednesday Nov. 25
  • 7pm Pacific
  • Hosted by Oakes Programs
  • Join Oakes CAs Live on Instagram to discuss “Thanksgiving” and how it sugarcoats what actually happened in history. We will also talk about how to navigate uncomfortable conversations with your families during the holidays.


  • Thursday Nov. 26
  • Time 7 p.m. PST
  • Hosted by SUA
  • Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 982 0822 5721 Passcode: 864962) for a festive movie night!


  • Friday Nov. 27
  • 2 p.m PST
  • Hosted by Global Programming 
  • Join our Global Mentors on Zoom (passcode: Thankful) as we celebrate Thanksgiving beyond the US and share personal stories behind the meaning of food and family from around the world. Bring a plate and join us for this afternoon chat.


  • Saturday Nov. 28
  • 6pm Pacific
  • Hosted by Dean of Students
  • Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 993 4533 7073 Passcode: 226070) for a relaxing movie night.


  • This event has been cancelled.
  • Enjoy your break!