Summer Dining 2019

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Dining Hall, Coffee Bar, and Restaurant Calendar

NOTE: Summer hours are subject to change; check this calendar daily for updates.

Dining Hall Hours

Avoid the lines at lunch! For the shortest wait times, visit Porter/Kresge Dining Hall.


  • Open 7 days/week
  • Breakfast: 7AM-10AM
  • Continuous Dining: 10AM-11:30AM (limited entree options)
  • Lunch: 11:30AM-3PM
  • Continuous Dining: 3PM-5PM (limited entree options)
  • Dinner: 5PM-8PM


Cowell/Stevenson Closed after breakfast 8/19, reopening on 8/30 starting with breakfast.

  • Open 7 days/week
  • Breakfast: 7AM-9AM
  • Lunch: 11:30AM-1:30PM
  • Dinner: 5PM-7PM
  • Closed between meal periods


  • Closed until fall quarter

Rachel Carson/Oakes

  • Closed until fall quarter

Colleges Nine & Ten

  • Closed during summer for enhancements and repairs

Coffee Bar Hours

We accept Slug Points! Come try our delicious espresso and tea drinks, as well as our grab-and-go items like sushi, sandwiches, salads, and more - all made fresh daily!

Perk Coffee Bars

      • Physical Sciences: June 24 - Sept. 25
        • 8AM - 2:30PM
        • Monday - Friday
      • Baskin Engineering: June 24 - Aug. 30
        • 8AM - 5PM
        • Monday - Friday

College Eight Cafe (located at Rachel Carson College)

      • Adjacent to the Rachel Carson Computer Lab and above the West Field House Gym
      • June 24 - Aug. 30
        • 9AM - 5PM
        • Monday - Friday

Restaurant Hours

Important: The locations listed below are independently operated and do not accept Slug Points. Please contact them directly for information about their hours. Thank you!

Bay Tree Express Store at Quarry Plaza

      • Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
      • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
      • Sunday: closed

Bowls by Cafe Brasil at Porter College

      • Closed during summer

Cowell Coffee Shop: For The People at Cowell College

      • Closed during summer

Global Village Cafe at McHenry Library

      • Monday - Friday: 8am - 3pm
      • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Iveta Cafe at Quarry Plaza

      • Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm
      • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Vivas at Merrill College

      • Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
      • Saturday - Sunday: closed

Food Trucks Various food trucks may serve campus. All food trucks are independently operated. Contact them directly for locations and hours.

Slug Points

      • Slug Points is the meal plan included with on-campus residence hall housing for UCSC students enrolled in Summer Session classes
      • Can be used at any open dining hall, College Eight Cafe, and any open Perk Coffee Bar
      • They are a dollar-for-dollar equivalent
        • For example: if something is $1.50, it costs 1.5 Slug Points
      • Log in to to check your Slug Points balance
      • Cash, checks, credit cards, and Flexi Dollars are also accepted in dining halls, College Eight Cafe, and Perk Coffee Bars.
      • Use your Slug Points to purchase a meal in the dining hall and receive a special discounted price. (See table below)

Flexi Dollars: Students who don't have Slug Points can purchase Flexi Dollars, which provide a convenient way to pay for food using your student ID card and discounted entry to the dining halls.

Dining Hall Summer 2019 Prices

Meal Cash Slug Points Flexi Dollars Child 3-11
Breakfast $9.00 $7.25 $8.10 $3.25
Lunch $11.00 $8.25 $9.90 $3.95
Dinner $12.00 $9.25 $10.80 $4.95

Unused Slug Points: Unused Slug Points will expire on the last day of the contract period. Slug Points are non-transferable, non-refundable, and do not carry over to the academic year.

Staff & Faculty Summer Dining Tips

Discounted Dining for Faculty & Staff: Eat at any open dining hall for just $8.75 during summer session! Simply present your employee ID card to receive the discount.

Avoid the lines at lunch! For the shortest wait times at Porter/Kresge Dining Hall.

Summer hours are subject to change: Bookmark this page to view the calendar for daily updates.