Summer Dining

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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

Colleges Nine & Ten

Avoid the lines at lunch! For the shortest wait times at Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall, we recommend coming in for lunch at 11:30am or after 1pm.

  • 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


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


  • Closed to students, faculty, staff, and general public
  • Open to scheduled conference guests only

Rachel Carson/Oakes

  • Closed during summer for enhancements and repairs


  • Closed

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 Bar

  • Baskin Engineering: June 25 - Sept. 14
    • 8AM-5PM
    • Monday-Friday

Restaurant Hours

Important: The following locations are independently operated and do not accept Slug Points. Please contact these locations directly with your questions and comments. Thank you!

Bay Tree Express Store at Quarry Plaza

  • Mon - Fri: 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Sat: 10AM-4PM
  • Sun: Closed

Bowls by Cafe Brasil at Porter College

  • Closed over the summer

Global Village Cafe at McHenry Library

  • Mon - Fri: 8AM-3PM

Iveta Cafe at Quarry Plaza

  • Open for summer starting Monday, June 25th
  • Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM
  • Sat: 11AM-4PM
  • Sun: Closed

Vivas at Merrill College

  • Open for summer starting Monday, June 25
  • Mon - Fri: 9AM-4PM
  • Sat - Sun: Closed

Food Trucks Various food trucks may serve campus during summer session. 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 housing for UCSC students enrolled in Summer Session classes
  • Can be used at any open dining hall, Terra Fresca Coffee Bar, 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, Terra Fresca Coffee Bar, 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)


Dining Hall Summer 2018 Prices

Meal Cash Slug Points Flexi Dollars Child 3-11
Breakfast $9.00 $7.00 $8.10 $3.25
Lunch $11.00 $8.00 $9.90 $3.95
Dinner $11.75 $9.00 $10.58 $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 $8.50 during summer session! Simply present your employee ID card to receive the discount.

Avoid the lines at lunch! For the shortest wait times at Colleges Nine & Ten Dining Hall, we recommend coming in for lunch at 11:30am or after 1pm.

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