Voluntary Meal Plans

Summer 2021 Dining » Information on Slug Points, Porter/Kresge Dining Hall, and the Staff & Faculty Dining Discount

For students living in campus apartments, ARCH communities, and off-campus housing

We offer a variety of dining plans with flexibility to meet the diverse needs of UCSC students. Whether you will get most of your meals from campus dining locations, or you just want a plan for occasional meals, you can choose a plan that works for you.

Fall 2021 voluntary meal plans will be available for purchase after summer session. 

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Flexi Dollar Packages

Flexi Dollars (Flexi$) are accepted at all campus dining locations, as well as the Bookstore and Student Health Center. Get 10% off your purchases when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location, including  any open dining hall. Flexi Dollars are also accepted by some off-campus vendors, and can be used for payment on GrubHub! You can check your account balance and add more Flexi$ to your account anytime 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. More about Flexi Dollars »


1500 Flexi Dollars for $1300

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  • Get $200 in free Flexi Dollars!
  • Get 10% off your purchases when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location
  • Accepted at all campus locations, including the Bookstore and the Student Health Center
  • Accepted at some off-campus vendors, including GrubHub (learn more)
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $1300


1000 Flexi Dollars for $875

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  • Get $125 in free Flexi Dollars!
  • Get 10% off your purchases when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location
  • Accepted at all campus locations, including the Bookstore and the Student Health Center
  • Accepted at some off-campus vendors, including GrubHub (learn more
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $875


Slug Meal Packages

Slug Meals provide great discounts on meals at our dining halls. Slug Meals are non-refundable and expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased (June). When you purchase Slug Meals in increments of 50 or 100, you get the best savings on Slug Meals and bonus Flexi Dollars added to your account! You can check your account balance and add more Slug Meals to your account with the GET website (get.cbord.com/ucsc) or the GET mobile app and your credit card. More about Slug Meals »

100 Slug Meals + 5 Bonus Meals + 50 Flexi$

  • Save over $200
  • Slug Meals provide great discounts on meals from the dining hall, and may offer greater value than our 5-Day and 7-Day meal plans, depending on how many times per day you plan to visit the dining hall.
  • Slug Meals accepted at dining halls only.
  • Slug Meals are non-refundable and expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased (June).
  • Includes $50 Flexi Dollars
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $900, after summer session ends.

50 Slug Meals + 3 Bonus Meals + 20 Flexi$

  • Save over $100
  • Slug Meals provide great discounts on meals from the dining hall, and may offer greater value than our 5-Day and 7-Day meal plans, depending on how many times per day you plan to visit the dining hall.
  • Slug Meals accepted at dining halls only.
  • Slug Meals are non-refundable and expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased (June).
  • Includes $20 Flexi Dollars
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $450, after summer session ends.

7-Day and 5-Day Meal Plans

7-Day and 5-Day Meal Plans could be a match for you if you want all of your meals from the dining hall.  Depending on the number of times per day you plan to eat a meal from the dining hall, Slug Meals and Flexi$ may provide greater value. The 7-Day plan is active 7 days a week and the 5-Day is active Monday-Friday. These plans include 50 Flexi Dollars per quarter. These plans are available for purchase during the month prior to a new quarter.

7-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service 7 DAYS/WEEK
  • Dine at any open dining hall
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (students are expected to follow policies related to guests; policies are subject to change)
  • This plan provides great value if you’ll visit a dining hall 3+ times a day. Otherwise, Slug Meals and Flexi$ provide greater value.

At $1688 per quarter, this plan will be available for purchase on the GET app after summer session ends.



5-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service MONDAY-FRIDAY (no access on weekends)
  • Dine at any open dining hall
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (students are expected to follow policies related to guests; policies are subject to change)
  • 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 $21 a week.
  • This plan provides great value if you’ll visit a dining hall 3+ times every weekday. Otherwise, Slug Meals and Flexi$ provide greater value.

At $1451 per quarter, this plan will be available for purchase on the GET app after summer session ends.



Dining Hall Prices

With a 5-Day or 7-Day meal plan, the amount you pay per meal depends on how frequently you use the plan. With Slug Meals you save up to $4.00 per meal and with Flexis you get 10% off at all UCSC Dining-operated locations, including dining halls.

Meal Single-Entry Price (with no meal plan) Slug Meals
Discount Price
Flexi Dollar
Breakfast $9.55 $9.00 $8.60
Lunch/Brunch $11.60 $9.00 $10.44
Dinner $13.00 $9.00 $11.70

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