Voluntary Meal Plans

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.

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

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 free Flexi Dollars added to your account! You can check your account balance and add more Slug Meals to your account anytime with the GET website (get.cbord.com/ucsc) or the GET mobile app and your credit card.

7-Day and 5-Day Meal Plans could be a match for you if you want most of your meals from the dining hall. Due to current operating restrictions, these plans allow one dining hall meal per hour, during open hours. 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 also include 50 Flexi Dollars per quarter. The last day to order either plan is Wednesday, September 30, 2020.


1500 Flexi Dollars for $1275

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  • Get $225 in free Flexi Dollars!
  • Get 10% off your purchases when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location
  • Accepted at all campus locations, including the Bookstore and the Student Health Center
  • Accepted at some off-campus vendors (learn more)
  • NEW! GrubHub now accepts Flexi$ as payment. Use Flexi$ from anywhere in the country with the GrubHub app.
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $1275

1000 Flexi Dollars for $850

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  • Get $150 in free Flexi Dollars!
  • Get 10% off your purchases when you pay with Flexi Dollars at any UCSC Dining-operated location
  • Accepted at all campus locations, including the Bookstore and the Student Health Center
  • Accepted at some off-campus vendors (learn more
  • NEW! GrubHub now accepts Flexi$ as payment. Use Flexi$ from anywhere in the country with the GrubHub app.
  • Available for purchase on the GET app for $850


100 Slug Meals + 5 Bonus Meals + 50 Flexi$

  • Save over $200
  • Slug Meals provide great discounts on meals from the dining hall, and may currently offer greater value than our 5-Day and 7-Day meal plans, depending on how many times per day you plan to order a meal from 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 $875

50 Slug Meals + 3 Bonus Meals + 20 Flexi$

  • Save over $100
  • Slug Meals provide great discounts on meals from the dining hall, and may currently offer greater value than our 5-Day and 7-Day meal plans, depending on how many times per day you plan to order a meal from 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 $437.50

7-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service 7 DAYS/WEEK
  • Pick up food from any open dining hall
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (due to COVID-19 operating restrictions, students will need to pick up guest meals, as the dining halls are closed to the public until further notice)
  • Depending on the number of times per day you plan to eat a meal from the dining hall, Slug Meals and Flexi$ may provide greater value.
  • At $1634 per quarter, this plan is available for purchase until 9/30/2020 on the GET app

5-Day Meal Plan

  • Dining hall meal service MONDAY-FRIDAY (no access on weekends)
  • Pick up food from any open dining hall
  • Plan includes $50 Flexi Dollars per quarter
  • Plan includes 4 guest meals per quarter (due to COVID-19 operating restrictions, students will need to pick up guest meals, as the dining halls are closed to the public until further notice)
  • 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 $19 a week.
  • Depending on the number of times per day you plan to eat a meal from the dining hall, Slug Meals and Flexi$ may provide greater value.
  • At $1406 per quarter, this plan is available for purchase until 9/30/2020 on the GET app

Dining Hall Prices

With a meal plan, you’ll pay less than the single-entry price in the dining halls. With Slug Meals you save up to $3.75 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 $9.25 $8.75 $8.33
Lunch/Brunch $11.25 $8.75 $10.13
Dinner $12.50 $8.75 $11.25

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