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Meal Plans


The Meal Plan begins with breakfast on the first day of classes each quarter.

Meals for Fall 2015, Winter 2016 and Spring 2016

The Dining Commons offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on weekdays and an extended Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Three meal plans are offered: 17, 12 or 10 meals per week.

The Dining Commons offers an “all you care to eat” menu, including daily pizzas, burgers, entrées, side dishes, salad and deli bar, desserts, beverages and more! Our talented chefs provide a variety of choices and will work with residents to accommodate special diets. Some dietary restrictions, such as food allergies or those with very specific dietary requirements or practices may want to consult with our Executive Chef prior to signing up.

Each meal is equivalent to one swipe. The number of swipes per week depends on the meal plan option you selected: 17, 12 or 10 meals per week.

Where Can I Get My Meals?

Most students will eat in the Dining Commons located in Housing. For your convenience, residents may get a quick fixed meals at Salazar Café on campus. Their hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am - 8:00 pm.

Dining Commons Hours of Operation
Current Residents

Monday through Friday
Breakfast 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Meal Plan rates can be found below and additional details are available on the Payment Schedule webpage at:

2015-2016 Academic Year Meal Plan Cost

Meal Plans Per Week

Academic Year Rate

Quarterly Rate

17 Meal Plan (Recommended for first-year students)



12 Meal Plan

10 Meal Plan

$ 875.00

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Signing Up

The meal plan is part of the Housing Services License Agreement and may be added to your contract at any time during the year.

New Students: You can choose the meal plan when you apply for Housing using the Housing Portal online process. If you already submitted your license agreement and would like to add/change it, please email Housing Services (

Current residents: If you want to sign up AFTER the quarter has started, please stop by the Housing Services Office.

English Language Program (ELP) and Study in L.A. Students: To apply for the Meal Plan, please click here and fill out the Housing Services Application and License Agreement.

Important Dates
The Meal Plan begins with breakfast on the first day of classes each quarter.
  • Fall 2015 - September 24, 2015
  • Winter 2016 - January 4, 2016
  • Spring 2016 - March 28, 2016
Closed Dates
  1. November 11, 2015 – Veteran’s Day
  2. November 26-29, 2015 - Thanksgiving
  3. December 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016 - Winter recess
  4. January 18, 2016 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  5. March 20, 2016 – March 27, 2015 - Spring recess
  6. March  31, 2016 – Cesar Chavez Day
  7. May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day
  8. June 12-19, 2016 - Summer recess

Meals for the 2015-2016 Academic Year end on Friday, June 12, 2016.

Cancellation Policy

All requests to change or cancel meal plans MUST be submitted in writing 30 days before the move in date (see cancellation policies in the License Agreement for more information).

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Last Update: 01/12/2016