Sign Up for Your Meal Plan


Residential students

Simple sign up for your meal plan as part of your housing contract


Commuter Students and Vulcan Village Residents

Adjustments can be made to your meal plan without financial penalty up until the close of business on the first Friday of the semester. Meal plan adjustments that occur after the close of business on the first Friday of the semester are subject to fees based the adjustments made to the meal plan. After the adjustment period, meal plans can be canceled and a partial refund can be made for those who have withdrawn from the University.

Residential Students

19 Meal Plan



19 meals per week including $200 Dine Dollars

Unlimited Meal Plan



Unlimited Gold Rush dine-in meals, 8 Retail/Gold Rush take-out meals per week including $150 Dine Dollars

10 Meal Plan



10 meals per week including $200 Dine Dollars


14 Meal Plan



14 meals per week including $200 Dine Dollars

Dining Memberships for Every Schedule and Budget


Cal U’s comprehensive dining membership program saves time and money, and helps you eat on campus whenever and however you like. There are a four meal plans to choose from for residential students and 6 for commuters and Vulcan Village Resident offering a plan that works for any budget or schedule preventing you from ever having to worry about your next meal.


Dine Dollar, part of every meal plan membership, are accepted like cash at all of our dining locations on campus. You can use your Dine Dollars to purchase beverages, snacks and meals on campus for you and your friends, or one of the most popular uses at Chick-fil-A for fresh made lemonade, cookies and chicken sandwiches.


Don’t know how much Dine Dollars are remaining in your account? Do not worry – simply ask one of our cashiers to check your balance for you, or download the Transact Mobile app to conveniently track your meal plan throughout the semester.


All meals plans are added directly to your Cal Card for convenient use and can be used Monday- Sunday.



Commuter Students and Vulcan Village Residents

Commuter students may choose any of the above memberships, for use in the same venues, at the same prices offered to residential students. In addition, commuters have the following meal choices:

75 Block Plan



75 meals per semester and $100 Dine Dollars


40 Block Plan



40 meals per semester and $100 Dine Dollars


Students requesting an off campus meal plan after the add/drop period are required to make payment in full for the meal plan prior to the meal plan being authorized.

Meal Plan Basics


Q. Will my meals carry over if I don't use them all in one week?

A. Meals in the Unlimited, 19, 14, 10 meal plans do not carry over from week to week, and reset every Monday. Meals in one of the block plans – 75 or 40 - roll over from week to week and can be used throughout the duration of the semester. To get the best value, choose the meal plan membership that best fits your eating habits, budget and schedule.


Q. What happens to unused Dine Dollars at semester's end?

A. Unused Dine Dollars transfer from fall to spring semester, but don't transfer at the end of spring semester. They're not refundable and can't be transferred to the new academic year.


Q. What's a "missed meal factor"?

A. Because students don't generally eat all their meals each week, memberships are priced with that in mind. Students on memberships with fewer meals tend to eat a higher percentage of their meals, thus their per-meal cost is higher. No credit shall be given to students for meals missed on any meal plan.