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Find the perfect meal plan for you! Sign up for Meal Plans and familiarize yourself with common Meal Plan terminology below. You can also learn about common Meal Plan FAQs, Meal Plan Requirements, and how to add Dining Dollars in the links below.
*Students Living on Campus
If you are an undergraduate student living on campus, you are required, at a minimum, to have the Weekly 10 plan.
**Students Living in Campus Houses or Apartments
If you are an undergraduate student living in campus houses or apartments, you are required at minimum to have the 100 Block Plan. Note, while block plan meals rollover to the spring semester, a meal plan purchase is required for both Fall and Spring semester
***The 75 Block Plan
The 75 Block Plan is for off campus undergraduate students only. This plan is also available to graduate students.
****May Term Plan
The May Term Plan is required for all undergraduate students living on campus enrolled in a full four-week May Term course. Can only be used in the May Term.
Meal Plan Terminology
An All-You-Care-to-Eat-Meal is just that! Utilize The Table at Irvine Commons just as you would your personal kitchen. Stop in to enjoy a meal with your friends, or grab a hot meal to-go. Once you swipe your card you can enjoy an All-You-Care-to-Eat-Meal without having to worry about budgeting for individual dishes.
A Meal Exchange is a set retail combo that can be used at certain on-campus dining locations. You can typically get an entrée, side, and drink. Select dining locations on campus offer Meal Exchange, so variety abounds!
Dining Dollars are included in your meal plan, and even though you no longer have to worry about spending these dollars at our All-You-Care-to-Eat restaurant, The Table at Irvine Commons, you may still want a snack or a cup of coffee at one of our campus dining locations. Dining Dollars are perfect for this type of purchase, allowing you to save your Meal Exchanges for full meals at certain dining locations. Dining Dollars roll over between semesters, but expire at the end of the Spring semester. These dollars are built into the price of your plan.
Weekly Meal Plans
Weekly Plans come with a weekly allotment of All-You-Care-to-Eat meals, giving you the ability to decide how many meals you spend on a day to day basis. Up to seven of these weekly meals can be used as Meal Exchanges at applicable campus dining locations, giving you added flexibility. Weekly meals refresh each week, but do not rollover week to week.
Block Meal Plans
Don’t worry about bringing a meal from home every day! Block Plans give you the outstanding value and flexibility of All-You-Care-to-Eat meals, Meal Exchanges, and Dining Dollars while you are on campus. These plans allow you to stay flexible, balancing cooking at home with the convenience of dining on campus. Instead of being distributed weekly, these meals are distributed at the beginning of each semester, and can be used throughout the year. These Block Plans expire at the end of the year, before May Term begins.
May Term Plans
Don’t worry about missing your Meal Plan during May Term! Residential students enrolled in a May Term course are automatically enrolled in the May Term Plan as noted above: 50 Block Meals and $75 in Dining Dollars. Commuter students enrolled in a May Term course are permitted to purchase this plan, as are students enrolled in a May Term travel course.