Dining Services

Meal Plans

2021-2022 Residential Meal Plans

All students living in a residence hall will be required to purchase a Residential Hall Meal Plan. All first-year freshmen will be required to purchase a Residential Hall Meal Plan regardless of booking. Select your resident meal plan on your housing application.

Residential Hall Meal Plans

These plans offer access to the Dining Commons. They have meal exchange options (see table below) and Dining Dollars that can be used in retail locations.

PlanCostAccess to the Dining CommonsMeals Dining DollarsGuest Meals
Otter 7 days $2,279 Unlimited access Monday through Sunday Unlimited $150
Otter 5 days $2,279 Unlimited access Monday through Friday Unlimited $350
Otter 225 $2,279 Must use Meals or Dining Dollars to access 225 $425

Non-residential Hall Meal Plans

These plans offer a certain number of meals in the Dining Commons each semester. They have meal exchange options (see table below) and Dining Dollars that can be used in retail locations.

PlanCostAccess to the Dining Commons  MealsDining DollarsGuest Meals
Otter 7 days $2,279 Unlimited access Monday through Sunday Unlimited $150
Otter 5 days $2,279 Unlimited access Monday through Friday Unlimited $350
Otter 225 $2,279 Must use Meals or Dining Dollars to access 225 $425
Monterey Bay 140 $1,961 Must use Meals or Dining Dollars to access 140 $325
Monterey Bay 100 $1,511 Must use Meals or Dining Dollars to access 100 $525
Monterey Bay 70 $1,405 Must use Meals or Dining Dollars to access 70 $725

Please see meal plan requirements and terms.

2021-2022 Voluntary Meal Plans

PlanCostMealsDining DollarsGuest Meals
Coastal 50 $675 50 $375 3
Coastal 35 $430 35 $385 2
Coastal 20 $370 20 $250
Coffee (only at coffee locations) $240 80 $0
Late Night Study Plan $400 48 $0

Purchase a Voluntary Meal Plan

Meal Exchanges

Meal Exchanges turn meals that can be used at the Dining Commons into meals you can use at retail dining locations. Meal Exchanges are limited based on total exchanges allowed and frequency. To use a meal at a retail location, you must buy a combo meal identified on each retail location's menu.

PlanNumber of Meal Exchanges AllowedFrequency
Otter 7 days 112 1 per day (7 days a week) in any retail location
Otter 5 days 80 1 per day (Monday to Friday) in any retail location
Otter 225 112 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Monterey Bay 140 70 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Monterey Bay 100 50 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Monterey Bay 70 35 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Coastal 50 25 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Coastal 35 16 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Coastal 20 10 Up to 3 meals (1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner)/day in any retail locations
Coffee (only at coffee locations) 80 Unlimited
Late Night Study Plan 48 Unlimited
  • Meal plan exchanges are loaded each day until allowable meal changes are consumed.
  • Meal plan exchanges do not roll over day to day.