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Dining Commons

The dining commons (DCs) are the locations in the residence halls where meals are prepared and served. There are three dining commons facilities at UC Davis, one in each residence hall area (Segundo, Tercero and Cuarto).

Photo: Tercero Dining CommonsPhoto: Segundo Dining CommonsPhoto: Cuarto Dining Commons

Eating at the DC: How It Works

A variety of meal plans provide access to the dining commons and every dining commons meal plan is valid at every dining commons location. Paying at the door is also an option for those without a meal plan.

Residence hall students may eat at any DC regardless of which residence hall they live in. This gives students the option to eat at a DC closest to where their next class is or where their friends or study partners are.

  • Once inside the DC, dining guests may stay as long as they care to – ten minutes or even two hours – and they may choose to eat any of the dishes offered during that particular meal
  • DC meals are all-you-care-to-eat; there is no charge for each dish
  • All food must be consumed within the DC facility, with one exception: students may take one piece of fruit, a cookie or an ice cream cone with them when they exit the DC

Menu

An online menu for the dining commons is published weekly. Refer to the menu to see which dishes will be offered each day. Dishes are also displayed at the entrance of the DC during each meal.

A variety of meals are served every day, including:

  • Vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • Pastas and pizza
  • Sautéed dishes
  • Grilled meat and meat-alternative options
  • Mongolian BBQ
  • Cereal, toast and muffins
  • A full, fresh salad bar
  • An assortment of beverages including several milk and soy drinks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, infused-water and soda

Special Dietary Accommodations

Do you need accommodations for food allergies or a health condition? If you live in the residence halls, you can request a dietary accommodation based on your medical needs. Student Housing & Dining Services provides reasonable accommodations to residents with disabilities. Accommodations are given consideration upon request and on a case-by-case basis.

To request a dietary accommodation, you will need to submit a Special Accommodation Request form. For more information regarding accommodations, please visit the Special Housing Accommodations webpage.

Locations

Visit a dining commons location below for specific hours of operation, staff member and location information. Hours will differ during the academic year, holidays and summer sessions.