UC Davis, University of California

Guide to Residence Hall Life


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Section 7: Meal Plans

SSA Students may choose to have an on campus meal plan, it is not required. University Dining Services at UC Davis provides an excellent selection of food and meal times to meet the needs of our diverse and busy residents. Monday through Thursday we offer four meals, beginning at 6:30 in the morning and ending with a late night meal at midnight. Three mealtimes are offered Fridays, and brunch and dinner are offered weekends and holidays (dining.ucdavis.edu/menus.html).

You may dine in any of our three resident dining facilities: Segundo Dining Commons, Tercero Dining Commons, and Cuarto Dining Commons. All offer a complete variety of dining choices with unlimited seconds. To keep your costs reasonable, we ask that you reduce waste by eating what you take and refrain from removing food from the dining room. You are permitted to take out an ice cream bar/cone, piece of fruit that you are eating, or a beverage only in the bottle provided by Dining Services at the beginning of the school year; all other food must be eaten in the dining room. Express Meals to go are available at the host check station located in the front of each dining room. Additional dining program information will be provided in University Dining Services’ Resident Dining Guide distributed during Fall Welcome Week and can be found on their website (dining.ucdavis.edu).


A “Build Your Own” bag lunch line is available during breakfast every weekday to allow residents to prepare a lunch should their schedules prevent them from getting to the dining room for lunch — 24 hour notice is required during finals week.


A dietician is available to assist residents with special dietary needs and those who have nutritional questions and concerns. For information or consultation, contact the Nutrition Hotline (530-752-9604, linda.adams@sodexo.com).


Your student ID card (AggieCard) also serves as your meal card and may be used only by the person to whom it was issued. Anyone using another student’s card or giving his/her card to another student may face Student Housing and/or Student Judicial Affairs action.


You may change your meal plan each quarter until the dates listed below; changes may be made online at My Student Housing by clicking on the meal plan changes link, at your area service desk or in 170 Student Housing.

  • fall quarter: October 1
  • winter quarter: January 1
  • spring quarter: April 1

After these dates only upgrades will be accepted. Upgrading after these dates may result in additional charges if the estimated average weekly balances of the former meal plan are exceeded.


The following residential dining facilities offer “Grab & Go Snacks” and beverages and provide an opportunity to take a break and socialize with fellow residents.

  • The Junction at Segundo
  • Trudy’s at Tercero
  • The Crossroads at Cuarto

Selections include many convenience store favorites. Snack items include beverages, candy, chips, pretzels and ice cream. Residents selecting the Aggie Cash Option or block plans can use their dining cards at these locations.

Section 7 Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:51 PM