Dining Costs

Studying, making friends and exploring California can make you very hungry. Luckily, University of the Pacific dining halls and other campus dining options serve delicious food from around the world.

Pacific offers a variety of dining options through different plans and facilities, including the Marketplace (the main dining hall), The Lair, Calaveras Coffee House, Davey Café, Health Sciences Café, the Grove and the E.A.T. gourmet food truck. Each facility features a variety of menus, which include options such as salads, home-style soups, a wide selection of entrées and vegetables, freshly baked desserts and beverages. At least one vegetarian entrée is featured at each meal.

  • Your meal plan is based on Dining Points, not a limited number of meals per day or semester
  • Your Resident Dining Account works like a debit card, where each purchase deducts from your points balance
  • At least one vegetarian entree is featured during each meal time

If you live on campus, you are required to have a meal plan.

About Your Meal Plan

Studying, making friends and exploring California can make you very hungry. Luckily, University of the Pacific dining halls and other campus dining options serve delicious food from around the world.

Students in the Undergraduate Accelerator are automatically assigned to the following plan depending on your housing options. Meal plan costs are included as part of your housing costs.

 

Students in the Residence Halls will have Silver Meal Plan and students in the Townhouses will have Bronze Plan.

Silver Meal Plan** dining points**: 1,939 per semester*

Bronze Meal Plan* dining points**: 705 per semester

 

You can upgrade your meal plan to include more dining points at any time. To learn more, visit Pacific’s Meal Plans page.

 

*You can always go up in meal plan but cannot drop down during a term. It can be changed prior to the start of a new semester.
**300 dining points will carryover from semester to semester, anything over 300 points will be forfeited. All dining points must be used by the end of the academic year. Dining points are not used during summer semester.

Meal Plan Options

All meal plan pricing and packages are on a per semester basis. You can make changes to your meal plan selection within the first two weeks of each semester.

Silver Meal Plan Gold Meal Plan Platinum Meal Plan Premium Meal Plan
$1,710 per semester $2,010 per semester $2,310 per semester $2,585 per semester
130 meals at Post Hall and 250 Panther dollars for campus retail dining. 190 meals at Post Hall and 250 Panther dollars for campus retail dining. 230 meals at Post Hall and 200 Panther dollars for campus retail dining 290 meals at Post Hall and 200 Panther dollars for campus retail dining.
Averages 8 meals per week. Averages 12 meals per week. Averages 15 meals per week. Averages 18 meals per week.
Free access to Sunday brunch at Post Hall. Free access to Sunday brunch at Post Hall. Free access to Sunday brunch at Post Hall.

Knowledge, meet earning potential

According to The White House College Scorecard, University of the Pacific ranks #8 in alumni salaries among California universities. Whether you study music, business or biochemistry, your degree can enrich both your mind and your future salary. See how much the Undergraduate Accelerator costs: