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:

Each facility features a variety of menus that 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.

All students living on campus are required to participate in a meal plan.
Instead of having a limited number of meals per day or per year, you have the ability to use Dining Points to buy food that you want to eat, whenever and wherever you are hungry. The Resident Dining Account works like a debit card, which you load with prepaid funds at the beginning of each semester.

About Your Meal Plan

Undergraduate students living on campus are required to have a dining plan. This way, you can easily eat while you’re on campus for classes, group meetings and other events.

Meal PlanPlatinumGoldSilverCopperBronze
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
(per semester)
$3,074 (USD)$2,946 (USD)$2,776 (USD)$2,029 (USD)$1,014 (USD)

*Copper and Bronze meal plans are only available with on-campus housing options (Chan/Monagan) and (Townhouse Double), these options are only available to students ages 21+.

Please note:

  • Students who wish to change their meal plan, must do so prior to the beginning of the semester/term. No decreases will be allowed once the semester/term has begun.
  • Students are allowed to carry-over 300 dining points from the fall to spring term.
  • Meal plans are unavailable during the summer semester, however students have access to full kitchens depending on their housing option to prepare their own meals.
  • All dining points must be used by the end of the academic year. Dining points are not used during the summer semester.

To learn more, visit Pacific’s Meal Plans FAQ page.