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Changing Meal Plans

Residence hall and Student Housing Apartment (SHA) students may change their meal plans to better serve their dietary needs and schedule. However, they may only make changes to their meal plan at particular times of the year. For specific information about available meal plans, refer to the Dining Plans page.

Changing Meal Plans

Increasing Meal Plans

Students may upgrade their meal plan (increase the amount of meals) during the meal plan change period in between each quarter. Specifically, students may upgrade from the Budget Saver to any of the other four plans; from the Aggie Advantage (120) to the Frequent Diner (150), the Prime Line (180), or Unlimited; from the Frequent Diner (150) to the Prime Line (180) or Unlimited; from the Prime Line (180) to the Unlimited.

Residents are not eligible to upgrade their meal plan during any other time. For specific dates that meal plans may be upgraded, refer to the Student Housing Calendar.

Students who want to purchase additional meals during a period when meal upgrades are not available should consider purchasing "Meal Blocks" (see below for purchasing information).

Decreasing Meal Plans

Residents may downgrade their meal plan (decrease the amount of meals) during the meal plan change period in between each quarter.

Residents are not eligible to downgrade their meal plan during any other time. For specific dates that meal plans may be downgraded, refer to the Student Housing Calendar.

Adding or Changing Aggie Cash

Students may change their Aggie Cash plan for each quarter during the meal plan change period in between each quarter. For information about Aggie Cash, refer to the Aggie Cash page.

How to Change a Meal Plan or Purchase Meal Blocks

In order to change a meal plan, including adding, changing or removing the Aggie Cash option, or to purchase Meal Blocks, utilize MyUCDavis, or visit any Area Service Desk or the Student Housing office.

To utilize MyUCDavis to change a meal plan, follow these directions:

  1. Log into MyUCDavis
  2. Select the "View My Information" link under the My Student Housing channel to open a window titled "Your Housing Contract Information"
  3. Select the "[Change Meal Plan] link under Meal Plan to view a Meal Plan Summary
  4. From the menu at the left, select "Change Mealplan" to display the existing (current) plan and a pull-down menu titled "New Plan"
  5. Select a different plan from the "New Plan" pull-down menu; make note of the cost of proposed change
  6. Select "Submit Plan Change" to approve the meal plan change
  7. To Cancel the meal plan change, select "Cancel"

 

To utilize MyUCDavis to purchase Meal Blocks, follow these directions:

  1. Log into MyUCDavis
  2. Select the "View My Information" link under the My Student Housing channel to open a window titled "Your Housing Contract Information"
  3. Select the "[Change Meal Plan] link under Meal Plan to view a Meal Plan Summary
  4. From the menu at the left, select "Purchase Meal Blocks"
  5. Select a quantity of Meal Blocks to purchase; make note of the total purchase cost
  6. Select "Submit Meal Plan Block Purchase" to approve the transaction
  7. To Cancel the Meal Block Purchase, select "Cancel"