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Overview of Dining on Campus

Dining Plans in the Residence Halls and Student Housing Apartments (SHA)

UC Davis Dining Services provides meal plans paired with a declining balance (debit) program, Aggie Cash for residence hall and SHA residents. For more information, refer to the Dining Plans webpage.

Dining Commons

Dining commons (DC) are large, state-of-the-art facilities with dining rooms and food preparation platforms that serve a variety of dishes in an al-a-carte style system. Each residence hall area has one DC. For more information, refer to the Dining Commons page.

Dining Commons Menu

The dining commons daily menu is available online.

Convenience Stores

A convenience store is located in each residence hall area. Convenience stores offer an assortment of snacks, cold drinks, ice cream and candy. For more information, refer to Convenience Stores page.

DC Dining Plan Eligibility

Residence Hall Students

Residence hall students, as a condition of their Residence Hall Contract, are automatically enrolled in a DC dining plan. Residence hall students may select which plan they want, and at certain times during the year, may change from one plan to another.

SHA Students

SHA students receive, as part of their SHA Contract, the option to add a DC dining plan. SHA students may select which plan they want, or no plan at all, and at certain times during the year, may change from one plan to another.

Non-Residence Hall Students, Staff and Faculty

Dining plans may also be purchased by UC Davis students who do not live in the residence halls or SHA, as well as UC Davis staff and faculty. Visit the Join the Club webpage for specific information about available dining plans and rates, or to purchase a dining plan, contact University Dining Services by email or call 752-8243, or visit the Dining Services Meal Card Office, located on the 3rd floor of the Segundo Services Building.

Dining Plan Rates

For specific information about residence hall rates, including dining plan rate differences, refer to the Residence Hall Fees webpage.

For specific information about SHA rates, including dining plan rate differences, refer to the Student Housing Apartment Fees webpage.

Sustainable Dining

Student Housing strives to be a leader among leaders with regard to sustainability practices on the UC Davis campus and throughout the University of California system, and the University Dining Services program is at the forefront of Student Housing’s Sustainability Initiative. To learn more about Student Housing’s sustainability program, refer to the Sustainability section of the website.

Dining On Campus - Outside of Housing

There are many places on campus to eat, including several options at the UC Davis Coffee House and Silo Union Complex. Go to the University Dining Services homepage and click on Locations > Retail Dining for even more options.