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Eating on Campus
Every resident student chooses a dining plan based on points. Instead of recording meals per day or per year, you'll use your point balance to buy the food you want to eat, whenever and wherever you're hungry.
The main dining venue at Santa Clara is a marketplace, not a cafeteria; most food is made to order and it's open all day. It's at the center of campus so you're almost always nearby, and it has the largest selection, but it's hardly the only way to eat.
Want a big cup of coffee before your midterm? Stop at the coffee cart. Hungry on the go or after hours? You can buy groceries and snacks, grab a smoothie, or wrap up the night with a late-night pizza on campus. Want to celebrate a big day somewhere off campus? Use your ACCESS card like a debit card at more than 30 restaurants in the surrounding area with Flex.
For more information on dining plans, dining points, flex, and dining venues, click here.
Vegetarian, Vegan, and other Special Dietary Needs
Our chefs can create custom dishes for you at our many dining locations. Talk to an SCU Dining Services manager if you have medical or dietary restrictions. Everything possible will be done to meet your special needs. SCU also has a commitment to providing fresh, organic, and local ingredients whenever possible to create healthy food while following sustainable practices and fostering ecological awareness.