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Dining Plans

Resident Dining Plans

The dining plan is a quarterly allocation of purchasing points. There is no predetermined number of meals per week, so you won’t lose out if you leave campus for a few days. First-years can only select from the Preferred or Basic Plan.  Sophomores can select from three plans, the Preferred, Basic and the Apartment Plan (if they are living in an apartment style accommodation).  Juniors and Seniors can select from four plans, either the Preferred, Basic, Junior/Senior Plan and the Apartment Plan (if living in an apartment style accommodation).

Each year, the dining plans include the respective number of points. Each point is equal to a dollar. For the 2017 - 2018 year the following plans will be:

Preferred Plan - 1,812 points per quarter

Basic Plan - 1,549 points per quarter

Junior/Senior Plan - 1,064 points per quarter

Apartment Plan - 228 points per quarter

At the end of fall and winter quarters up to 100 unspent points may carry over to the next quarter and be added to that quarter’s dining plan only if the student remains in on-campus housing. Any remaining unspent points will be forfeited to the university. Dining points do not carry over to the next academic year and there are no refunds. Forfeited resident dining points are reinvested by the university in the dining program and/or related facilities.

If you run out of dining points during a quarter you can add points to the Dining Plus Plan, which will allow you to continue purchasing food on campus tax-free.

Dining Plus Plan for Residents and Commuters 

Are you a resident student who has run out of money on your resident dining plan before the end of the quarter?  Or are you a commuter student who is staying on campus during the day and eating at SCU dining venues?  If yes to either of these questions, than the Dining Plus Plan is for you. Simply add points to the Dining Plus Plan through the ACCESS Office, located in the Benson Memorial Center, or online. The Dining Plus Plan allows you to eat at all campus venues tax-free, saving 8.75% on each food purchase. The unspent balance carries over from quarter to quarter and year to year until graduation. Dining Plus points are non-refundable and non-transferable.