Meal Plan

Our Meal Plan offers delicious and convenient meals for residents. We offer buffet-style meals in the housing complex at the Dining Commons and to-go sandwiches and salads on campus at Salazar Cafe. There are three meal plan options for the academic year: 10, 12 or 17 meals per week. Residents use their student ID card to swipe for their meals.

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Meal Plan Cost

Meals Per Week Academic Year Rate Semester Rate

17 Meals (Recommended for first year students)

$3,712 $1,856

12 Meals

$3,030 $1,515

10 Meals

$2,652 $1,326

Note: One meal is equivalent to one swipe of your student ID card.

Hours of Operation

Dining Commons Hours: Monday through Friday

Meal Time
Breakfast 8 a.m. - 10 a.m
Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Dining Commons Hours: Saturday and Sunday

Meal Time
Brunch 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Salazar Cafe's hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How to Sign Up

New Students: Select a Meal Plan when applying on the Housing Portal. Up to 30 days before you move in, you can change the number of meals on your plan by emailing Housing Services at askhousing@calstatela.edu. Please note that once the semester starts, you may only increase the number of meals. To decrease or cancel, see "Cancellation Policy."

Current Students: To sign up after the semester has started, please visit the Housing Services Office.

Where can you use the Meal Plan?

You can use the Meal Plan at two locations: the Dining Commons, which is located in the housing complex near the basketball court, and Salazar Cafe, located in Salazar Hall on the south side of campus.

Special Diets

We're happy to accommodate residents with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Contact the Dining Commons Manager, Tony Frias, at tfrias@calstatela.edu or 323-343-6788.

Cancellation Policy

All requests to change or cancel a Meal Plan must be submitted in writing 30 days before the move-in date. (See cancellation policies in the License Agreement for more information). Fill out the Meal Plan Cancellation Form.