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Dining and Meal Plans

The new South Village housing complex will offer a range of dining and meal plan options for student residents and the rest of the Cal State LA community.

Dining Options

Village Café

Students in the dining hall.

The Village Café offers a buffet and rotating menu of dishes, stone-oven pizza, salads and fruit, made-to-order grill and desserts. Vegan/vegetarian options are available.

Location: Ground Floor
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Accepted: Meal Plan, declining balance, Eagle Dollars, cash/credit/debit

Village Market

Students shopping in market.

The Village Market is perfect for a quick pick-me-up, grab-n-go snacks, pizza, coffee and beverages in between classes or while studying late.

Location:  Ground floor, next to the Village Café 
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Accepted: Declining balance dollars, Eagle Dollars, cash/credit/debit

 

Meal Plans

Meal plans are available to residents and commuter students, as well as faculty and staff. In addition to food at the Village Café, a meal plan provides access to exclusive dining events, premium and themed meals and limited time offers in the Village Café.

Last day to change Meal Plan:
Fall: August 20
Spring: December 20

Special Diets: We are happy to accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions. To discuss your food service support needs, please contact the Dining Manager.


South Village Meal Plans

Meal plans are required for students living in the South Village. You can sign up for a meal plan when you apply to live on campus.

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

Academic Year Cost

All Access 7 Plus

Unlimited swipes 7 days a week with $100 declining balance

$4,500

All Access 5 Plus

Unlimited swipes 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) with $50 declining balance

$4,100

Sign Up: South Village Plan


University Apartment Meal Plans

Meal Plans for University Apartment residents are optional. The weekly meal plan provides a set number of meals per week. Block Plans provide a set number for the semester. You can sign up for a meal plan when you apply to live on campus.

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

Academic Year Cost

Weekly 5 Plus

5 meal swipes per week with a $50 declining balance

$1,630

Block 200

200 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$3,500

Block 150

150 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$2,710

Block 100

100 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$1,860

Sign Up: Apartment Plan 


Commuter Student Meal Plans

Block Plans provide students with a set number of meals to use at their leisure throughout the semester.

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

Semester cost

Academic Year Cost

Block 200

200 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$1,750

$3,500

Block 150

150 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$1,355

$2,710

Block 100

100 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$930

$1,860

Block 50

50 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$530

$1,060

Block 30

30 meal swipes with $50 declining balance

$345

$690

Buy Commuter Plan 


Staff & Faculty Meal Plans

With a Block Plan, staff and faculty can access a set number of meals throughout the semester.

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

Semester cost

Academic Year Cost

Block 50

50 meal swipes

$480

$960

Block 30

30 meal swipes

$295

$590

Buy Staff & Faculty Plan

Meal Plan Highlights

Declining Balance Dollars

All student meal plans include a declining balance allocation at the start of each semester. Declining Balance funds may be used at the Village Market and to swipe in a guest at the Village Café. Balance funds remaining at the end of the fall semester will “rollover” to the spring, but expire at the end of the academic year.

Guest Meal Swipes

The Unlimited 7 and Unlimited 5 meal plans include five guest meal swipes per semester. Unused guest meal swipes do not “rollover” from the fall to spring semester and will automatically expire at the end of each semester.

Holiday & Semester Breaks

The Village Café is closed during semester breaks (Fall Break, Winter Intersession, Spring Break, and Summer Intersessions) and specific holidays in which the University is closed. 

Find the Right Meal Plan

Dining on campus is not one size fits all. Our meal plans are designed to meet the needs of our residential program. To find the meal plan that is right for you, visit Find Your Fit.