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Dining and Meal Plans

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

Dining Options

Village Café

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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: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brunch, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Accepted: Meal Plan, declining balance, Eagle Dollars, cash/credit/debit

Village Market

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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: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
Accepted: Declining balance dollars, Eagle Dollars, cash/credit/debit

 

Meal Plans

Meal plans provide access to food at the Village Café, as well as 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. Dine without restrictions. We have menu offering to meet your needs such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and more. Our chefs and dietitians have years of experience and our health experts leverage the latest science and health information from trusted organizations like the American Heart Association. To discuss your food service support needs, please contact the Dining Manager, Carlo Arceo.


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.

Declining Balance: Declining balance dollars expire at the end of spring semester.

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.

Declining Balance: Declining balance dollars expire at the end of spring semester.

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

Academic Year Cost

Weekly 5 Plus

5 meal swipes per week M-F 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 

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.