Resident Meal Plans

Meal plans provide access to food at the Village Commons, as well as exclusive dining events, premium and themed meals and limited-time offers in the Village Commons.

Last day to change Meal Plan:
Fall 2023: July 28, 2023
Spring 2024: December 18, 2023
For more information, scroll down to 'Meal Plans & Cancellations' in the drop-down menu below.

Special Diets: We are happy to accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions. Dine without restrictions. We have menu options to meet your needs such as Vegan, Vegetarian 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.

Check your balance: Students with meal plans can log in with their Cal State LA credentials to see their meal plan usage and declining dollar balance using this link.


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. Please note, swipes are cleared at the end of each semester and don't roll over.

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

All Access Meal Plans receive 5 guest passes per semester.

 

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

All Access 7 Plus Unlimited swipes 7 days a week with $100 declining balance
All Access 5 Plus Unlimited swipes 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) with a $50 declining balance

University & Golden Eagles Apartments

Meal Plans for residents in the University or Golden Eagles Apartments 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. Please note, swipes are cleared at the end of each semester and don't roll over.

Declining Balance: Declining balance dollars may be used at the Village Market and expire at the end of the spring semester.

All Access Meal Plans receive 5 guest passes per semester.

 

Meal Plan

Per Semester Allocation

All Access 7 Unlimited swipes 7 days a week with $100 declining balance
All Access 5 Unlimited swipes 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) with a $50 declining balance
Weekly 5 Plus 5 meal swipes per week (Mon-Fri) with a $50 declining balance
Block 200 200 meal swipes with a $50 declining balance
Block 150 150 meal swipes with a $50 declining balance
Block 100 100 meal swipes with a $50 declining balance

 

Meal Plan Highlights

South Village residents automatically sign up for a meal plan when applying to live on campus. Students living in the apartments (Phase I, II & GEA) have the option to sign up for a meal plan. If you didn't sign up when applying for Housing, you can still sign up or upgrade your meal plan.

Sign Up & Upgrade Instructions

  • Log in to the Housing Portal
  • Go to the Housing Forms tab
  • Scroll down and click on Meal Plan Add & Change Request Form, complete and submit the DocuSign form.
  • Make your payment on Transact (formerly known as CASHNet).

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

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

The Village Commons will be closed during semester breaks (Fall Break, Winter Intersession, Spring Break, and Summer Intersessions) and specific holidays in which the University is closed. We will post updated hours as we get closer to holidays and breaks.

Dining on campus is not one size fits all. Our meal plans are designed to meet the needs of our residential program.

The following information is stated in the License Agreement:

  1. Meal Plan Changes
    1. The 30-day written notification policies as outlined in Section III. C. apply to meal plans.
    2. The Licensee may request to reduce their Meal Plan with 30-day written notification of the spring semester by completing a Meal Plan Change Request Form. Meal plans may only be reduced to the lowest meal plan option available to the Licensee based on the Licensee’s room assignment. Requests to increase a Meal Plan may be made anytime during the semester.
  2. Meal Plan Cancellation
    1. The 30-day written notification policies as outlined in Section III. C. apply to meal plans.
    2. If the Licensee has been approved to cancel the Agreement, the Meal Plan will be automatically canceled. Prorated fees for a 30-day notification will apply.
    3. The University may grant or deny requests to cancel only the Meal Plan of the Agreement due to significant hardship occurring after the Agreement period began and with supporting documentation.