Resident Dining Plans
The dining plan is a quarterly allocation of purchasing points for students who live on-campus or in SCU neighborhood units. 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 2020 - 2021 fall quarter dining points will be less due to the COVID early departure in November. The fall quarter dining plan points are the following:
Preferred Plan - 1500 points per quarter
Basic Plan - 1283 points per quarter
Junior/Senior Plan - 881 points per quarter
Apartment Plan - 191 points per quarter
Dining plan points for winter and spring quarters will be:
Preferred Plan - 2000 points per quarter
Basic Plan - 1711 points per quarter
Junior/Senior Plan - 1175 points per quarter
Apartment Plan - 254 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 9% 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.