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Changing Meal Plans

If you reside in a UCSB Residence Hall and would like to change your meal plan, you may submit your request using our meal plan change form.

  • Requests to decrease meals can be made prior to the beginning of each quarter and will be in effect at the beginning of the following quarter.
  • Requests to increase meals may be submitted at any time and will be processed to begin the following week.
  • Please note that this applies ONLY to students who currently live in the residence halls. Off Campus meal plan holders please visit the Off Campus Meal Plan page.

Deadline to Decrease Meal Plan Options*

  • Fall Quarter = September 12, 2016
  • Winter Quarter = December 23, 2016
  • Spring Quarter = March 24, 2017
Approximate Rate Difference: (for planning purposes)
  • Unlimited meals per week compared to 17 meals per week = $49.00 less per month
  • Unlimited meals per week compared to 14 meals per week = $94.00 less per month
  • Unlimited meals per week compared to 10 meals per week = $131.00 less per month
  • 17 meals per week compared to 14 meals per week = $46.00 less per month
  • 17 meals per week compared to 10 meals per week = $83.00 less per month
  • 14 meals per week compared to 10 meals per week = $37.00 less per month
Please note: Billing transactions generated due to a meal plan change will be posted to a student’s BARC account.

Requesting Meal Plan Changes

To change your meal plan please submit your request using our meal plan change form.

For more information please contact Residence Hall Assignment Services at 805-893-5513.