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Sack Meals - Academic Year

The Sack Meal Program provides residents with a 'to go' meal option when classes or employment conflict with a student's ability to eat a meal in the dining commons. Sack meals are available to valid meal plan holders and are ordered online the night before a meal is needed. Two locations are available for meal pickups: Ortega and Portola Dining Commons.

*Please note the closure dates below -- you will not be able to order a sack meal during those periods.


Note that all Sack Meal orders must be placed the night before a requested pick up.

  1. Click the 'Place Order' button above
  2. Enter your UCSBnetID & Password
  3. Complete the Sack Meal Request Form
  4. Double check your order and 'Submit'
    1. You will receive an email verifying the date and time of your order. A copy of this order will be attached to your Sack Meal.
  5. Bring the order slip (lower half of email) and your ACCESS card to the location you designated on the request form.


  • Limited to one sack meal per day
  • Only you can pick up your meal
  • Only meals for the immediate following weekday (Mon-Fri) will be able to be ordered at the time you submit your order. For example, starting Monday at 12:01am and ending at 11pm, you can order a meal for Tuesday
  • There is no same day ordering on-line
  • Only students can order sack meals (no career staff or student staff who do not live in the residence halls)
  • Sack Meal Contents
    • Breakfast
      • bagel or breakfast good of the day
      • cream cheese, peanut butter & jelly
      • piece of fresh fruit
      • beverage
    • Lunch
      • sandwich
      • salad item
      • bag of chips
      • dessert item
      • piece of fresh fruit
      • beverage
  • Please verify carefully which meal you select BEFORE you submit your order
  • THERE ARE NO CANCELLATIONS: If you make a mistake when ordering, immediately call and leave a message with your name, meal ordered and an explanation at the dining commons where you placed your order:
    • Ortega Dining Commons - 893-2355
    • Portola Dining Commons - 893-4274


Place Order
Pickup Locations & Hours
Ortega Dining Commons

where:  front desk/lobby
when:  7:15am-10:00am

Portola Dining Commons

where:  inside dining commons
when:  7:00am-10:30am

Sack Meal Closures
11/11 Veterans Day
11/27-12/1 Thanksgiving
12/9-13 Fall Finals
12/14-1/5 Winter Break
1/20 MLK Day
2/17 Presidents' Day
3/16-20 Winter Finals
3/21-29 Spring Break
5/25 Memorial Day
6/8-12 Spring Finals