Summer Meal Plan

Have a plan for summer— If you are attending UCSB this summer, you don't need to go hungry. Residential Dining Services is offering 4 meal plan options for both Summer Sessions A and B. Summer Meal Plan holders can eat at any of the two commons on the Main Campus (Carrillo & De La Guerra) and one on the Storke Campus (Portola).  Carrillo will be closed after lunch on August 18th and Portola will be closed after dinner on August 31st. De La Guerra is the main dining commons open starting on June 25th to September 15th

During the Academic School Year please see our Off Campus Meal Plans.

 We will begin accepting Session B meal plans request on Monday, July 30, 2018. First meal available for Session B is on Monday, August 6, 2018.

What you need to know:

  • Summer meal plans are sold in “blocks” of meals for each session
  • You decide how many meals you eat each week—your meal card does not “reset” at the end of the week
  • One meal (card swipe) per meal period
  • Sign up online for Session A or B only a week before or during your session
  • Meal hours vary in the summer. Weekly meal schedules are posted on the doors of all dining commons and on the Menus page
  • An ACCESS card (with magnetic strip) is required for every meal
  • Sack meal service is not available
  • Any unused meals are forfeited at the end of each summer session
  • Summer meal plans cannot be changed or cancelled once they are purchased
  • Session A meal plans will be sold on Monday, June 18th until Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
  • Session B meal plans will be sold on Monday, July 30th until Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
  • Please see our Guest Meals page for bringing guests to the dining commons
  • NOTE: you may begin using your meals for the session purchased when it starts with the email verification sent to your umail if your meal plan is not active on your Access Card, but it may take up to 2 weeks before charges appear on BARC statements

Summer Meal Plan Pricing



Your online purchase of a meal plan indicates your agreement to abide by the policies and procedures listed above as well as the Residence Hall Life policies. Any lack of cooperation or lack of civility while in the dining rooms will jeopardize your dining privilege, subject you to university discipline and could also lead to more serious consequences.

We reserve the right to deny the provision of meal plan privileges for non-compliance with any policy or procedure.


If you have all the information you need to purchase a Summer Meal Plan please proceed.

(Note:  We will begin accepting requests for Session A Summer Meal Plans on June 18, 2018. We will begin accepting requests for Session B Summer Meal Plans on July 30, 2018.)



For more information please contact 805-893-3093.