Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

  • Do I need to buy a meal plan?
    Students living in the residence halls (in Middle Earth or Mesa Court, including Mesa Towers) are required to select a Housing Meal Plan through UCI Housing.

    Students, staff and faculty may purchase an Anteater Meal Plan at any time from the meal plans available on this website, or may sign up at the UCI Hospitality & Dining office, located at G318 Student Center (on the third floor).

  • Will my meal plan auto renew for next semester? 
    Housing Meal Plans will automatically renew each quarter. Students living in the residence halls (in Middle Earth or Mesa Court, including Mesa Towers) may change their meal plan for Winter & Spring during the meal plan change period at the end of Fall. UCI Housing will email all residents in those communities regarding this process.

    Anteater Meal Plans do not automatically renew, but meals and FlexDine roll over between quarters until the end of the academic year. Students, staff and faculty selecting the 7-Day All-Access Meal Plan must renew the plan each quarter they wish to use it, either on this website or at the UCI Hospitality & Dining office, located at G318 Student Center (on the third floor).

  • Will unused meals or FlexDine roll over? 
    FlexDine from all meal plans (including both Housing Meal Plans and Anteater Meal Plans) rolls over between quarters until the end of the academic year.

    Meals from Housing Meal Plans do not roll over between quarters, with the exception of Guest Meals. Each Housing Meal Plan includes 10 Guest Meals per quarter. These Guest Meals are included in the 100 Meals for the 100 Meals + $75 FlexDine Housing Meal Plan. (As an example, a student who uses 7 Guest Meals during Fall Quarter will have 17 Guest Meals at the start of Winter Quarter.)

    Meals from Anteater Meal Plans roll over between quarters until the end of the academic year.

    NOTE: The unlimited meals from All-Access Meal Plans do not roll over between quarters. Unlimited meals from All-Access Meal Plans (including both the All-Access Housing Meal Plans and the All-Access Anteater Meal Plan) apply only to the quarter in which the meal plan is purchased. (Housing Meal Plans are purchased as part of the quarterly Housing payment and are not a separate payment.)

  • If I have already purchased a meal plan, can I change it?
    Students living in the residence halls (in Middle Earth or Mesa Court, including Mesa Towers) may change their meal plan for Winter & Spring during the meal plan change period at the end of Fall. UCI Housing will email all residents in those communities regarding this process.

    Students, staff and faculty who have purchased an Anteater Meal Plan may sign up for a new Anteater Meal Plan at any time and are not restricted to signing up for the same meal plan as previously purchased. (As an example, a staff member who purchases a $450 FlexDine + 9 Free Meals plan in Fall Quarter and uses the FlexDine and Meals by late Winter Quarter may wish to instead sign up for a $300 FlexDine + 6 Free Meals plan to use for the remainder of the Winter & Spring Quarters.) All Anteater Meal Plan sales are final and cannot be refunded. Please contact UCI Hospitality & Dining using the contact information at the bottom of this page before purchasing an Anteater Meal Plan if you are unsure which plan will best fit your needs.
Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.

Our Meal Plans

2018-2019 Anteater Meal Plans
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Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your meal plan includes dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. You’ll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! We’ve got you covered. See our Meal Plan options below for more information.
Middle Earth and Mesa Court Residents can select or change meal plans through housing only. Please visit
http://housing.uci.edu/ for more information.
EZ Payment Plans
UCI Hospitality & Dining EZ Payment Plan is available as a secondary option to paying in full when selecting a meal plan and is only available for select Anteater Meal Plans. Payments are received in 3 easy installments.

Deposit is due at time of meal plan sign up. Payment due dates will be automatically charged on the first of the month, following initial deposit for two consecutive months (i.e.: a deposit made on February 24th will lead to the first payment charged on March 1st and the second payment charged on April 1st).
Faculty/Staff
FlexDine and Zot Bucks
FlexDine Dollars works like a debit card, each time a purchase is made the cost of the purchase is subtracted from your account. FlexDine Dollars can be used at any of our locations, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and is available for the entire academic year. ZotBucks works like FlexDine Dollars and can also be used at the UCI Bookstore. ZotBucks balance carries over from year-to-year.

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Main Office

949-824-4182