Skip to main content
stir fry

Dining Dollars

UC San Diego Dining Services—we’re here to plan, cook, and clean… so you can concentrate on college!

    You are responsible for making sure you understand your Housing and Dining contract. Please read this information carefully; if you have any questions you may contact Housing Administrative Services at 858.534.4010.

How it Works

Dining Dollars are linked to your campus ID card, and can be used in all Dining Services restaurants and markets. Each purchase is automatically deducted from your account balance- like a bank debit card. The various Dining Plans are designed to be flexible and low cost, and will not support 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.

If you have not yet decided on a Dining Plan, you can find the housing and dining package rates on our Housing Rates and Services page.

Adding Dining Dollars

Residents can add Dining Dollars to their plan throughout the year—this way, you will have an idea of your eating habits before you add funds.

Add Dining Dollars

Please note that Dining Dollars from one academic year will expire at the end of the following fall of the next academic year! Dining Dollars are non-refundable and non-transferable to Triton Cash. 15% of any remaining funds will be donated to the Triton Food Pantry.