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Pavilion: Common Grounds
To-go beverages, baked goods and handmade hot sandwiches
Pavilion: Cascabel
Authentic Mexican food with a varierty of meat choices, as well as vegan and vegetarian options
Lantern Cafe
Grab a cup of coffee and a small bite to eat at the bustling Lantern Cafe.
Pavilion Dining Center
UC Merced's newest dining facility, the Pavilion offers fresh meals for all dietary needs.
The Summits Marketplace
Located in the Summits Residential Community and offering a wide variety of snack and on the go food options. Open to everyone.
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Welcome to Dining Services

UC Merced Dining Services is committed to meeting the diverse culinary needs of the campus community. We pledge to run an environmentally conscientious operation and foster a safe and congenial atmosphere that encourages dining to be a shared experience supporting the academic endeavors of our campus community.

UC Merced Vision

Our vision is to strengthen the cultural and social bonds of campus life. We provide a selection of dining, retail and catering services designed to attract students to UC Merced campus life and support students in their commitment to socially responsible practices. Dining services is a positive contributor to the college life experience on the UC Merced campus.