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Open and Ready to Serve
Find out more about dining and retail offerings for the 2021-2022 school year.
Food Trucks are Back!
Dining Services is excited to announce food trucks are back on campus to provide additional variety to our community. Please click here for more information.
Pavilion Dining Center
UC Merced's newest dining facility, the Pavilion offers fresh meals for all dietary needs.

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Pavilion will operate for grab-and-go service only until at least Jan. 23, 2022. Menus may change based on the availability of ingredients as well as staffing. Menus will expand as soon as possible.

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.

Thank you for your support and patience during the pandemic. Our dedicated staff are working hard to meet campus needs and ensure the best guest experience.

The University issued an executive directive on COVID-19 mitigation measures in July 2021. To read the latest updates, including the full directive, please click here.

Spring 2022 Dining and Retail Operations

Pavilion Dining Center Menu and Hours

Food Truck Hours

Lantern Cafe Hours

Check out our newest location, the Bobcat Snack Stop!

Please note: As part of our coronavirus mitigation efforts, Summits Marketplace and Yablokoff Wallace Dining Center are currently closed.


UC Merced Dining Services 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.

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Meal Plans

The Pavilion

Yablokoff Wallace Dining Center

Lantern Cafe

Bobcat Snack Stop

Food Trucks


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