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2023-2024 Dining and Retail


UC Merced Dining Services’ top priority is keeping everyone in the UC Merced community safe while continuing to provide a wide variety of healthy, delicious meals.

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Using the Dining Centers

The Pavilion and Yablokoff Wallace Dining Centers are open to meal plan holders, as well as walk-in guests, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Residential Meal Plans and commuter Bobcat Meal Plans are available. Guests without a meal plan may enter using a credit/debit card or Cat Dollars. Entry for breakfast costs $11.95, entry for lunch costs $12.88, and entry for dinner costs $13.95. If you have questions about meal plans or how to use the Dining Centers, please contact us at Please note: Dining Center guests are responsible for keeping any food removed from the facility in a temperature-controlled environment if it is not consumed immediately. Dining Services is not responsible for food after it leaves the premises.

Retail Operations

The Lantern Cafe and Bobcat Snack Stop are open for Spring 2024 semester. The Summits Marketplace will reopen May 1st, 2024.