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2019-2020 Residential Meal Plans

Begins August 17th 2019

This is a traditional meal swipes dining program that focusses on bringing everybody to the dining center for meals. Meal swipes are only spent at the Pavilion and Cat Dollars are spent anywhere on campus. Every swipe gives you access to anything in the Dining Pavilion, for as much as you would care to eat. This program offers a variety of options, from a meal plan designed for the reasonable management of student resources to an all-encompassing plan for unlimited meals.

The Residential Meal Plans below were designed as a piece of the Housing Contract to fulfill room and board requirements. Meal Plan funds are intended for primarily food purchases and must have a date of expiration contractually.

Academic Year Pricing

 

Meal Plan

Academic Year Price

CAT Dollars (Included)

Meals

Guest Passes

Any 11

$4,200

$500

11 meals/week

(Assumes meals supplemented by other sources)

6

Any 14

$4,600

$500

14 meals/week

6

Any 17

$5,400

$600

17 meals/week

6

Every Day

Unlimited

$4,900

$300

Unlimited access 7 days per week

6

Mon-Fri

Unlimited

$4,600

$200

Unlimited access 5 days per week

6

Per Semester Pricing

Meal Plan

Semester Price

CAT Dollars

(Included)

Meals

Guest Passes

Any 11

$2,100

$250

11 meals/week

(Assumes meals supplemented by other sources)

3

Any 14

$2,300

$250

14 meals/week

3

Any 17

$2,700

$300

17 meals/week

3

Every Day

Unlimited

$2,450

$150

Unlimited access 7 days per week

3

Mon-Fri

Unlimited

$2.300

$100

Unlimited access 5 days per week

3

 

Heritage Residents

Heritage Residents must also select a meal plan. In addition to the options listed above, Heritage Residents have an additional plan they may choose from listed below:

Academic Year Price

Meal Plan

Academic Year Price

CAT Dollars

(Included)

Meals

Meal Plan Dollars

(Included)

Guest Passes

Heritage Residents

$4,200

$1,000

6 meals/week

$1,200

6

 

Per Semester Price

 

Meal Plan

Semester Price

CAT Dollars

(Included)

Meals

Meal Plan Dollars

(Included)

Guest Passes

Heritage Residents

$2,100

$500

6 meals/week

$600

3

 

For special dietary, allergen, religious or any other requests outside of the meal plans listed above, you must reach out to Student Accessibility Services to make a formal request.

If you have concerns related to your dining experience, we encourage you to reach out to us at dining@ucmerced.edu or reach out to our Executive Chef to request an appointment: Mitch Vanagten mvanagten@ucmerced.edu

 

 

2019-2020 Academic Year Disbursements:

The meal plans listed above are displayed in both per Academic Year and per Semester pricing. The cost of the meal plan will be included with Housing fees. The selected meal plan will become available on the student account based on the below schedule:

Fall 2019 Semester

Available by: Saturday, August 17th 2019 by 7am

Expire on:

Meal Plan Dollars will roll over to Spring 2020

CAT Dollars do not expire

Spring 2020 Semester

Available by: Saturday, January 18th 2020 by 7am

Expire on:

Swipes and Meal Plan Dollars will expire on Friday, 5/15/2020

CAT Dollars do not expire and will remain available until you separate from the University

 

Any 11 Meal Plan Swipes

The Any 11 option is intended for students who do not plan on eating more than 1-2 full meals a day and/or choose to provide their own food options elsewhere or frequently go home for the weekends.

Any 14 Meal Plan Swipes

The Any 14 option provides 2 meals per day. It is intended for the average student who will eat most of their meals on campus in the dining Pavilion but also wants to supplement some of his/her meals with outside food.

Any 17 Meal Plan Swipes

The Any 17 option provides for approximately 2.5 meals a day in the Pavilion and an additional $100 flex spending CAT Dollars. The Any 17 option is a great option for students who eat steadily throughout the week, do not go off campus very often and enjoy the All-you-care-to-eat Residential Dining setting.

The Every Day (7 Days) – Meal Plan Swipes

The Every Day option provides 7 day a week access to the Pavilion for as many meals a day as can be consumed. The Every Day plan is best for students who enjoy an average of 3 meals a day and enjoy snacking in between meals and also allows them unlimited access into the Pavilion if they just want to have a dessert or snack and socialize with friends.

The Mon-Fri (5 Days) – Meal Plan Swipes

The Mon-Fri option provides access to the Pavilion on Monday through Friday for as many meals as can be consumed within those days. The Mon-Fri option is best for students who do not intend to be on campus often on weekends.

Guest Passes

For each meal plan you are allotted 6 Guest Passes (3 per semester) that allow you to pay for a guest to eat in the Pavilion. Guest passes expire annually.

CAT Dollars

To deposit CAT Dollars on your account, visit the CatCard website for more information.

Per each meal plan, the plan will include CAT Dollars which can be spent in the Pavilion for meals as a supplement to the selected plan, but can also be used at the Campus Store, printing, laundry and other campus expenses. Additional CAT Dollars can be added to your account at any time and can be refunded at the time that you are separating from the University. Cat Dollars cannot be used to pay your student bill.

Meal Plan Dollars

Available only on Room and Board Contracts for Heritage Residents, Meal Plan Dollars can be spent at the Pavilion, Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center, Lantern Café, Summits Marketplace, Campus Store, Food Trucks, Produce on the Go and also for laundry and printing on campus. Meal Plan Dollars cannot be used to pay your student bill.

 

Meal Plan Dollars

CAT Dollars

Details:

  1. Only available in plan for Heritage Residents
  2. Roll over from Fall to Spring semester
  3. Expire at the end of the Academic Year

Details:

  1. Roll over from year to year
  2. Do not expire and will be available on account to use even after moving off campus
  3. Can be refunded at the time you are separating from the University

Locations that accept Meal Plan Dollars:

  1. Pavilion
  2. Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center
  3. Food Trucks
  4. Lantern Café
  5. Summits Marketplace
  6. Vending
  7. Produce on the Go

Locations that accept CAT dollars:

  1. Pavilion
  2. Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Center
  3. Food Trucks
  4. Lantern Café
  5. Summits Marketplace
  6. Vending
  7. Campus Store
  8. Produce on the Go

What can be purchased with Meal Plan Dollars:

  1. Food
  2. Anything available at the Marketplace

What can be purchased with CAT dollars:

  1. School Supplies (textbooks, scantrons, pencils, binders, clickers, goggles, paint supplies, etc.)

Meal Plan Dollars cannot be

used to pay your student bill.

Cat Dollars cannot be

used to pay your student bill.

 

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns at dining@ucmerced.edu.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information!