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Residential Dining Options (Meal Plans)

49er Residential Dining Services has been providing food service for residents at CSULB for over 40 years. Residential Dining offers five meal plans to fit the needs of our residents which can be used at any of our three dining halls. All residents are required to select a meal plan to live in University Housing.

Meal Plans

The Value Option Plan - Includes 10 meals per week with $150 Beach Dollars* per semester. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 10 meals per week. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

The Block Plan - Includes 210 meals per semester which can be used at any time in any residential dining facility. Exclusive to the block plan, residents may use their meals for up to three guests when dining with the resident. Unused meals are not refundable.

The Traditional Plan - Includes 19 meals per week. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 19 meals per week. This plan is perfect for residents who remain on campus most weekends. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

The Gold Option Plan - Includes 19 meals per week with $100 in Beach Dollars per semester. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 19 meals per week. This plan is perfect for residents who remain on campus most weekends. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

7 Day All Access Plan - Designed for ultimate flexibility by offering unlimited meals at any residential dining facility anytime during operating hours. Enjoy a full meal or just a healthy snack; it's perfect for those eating multiple small meals a day for the nutritional and metabolic benefits. This plan is not transferable.

*Beach Dollars are a form of payment accepted by CSULB approved dining venues on and off campus.

Changing Meal Plans

The Student Housing License Agreement is for a full academic year, and none of the food service plans are transferable. However, changing between the meal plans is possible, but only during the last two weeks of the Fall semester. All of the food plans have been established based on experience and the expectation that every resident is not likely to attend every meal offered under either option.

Individual Meal Prices

The Residential Dining Halls are open to the public and only cash is accepted for individual meal purchases. The price per meal is:

  • Breakfast: $7.00
  • Lunch: $8.50
  • Dinner: $9.75

* Refer to the enclosed license for option prices. The university reserves the right, after giving advance notice, service.

* Future information on a coffee house exchange plan will be provided on our website.