What does MPW mean?
What does BLOCK mean?
What are Dining Dollars?
What is Crash Cash?
Who is required to buy a meal plan?
Why am I required to be on a meal plan?
When do I need to select a meal plan?
I’m on the waitlist for housing, do I have to select a meal plan?
Will there be a meal plan option for CalFresh recipients?
Can I be exempt from purchasing a meal plan?
Where do I purchase a meal plan?
Is there a payment plan option to purchase meal plans?
Yes, payment plans are available for students on a mandatory meal plan. Here is the payment plan schedule for those wishing to be on a payment plan.
Can I add crash cash to my crash cash account?
Can I change my meal plan if it does not fit my needs?
I am withdrawing from CSUSM, can I get a refund for my meal plan?
Refunds will be granted on a prorated basis until the end of the class add/drop period. Each request will be reviewed on an individual basis. After the class add/drop period, refunds will be granted under extenuating circumstances only. Please contact Dining Services for additional questions.
Can I add more meals to my meal plan without changing my plan?
How many meals can I redeem within one day?
There is no limit to how many meals can be redeemed within one day, however, each meal redeemed will be deducted from the allotted MPW or Block meals available.
When does the meal plan begin?
Where can I use my meal plan?
|Location||Meal Plan Payment Options Accepted|
|Dining Café||Meals Per Week (MPW), Block Meals, Dining Dollars, Crash Cash|
|Market at USU||Dining Dollars, Crash Cash|
|USU (Panda, Wow, Caliente, Subversions)||Dining Dollars, Crash Cash|
|Starbucks||Dining Dollars, Crash Cash|
How can I check how many meals I have left in my plan?
Students may check their remaining meal and other balances at the cash registers in the dining café and the eateries in the USU.
What if I lose my meal plan card?
Students will need to present their dining card each time you visit one of the dining locations to use their meal plan or your dining dollars. If students lose your dining card, they will need to replace it immediately because they will not be able to utilize the meal plan/dining dollars without it. Dining Services can freeze your lost card and replace it with a new one. Fees may apply to the printing of a new dining card. Please contact the Dining Services for additional information.
I have special food needs (allergies, intolerances). Who can help me?
Please contact the Dining Services to ensure the dining café can meet your needs.
Can I check what will be on the menu in advance?
Can we take food out of dining café?
Will the dining café be open over breaks?
What are the hours of the dining café?
What are the rules of the dining café?
What items are prohibited in the dining café?
Can others join me at the dining café if they don’t have a meal plan?
Can I use my meal plan for guests in the dining café?