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The Community Dining Plan

Having a dining plan is more than just eating delicious food. When you have a dining plan, you don't have to spend time cooking and cleaning, which means more time for friends, studying, going to events, and getting involved. Our Community Dining Plan gives you a set number of meals to redeem at your convenience throughout the academic year. Click below to see if the Community Dining Plan is an excellent choice for you! 

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Residence Hall and Glen Mor residents must have a traditional Dining Plan and cannot buy the Community Dining Plan. Off-campus students, staff, faculty, and select campus apartment residents are eligible to purchase The Community Dining Plan. 

The Community Dining Plan

To effectively utilize the Community Dining Plan, students should adhere to these important guidelines. Keeping these points in mind will contribute to a seamless and efficient experience with the Community Dining Plan throughout the academic term.

Ensure that you have an active R'Card, as it is a requirement for making purchases at participating dining locations on campus. 

Please note that Community Dining Plans do not stack. You must exhaust the current balance before requesting a new one.

Be mindful that August 31st serves as the deadline for utilizing your Community Dining Plan, so plan your meals accordingly. 

In case of any issues or if a refund is needed, students can reach out to the Carding Office for assistance. 

  • Students Commuting Off-campus

    The Community Dining Plan

    The Community Dining Plan is an excellent way for students living off-campus to enjoy delicious and convenient meals on the way to class or meet up for lunch with friends. Enrolled undergraduate and graduate commuter students are eligible for the Community Dining Plan. They can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station.

    This plan includes 25 meal swipes for $350. Meal Swipes are used at our residential restaurants (Glasgow & Lothian).  

    The Community Dining Plan Lite

    The Community Dining Plan Lite is an excellent way for students living off-campus to enjoy delicious and convenient meals on the way to class or meet up for lunch with friends. Enrolled undergraduate and graduate commuter students are eligible for the Community Dining Plan. They can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station.

    This plan includes 10 meal swipes for $150. Meal Swipes are used at our residential restaurants (Glasgow & Lothian).  

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    Residence Hall and Glen Mor residents are required to have a traditional Dining Plan and are not eligible to purchase The Community Dining Plan.
  • Students Living in Residence Halls

    Students Living in Residence Halls

    Students living in Residence Halls (Aberdeen-Inverness, Dundee, Lothian, and Pentland Hills) and Glen Mor residents are required to have a traditional Dining Plan and are not eligible to purchase The Community Dining Plan. Please view our dining plan options below! 

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  • Students Living in Campus Apartments and Family Housing

    This applies to currently enrolled students living in North District, Falkirk, Stonehaven, Bannockburn Village, The Plaza, and Oban Family Housing.  Students living in Glen Mor campus apartments are not eligible to purchase The Community Dining Plan. 

    The Community Dining Plan

    The Community Dining Plan provides convenience, flexibility, and value for students living in Campus Apartments. Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students living in Campus Apartments and Oban Family Housing are eligible for the Community Dining Plan (Glen Mor residents are not eligible to purchase the Community Dining Plan).  Students can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station 

    $350 / 25 Meal Swipes

    The Community Dining Plan Lite

    The Community Dining Plan Lite provides convenience, flexibility, and value for students living in Campus Apartments. Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students living in Campus Apartments and Oban Family Housing are eligible for the Community Dining Plan (Glen Mor residents are not eligible to purchase the Community Dining Plan).  Students can purchase The Community Dining Plan Lite online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station 

    $150 / 10 Meal Swipes

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    Residence Hall and Glen Mor residents are required to have a traditional Dining Plan and are not eligible to purchase The Community Dining Plan.
     
  • Faculty and Staff

    The Community Dining Plan

    Faculty and staff can enjoy savings and convenience while dining on campus! The Community Dining Plan includes 25 meal swipes accepted at our all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants, Glasgow & Lothian, and The Barn. Faculty and staff can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station 

    $350 (not including tax) / 25 Meal Swipes 

    The Community Dining Plan Lite

    Faculty and staff can enjoy savings and convenience while dining on campus! The Community Dining Plan Lite includes 10 meal swipes accepted at our all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants, Glasgow & Lothian, and The Barn. Faculty and staff can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or pay in person by visiting the Highlander Service Station 

    $150 (not including tax) / 10 Meal Swipes 

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  • Savings & Benefits

    With the Community Dining Plan, you'll enjoy a 12% discount (based on 25 lunch purchases) to dine at the all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants Glasgow & Lothian. Enjoy meals, snacks, and beverages prepared by the UCR Dining Staff. Click here to view the residential dining menus

    2023-2024 Residential Restaurant Door Rates
    Breakfast: $12.99  
    Lunch: $16.99 (12% savings)
    Brunch: $ 18.99 (22% savings)
    Dinner: $18.99 (22% savings)
    Special Events: $18.99 (22% savings)

    Benefits of the Community Dining Plan: 

    • Tax-free purchases (Only for UCR Students)
    • Special dining events
    • Significant savings on meals at the Residential Restaurants (Glasgow & Lothian) 
    • On-campus convenience - enjoy a delicious on-campus meal on the way to class or lunch with friends. 
    • Cashless dining - helping you stay on budget!
  • What You Need To Know
    • Meal swipes will roll over between quarters and expire at the end of each academic year. A Community Dining Plan does not reload each quarter. You can purchase an additional plan or Dining Dollars if you run out of funds. 
    • Students, faculty, and staff can purchase the Community Dining Plan online or in person at the Highlander Service Station
    • You can monitor your Community Dining Plan account balance and transaction history by logging into your R’Card account.
    • Students, staff, and faculty can use their meals for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner at our residential restaurants.
    • Meal Swipes are accepted at our all-you-care-to-eat Residential Restaurants Glasgow & Lothian. One swipe at the front register gives you access to the entire buffet! Dining plan holders can also use their meal swipes at The Barn -  meal swipes can be used at the Gill Station for a Grill Combo, including any Burger or Sandwich, Side, and a Fountain Beverage. 
    • Refunds are issued on a case-by-case basis.  To request contact the Highlander Service Station

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