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Dining Plan Options

NEW for the 2021-2022 Academic Year: Dining Plans for All!

What do the following members of the UCR campus community have in common?

  • Students living in a Residence Hall
  • Students living in a Campus Apartment or Family Housing
  • Students commuting from off-campus
  • Staff and Faculty

All of the above are eligible for UCR Dining Plans!  Campus Dining Plans help you save money while getting the most out of the dozen-plus delicious, nutritious, and sustainable Dining Venues on campus! UCR dining features healthy, high-quality and multicultural menus that are inclusive of the full range of diet preferences from vegan and vegetarian to gluten-friendly and halal. Our menus are made fresh daily in small batches by chefs from our talented culinary team.

Which Dining plans are YOU eligible for? See below!
 

  • I am a Student living in a Residence Hall

    (Applies to students living in Dundee, Pentland Hills, Lothian, Aberdeen-Inverness)

    Dining Plans are required for students living in Residence Halls and are automatically bundled with their Housing contracts. They are primarily intended for use at our two Residential Restaurants to help students best build a connection with fellow students in their cohort at UCR. They also include an allotment of Dining Dollars to use at Dining venues throughout campus.

    Meal Swipes 

    Student Dining on the Patio

    ( Accepted at: Glasgow, Lothian, SAVOR):
    The restaurant at Lothian and the spectacular two-story Glasgow restaurant at Dundee are designed to create a sense of community — comfortable social hubs focused around food, with high-speed wireless Internet and an all-you-care-to-eat format. Great for hanging out with friends and study groups!

    You’ll be able to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at six different food stations at both GLASGOW and LOTHIAN, or fresh entrées at Savor (in the MARKET AT GLEN MOR) with just a swipe of your R’Card. Our “Seeds of Change” initiative has brought delicious, nutritious, sustainable and inclusive dining at every venue we operate. So next to favorites like burgers and burritos, you’ll find healthy vegetarian and vegan fare; spa waters and other alternatives to sugary drinks; salad bars with locally sourced fruits and vegetables, including items grown in UCR’s famed citrus groves; and international entrées inspired by cultures across the globe.

    Dining Dollars 

    Barn Patio

    (Accepted at every UCR Dining venue)
    For a true taste of what UCR has to offer, use Dining Dollars! Dining Dollars are accepted throughout campus at over 20 Dining venues, including:

    • The Barn
    • The Market at Glen Mor (SAVOR, SIZZLE, SHOP, Starbucks)
    • Coffee shops (Emerbee’s, Ivans, Bytes)
    • Scotty’s convenience stores (HUB, Glen Mor, School of Medicine, Aberdeen-Inverness)
    • Culinary Chameleon Food Truck
    • Residential Restaurants (Glasgow and Lothian)
    • Restaurants at the HUB (Panda Express, Hibachi-san, MOD Pizza, Chronic Tacos, Subway, The Habit Burger Grill, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)

    There are TWO Residence Hall Dining Plans to Choose from, with the option to add additional Dining Dollars at a discount :

    1. Highlander UNLIMITED
      OUR BEST VALUE!

      Unlimited meal swipes mean you use a Meal Swipe whenever you want, for a full meal or just a healthy snack. It’s perfect for those who love flexibility, or someone who enjoys eating multiple small meals a day. The Highlander Unlimited Plan also comes with 60 Dining Dollars per quarter, and four Guest Passes per quarter — great for family and friends! 
      $720/month. Averages approximately $8 for each all-you-care-to-eat meal, not to mention all the in-between snacks and extras you want!
       
    2. Highlander 150 
      TASTY & THRIFTY
      The perfect mix of affordability and practicality. The plan includes 150 delicious meals each quarter — nearly 14 meals a week. Also includes 150 Dining Dollars per quarter, good at every dining location and market on campus. You’ll also get six Guest Passes per quarter. 
      $630/month.

    Dining Plans are billed monthly, Sep–June, on your UCR student account.

    DINING DOLLARS ONLY 
    PAY AS YOU GO!

    In addition to your Dining Plan, students in Residence Halls can buy Dining Dollars as you need them, and at a discount too! Purchase 55 DINING DOLLARS FOR JUST $50 (a 10% discount); or purchase 115 DINING DOLLARS FOR $100 EVEN (that’s 15% off !). To purchase, complete this form or visit your Resident Services Office.

  • I am a Student living in a Campus Apartment or Family Housing

    (Applies to  currently enrolled students living in Glen Mor, North District apartments, Falkirk, Stonehaven, Bannockburn Village, The Plaza or Oban Family Housing)

    Dining Plans for students living in Glen Mor are automatically bundled with their Housing contracts. All other Campus Apartment Residents can choose to opt-in to one of the Dining Plans below by completing this form and emailing housinginfo@ucr.edu or visiting your Resident Services Office. Most Dining Plans consist of Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars.

    Meal Swipes 

    Student Dining at Lothian

    (Accepted at: Glasgow, Lothian, SAVOR):
    The restaurant at Lothian and the spectacular two-story Glasgow restaurant at Dundee are designed to create a sense of community — comfortable social hubs focused around food, with high-speed wireless Internet and an all-you-care-to-eat format. Great for hanging out with friends and study groups!

    You’ll be able to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at six different food stations at both GLASGOW and LOTHIAN, or fresh entrées at Savor (in the MARKET AT GLEN MOR) with just a swipe of your R’Card. Our “Seeds of Change” initiative has brought delicious, nutritious, sustainable and inclusive dining at every venue we operate. So next to favorites like burgers and burritos, you’ll find healthy vegetarian and vegan fare; spa waters and other alternatives to sugary drinks; salad bars with locally sourced fruits and vegetables, including items grown in UCR’s famed citrus groves; and international entrées inspired by cultures across the globe.

    Dining Dollars 

    Dining Staff Serving Meal to Student

    (Accepted at every UCR Dining venue)
    For a true taste of what UCR has to offer, use Dining Dollars! Dining Dollars are accepted throughout campus at over 20 Dining venues, including:

    • The Barn
    • The Market at Glen Mor (SAVOR, SIZZLE, SHOP, Starbucks)
    • Coffee shops (Emerbee’s, Ivans, Bytes)
    • Scotty’s convenience stores (HUB, Glen Mor, School of Medicine, Aberdeen-Inverness)
    • Culinary Chameleon Food Truck
    • Residential Restaurants (Glasgow and Lothian)
    • Restaurants at the HUB (Panda Express, Hibachi-san, MOD Pizza, Chronic Tacos, Subway, The Habit Burger Grill, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)

    There are FOUR Campus Apartment Dining Plans to Choose from, along with a Dining Dollars Pay-As-You-Go Option:

    1. Highlander UNLIMITED
      OUR BEST VALUE! 

      Unlimited meal swipes means you use a Meal Swipe whenever you want, for a full meal or just a healthy snack. It’s perfect for those who love flexibility, or someone who enjoys eating multiple small meals a day. The Highlander Unlimited Plan also comes with 60 Dining Dollars per quarter, and four Guest Passes per quarter — great for family and friends!
      $720/month. Averages less than $8 for each all-you-care-to-eat meal, not to mention all the in-between snacks and extras you want!
       
    2. Highlander 150
      TASTY & THRIFTY

      The perfect mix of affordability and practicality. The plan includes 150 delicious meals each quarter — nearly 14 meals a week. Also includes 150 Dining Dollars per quarter, good at every dining location and market on campus. You’ll also get six Guest Passes per quarter.
      $630/month.
       
    3. RESIDENTIAL
      HALF & HALF

      A smaller meal plan for those who like to cook AND like to eat out. The plan allows 50 Meal Swipes per quarter, plus 210 Dining Dollars per quarter to spend at any campus venue or market. Not available to students in the Residence Halls.
      $270/month
       
    4. THE MARKET
      Best for cooks

      If you enjoy cooking in your own apartment, the Market Plan provides $300 in Dining Dollars per quarter and no Meal Swipes. Not available to students in the Residence Halls.
      $100/month

    Campus Apartment Dining Plans are billed monthly, Oct–June, on your UCR student account.

    DINING DOLLARS ONLY
    PAY AS YOU GO!

    Don’t want to be tied into a monthly plan? No problem! You can buy Dining Dollars as you need them, and at a discount too! Purchase 55 DINING DOLLARS FOR JUST $50 (a 10% discount); or purchase 115 DINING DOLLARS FOR $100 EVEN (that’s 15% off !). To purchase, complete this form or visit your Resident Services Office.

  • I am a Student commuting from off-campus

    Students commuting from off-campus can save money and build a greater connection to UCR by choosing a Dining Plan. The Dining Plan options consist of Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars.

    Meal Swipes 

    Students Chatting During Meal

    (Accepted at: Glasgow, Lothian):
    The restaurant at Lothian and the spectacular two-story Glasgow restaurant at Dundee are designed to create a sense of community — comfortable social hubs focused around food, with high-speed wireless Internet and an all-you-care-to-eat format. Great for hanging out with friends and study groups!

    You’ll be able to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at six different food stations at both GLASGOW and LOTHIAN with just a swipe of your R’Card. Our “Seeds of Change” initiative has brought delicious, nutritious, sustainable and inclusive dining at every venue we operate. So next to favorites like burgers and burritos, you’ll find healthy vegetarian and vegan fare; spa waters and other alternatives to sugary drinks; salad bars with locally sourced fruits and vegetables, including items grown in UCR’s famed citrus groves; and international entrées inspired by cultures across the globe.

    Dining Dollars 

    Line at Emerbee's

    (Accepted at every UCR Dining venue)
    For a true taste of what UCR has to offer, use Dining Dollars! Dining Dollars are accepted throughout campus at over 20 Dining venues, including:

    • The Barn
    • The Market at Glen Mor (SAVOR, SIZZLE, SHOP, Starbucks)
    • Coffee shops (Emerbee’s, Ivans, Bytes)
    • Scotty’s convenience stores (HUB, Glen Mor, School of Medicine, Aberdeen-Inverness)
    • Culinary Chameleon Food Truck
    • Residential Restaurants (Glasgow and Lothian)
    • Restaurants at the HUB (Panda Express, Hibachi-san, MOD Pizza, Chronic Tacos, Subway, The Habit Burger Grill, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)

    There are TWO Dining Plans to choose from: R’Blocks (Meal Swipes) and Dining Dollars Pay-As-You-Go. 

    1. R’Blocks
      Get a block of 20, 30 or 50 Meal Swipes to spend down at your own pace. R’Blocks Meal Swipes roll over quarter-to-quarter and can be used when UCR is in-session for Fall-Winter-Spring, between 9/20/21–6/17/22. If you run out of R’Blocks, you can always purchase more! Monitor dining.ucr.edu near the beginning of each quarter for special promotional pricing on R’Blocks.

      R’Blocks 50
      (50 Meal Swipes at 10% Off, BEST VALUE): Standard Price: $630 ($720 Value). It’s like eating TEN meals for free!

      R’Blocks 30
      (30 Meal Swipes at 5% Off): Standard Price: $385 ($432 Value). It’s like eating THREE meals for free!

      R’Blocks 20
      (20 Meal Swipes at 5% Off): Standard Price: $260 ($288 Value). It’s like eating TWO meals for free!

      Two Ways to Purchase R'Blocks (requires R’Card):

      1. Visit Card Services at the Highlander Service Station (HUB Upper Plaza).
      2. Call us at (951) 827-2211 and have your R'Card number handy when calling. (16 digits, below your name).

      Once your R'Block plan has been added to your account, simply offer your R'Card to the cashier at Glasgow or Lothian and say "R'Blocks, please!” Note: Credit cards and FAUs are accepted. No cash.
       
    2. DINING DOLLARS ONLY
      PAY AS YOU GO!

      Don’t want to be tied into a block of Meal Swipes? No problem! You can buy Dining Dollars as you need them, and at a discount too! Purchase 55 DINING DOLLARS FOR JUST $50 (a 10% discount); or purchase 115 DINING DOLLARS FOR $100 EVEN (that’s 15% off !). Dining Dollars roll over quarter-to-quarter and expire at the end of the academic year in June. To purchase, complete this form and email to housinginfo@ucr.edu or visit one of our Resident Services Offices listed below to purchase:
    • UCR Campus Apartments 
      Bannockburn Village D-102
      3615 Canyon Crest Drive
      Riverside, CA 92507
      Phone: (951) 827-5723

      Hours
      Monday – Friday:
      8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday:
      12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Sunday:
      Closed

     

    From assistance to giving directions to your next class, the Resident Services Office at UC Riverside's Housing Department is a resource center, helping you each step of the way. Google Maps

     

    • Glen Mor 
      400 W. Big Springs Road
      Riverside, CA 92507
      Phone: (951) 827-7540 

      Hours 

      Regular Hours Beginning Monday, Sept. 28
      Monday – Friday:
      8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      Saturday:
      12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
      Sunday:
      Closed

       

      From assistance to giving directions to your next class, the Resident Services Office at UC Riverside's Housing Department is a resource center, helping you each step of the way. Google Maps

  • I am Staff or Faculty

    Staff and faculty can save money and build a greater connection to UCR by choosing a Dining Plan. The Dining Plan options consist of Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars.

    Meal Swipes

    Staff Selecting Their Meal

    (Accepted at: Glasgow, Lothian):
    The restaurant at Lothian and the spectacular two-story Glasgow restaurant at Dundee are designed to create a sense of community — comfortable social hubs focused around food, with high-speed wireless Internet and an all-you-care-to-eat format. Great for team meetings and office birthdays!

    You’ll be able to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at six different food stations at both GLASGOW and LOTHIAN with just a swipe of your R’Card. Our “Seeds of Change” initiative has brought delicious, nutritious, sustainable and inclusive dining at every venue we operate. So next to favorites like burgers and burritos, you’ll find healthy vegetarian and vegan fare; spa waters and other alternatives to sugary drinks; salad bars with locally sourced fruits and vegetables, including items grown in UCR’s famed citrus groves; and international entrées inspired by cultures across the globe.

    Dining Dollars 

    Staff and Faculty Dining at the Barn

    (Accepted at every UCR Dining venue)
    For a true taste of what UCR has to offer, use Dining Dollars! Dining Dollars are accepted throughout campus at over 20 Dining venues, including:

    • The Barn
    • The Market at Glen Mor (SAVOR, SIZZLE, SHOP, Starbucks)
    • Coffee shops (Emerbee’s, Ivans, Bytes)
    • Scotty’s convenience stores (HUB, Glen Mor, School of Medicine, Aberdeen-Inverness)
    • Culinary Chameleon Food Truck
    • Residential Restaurants (Glasgow and Lothian)
    • Restaurants at the HUB (Panda Express, Hibachi-san, MOD Pizza, Chronic Tacos, Subway, The Habit Burger Grill, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)

    There are TWO Dining Plans to choose from: R’Blocks (Meal Swipes) and Dining Dollars Pay-As-You-Go. 

    1. R’Blocks
      Get a block of 20, 30 or 50 Meal Swipes to spend down at your own pace. R’Blocks Meal Swipes roll over quarter-to-quarter and can be used when UCR is in-session for Fall-Winter-Spring, between 9/20/21–6/17/22. If you run out of R’Blocks, you can always purchase more! Monitor dining.ucr.edu near the beginning of each quarter for special promotional pricing on R’Blocks.

      R’Blocks 50
      (50 Meal Swipes at 10% Off, BEST VALUE): Standard Price: $630 ($720 Value). It’s like eating TEN meals for free!

      R’Blocks 30
      (30 Meal Swipes at 5% Off): Standard Price: $385 ($432 Value). It’s like eating THREE meals for free!

      R’Blocks 20
      (20 Meal Swipes at 5% Off): Standard Price: $260 ($288 Value). It’s like eating TWO meals for free!

      Two Ways to Purchase R'Blocks (requires R’Card):

      1. Visit Card Services at the Highlander Service Station (HUB Upper Plaza).
      2. Call us at (951) 827-2211 and have your R'Card number handy when calling. (16 digits, below your name).

      Once your R'Block plan has been added to your account, simply offer your R'Card to the cashier at Glasgow or Lothian and say "R'Blocks, please!” Note: Credit cards and FAUs are accepted. No cash.
       
    2. DINING DOLLARS ONLY
      PAY AS YOU GO!

      Don’t want to be tied into a block of Meal Swipes? No problem! You can buy Dining Dollar Gift Cards as you need them, and at a discount too! Purchase 55 DINING DOLLARS FOR JUST $50 (a 10% discount); or purchase 115 DINING DOLLARS FOR $100 EVEN (that’s 15% off !). Visit Bannockburn Village J-100 or call 951-827-6682 to purchase. Dining Gift Cards roll over quarter-to-quarter and expire at the end of Summer Quarter in August. 

Dining Plan Options for 2020-21

Residential Dining Plans are bundled with your Housing contract and are administered by the Housing Office. For a breakout of rates for your Dining Plan within your Housing contract, please visit the Housing site.

 

Residential Restaurant Meals
per quarter

Dining Dollars
per quarter

Guest Passes 
per quarter*

Highlander 150
(About 14 meals per week)
150 $150 6
Highlander Unlimited Unlimited $60 4
Market* 0 $300 0
Residential*
(About 4 meals per week)
50 $210 0

*Guest passes are paused for Fall 2020 due to COVID. These can instead by used by the Dining Plan holder as extra Meal Swipes.

R'Blocks for commuters and staff/faculty

For Fall 2020, Residential Meal Swipes are accepted at the Glasgow Residential Restaurant and, if resident occupancy levels permit, the Culinary Chameleon food truck (dinner only).

You may use as many Meal Swipes as you choose during each meal period at Glasgow (separated by a 30-minute "Cool Down" period), but take care to ensure you are not using too many too soon! You may only use one Meal Swipe during each meal period at the Culinary Chameleon (dinner only). We recommend using an overall average of 14 Meal Swipes per week under the Highlander 150 Plan. Meal Swipes DO NOT roll over to the following quarter.

Important: With the exception of the Quarterly allotment of Guest Passes (although guest passes are suspended for Fall 2020 and can instead be used by the Dining Plan holder as extra meal swipes), Meal Swipes are intended only for the individual holder of the Dining Plan. Students should not share their Meal Swipes with anyone. It is important that each student gets full value from their Dining Plan and is not pressured into giving away their swipes to others, be they friends or strangers. Students approached by someone they don't know asking for a Meal Swipe should notify their RSO. 

Dining Dollars are accepted at any open UCR Dining Venue and roll over quarter-to-quarter before expiring at the end of the Spring quarter. Additional Dining Dollars may be purchased separately. For purchases of $100 or more, you will receive a 10% bonus, and for purchases of $50 - $99, you will receive a 5% bonus.

*Available to Campus Apartment residents only.

Dining Plans In-Depth

Highlander 150 Plan - Complete
Highlander 150 is perfect if you want to eat most of your meals at our all-you-care-to-eat Residential Restaurant, Glasgow. The only other venue on-campus that will accept Meal Swipes (pending confirmation based on Fall resident occupancy levels) is the Culinary Chameleon food truck (dinner only). This plan includes 150 Meal Swipes each quarter — an average of 14 meals per week each quarter. The Highlander 150 also comes with $150 in Dining Dollars per quarter to use at any dining venue within campus. Plan holders also receive six Guest Meal Swipe Passes per quarter (guest passes are suspended for Fall 2020 and can instead be used by the Dining Plan holder as extra meal swipes).

Unlimited Plan - The Ultimate
Unlimited provides you unlimited meals at our Glasgow Residential Restaurant. Like the Highlander 150, Unlimited plan holders may use one Meal Swipe per meal period at the Culinary Chameleon (dinner only). This plan is perfect if you eat multiple small meals a day or just want to snack. The plan includes $60 in Dining Dollars and four Guest Meal Swipe Passes per quarter (guest passes are suspended for Fall 2020 and can instead be used by the Dining Plan holder as extra meal swipes).

Market Plan
If you enjoy cooking most of your meals at home, the Market Plan provides $300 in Dining Dollars per quarter and no Meal Swipes. The Market Plan is available to Campus Apartment residents ONLY. 

Residential Plan
Designed for residents who enjoy all-you-care-to-eat meals at the Glasgow Residential Restaurant, the Residential Plan provides 50 Meal Swipes per quarter, plus $210 Dining Dollars per quarter. The Residential Plan is available to Campus Apartment residents ONLY. 

R'Blocks Plan
During typical Quarters, UCR commuters, staff and faculty may purchase blocks of Meal Swipes for use at our Glasgow Residential Restaurant. The plans come in blocks of 50, 30, and 20 Meal Swipes. They roll over quarter-to-quarter and expire at the end of the Spring quarter. R'Blocks may be purchased at the Card Services office at the Highlander Service Station (HUB Upper Plaza) or by calling (951) 827-2211. Please have your R'Card 16-digit number handy when purchasing R'Blocks. R'Blocks purchased during the 2019-2020 academic year will now expire at the end of the Fall quarter in December 2020 to accommodate plan holders who could not use their swipes due to the COVID-19-related campus closure. More info