California Baptist University is proud that Provider Contract Food Services, a local homegrown company with global appeal, provides the campus community with quality food service options.  Provider manages the on-campus food service program, campus catering services and on-campus vending. The University Card Services Office and Provider work closely together to create dining options that meet the needs of the CBU community. 

Meal Plans consist of two parts:

  • Meal Swipes can be used to obtain a full meal.
  • Dining Dollars are a pay-as-you-go option that will work similar to an ATM debit card. Dining Dollars may be used to obtain a full meal or individual items and are accepted at any of the campus dining locations. 

Undergraduate residential students must purchase a meal plan (minimum requirements are listed in the table below). Graduate residential students (in Graduate Student Housing) and commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan but may choose from all the plans offered. Meal Plans are sold by the semester. Unused Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars do not rollover from semester to semester.

Available for the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Semesters

Plan Name

Price Per Semester

Total Meal Swipes

Total Dining Dollars

A $685 35 150
B $1,050 50 250
C  $1,405 75 250
The A-C meal plan options are only available to commuting and Graduate students.  However, these students may choose from all meal plan options. 
* D  $1,755 90 350
* The D plan is the minimum requirement for Colony, Point, Lancer Arms and University Place residents.
** E  $2,100 115 350
** The E plan is the minimum requirement for Cottages, Simmons, Smith, Tower and Village residents.
F  $2,425 140 350
G  $2,725 160 400
H  $3,025 180 450
I  $3,285 205 450
J  $3,580 225 500
K  $3,845 245 550
L $4,140 270 550
The following O-Q meal plan options are only available to College Park, Magnolia Crossing, and University Owned House residents.
Residents in these locations may also choose from any of the other residential meal plan options (D-L)
*** O $1,605 60 650
*** The O plan is the minimum requirement for College Park, Magnolia Crossing, and University Owned House residents.
P $1,950 75 750
Q $2,285 90 850

Frequently Asked Questions

Unused Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars will not rollover.

Students must use Dining Dollars if they would like to obtain food for another person.

The dates that meal plans begin and end are listed on the InsideCBU Calendar, and available in the University Card Services Office.

Prior to the semester starting, students can use the Meal Plan Selection Portlet on InsideCBU (Life@CBU; University Card Services page) to make increases or decreases to their meal plan.

Once the semester has started, students should send an email to from their LancerMail account, including the following information:

  • Name
  • ID #
  • Meal Plan they would like to change to. Email requests can only be for increases to the meal plan.

Meal Plan reduction requests must be submitted to the University Card Services Office no later than the first Friday of every semester. After this date, students can only increase their plan.

After you log on to InsideCBU, click the Life @ CBU tab and University Card Services folder (on the left of the screen). Use the Meal Plan Usage link for Meal Swipes and the CBU Card Balances link for Dining Dollars (also located on the left of the screen).

*California Baptist University is ranked #1 among private universities in California and #4 in the nation for best college food ( — Best College Food Rankings 2024). Learn about the different food service locations on campus!

Contact University Card Services

Phone: (951) 552-8552
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lancer Plaza Suite 140
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504