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.
Residential students must purchase a meal plan (Plan D minimum). Commuter students are not required to purchase a meal plan but may choose from
all the plans offered.
Available Plans for the Fall '18 and Spring '19 Semesters
Price Per Semester
Total Meal Swipes
Total Dining Dollars
*Residential student minimum
California Baptist University
is ranked #2 among California universities and #9 in the nation for best college food. Niche.com - Best College Food Rankings 2018
Click here to learn about the different food service locations on campus!
Q: Does my meal plan rollover to another semester? A: Unused meal swipes and dining dollars will not rollover.
Q: Can I swipe for another person to eat? A: Students must use dining dollars if they would like to obtain food for another
Q: When does the meal plan begin and end? A: The dates that meal plans begin and end are listed in the Student Handbook calendar.
Q: How do I increase my meal plan? A: You have two options. Stop by the University Card Services Office to complete
a request form or visit the University Card Services page on InsideCBU (you will be asked to login to InsideCBU)
Q: Can I decrease my meal plan? A: 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.
Meal Plan Usage Online
After you log on to InsideCBU, click the "Life @ CBU" tab and "University Card Services" folder (on the left of
the screen). The "Meal Plan Usage" and "CBU Card Balances" links will also be on the
left of the screen.