Meal Plans

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.


Meal Plan Options

Available for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Semesters

Plan Name

Price Per Semester

Total Meal Swipes

Total Dining Dollars

A $650 35 150
B $1,000 50 250
C  $1,335 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  $1,670 90 350
* The D plan is the minimum requirement for Colony, Point, Lancer Arms and University Place residents.
** E  $2,000 115 350
** The E plan is the minimum requirement for Cottages, Simmons, Smith, Tower and Village residents.
F  $2,310 140 350
G  $2,595 160 400
H  $2,880 180 450
I  $3,130 205 450
J  $3,410 225 500
K  $3,660 245 550
L $3,940 270 550
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 $1,525 60 650
*** The O plan is the minimum requirement for College Park, Magnolia Crossing, and University Owned House residents.
P $1,855 75 750
Q $2,175 90 850


Frequently Asked Questions


*California Baptist University is ranked #1 among private universities in California and #5 in the nation for best college food ( — Best College Food Rankings 2023). Click here to learn about the different food service locations on campus!