Dining Options

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For breakfast, lunch and dinner – and those late-night cravings – we've got you covered. We offer a variety of high-quality and healthy options… and a generous assortment of indulgent treats.

Dining Locations Close to Home

  • A bright and spacious Residential Restaurant.

    Residential Restaurants

    Eat good meals with good friends at Aberdeen-Inverness and Lothian Residential Restaurants. Residential Restaurants are relaxed social hubs, featuring a wide variety of international and classic cuisines served in an all-you-care-to-eat format. Plus, surf with free Wi-Fi.

  • The brightly colored, lizard-themed Culinary Chamaleon food truck

    Food Trucks

    Satisfy your foodie cravings. Find The Culinary Chameleon, Bear Tracks Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Truck and Moo Moo Truck, roaming campus.

  • Students enjoy late-night Italian treats at Spinelli's.

    Late-Night Offerings

    Chicken wings, pasta Alfredo, extra-large brick oven pizza… Spinelli’s Italian Oven is open late night to cure your nocturnal appetite. Come hungry and come often. Find out when Spinelli’s is open.

  • A fully stocked convenience store has racks of snacks.

    Convenience Stores

    There are five Scotty's convenience stores located in our residential communities. Convenience stores offer a wide variety of beverage choices, sweet and savory snacks, frozen treats and necessary goods such as laundry detergent and batteries. See hours of operation.

Dining Plan Changes

The Dining Plan selected is for the entire academic year. Changes are permitted during the first two weeks of the academic year only. A Dining Plan Change Request Form needs to be completed and all instructions for documentation followed. Submit a Dining Plan Change Request Form at your respective RSO. Please allow two weeks for your request to be processed.

Residence Hall and Glen Mor residents are required to have a Dining Plan.

Residence Halls

Dining Plans are a mixture of Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars and deliciousness. Choose your Dining Plan when you complete a Housing Contract. Find the Dining Plan right for you.

Glen Mor

Dining Plans are a combination of Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars. Residents may upgrade to a full Residence Hall Dining Plan. Learn more about Glen Mor Dining Plans.

All UCR Dining locations accept Dining Dollars, Bear Bucks, cash, credit and debit cards. Select locations accept Meal Swipes.

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Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars come with Dining Plans and/ or can be purchased separately. Receive a bonus when buying Dining Dollars in increments of $50 and $100. Learn how to add Dining Dollars.

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes come with Dining Plans. Residents with Dining Plans can use one Meal Swipe per meal period. Learn more about Meal Swipes.

Bear Bucks

All UCR Dining locations accept Bear Bucks, your student debit account. Bear Bucks are offered through the UCR Card Office. Learn more and add Bear Bucks.

Inside Residential Dining

Crisp green salad Today’s Menu

Does the daily question of what or where to eat have you stumped? Find the answer by checking out Today’s Menu.

Students head out for a barbecue. Have a BBQ

Let us help you with your next hall function, group event of celebration. Submit a Pack-Out Request form for 15 to 50 people and get food to barbecue. Plan a Pack-Out.

A festive holiday place setting Gourmet for the Holiday

It’s not Valentine’s Day without a special meal. For special occasions and holidays, we feature gourmet multi-course dinners. Check for upcoming special dinners.

UCR's bright, juicy oranges Picked Right Here at UCR

Our Residential Restaurant’s fresh-squeezed orange juice comes from a mixture of UCR-grown and locally sourced California oranges. See why UCR citrus is famous.

Pleasant outdoor seating at a Residential Restaurant Committed to Sustainability

To reduce waste and save energy, we have eliminated trays and serve proper meal portions in our Residential Restaurants. Learn more about our sustainable initiatives.

Two roommates grin in a pink-themed room. Destination: Dance

Residential Restaurants get as dressed up as you! Each quarter we clear the tables and chairs to make space for your dance moves. See upcoming events.