Plan Options

CSU San Marcos Dining Services is more than great food. It is community centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility.Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience. Join us for the comfort, convenience, outstanding food and inviting atmosphere designed especially for you.


We love to be flexible, so we made it simple! Our goal is to always ensure quality service and a customized experience - you may add any amount on your Meal Card to fit your needs. If you’re looking for a great deal, we also offer incentives for unique values: It’s your choice! Load any amount on to a Food Pass. If you load $250, receive an additional $13 cougar dollars free If you load $500, receive an additional $35 cougar dollars free If you load $750, receive an additional $75 cougar dollars free Visit us on the 4th Floor of the University Student Union and one of our student cashiers will be happy to assist you in ordering a Meal Card. Have questions? Text us on our new Comment Line at: (774) 377-9690

Buy PlanOpen Plan
Add any amount in increments of $5 to your meal card.
Price: $5.00

Buy Plan$150 Plan
$150 Declining Balance Dollars
Price: $150.00

Buy Plan$250 Plan
$250 Declining Balance Dollars with a bonus!
Price: $250.00

Buy Plan$500 Plan
$500 Declining Balance Dollars with a bonus!
Price: $500.00

Buy Plan$750 Plan
$750 Declining Balance Dollars with a bonus!
Price: $750.00


Selection of a Campus Dining Services Meal Plan entitles you to a Food Pass, which allows you purchasing power equivalent to the amount you have loaded. Any amount loaded will be treated as a dollar to dollar declining balance; similar to a gift card. If you purchase a latte or salad, the exact dollar amount will be deducted from your Food Pass Balance.


Lost or stolen Meal Cards cannot be replaced and may only be used by you. Should this happen to you, please contact our General Manager Jason Nussbaum to report your Food Pass stolen.


Do you have particular dietary needs? Please let us know. Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements. For more information, please contact Jason Nussbaum , General Manager.


One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures: Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining Remember that meal cards are non-transferable. Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.