Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

  • What is a Meal Plan?
    Meal plans are pre-sold meals to the Runner Café, also called block meals. Your block meals can be used
    for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. No need to carry cash, or pay the door rate. With a meal plan you
    pay one very economical price per meal.

  • Is there a difference between a residential meal plan and a community meal plan?
    Yes. Students that live on campus make contractual arrangements with the housing department for
    their meal plans.

    There is no contractual agreement for non-residential students to have a meal plan. Since meal plans
    offer greater flexibility and an economic solution for eating on campus, we offer the entire CSUB
    Community (non-residents) block meal plans to be used at the Runner Café. Your meals are pre-sold in
    blocks that can be used for any meal that you wish (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on any day of the week.

  • Can I treat a friend or colleague to a meal on my plan?
    Yes. Let the cashier know that you would like to treat a friend or colleague to a meal at the Runner Café.
    The cashier will need to swipe your ID Card multiple times.

  • What if I don’t finish my block meals by the end of the semester, can I get a refund on unused meals?
    Community Meal Plans and Flex Dollars are non-refundable. Unused block meals in a community plan
    and any Flex Dollars that were purchased with the community meal plan expire at the end of the each
Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a meal plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meals and points are deducted from your meal plan account.

Our Meal Plans

Living off campus brings a different set of needs and challenges to college life. Commuters and residents in the surrounding apartments are offered a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind. All non-resident plans are offered in blocks of meals that can be used at any time.
On-Campus Housing
On-Campus Housing plans includes both Housing West and Housing East.  Please contact the Housing Department on campus regarding these plans.
Faculty and Staff Plans
Buy any commuter plan today to save money when eating at Panda Express, Starbucks, Which Wich, the new P.O.D., Walters at the Library and Runner Café and make your life easier!
Dining Dollars
Add Dining Dollars any time that can be used across campus at the new P.O.D. Market, Walter's Coffee & Snack Bar, Panda Express, Starbucks, Which Which or the Runner Café.

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