Freshman Dining Plans

The freshman dining plans offer incoming students the flexibility, convenience and value they crave. Students can choose from a wide variety of dining options throughout their day; from grab-and-go to all-you-care-to-eat. Campus Dining features more than 22 dining venues including two markets, three food trucks and over 1,000 menu options. With their dining plan, new Mustangs have the freedom to make their own food choices.


Mustang 150 Plan

Includes meal credits and declining balance funds

  • $283 declining balance funds distributed each quarter
  • 150 meal credits per quarter
    (approximately 13 meals per week)
  • WOW Meals - $200
  • Base Cost - $785

Mustang All-Flex Plan

Includes declining balance funds

  • $1,517 declining balance funds distributed each quarter
    (approximately $125 declining balance funds per week)
  • WOW Meals - $200
  • Base Cost - $785


All freshman living in campus housing are required to have a dining plan for the entire academic year. This gives students the convenience of having meals easily accessible so they can focus on their academics and student life. Two of the dining plans include a mix of declining balance funds and meal credits. One plan is solely declining balance. Meal credits provide the best value with savings up to 35 percent off regular priced meals. Declining balance funds can be used at any of Campus Dining’s venues.


Each meal credit provides a meal at 805 Kitchen, our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall (regularly priced at $10.65), or a meal equivalent at most Campus Dining locations.


Meal credits remaining at the end of each quarter are forfeited.


All plans include a reduced entrance charge at 805 Kitchen, Cal Poly's all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.


Unused declining balance funds roll over to the next quarter. However, funds remaining at the end of spring quarter are forfeited.


Students with dietary restrictions should review their dining plan food options at to determine if their dietary needs can be met prior to submitting their initial payment registration for the Housing and Dining License.

Additional terms and conditions may be found in the Housing and Dining License Agreement Terms and Conditions 2018-2019