The University Corporation - Dining

Meal Plan Types

Introducing ALL ACCESS MEAL PLAN

 

With just a swipe of a card, CSUN Dining's Meal Plan options provide easy access to all dining facilities throughout campus for any CSUN student. Stop by Geronimo's or Bamboo Terrace (both located in Student Housing) any day of the week for a buffet featuring a variety of dishes from cuisines around the globe. Get that daily caffeine fix at any Freudian Sip location around campus, proudly serving drinks from Starbucks and Groundwork coffee companies. Swing by any of the four Matador Mercado convenience store locations for a quick snack between classes. Or visit any of the restaurants located in the Campus Store Complex, University Student Union, The Arbor Grill, Pub Sports Grill, or The Marketplace. 

Each Meal Plan comes with two main components: Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars.

  • Meal Swipes...
    • Grant Entry into Geronimo's and Bamboo Terrace.
      • Vary in quantity so students can choose between unlimited meals, a weekly set of meals, or a block of meals
    • Do not rollover or accumulate on the weekly plans
  • Dining Dollars...
    • Work just like cash and can be used at ANY of the dining locations on campus
    • Provide a 10% discount off every purchase
    • Are split in half and dispersed at the beginning of each semester
    • Rollover from Fall to Spring but do expire at the end of the Spring semester

Student Meal Plans:

2020-2021 MEAL PLAN TYPES

All-Access (Unlimited) Meals + $600 Dining Dollars

  • Enjoy UNLIMITED number of meals at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace.
  • Plus receive 600 Dining Dollars per year (300 per semester) to spend at all campus food locations.
  • Only plan with On-campus Lunch Swipes
    • 5 lunch swipes per week available for use at The Marketplace, Arbor Grill and The Pub
    • Work from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Carry a value of $9.60
  • Bring your reusable All-Access Cup for a free fountain drink, with use of Lunch Swipe
    • All-Access Cup provided at Meal Plan Card Pick-up at the beginning of the year

 

12 Meals + $700 Dining Dollars

  • 12 meals per week at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace to be used between Sunday and Saturday.
    • Do not roll over each week
  • 700 Dining Dollars per year (350 per semester) to spend at all campus food locations.
  • 3 Guest Swipes per Semester

10 Meals + $700 Dining Dollars

  • 10 meals per week at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace to be used between Sunday and Saturday.
    • Do not roll over each week
  • 700 Dining Dollars per year (350 per semester) to spend at all campus food locations.
  • 3 Guest Swipes per Semester

Matador 200 + $500 Dining Dollars

  • 200 meals for the entire academic year (100 meals per semester) at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace only.
    • The meals swipes on the Matador block plans will roll over from week to week and can be accumulated or saved.
      • Unused meal swipes at the end of Fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester.
    • Meal swipes for the block plans CAN BE USED for guests.
  • 500 Dining Dollars per year (250 per semester) to spend at all campus food locations.

    **May only be selected by students in units with kitchens or off-campus students**

Matador 25

This plan was designed to offer flexibility for students who live in off-campus or in kitchen units allowing them to utilize their meals at any time throughout the academic year
  • A set amount of 25 meals can be consumed at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace only
    • Meals are rollover week-to-week and expire at the end of the academic year
    • Meals swipes can be used to pay for guests’ meals
  • Dining Dollars are not included with the plan and cannot be added
  • Additional meals can be purchased at increments of 25 for $240

To apply for the Matador 25 plan, click here for the application and it drop-off at the Meal Plan office.

2019-2020 Meal Plan Types

All-Access (Unlimited) Meals + $500 Dining Dollars

  • Enjoy UNLIMITED number of meals at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace.
    • No need to count the number of remaining meals per week, instead feel free to dine as many times as you wish daily at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace. 
  • Plus receive 500 Dining Dollars per year (250 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
    • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price.
    • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.
  • Only plan with On-campus Lunch Swipes
    • 5 lunch swipes per week available for use at The Marketplace, Arbor Grill and The Pub
    • Work from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Carry a value of $8.80
  • Bring your reusable All-Access Cup for a free fountain drink, with use of Lunch Swipe
    • All-Access Cup provided at Meal Plan Card Pick-up at the beginning of the year

14 Meals + $300 Dining Dollars

  • 14 meals per week at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace to be used between Sunday and Saturday.
  • The 14 meal swipes do not roll over each week, cannot be accumulated or saved and cannot be used to feed guests.
  • If you use your 14 meal swipes before the week is over, you may use your Dining Dollars at Geronimo’s and receive the reduced rate of $8.80 per meal (Note: Without the Dining Dollars or Meal Card, meals at Geronimo’s will be retail price).
  • 300 Dining Dollars per year (150 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
  • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price.
  • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.
  • 3 Guest Swipes per semester

12 Meals + $500 Dining Dollars

  • 12 meals per week at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace to be used between Sunday and Saturday.
  • The 12 meal swipes do not roll over each week, cannot be accumulated or saved and cannot be used to feed guests.
  • If you use your 12 meal swipes before the week is over, you may use your Dining Dollars at Geronimo’s and receive the reduced rate of $8.80 per meal (Note: Without the Dining Dollars or Meal Card, meals at Geronimo’s will be retail price).
  • 500 Dining Dollars per year (250 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
  • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price.
  • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.
  • 3 Guest Swipes per Semester

10 Meals + $700 Dining Dollars

  • 10 meals per week at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace to be used between Sunday and Saturday.
  • The 10 meal swipes do not roll over each week, cannot be accumulated or saved and cannot be used to feed guests.
  • If you use your 10 meal swipes before the week is over, you may use your Dining Dollars at Geronimo’s and receive the reduced rate of $8.80 per meal (Note: Without the Dining Dollars or Meal Card, meals at Geronimo’s will be retail price).
  • 700 Dining Dollars per year (350 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
  • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price.
  • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.
  • 3 Guest Swipes per Semester

Matador 270 + $600 Dining Dollars

  • This block meal plan was designed to offer a more affordable plan for students who live in campus housing units with a kitchen and want more flexibility with their meals.
  • 270 meals for the entire academic year (135 meals per semester) at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace only.
  • Unlike the meal swipes on the 10, 12 and 14 plan; the meals swipes on the Matador block plans will roll over from week to week and can be accumulated or saved. Unused meal swipes at the end of Fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester.
  • Unlike the All-Access, 14, 12 and 10 plans; meal swipes for the block plans CAN BE USED for guests.
  • $600 Dining Dollars per year ($300 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
  • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring.
  • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.

Matador 200 + $300 Dining Dollars

  • This block meal plan was designed to offer a more affordable plan for students who live in campus housing units with a kitchen and want more flexibility with their meals.
  • 200 meals for the entire academic year (100 meals per semester) at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace only.
  • Unlike the meal swipes on the 10, 12 and 14 plan; the meals swipes on the Matador block plans will roll over from week to week and can be accumulated or saved. Unused meal swipes at the end of Fall semester will rollover to the Spring semester.
  • Unlike the All-Access, 14, 12 and 10 plans; meal swipes for the block plans CAN BE USED for guests.
  • $300 Dining Dollars per year ($150 per semester) to spend at all campus food units.
  • Dining Dollars have no daily limit, can be used anytime during operating hours and can be used to feed guests at retail price. Unused Dining Dollars at the end of the Fall semester will roll over to the Spring.
  • If you run out of Dining Dollars, you may purchase more online through the CSUN Dining Account Center.

Matador 25

** Students living off-campus are eligible to select any of the previous 6 Meal Plans plus the following
  • This plan was designed to offer flexibility for students who live in off-campus or in kitchen units allowing them to utilize their meals at any time throughout the academic year
  • A set amount of 25 meals can be consumed at Geronimo’s & Bamboo Terrace only
  • Meals are rollover week-to-week and expire at the end of the academic year
  • Meals swipes can be used to pay for guests’ meals
  • Dining Dollars and guest passes/swipes are not included with the plan
  • Additional meals can be purchased at increments of 25 for $220

To apply for the Matador 25 plan, click here for the application and it drop-off at the Meal Plan office.