The University Corporation - Dining

  • Meal Plan Banner with photo of students sitting around a table eating.
  • Photo of an area at the Bamboo Terrace

Meal Plan

IMPORTANT DATES


2019 - 2020 Meal Plan

August 25, 2019 - May 16, 2020


Spring 2020


January 19, 2020 - May 16, 2020


2020 - 2021 Meal Plan

August 23, 2020 - May 22, 2021


Spring 2020

January 24, 2021 - May 22, 2021


Cancellation Deadline

 September 4, 2020


Change Deadline

 Fall: September 11, 2020 Spring: January 8, 2021

How Do I Apply For A Meal Plan?

Annual Meal Plans (Fall/Spring)

Meal Plans are available to all students, including those living off-campus. Annual Meal Plans start Sunday, August 25, 2019, and end Friday, May 16, 2020. Geronimo's & Bamboo Terrace will close for the summer on May 17, 2020. Students may now apply for a Meal Plan at the same time as their on-campus housing through the online Student Housing Portal until August 2019. Although you may apply for both at the same time, please note Meal Plan fees are billed and collected separately from Student Housing fees. Please do not make any payments for your Meal Plan until you see the charges posted to your CSUN myNorthridge Web Portal. If you missed the window to apply for a meal plan with your housing, you will need to submit the Meal Plan application directly to the Meal Plan office. Click here to download the Meal Plan application.  To view Meal Plan terms & conditions click herePlease Note: if your Financial Aid has been disbursed and you have received a check or E-deposit before you applied for a Meal Plan. Your Financial Aid will not take care of those fees automatically. You will be responsible for all fees posted to your Student Portal after your Financial Aid refund has been awarded.

Spring Semester Only & Off-Campus Student Meal Plans

Students living off-campus or students applying for the Meal Plan for the Spring semester only may purchase a Meal Plan by downloading and completing the Meal Plan Application found here. You may either mail or drop it off the completed application to the Meal Plan office. We also accept applications via email, please reach out to us if we do not confirm we have received your contract. Please do not make any payments for your Meal Plan to Cash Services until you see the remaining charges for the semester posted on your CSUN myNorthridge Web Portal. Please Note: if your Financial Aid has been disbursed and you have received a check or E-deposit before you applied for a Meal Plan, your Financial Aid will not take care of those fees automatically. You will be responsible for all fees posted to your Student Portal after your Financial Aid refund has been awarded.

Returning/Continuing Meal Plan Students

Students who have participated in the Meal Plan in the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to receive an added perk. Click here for details or contact the Meal Plan office at mealplan@csun.edu.

Faculty / Staff

Faculty and Staff Block 10 Dining Plan can be purchased anytime directly at the Meal Plan office. Click here for more details.

Which Plan Would Work Best For Me?

Students Living in Housing Units Without a Kitchen

For students living in a non-kitchen housing, participation in the meal plan is mandatory and must select one of the following traditional Meal Plans: All-Access + 600 Dining Dollars, 10 Meal + 700 Dining Dollars, 12 Meal + 700 Dining Dollars plan.

  • Deadlines: There is no deadline to purchase a meal plan, however you must have a meal plan in place prior to moving into your non-kitchen housing unit.
  • You will not be given a key or allowed to chose your room if you have not yet purchased a meal plan.
  • Once you have gone through the application and payment process, you will receive an email letting you know where and when you can pick up your meal plan card.
  • Be sure to bring your CSUN photo ID card with you when you pick up your meal plan card.
  • The sooner you get your contract in, the smoother things will go once you arrive on campus.
  • Note: A $50.00 application fee will be due with your contract. You must make your first payment by that date. Financial aid will not cover this payment.

Students Living in Housing Units With a Kitchen

For students living in a housing unit with a kitchen, meal plans are not mandatory but are available to those who are interested.

  • The Matador Block Plans (200 & 25) were specially designed to be more affordable and cater to busy students living in kitchen apartments who want the option of dining at campus restaurants, in addition to cooking their meals.
  • With meals at Geronimo's/Bamboo Terrace and dining dollars for dining at other CSUN Dining facilities, it’s a perfect balance between eating at home and dining out.
  • Remember, you can only cancel a meal plan if you move off campus or withdraw from attending CSUN.
  • Deadlines: There is no deadline for signing up, so feel free to get a feel for your living situation before you apply.
  • If you are already 100% sure that you would like a meal plan, submit your application through the Student Housing Portal before the start of the semester so we can have your meal card ready for you by the time you move in to your campus housing.
  • Once you have gone through the application and payment process, you will receive an email letting you know where and when you can pick up your meal plan card. Please make sure you bring your CSUN photo ID card with you when you pick up your card.
  • Note: A $50.00 application fee will be due with your contract. You must make your first payment by that date. Financial aid will not cover this payment.

Students Living Off-Campus

Meal plans are also available to students who do not live in campus housing.

  • Students living off-campus are welcome to purchase any of our 5 Meals Plans, however the following Matador Block Plans are recommended:
    • Matador 200 (100 meals per semester at Geronimo's/Bamboo Terrace) + $500 Dining Dollars (250 per semester)
    • Matador 25 (25 meals at Geronimo's to be used anytime during the academic year; no Dining Dollars are included with this plan)
  • If you are interested and would like more information, please email us at    . Be sure to include your name, CSUN ID number and where you will be living while attending CSUN.
  • Deadlines: There is no deadline for signing up, so feel free to get a feel for your living situation before you apply.
  • If you are already 100% sure that you would like a meal plan, submit your application and 1st payment to the Meal Plan Office before the start of the semester so we can have your meal card ready for you by the time classes begin.
  • Once you have gone through the application and payment process, you will receive an email letting you know where and when you can pick up your meal plan card. Please make sure you bring your CSUN photo ID card with you when you pick up your card.
  • Remember, you can only cancel a meal plan if you move off campus or withdraw from CSUN.
  • Note:  A $50.00 application fee will be due with your contract. You must make your first payment by that date. Financial aid will not cover this payment.