The University Corporation - Dining

Meal Plan Categories

How Meal Plan Works

Watch this quick 2 minute video to learn how your Meal Plan card works. 


Whether you are a student living on or off campus, or faculty and staff, CSUN Dining has a dining plan to fit your needs. 

Students Meal Plans:

Students Living On-Campus (without kitchen)

As a student living on-campus without a kitchen available, you are required to purchase a Meal Plan and must select one of the top tier Meal Plans (10, 12, 14 or All-Access Meals).

Students Living On-Campus (with kitchen)

As a student living on-campus with a kitchen, you may elect to have a Meal Plan and are eligible to purchase either any of the top tier Meal Plans (10, 12, 14 or All-Access Meals) or the Matador 270, 200, or 25.

Students Living Off-Campus

If you are  an off-campus student wishing to have a Meal Plan, you are eligible to purchase any of the student Meal Plans including the Matador 25 Block Plan.

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.