Meal Plans

Whether you plan to eat the majority of your meals in Canyon Commons or the Bridge Cafe, or only eat in those locations sporadically, we have plenty of meal-plan options to choose from. Check out the possibilities below.


Meal Plan Information

  • Additional details and all meal plan policies can be found in the Student Handbook.
  • Flex Points:
    • There is a declining balance on a student’s ID card that may be used at our dining facilities on the Newberg campus (Canyon Commons dining hall, the Bridge Cafe, and the Maker's Market).
    • Roll over from fall to spring, but are forfeited at the end of the spring semester.
  • Block meals:
    • A single meal, or “swipe,” that can be used at any point during the semester for either a student or a guest to enter Canyon Commons.
    • Do not roll over from fall to spring, and are forfeited at the end of each semester.
  • Bruin Deluxe Meal Plans:
    • Have five guest meal passes a semester that may be used when a friend or family member accompanies a student to Canyon Commons. All other meals may only be used by the student enrolled in the meal plan once per meal session. Note: Passes are not available during Family Weekend.
    • Weekly meal allotment begins with breakfast on Monday and ends with dinner on Sunday.
  • Bruin Select Meal Plans:
    • May use any meal for a guest, but the meal will deducted from the student's total meals.
    • Students may renew these meal plans multiple times each semester by emailing University Housing at

Meal Plan Selection

  • Meal plan eligibility is based on completed credits (transfer credits count toward this eligibility).
  • To select or change a meal plan, visit the Housing & Community Life Portal and select "Meal Plan" from the main menu.
  • Students who fail to select a meal plan by July 1st for the following academic year will be assigned a meal plan and will be notified of that assignment. 
  • No meal plan changes can be made after the end of the first week of classes of each semester.
  • Students who fail to confirm their meal plans will be charged for the meal plan even if the plan is not utilized.

Meal Plan Options

2024-25 Meal Plan Options

  Meal Plan Eligible Students Meal Count Flex Points per semester Cost per Semester
Bruin Deluxe Plans Weekly A All students 19 meals per week  $50 $3,055
Weekly B All students 14 meals per week $150 $3,055
Weekly C All students 10 meals per week  $225 $3,055
Bruin Select Plans Block A Students with 60 credits or more 112 Block meals (average 7 meals per week) $200 $2,000
Block B Students with 60 credits or more 80 Block meals (average 5 meals per week) $275 $2,000
Bruin Savings Plan Block C Students with 60 credits or more 30 Block meals (average 2 meals per week) $500 $875

Additional Meal Plan Options for Commuters and Graduates

Meal Plan Eligible Students Meal Count Flex Points Cost per Semester
Bruin Limited Plans Flex A Commuters and graduates 12 Block meals $200 $350
No Meal Plan Commuters and graduates N/A N/A N/A

Commuting students and graduate students may also select any meal plan from the above table.

Guests and Visitor Meal Information

Individual Meal Prices for 2023-24 academic year

Weekdays Weekends
Breakfast $8.35 Brunch  $9.70
Lunch $9.70
Dinner $12.00 Dinner $12.00
Bon Appetit accepts both credit and debit payments upon entry at the South entrance to Canyon Commons.

Meal Plan Exemptions

Meal Plan Accommodations

  • Students wanting to lower their meal plan due to any medical need or dietary restriction can submit a Meal Plan Accommodation with Disability & Accessibility Services.
  • Students must include documentation of the medical need or dietary restriction in order to receive an exemption.
  • There is no deadline for accommodation requests.

Meal Plan Petitions

  • Students wanting to lower their meal plan due to significant financial hardship can fill out a Meal Plan Petition with University Housing.
  • Students must include information regarding the financial need and why a lower meal plan is needed. To petition, a student must have filed their FAFSA for the cooresponding aid year.
  • Students can lower, but not cancel or remove their meal plan through this process. Students can petition for either a Bruin Select Plan or a Bruin Savings Plan.
  • All Meal Plan Petitions must be submitted by August 1st for both the fall and spring semester of the following academic year. Meal Plan Petitions are not available after this date.


Need to know the balance on your card? A staff member at the Bridge Cafe or Canyon Commons can have a card reader give you the balance on your account.

For questions specific to our food service provider, Bon Appétit, please contact them directly:

Bon Appétit Website
Bon Appétit Office: Canyon Commons

Please contact University Housing if you have any questions regarding the meal-plan policies:

Student Life Office: Hadlock Student Center