Community

Are you a current student concerned about having too much money left at the end of spring quarter? No need to fret! You can purchase a 2022-23 Community Dining Membership (starting at $250) through Money matters starting June 1 or select one on your housing application for next year by June 20 to rollover all your dining dollars to the 2022-23 academic year! Please note, first year plan pass benefits (Sunday Brunch passes, guest passes, premium meal passes, etc.) do not rollover.

Community dining memberships are open to all students, faculty and staff and allow for easy access to delicious and healthful food and snacks during busy days on campus. These memberships offer flexibility, convenience and value as well as a wide variety of dining options from grab-and-go to a sit-down feast. Campus Dining features 32 dining venues including the Vista Grande Dining Complex, four markets and over 1,000 menu options.

Choose from Six Memberships

You know what you like, and you know you’re not always going to eat on campus. With that in mind, Campus Dining created six community dining membership options that make eating on campus convenient and utilizes a simple Dining Dollars system. Five memberships include Bonus Dollars, which are extra Dining Dollars to spend at Campus Dining venues, and all plans offer the ability to rollover funds from year to year. Unlike first-year dining plans, community dining memberships receive their full balance at the start of the plan and can be used until the funds are spent or the end of the academic year (whichever is first).

Poly 2250

Poly 2250

Designed to support the students, faculty and staff who spend a lot of time on campus, Poly 2250 offers enough Dining Dollars to eat on campus multiple times a day, every day of the week with a little left over for snacks. This membership costs $2,250 and includes an additional $350 in Bonus Dollars for a total of $2,600 to spend on food over the course of the year.

Poly 1503

Poly 1500

Designed to offer enough to eat a meal on campus every day with enough left over for some extra Starbucks®, Poly 1500 is good for those who regularly eat on campus. This membership costs $1,500 and includes an additional $150 in Bonus Dollars for a total of $1,650 to spend on food over the course of the year.

Poly 1008

Poly 1000

For those who simply need a supplementary dining plan for when time gets short and the work hours long, there is Poly 1000. Calculated to offer enough Dining Dollars to cover a meal most days, this membership costs $1,000 and includes an additional $100 in Bonus Dollars for a total of $1,100 to spend on food over the course of the year.

Poly 504

Poly 500

Not everyone needs, or has the time, to savor a sit-down meal, and for those there is Poly 500. This is for those who only plan on quick meals on campus. This membership costs $500 and includes an additional $50 in Bonus Dollars for a total of $550 to spend on food over the course of the year.

Poly 250

Poly 250

This one is for the snackers amongst us. Those who just need some protein when the chance arises, a shot of caffeine for the study/cramming session, or the comfort bag of Cheez-Its (better get two). This membership costs $250 and includes an additional $25 in Bonus Dollars for a total of $275 to spend on food over the course of the year.

Poly Grub

Poly Grub

Hybrids are so hot right now. Campus Dining created this hybrid membership for those Grubhub aficionados out there. This membership costs $250 and comes with $150 in Dining Dollars, and $100 that can be spent off campus via Grubhub over the course of the year.

Membership Benefits

BenefitPoly 2250Poly 1500Poly 1000Poly 500Poly 250Poly Grub
Bonus Dining Dollars$350$150$100$50$25
Use Grubhub off campus$100
Balance rolls over quarter to quarter
Available Dining Dollars$2,600$1,650$1,100$550$275$150
Total Cost$2,250$1,500$1,000$500$250$250

How to Purchase

Students living on campus have two ways to purchase. They can purchase a membership through the University Housing link in the Portal and have the option of making payments through Student Accounts. Or they can purchase through the Money Matters tab in the Portal and make one simple payment.

Faculty, staff and students who live off campus can purchase their membership through the Money Matters tab in the Portal.

How to purchase an additional membership

If you’re low on Dining Dollars, you can purchase an additional membership.

Students living on campus

Students living on campus have two ways to purchase additional Community Dining Memberships.

1. Purchase directly through Money Matters (must pay full amount online up front)

In your Money Matters account, simply select a Community Dining Plan from the list and pay directly, in-full with a debit/credit card online. Funds are available within a minute or two of your successful transaction.

2. Purchase through the Housing Portal (allows for payment installments through Student Accounts)

Complete a cancellation form for your original plan.
Important Note: Even though you must “cancel” your current plan to add a new one, you will still be responsible for any remaining payment installments from your original membership.

As part of the cancellation process, our analyst will clear out your original selection in the Housing portal, which will allow you to add another plan.

Once you are notified via email of the successful cancellation (within one business day), go back into the Housing portal to select a new plan.

Funds are available within about one business day of your new plan selection.

How to Cancel a Membership

Complete a cancellation form* to cancel your Community Dining Membership at any time. Please note Poly Grub and Poly 250 plans are not eligible for cancellation. As part of the cancellation process, our analyst will send a confirmation email. Processing may take 7-10 business days.

*You must be logged into the Cal Poly Portal to complete the form.

Students, Faculty and Staff Living Off-Campus

Faculty, staff and students who live off campus can purchase their membership through the Money Matters tab in the Portal.

What You Need to Know

  1. Dining Dollars can be used at any Campus Dining venue.
  2. Five memberships include Bonus Dollars to spend at Campus Dining venues. This includes 15.5% percent for Poly 2250, or 10 percent for Poly 1500, Poly 1000, Poly 500 and Poly 250 in additional Dining Dollars for each membership.
  3. A Community Dining Plan does not reload each quarter. Funds should last you through the academic year. If you run out of funds, you can purchase an additional plan.
  4. Dining Dollars roll over to the next quarter, however, funds remaining at the end of the spring quarter are forfeited, unless a 2023-24 plan is purchased and maintained for the 2023-24 academic year by June 20, 2023.
  5. Faculty, staff and students with dietary restrictions should review the food options at calpolydining.com to determine if their dietary needs can be met prior to submitting their initial payment registration for the Dining License.
  6. The Poly 500, 1000, 1500 and 2250 can be cancelled at any time with no cancellation fee. The Poly 250 and Poly Grub memberships are nonrefundable.

View Community Dining Memberships terms and conditions.