What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 9 locations across our campuses. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and DB, conveniently loaded onto your Sand Shark Card. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including The Sand Bar, and Newcastle Dining Hall. 


Dining Dollars

Declining Balance may be used at any USCB Dining location. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation.


Meal Exchange

Our Sand Shark students with the All Access meal plan may also use 30 Meal Swipes per semester at Chick-Fil-A; our commuter students on the Block 50 meal plan may also use up to 10 Meal Swipes per semester at Chick-Fil-A . The Meal Swipe includes one Chick-Fil-A Original or Spicy Sandwich Combo. 

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like

Healthy choices available all across campus

Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members

Casual atmosphere with wifi, TVs, music and lounge-style seating—perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.

Dedicated True Balance Allergen Friendly station at Sand Bar Dining Hall

To-go meals: All meal plan holders may buy into our sustainable, reusable to-go program for $10 at either the Sand Bar Dining Hall or Newcastle Dining Hall.

Managing Your Plan

There are three ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars balance:

On your receipt after a purchase at any dining location

Visit the meal plan office in Sand Bar Dining Hall, open Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Key Dates

Key Dates
  • August 20 – Freshmen Move-In; Meal Plans Begin at Welcome Cookout Dinner
  • August 22 – Returning Student Move-In
  • August 24 – First Day of Classes