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Welcome Fall 2023 Students Living on Campus

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Arizona! Now that you're one of us, follow the steps below to secure your required Meal Plan. Next, explore your Meal Plan benefits to ensure you're ready to enjoy all that dining has to offer when you get to campus.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a first-year student living on campus, you will be automatically assigned the 12-Swipe plan appropriate for your housing assignment. If you would like to select a different plan, please login and make your selection now.

Click here for information about financial considerations for low-income students.

Enrollment & NetID

Make sure you complete your University enrollment and register for a NetId before moving on to the next step. Clipboard

Confirm Housing

Have you submitted your housing application? Once you receive confirmation, you're ready for a Meal Plan! Clipboard

Select Meal Plan

Log into the Meal Plan website to make your plan selection. Not sure which plan meets your needs? Explore these additional options.
Clipboard If you choose not to make a selection, you will automatically receive the Santa Rita Swipe Meal Plan.

Receive CatCard

After successfully completing your Orientation session you'll receive information about how to sign up for your CatCard. You will be able to access your Meal Plan funds once you have received your CatCard. Clipboard

Important Billing Timeline

JUNE 1 If you have applied to on-campus residential housing you can now log in and view your Meal Plan.
JULY 18 Meal Plan charges will be applied to your Bursar account. Further changes must be made through the Meal Plans office. You may choose to pay for your Meal Plan in full prior to this date.
AUG 15 Swipes are activated the first day of move-in week.
SEP 4 You can make any final downgrades to your plan up until this date.
AUG 2023- MAY 2024 Upgrades can be made to your Meal Plan.

Swipe Meal Plans

The Santa Rita Swipe Plan will automatically be assigned to all first-year students living on campus. You have the opportunity to explore additional Meal Plan options below that may better suit your needs.

Swipe Meal Plans are the most robust Meal Plans, offering the greatest flexibility in their use. Each Swipe Meal Plan includes all four of these component buckets:

  • Swipes
  • Dining Dollars
  • CatCa$h
  • Guest Meals

The amounts in each bucket vary slightly depending on the plan selected. The annual cost can be broken down into 2 payments - one in fall semester and one in spring semester.

Santa Rita Plan Description


Your Meal Plan works at over 30 on-campus dining locations (see map below)! From all-you-care-to-eat (cafeteria) restaurants like '85 North and Cactus Grill to markets and vending machines, your Meal Plan gives you convenient and flexible access to dine with us on campus.

View and download the Arizona Dining & Nutrition Guide or visit Arizona Dining for more information on all things dining.

Historic District
Arizona Market
Cactus Grill*
Einstein Bros. Bagels
IQ Fresh
Nrich Urban Market
On Deck Deli
Panda Express
Papa John's Pizza
Sabor Mexican Fare
Starbucks @ BookStores
Sushi with Gusto
The Scoop
District Map
Core +
Global Market
Más Tacos
Nrich Express
Saffron Bites
Sichuan Kitchen
Starbucks @ Global
The Den
Highland Market
Red & Blue Market
Shake Smart @ Campus Rec
Slot Canyon Café
Starbucks @ Main Library
85' North*
Catalyst Cafe
Ike's Coffee and Marketplace
Shake Smart @ North Rec

*All-you-care-to-eat dining locations

Need special accommodations? Fill out our Meal Plans Exemptions Form before the start of the fall 2023 semester.

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Need more information? Have a special or unique circumstance? We're here to help!


Meal Plans Office
Student Union Memorial Center
Room 248
1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721