Some of USC Housing’s buildings have required (mandatory) meal plans that can be used in the three residential dining facilities as well as other locations on campus. There are two types of plans:

  • Full Plans – These include multiple meals and dining dollars and are designed to satisfy all, or nearly all, of a resident’s dining needs.
  • Apartment Plan – This provides some meals so that residents can partake in the activities of their residential college, as well as dining dollars.

The type of plan required depends on the building type assigned, and in some case the class standing of the resident.  The meal plan options for every assignment are provided during the online contract confirmation process.

Residence halls and suites:
All residents, regardless of their class standing, are required to take a full meal plan.

Webb Tower, Parkside Apartments and all apartment buildings in USC Village:
All non-freshman residents are required to have the Apartment Plan. All freshmen assigned to these buildings are required to take a full meal plan.

Cardinal Gardens and Century Apartments:
All residents, regardless of their class standing, are required to take the Apartment Plan.

Freshman assigned to apartments:
Freshmen assigned to apartment buildings not listed above, as frequently happens with those assigned in Spring semesters, are required to take the Apartment Plan.

Meal plans are administered by USC Hospitality, which also determines the features and costs of each plan.  You can learn about the most recent meal plan information here and find a description of dining locations here.