Dining & Catering

UC Santa Barbara Campus Dining makes every meal something to look forward to, which we proudly extend to our summer conference guests. Our food is freshly prepared and made with ingredients that are locally and sustainably sourced when possible. Whether you are dining at one of our dining commons, enjoying food and beverages from our catering team, or purchasing items from one of our markets and eateries, there are a variety of dining options available. Our program has been recognized across the country for achievements in sustainability, including opening our newest state-of-the art LEED Platinum dining facility. 

Students and staff eating inside of De La Guerra Dining Commons

Dining Commons & Lodging Package Meals

Our award-winning dining commons remain open during the summer conference season, are located near all residence halls and apartments, and offer menus that highlight today’s progressive culinary trends. Dining commons meals are included in all residence hall conference packages and are a great supplement for apartment packages. Our daily menus feature a wide variety of cuisines that appeal to all tastes, and with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, it’s no wonder our campus dining program is continually rated among the best in the country. 

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Campus Catering redefines the university dining experience. Our team takes great pride in preparing the freshest and healthiest dishes from scratch, with locally-sourced, organic, and sustainable produce to provide some of the best dining in Santa Barbara for your group event. Whether you are planning a small afternoon coffee break between business meetings, or a large beach BBQ during a summer youth camp, our wide variety of menu options fit every taste and every budget.

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Students walking past, and into, The Arbor, a campus market

Markets & Eateries

We offer a variety of your favorite foods and beverages across our many campus locations. Dine at one of our eateries, pick up a coffee, or purchase grab and go items at our markets, which are conveniently accessible from all corners of campus. Stop by the University Center in the heart of campus to find an array of eateries in one convenient location, including Starbucks, a student favorite.

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