Campus Dining

Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Undergrads
2,713
Tuition
$32,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food gets very old very quick but they are in the process of building a new dining hall which will provide more options and an overall better dining experience.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's expensive for commuters and the meal plans too for bad boring food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's great to have some options. A new dining complex is being made. I'm looking forward to that.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food here is okay. You find what you like, but definitely get sick of it REALLY quick.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are three places to dine on campus. The dining hall (cafeteria), the centrum (on campus restaurant), and the Mogen Mart (a miniature grocery store). For the price of the meal plan, the cafeteria food is extremely lacking. The options are repetitive and the quality isnt the best. Also if you are hungry after 7pm you are out of luck. The Centrum is open a bit later, til 11pm, but the food is the same you will find in the cafeteria and is also closed in the weekends which is very inconvenient. The Mart is open late and on weekends but mainly just contains snack-like food.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 536th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 561st
    Best Quality Food
  • 716th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1076th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1082nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nicole Mangona
Hometown
West Hills, CA
Major
Communication and Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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The food supply and options never end at CLU. Each dining venue offers a variety of grill items; an array of fresh fruit and vegetables; a large selection of wraps, pasta, and pizza; and an assortment of beverages and desserts. Jamba Juice is perfect for those breakfast smoothie cravings, especially with its fresh fruit and added boosts of vitamins and minerals. If students are rushing from one class to the next, they can pick up a grab-and-go lunch, like a "PB&J" sandwich or grilled chicken Caesar wrap, at the SUB Kiosk. The Centrum Café is also a great spot to eat a quick lunch with friends or catch up on last-minute reviewing for class over a pumpkin spice latte and banana nut bread.

Students can relax with friends at dinner at the Dining Commons ("the caf”). The caf allows students to use the “My Food, My Way” electronic program to customize their orders. Even better, each day of the month has a specific theme, like sushi night, create-your-own sundae, or "breakfast for dinner." And for those late-night cravings, Mogen Market stays open until midnight for students who want a pick-me-up snack, like crunchy popcorn or sweet caramel candies. All dining areas offer healthy, organic, and vegetarian options. Mogen Market also has organic and gluten-free items in their frozen food section. Though the food and beverages are delicious and filling, the items are overpriced. The cheapest meal plan is the "5 Plus Meal Plan" at around $1,800 per semester and the most expensive meal plan is the "15 Plus Meal Plan" at nearly $2,700 per semester. A specific amount of bonus points (extra money) are included in each meal plan. Each meal plan also receives three bonus meals per semester, which students can use to treat visitors.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5290 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Freshman and all other students who reside on campus (except for those in Mogen, Grace, and Trinity) are required to have a meal plan. Students living in Mogen, Grace, and Trinity suites are equipped with a kitchen and do not require a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Centrum Café
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Centrum Café
  • Jamba Juice
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Breakfast sandwich
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Stir-fry
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Ice cream
Special Options
Mogen Market offers organic and gluten-free items in the frozen food section. There are at least one or two vegetarian entrées at every meal offered at the dining areas.
Did You Know?
  • Bonus points roll over from the fall semester to the spring; however, bonus points do not roll over from one school year to the next.
  • Three bonus meals are added to students' meal plans each semester. When students have guests visiting, these bonus meal plans can be used.
  • The Dining Commons offers a sack lunch program, which enables students to grab a quick lunch of either two beverages (bottled water, soda, juice), chips, yogurt, muffins, bagels, cookies, whole or cut fruit, sandwiches, and salad.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Centrum Café
Location: Orville Dahl Centrum
Food: Beverages, breakfast, desserts, dinner, grill items, lunch, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dining Commons
Location: 60 W. Olson Rd.
Food: All-you-can-eat, desserts, meat, pasta, pizza, soup, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Jamba Juice
Location: Memorial Parkway
Food: Breakfast, fruit, juices, muffins, organic chips, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Kiosk
Location: Student Union Building
Food: Breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks, sushi, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-8:45 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mogen Market
Location: Campus Drive
Food: Beverages, dinner, frozen meals, ice cream, snacks
Hours: Sunday-Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

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