Resident Plans

Use this guide to determine the best meal plan for your eating habits.

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day for you, or are you the type who can only stomach coffee in the morning? Do you skip lunch every day or do you feel compelled to gorge at noon? Perhaps you're a light eater with a passion for vegetarian eating. When it comes to food, everyone has a style of their own—which is why we offer four different resident plan options.

Green Plan

For the student with a small to average appetite or who may eat off campus and at home on weekends. This student typically skips breakfast, eats a light lunch and average dinner.

J Points: 210,600 for the 19/20 academic year
Cost: $5,034 for the academic year
Recommended average daily budget: 916
Points can be added

Gold Plan

For the student who eats a light breakfast and lunch, and a moderate dinner.

J Points: 301,000 for the 19/20 academic year
Cost: $5,938 for the academic year
Recommended average daily points: 1309
Points can be added

Humboldt Plan

For the student who eats a moderate breakfast, lunch and dinner.

J Points: 399,600 for the 19/20 academic year
Cost: $6,924 for the academic year
Recommended average daily points: 1737
Points can be added

Mini Plan

Available to Creekview, Campus Apartments or College Creek residents only. Students living in these areas have access to kitchen facilities but may not wish to prepare all of their own meals.

J Points: 91,800 for the 19/20 academic year
Cost: $2,176 for the academic year
Recommended average daily points: 399
Additional J - Points can be added to this plan up to a maximum of 45,900 per semester.

Things You Should Know

  • Resident meal plans are mandatory for students who live in Redwood, Sunset, Cypress, Canyon & Creekview Suites, and Creekview Apartments.
  • Plans use J points only and are bought by the academic year.
  • Points may be redeemed at all dining locations. (See sample menu using J points)
  • Customers who use J points get a 67 percent off the regular full price of food at the J and 25 percent off at all other dining locations. (See Cost Comparison Chart)
  • Half of your J points are added to your account at the beginning of each semester. At the end of the fall semester, any unused J points will roll over to the spring semester. Points expire at the end of the academic year.

Buy a Resident Plan

Go to MyHousing and complete the HSU housing and dining license. Then choose your plan and pay for it at the Dining Services Cashier in the Jolly Giant Commons.

Change Your Plan

2019-2020 Academic Year Deadlines

Fall: September 6, 2019
Spring: January 31, 2020

Make sure you review your balance at the end of the first semester to see if you need to change plans. Forms to change your plan are available at the Housing Cashier.