THE SACK MEAL PROGRAM provides residents with a 'to go' meal option when classes or employment conflict with a student's ability to eat a meal in the dining commons. Sack meals are available to valid meal plan holders and are ordered online the night before a meal is needed. One location is available for meal pickups: Portola Dining Commons.

*Sack Meals at Portola are not available in the Summer 2024 Quarter.  This program will resume in the Fall 2024 Quarter.


Note that all Sack Meal orders must be placed the night before a requested pick up.

  1. Click the 'Place Order' button above
  2. Enter your UCSB NetID & Password
  3. Complete the Sack Meal Request Form
  4. Double check your order and 'Submit'
  5. You will receive an email verifying the date and time of your order. A copy of this order will be attached to your Sack Meal.
  6. Bring the order slip (lower half of email) and your ACCESS card to Portola Dining Commons.


  • Limited to one sack meal per meal period, available at breakfast and lunch.
  • Only you can pick up your meal
  • Only meals for the immediate following weekday (Mon-Fri) may be ordered at the time you submit your sack meal request form. For example, starting Monday at 12:01am and ending at 11pm, you can order a meal for Tuesday
  • There is no same day ordering on-line
  • Only students with residence hall or off campus meal plans may order sack meals. Sack meals are not available to career staff or student staff who do not live in the residence halls.
  • Sack Meal Contents
    • Breakfast
      • bagel or breakfast good of the day
      • cream cheese, peanut butter & jelly
      • piece of fresh fruit
      • beverage
    • Lunch
      • sandwich
      • salad item
      • bag of chips
      • dessert item
      • piece of fresh fruit
      • beverage
  • Please verify carefully which meal you select BEFORE you submit your order
  • THERE ARE NO CANCELLATIONS. If you make a mistake when ordering, immediately call and leave a message with your name, meal ordered, and specific details of any changes or requests. 
    • Portola Dining Commons: 805-893-4274


Pickup Location & Hours

Portola Dining Commons


sack meal closures event
11/10 Veterans Day
11/23-11/26 Thanksgiving
12/9-12/15 Fall Finals
12/16-1/7/24 Winter Break
1/15 MLK Day
2/19 President's Day
3/16-3/22 Winter Finals
3/23-3/31 Spring Break
5/27 Memorial Day
6/8-6/14 Spring Finals