Basic Needs

Emergency Meal Swipe Program


 What is the Emergency Meal Swipe Program?

This program helps students that are food insecure and/or experiencing a student emergency access to
several healthy and well-balanced meals at one of the University Dining Commons.

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  • Be enrolled and a registered student at UCI
  • Indicate the lack of a regular source of sufficient nourishment
  • Not have an alternative source of meal options (i.e. all access meal plan)

Meal Swipe Limits:

Students who apply are awarded a minimum of 10 meals, but students who show greater need can get awarded up to 20. Please be detailed in your application for us to accurately asses and serve your needs.

Steps to get Swipes:

  1. Fill out the EEE survey application here
  2. Submit your Budget Worksheet & Financial Aid Award Letter to:
    • (you may skip this step if you don't receive financial aid)
      • Login to: My Aid (OFAS)
      • Go to: "My Aid Award"
      • Select: "View My Aid By Terms"
      • Take a screenshot or downlaod the PDF version
Within 24 - 48 hours, you applicaiton will be checked and you will be notified via e-mail whether or not you've been accepted.
If accepted, meal swipes will be uploaded to your UCI Student ID.