This program helps students that are experiencing food insecurity and/or a student emergency, access to
several healthy and well-balanced meals at the University Dining Commons.
Update: Due to high demand, your EMPS application might take 2-3 weeks to be processed. Thank you for understanding.
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, 5-day meal plan, limited meal plan, or voluntary meal plan)
*Citizenship status does not affect eligibility
*If you are CalFresh eligible, you must apply for CalFresh with one of our Advocates before applying for EMSP
Meal Swipe Limits:
Students who qualify are awarded a minimum of 10 meals, but students showing greater need can get awarded more meals based on their situation. Please be detailed in your application for us to accurately assess and serve your needs.