The Emergency Meal Swipe Program (EMSP) helps students that are experiencing food insecurity and/or a student emergency, access to several healthy and well-balanced meals offered at UCI's Dining Commons.
Due to high demand, your EMPS application might take 1-2 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
Download the PDF version of your "Financial Aid Award Summary"
This form contains your name and your dependent/independent status
How To Use Your Swipes:
To use your new swipes, simply visit any of UCI's dining halls (The Anteatery in Mesa or Brandywine in Middle Earth). At the front desk, please provide the attendant with your UCI Student ID card for them to swipe you in. You are welcome to eat at the dining halls during their hours of operation throughout the day and are able to swipe in your friends and family members as well.