Emergency Meal Swipes (EMS) is an application-based service that helps students who are experiencing food insecurity and/or a student-related emergency, access several healthy and well-balanced meals offered at UCI's Dining Commons.
Be enrolled at UCI and is a registered student at UCI
Indicate a lack of 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 to EMS.
Step 1: Fill out the Online Application
Please note that incomplete applications (ex: vague answers, missing award letter, missing budget) will not be reviewed.