Hey guys let's talk about meal plans real quick. I understand that we choose a certain number of meals per week but how do we sign up for that quota of meals? I know something involves TritonPlus but that seems to be the system of just "put money on card and buy crap".
Secondly, is there a deadline as to when we have to have signed up for meal plans?
Uh... there are no meal plans at UCSD. Everyone starts off with the same amount of dining dollars (is it 1800?) and you use those to buy your food items at one of the "dining commons". It's not buffet style, you don't sign up per meal. Each food item costs a different amount of dining dollars, and if you run out, you can buy more. But they expire at the end of the year. You can also use TritonPlus to pay for food on campus, and that just makes your ID card work as a debit.
tritonplus is completely optional, you can use it instead of meal points and at other restaurants on campus and a few places off campus. it's basically like a debit card. i believe meal points are purchased when you pay for housing, and it's separate if you live off campus
i wouldn't say that everything is the quality of fast-food places. i mean, if you want your burger and fries, you can definitely get it. but all the places have a salad bar and deli. the food isn't bad...it just gets boring after awhile