Working at UC Santa Cruz Dining provides students with real world job skills and life experience. You’ll make new friends, earn money, and have the safety and security of working next door to where you live!
Apply now to work in one of our dining halls, in our catering department, or at one of our retail locations.
If you have the qualifications to become a Student Associate for UC Santa Cruz Dining and you are selected for hiring, a notification with complete instructions will be sent to you by August 17.
Timeline for pre-application and interview process:
Please remember that part of being hired at this time is participating in the MANDATORY early move-in program, which includes orientation and training. If you have a conflict that prevents you from attending any of the early move-in events, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR HIRING.
If you are selected for hiring, you will move in early on Monday, September 14 and complete your payroll sign-up on this day or September 15.
On Tuesday, September 15, we have a kick-off dinner and orientation program scheduled for 2:00pm. For the rest of the week you will be in the unit training. As a Student Associate “in training” you will be able to beat the crowds with early move-in to the residence halls and FREE* room and board during this paid training period. If you are serious about working with the dining team, you will want to save this date for move-in and training.
Take the first step and fill out our pre-application now
*Early move-in fees are $100. If you work 11 weeks of fall quarter (including finals week), we’ll waive the fees.