A shot of the new DC before it opened

On campus, northeast of the ARC
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7:00 - 10:15 am
Lunch 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Dinner (Mon - Thu) 4:45 - 8:00 pm
Dinner (Fri only) 4:45 - 7:30 pm
Late Night (Mon - Thu) 8:45 pm - 12:00 am
Brunch 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Brunch 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Opened 2005-06-26

The Segundo Dining Commons is a new dining facility built to serve the hungry students in Segundo and Segundo North. The Dining Commons is located on the south side of Bixby and Gilmore halls in the Segundo housing area, just south of the old dining commons. The new DC has over 900 seats and was designed to accommodate diners with more comfort, convenience, and efficiency than the previous DC.

Until the 09-10 academic year they had a No Backpack Policy. Students complained about the Dining Commons' policy of no backpacks so this year, they are allowed at all Dining Commons.

This project had a long and arduous journey to fruition. Construction started in 2003, but the contractor responsible for building it went bankrupt in 2004, and other setbacks such as bad weather delayed its opening until summer 2005.

Originally, the land where the Segundo Dining Commons now stands used to be a large lawn area with basketball courts. It would be common to hear people playing basketball at Segundo until late at night. The basketball courts were demolished and moved to the location of a former outdoor roller hockey rink. Those new basketball courts were later demolished to build the new Student Health and Wellness Center.

Construction of the Segundo DC

One of the first walls of the new DC, taken circa June '03 Some constructiony stuff, Aug '04

The DC was sealed off and looked like a space-ship in late May '05. More construction from Aug '04

Preview shots inside the Segundo DC prior to its opening

The following were taken 2005-06-02 during a private tour of the new facility:


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2005-06-03 08:47:26   I'm way disappointed by the lack of long tables, though. My floor sometimes goes to eat in groups of 20, it'd be lame to have to split up —GiladGurantz

2005-06-04 03:55:29   There are some long tables in the main area but they don't compose the majority of tables like in the existing DC. —DerekEllis

2006-04-19 11:40:00   Apparently there's a fire going on in the Saucy (the pizza place) area of the DC. More details later. —TusharRawat

2006-11-01 22:04:19   There most certainly is a fire in Saucy. There, also, is a big round table tucked away in one of the corners. —BrianTrott

2006-11-15 19:47:10   I go sometimes with my boyfriend (as he has a meal plan) as a nice break from cooking, but I remember the salad bar being way better in the old DC. I did find the tree that used to be in the middle of the path, covered in reflecters to warn bikers, today! Now it's happily surrounded by grass. —ChristyMarsden

2007-01-18 14:55:05   Are all these pictures still necessary? —CarlosOverstreet

2007-01-18 21:14:03   I think the pictures are necessary, people need to know! —SteveOstrowski

2007-01-19 00:27:45   The pictures should, I think be moved to a /Pictures page, or more content should be written, so that the page isn't so densely filled with pictures. —JosephBleckman

2007-02-07 01:45:41   what difference would it make if the pictures were on a separate page? —VictoriaNieciecki

2008-06-15 01:56:49   Hey Guys, This place it's really amazing!!! If you are in davis you must to try it! It's cheap and is an all you can eat...so —Tollboy

2008-10-23 14:56:47   The security is ridiculous there. If you walk out with an apple and a brownie, the person at the desk will make you eat one before you can go out. "One or the other." —Skyao

2009-01-26 18:26:44   The food is usually on rotation here, but that's what's expected. There's always pizza, always some form of hamburgers (even vegetarian patties), and usually chow mein that isn't that authentic, but is popular nonetheless. The rush hours are about 2 hours before closing, but before it closes, it dies down quickly, although they stop making food and sometimes you end up having less selection. To Skyao, it's policy and it is written in a large poster before entering. You can leave with ONE item - whether it be a fruit, or a cupcake, or whatever. Read the sign. —tuminator

2009-08-24 18:47:42   The food is really good here when parents come, but otherwise it's pretty "feh" —OrofinJackson

2010-02-15 12:10:55   This year they have allowed backpacks to be brought in; I've done it everyday. —BryceH

2010-02-15 12:11:42   to clarify the last comment, I mean I bring my backpack in everyday but I don't take food out of the dc. —BryceH

2011-02-27 09:27:44   How much does it cost for non-campus affiliates to eat here? I can't find it posted anywhere but Huell Howser mentioned it on his show when he visited UCD. I'm looking for a convenient all-you-can-eat option for some athletes that isn't too expensive and isn't IHOP. —GJC02

  • Not convenient, not cheap, not healthy. I know it costs at least ten bucks, but most of the food is disgusting and not very nutritious. —hankim