Non-Resident Meal Plans for Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

Changes to your Meal Plan may be made between December 1, 2016 - January 11, 2017 here: Managing Your Account

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The Non-Resident Meal Plan offers flexibility and freedom students who live off-campus need to dine with us whenever they want at 17 locations for well-rounded menu variety.

Non-Resident Meal Plan Comparison Chart:

MEAL PLAN TYPE Cost Points per Academic
Points per
Avg. Meals/Week
Non-Resident: BLUE $1200 per academic year
$600 per semester
1200 600 5 to 6 *
Non-Resident: GOLD

$1700 per academic year
$850 per semester

25 bonus points!

1750 875 7 to 8 *
Non-Resident: PLATINUM

$2200 per academic year
$1100 per semester

50 bonus points!

2300 1150 9 to 11 *
*This total will vary depending on eating habits and lifestyles. Students who will be eating in the dining halls often will need more points. Note that dining commons prices are set for each meal, but campus restaurant meals vary depending on what is purchased.


  • Dine at all 17 Cal Dining locations:
    • Four all-you-care-to-eat dining commons: (Clark Kerr, Crossroads, Café 3, Foothill)
    • Four residential retail locations: (Bear Market, Cub Market, CKCub and The Den, featuring Peet's Coffee & Tea)
    • Nine retail locations: Golden Bear, GBC Produce stand, Pat Brown's, Ramona's, Terrace Café, The Pro Shop, Qualcomm CyberCafe, Common Grounds, and Concessions locations (Memorial Stadium, Haas Pavilion, California Memorial Stadium) 
  • No daily minimums or maximums, dine with us when you want
  • Unlimited guest meals, use your points for as many guests as you want
  • To-go meals at all four residence dining commons
  • Late night service also available. (See hours for options)
  • Easy online account management
  • Add more points at any time ($50 purchases 55 points)
  • Up to 100 unused points from Fall Semester rollover to Spring Semester
  • Half of Meal Plan points are added at the beginning of Fall Semester, the last half added at the beginning of Spring Semester


Meals are discounted from the cash price to Meal Plan participants. Cash pricing listed for comparison (showing Meal Plan participants a $3.00 savings per meal):                                                    
Meal Points Non-meal plan cash price Meals To-Go Chews to Reuse
reusable to-go
Breakfast 6.00 points $10.00 + $1.00 $5.00 or 5.00 points
(one time payment to buy-in to the program)
Lunch/Brunch 7.00 points $11.00 + $1.00
Dinner 8.00 points $12.00 + $1.00

Retail/Campus Restaurants Pricing:
Retail points have a purchasing power of $1.00 each (calculated to the 1/100th). For example, a purchase of $2.01 would cost 2.01 points.

How to Apply for the Non-Resident Meal Plan
Sign up online or visit the cashier's office:

Residential Student Services Program (RSSP)

Cashiers Office
2610 Channing, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA
(510) 642-1524

Cal 1 Card
The Cal 1 Card is a debit plan for students, faculty, and staff hosted by the Cal 1 Card Office.
For the latest information about the Cal 1 Card debit plan, visit
They can assist students, faculty, and staff in opening an account in person or online:

  1. Open an account at Housing Cashiers Office
    2610 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-2272
    Phone: (510) 642-1524 |
    Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  2. Apply online at:


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