Non-Resident Meal Plans for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

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The Non-Resident Meal Plan offer the flexibility and freedom that students need to dine with us however they want, whenever they want. Our combination of residential and retail services feature well-rounded options whether students are on-the-go or gathering with friends around a dining table. 

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*
Non-Resident: GOLD

$1700 per academic year
$850 per semester

50 bonus points per academic year!

1750 875 7*
Non-Resident: PLATINUM

$2200 per academic year
$1100 per semester

100 bonus points per academic year!

2300 1150 10*
*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.


  • Eat at any Cal Dining location:
    • All-you-care-to-eat dining commons: Clark Kerr, Crossroads, Café 3, Foothill
    • Residential retail locations: Bear Market, Cub Market, CKCub and The Den (featuring Peet's Coffee & Tea)
    • Retail locations: The Golden Bear Café, Brown's, Terrace Café, The Pro Shop and Common Grounds 
    • Concession stands at California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion
  • 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 $4.00 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
Non-residential meal plan sign-up is only available online using your Cal Net ID

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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