Resident Meal Plan Terms and Conditions
Meal Plan Terms
Meal Plan points are the currency with which residents use their Meal Plans. Points have no tie-in or relation to a dollar figure. Points cannot be refunded, transferred to another meal plan holder, or cancelled.
For all Residence Hall contracts signed and returned without a dining plan indicated, the Standard Meal Plan is the default Meal Plan that is automatically assigned. The residence hall housing contract includes room and board; therefore if a student cancels their housing contract, they are also cancelling their Meal Plan, and are not entitled to a Meal Plan refund or credit for unused points, and no rollover of points from Fall Semester to Spring Semester. Over usage of Meal Plan points upon cancellation may result in additional charges to a student’s CARS account.
Meal Plan Changes
Meal Plan Cancellation
Students living in the residence halls are required to have a Meal Plan and may not cancel for any reason. UC Berkeley has a combined room and board program and does not separate the cost of the Meal Plan from room fees.
Cal Dining locations close for holiday periods, all important dates relating to Meal Plan service can be found here.]
Cal Dining uses a computerized system to control access to its facilities. The Cal student ID card is encoded for the appropriate Meal Plan specified on a student's account. No meal shall be provided by Cal Dining without presentation of a valid student ID card. Studnet ID cards are not transferable. In the absence of the student's Cal ID card, meals may be purchased with cash, credit, or debit. For a lost or stolen ID card, students are advised to contact the Cal 1 Card office; 180 Cesar Chavez Center, Lower Sproul Plaza; (510) 643-683; email@example.com
Dietary Restrictions/Special Diets
Cal Dining makes every effort to identify ingredients that may trigger allergic or other adverse reactions for individuals with food allergies or intolerance. Our staff is trained and educated on food allergies and gluten-free diets on an ongoing basis and they ensure that items marked gluten friendly are made without gluten-containing ingredients. However, due to the volume of meals served and items used each day along with food product changes from our vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen or gluten source in the food served will be identified and labeled. There is a small possibility that, without notice to us, manufacturers of the commercial foods we use can change the formulation at any time. Cross contact may also occur despite our best efforts to prevent it. Customers concerned with food allergens and gluten must be aware of these risks. Cal Dining cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any Cal Dining facility or catered event. Customers with life threatening food allergies in need to use an Epi-pen should be carrying their own at all times. Cal Dining staff is not trained to administer Epi-pens and cannot provide or administer them.
Cal Dining strives to provide a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and vegan selections. Although not guaranteed, special diets can generally be accommodated within our regular offerings. Residents are encouraged to arrange a meeting with our Registered Dietitian to discuss any special dietary concerns or food allergies by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.