Cal Dining is committed to supporting and nourishing the UC Berkeley community during this challenging and uncertain time. Our services are continuing to operate, although we have had to make modifications to services and hours of operations as a health and safety precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  

Cal Dining Locations, Hours, and Capacity Limit

As of Monday, March 16, only our Cal Dining Dining Commons locations remain open to serve students (this includes retail locations within those Dining Commons such as The Den).
With the shelter in place order, starting Monday, March 23, 2020, all dining commons seating areas will be closed and you may only get your food to go.

Please refer to signage in the dining locations for the updated menu and allergen information or ask our staff for additional information if you have food allergies.

Cal Dining will be providing service over Spring Break for students who remain on campus, starting Saturday, March 21: 

  • Crossroads will be offering full hot meal options, with hours of service to include brunch/lunch from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m and dinner from 5 p.m.– 8 p.m.
  • Café 3, Clark Kerr and Foothill will be offering to-go box lunch options from 10 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Cleaning Procedures

Cal Dining staff is diligently cleaning tables and touchpoints throughout our facilities. This includes hourly wipe-down of touch areas, e.g. building entrances and exits, light switches, etc.; increasing wipe-down of tables; utilizing hospital-grade disinfectant/detergent that is a cleaner, sanitizer, fungicide, mildewstat, and virucide.

Staff is instructed to wash hands frequently. This is currently part of production standards with staff washing hands between tasks, after taking breaks, between changing gloves and as required by health code. Culinary staff wears disposable nitrile gloves anytime they are producing a product that is ready to eat for the consumer. They also use gloves when serving the customer.

Dining also has several stations throughout each facility that provide sanitizer to guests. Dining has also moved away from self-serve stations.

Canceling Meal Plans

If you move out and cancel your contract, you can purchase any of our off-campus meal plans

On-Campus Meal Plans

Students who choose to move out of on-campus housing and cancel their housing contract will automatically get a prorated refund of their Blue, Gold, or Ultimate dining meal plan. Students with add on Flex Dollars can request a refund by filling out a form (if available, please provide a lease cancellation or travel documentation) and they will be reimbursed the remaining balance of Flex Dollars minus a prorated amount of the free bonus Flex Dollars.

Off-Campus Meal Plans

Students with 1400, 1900, 2700 meal plans can cancel those plans by filling out a form (please provide a lease cancellation or travel documentation) and they will be reimbursed the remaining balance of Flex Dollars minus a prorated amount of the free bonus Flex Dollars. For example, a student who purchased a 2700 meal plan paid $2,500 to receive 2700 Flex Dollars - they received 200 free bonus Flex Dollars. If they have half of their Flex Dollars remaining, they will get that back minus half of the free bonus Flex Dollars (1350 Flex Dollars minus 100 free bonus Flex Dollars equals $1250).

To help students perform their own calculations, below are the percentage of free bonus Flex Dollars by plan.

  • 2700 Plan - Remaining flex balance minus 7.4%
  • 1900 Plan - Remaining flex balance minus 5.3%
  • 1400 Plan - Remaining flex balance
  • Add-on flex dollars - Remaining add-on flex balance minus 10%