Students living in off-campus housing or university-owned/affiliated apartments are considered “off campus” and may purchase an off-campus meal plan.
Meal plans include flex dollars. Flex dollars may be used in the dining commons, campus restaurants, convenience stores, late night, concession stands, and to pay for guest meals at a discount from the cash price in the dining commons.
Flex dollars work on a declining balance basis, with half the flex dollars available for each semester. Up to 100 flex dollars roll over from fall semester to spring semester. Flex dollars will not roll over into summer session, or from academic year to academic year. Any flex dollars not used by the last day of the spring semester will be forfeited.
Flex dollars function like cash dollars—1 flex dollar has the purchasing power of $1. For example, a purchase of $2.01 would cost 2.01 flex dollars. Flex dollars cannot be refunded, transferred to another meal plan holder, or canceled.
Three meal plans are available for students who live in off-campus housing or university-owned/affiliated apartments. Choose a plan that works for you.
2700 flex dollars
(1350 per semester)
$2,500 per year
($1,250 per semester)
200 free dollars!
1900 flex dollars
(950 per semester)
$1,800 per year
($900 per semester)
100 free flex dollars!
1400 flex dollars
(700 per semester)
$1,400 per year
($700 per semester)
Off Campus meal plans for 2020–2021 will be available to purchase April 1st, 2020.
Purchase an off-campus meal plan using your CalNet ID.
Please note that the CalNet delegate credentials assigned to parents will not work for the purposes of signing up for a meal plan.
Add-on flex dollars
Get more for your money when you purchase add-on flex dollars.
110 flex dollars for $100
55 flex dollars for $50
Purchase add-on flex dollars using your CalNet ID.
Meal plan upgrades
At any time during the academic year, you may upgrade your meal plan:
|From||To||Cost Per Semester|
|Standard Plan||Premium Plan||$200|
|Standard Plan||Platinum Plan||$550|
|Premium Plan||Platinum Plan||$350|
Note: The upgrade fee cannot be prorated.
Upgrade your off-campus meal plan by filling out this form.
Meal plan changes
Changes to your off-campus meal plan can be made at the beginning of the fall semester through September 9, 2020, or from November 29, 2020, to January 22, 2021, for the spring semester. Changes to meal plans must be made by filling out this form. No other meal plan change requests will be approved outside of the official change period.
Pricing for dining commons
With flex dollars, you pay less than cash price in the dining commons—on average almost $5 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars for guests at a discounted rate at the dining commons.
|Meal||Off-campus Meal Plan||Guest Price||Cash Price (with no meal plan)|
|Breakfast||7 flex dollars||7 flex dollars||$10|
|Lunch/Brunch||8 flex dollars||8 flex dollars||$13|
|Dinner||9 flex dollars||9 flex dollars||$14|
View all the important dates you need to keep in mind related to your meal plan.
Terms and conditions
Read full terms and conditions here.