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Meal Plans 2020–2021

Undergraduate students living in off-campus housing or university-owned/affiliated apartments

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, 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 the 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.

The plans

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 and upgrade any time throughout the academic year. Buy a meal plan for spring semester, and receive half of the academic year flex dollars for half the cost.

Plans Platinum Plan Premium Plan Standard Plan
Description Best Value Great Value Good Value
Flex dollars 2700 flex dollars (1350 per semester) 1900 flex dollars (950 per semester) 1400 flex dollars (700 per semester)
Cost $2,500 per year ($1,250 per semester) 200 free flex dollars! $1,800 per year ($900 per semester) 100 free flex dollars! $1,400 per year ($700 per semester)

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 value for your dollar and supplement your meal plans by purchasing additional 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 on-campus meal plan:

From To Cost per semester
Standard Plan Premium Plan $200
Standard Plan Premium Plan $550
Premium Plan Premium 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

Important dates

View all the important dates you need to keep in mind related to your meal plan.

Terms and conditions

Read full terms and conditions.