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.
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.
|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)|
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
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.
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.