Meal Plans 2021–2022
Undergraduate students living in off-campus housing or university-owned/affiliated apartments, as well as graduate/extension students
Balancing living and learning is even easier with a meal plan from Cal Dining. Off-campus meal plans are now available by semester and feature even more flexibility, convenience, and value. Choose the plan that best fits your needs.
Buy a semester meal plan
Fall: available April 1, 2021 – September 4, 2021
Spring: available November 1, 2021 – January 29, 2022
You can maximize your time on campus and minimize the hassle of what to eat with the Advantage Plan. Now available by semester, this plan offers great flexibility with a combination of meal swipes and flex dollars.
|Description||“I want less hassle cooking and figuring out what to eat.”|
|Swipes||5 meal swipes per week|
|Flex dollars||250 flex dollars|
Three new meal plans with flex dollars offer you more options to fit your life and budget. Each plan is available by semester with flex dollars that function like cash dollars.
|Plans||Standard Plan||Premium Plan||Platinum Plan|
|Description||“I love to cook but can use a backup plan when I get busy.”||“I like cooking but sharing the job gives me a little more balance.”||“Cooking is not my thing but saving time and reducing stress is.”|
|Meals||About 1- 2 meals per week||About 2- 3 meals per week||About 3 -4 meals per week|
|Flex dollars||250 flex dollars||525 flex dollars||800 flex dollars|
|Cost||$250||$500 (25 free flex dollars)||$750 (50 free flex dollars)|
If you need plans with more meal swipes and flex dollars available, please email Cal Dining at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add-on flex dollars
Anytime you need, 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
Changes or cancellations
Students may change or cancel their meal plan for the fall semester from August 22 to September 4, 2021; and from January 13 to 29, 2022, for the spring semester. Changes to meal plans must be made by filling out this form. No other meal plan changes or cancellation requests will be approved outside of the official change period.
Pricing for dining commons
With flex dollars, pay less than the cash price in the dining commons—on average about $4 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars to pay for anyone, such as family, friends, or other guests.
|Meal||Meal Plan and Friends & Family Price||Cash Price (With no meal plan)|
|Breakfast||8 flex dollars||$11|
|Lunch/Brunch||9 flex dollars||$13|
|Dinner||10 flex dollars||$15|
View all the important dates you need to keep in mind related to your meal plan.