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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

Spring:  available November 1, 2021 – January 29, 2022

Purchase an off-campus meal plan
using your CalNet ID.

Available plans

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.

Plan Advantage Plan
Description “I want less hassle cooking and figuring out what to eat.”
Swipes 5 meal swipes per week (One per meal period)
Flex dollars 250 flex dollars
Cost $1050

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

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

Purchase add-on flex dollars
using your CalNet ID.

Changes or cancellations

Students may change or cancel their meal plan for the spring semester from January 13 to 29, 2022. 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

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.