Faculty and Staff Flex Dollars

All current University of California, Berkeley faculty and staff with a valid Cal 1 Card are eligible to purchase Faculty and Staff flex dollars. An employee who is also a registered student of the University may only purchase an Off-Campus or Graduate/Extension meal plan.

Flex dollars

Flex dollars work on a declining balance basis. 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 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.

Purchase 110 flex dollars for $100 or 55 flex dollars for $50.

Purchase Faculty & Staff flex dollars using your CalNet ID. 

Add-on flex dollars

Get more for your money when you purchase add-on flex dollars.

110 flex dollars for $100 
55 flex dollars fo $50

Please add-on-flex dollars using your CalNet ID. 

Pricing for Dining Commons

With flex dollars, you pay less than cash price in the dining commons—on average $3 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars for guests at a discounted rate in the dining commons.

Meal Faculty/Staff Flex Dollars Guest Price Cash Price (with no flex dollars)
Breakfast 8 flex dollars 8 flex dollars $10
Lunch/Brunch 10 flex dollars 10 flex dollars $13
Dinner 12 flex dollars 12 flex dollars $14


Terms and Conditions

Read full terms and conditions here.