Important Dates

Meal Plan dates for students:

Fall 2018

  • Start date: August 19, 2018 with brunch.
  • End Date: December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Spring 2019:

  • Start date: January 17, 2019 with lunch.
  • End Date:  May 19, 2019 at 11 a.m.

For undergraduates who live on campus and undergraduates and graduates who live off campus—meal swipes and flex dollars—expire at the end of the academic year. This applies to the Blue Residential and Gold Residential plans, as well as the Bear plan and Cub plan.

Undergraduates who live on campus may downgrade their meal plan from the Gold Residential to the Blue Residential plan beginning the fall semester through September 5, 2018, and from December 1, 2018 - January 16, 2019 for spring semester. Changes to meal plans can only be made via the Cal Housing Office (reshall@berkeley.edu or phone: 510.642.4108).

At any time during the academic year students may upgrade their meal plan from the Blue Residential to the Gold Residential plan for the additional cost of $600 per semester.  

For undergraduates and graduates who live off campus, the Cub Meal Plan and Bear Meal Plan are available for purchase anytime during the academic year starting August 2018.

The Faculty and Staff meal plan is available for purchase anytime during the academic year starting August 2018. The start date for the Faculty and Staff meal plan is: August 20, 2018.  

The meal swipes expire at the end of summer sessions, August 16, 2019.  Flex dollars as well as any purchased add-on flex dollars will remain on the faculty/staff user’s account as long as the participant is an employee of the University of California, Berkeley.  All flex dollars and add-on flex dollars must be used by the last day of employment or funds will be forfeited.