Important Dates

2017-18 | 2018-19

Please note, new meal plans starting in fall 2018 will have different dates and deadlines to meal plans for spring 2018 and summer 2018. The points-based system will be retired in 2018, and meal plans starting in fall 2018 will include meal swipes and flex dollars. If you signed a housing contract for fall 2018, it includes either the Blue Residential Meal Plan or the Gold Residential Meal Plan and will be in effect starting fall 2018. For students living off-campus and for graduate students, please look for the new fall 2018 Bear Meal Plan and Cub Meal Plan that will be available to purchase in August 2018.

2018-19 Meal Plan Important Dates

Students Living On Campus | Students Living Off Campus | Faculty/Staff

2018-19 Residential Blue and Gold Meal Plan Important Dates

  • The Blue Plan is Included in housing contract. Upgrade to Gold anytime during the academic year.
  • Start date for fall semester 2018: August 15, 2018 at brunch
  • Start date for spring semester 2019: January 15, 2019 at dinner
  • Last day to use all student meal plans (meals swipes and flex dollars): May 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.

All residential meal plan holders

Upgrade from the Blue Residential Meal Plan to the Gold Residential Meal Plan anytime during the academic year for an additional cost of $600 per semester. 

2018-19 Off-Campus Student Meal Plan Important Dates

For undergraduate, graduate, and UC Berkeley Extension International Concurrent Enrollment students living off campus.

  • Cub and Bear Plans available for purchase anytime during the academic year starting: August 1, 2018.
  • Purchase additional Cub or Bear plans anytime during the academic year.
  • Start date for fall semester 2018: August 15, 2018 at brunch
  • Start date for spring semester 2019: January 15, 2019 at dinner
  • Last day to use all student meal plans (meals swipes and flex dollars): May 19, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Buy a Bear or Cub meal plan anytime, all year long. There are no cancellation deadlines, however, keep in mind that all meal swipes and flex dollars expire at the end of the academic year.

2018-19 Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Important Dates

Faculty and staff meal plans are ongoing. No upgrade or downgrade dates and deadlines apply.

 

2017-18 Meal Plan Important Dates

Resident Meal Plan | Non-Resident Meal Plan | Graduate Student Meal Plan | Faculty/Staff Meal Plan

2017-18 Resident Meal Plan Important Dates

Available for Purchase Included in housing contract
Start date for fall semester August 20, 2017
brunch
Last day to use points for fall semester
(up to 100 regular points rollover; all add-on points rollover)
December 16, 2017
10 a.m
Start date for spring semester January 11, 2018
dinner
Last day to use all student meal plan points. (No rollover) May 13, 2018
10 a.m.

All resident meal plan holders

Last day to upgrade from Standard or Premium to Ultimate with no administrative charge: September 4, 2017 (or for spring semester 12/01/17 - 01/10/18)

Last day in fall semester to downgrade from Ultimate to Standard or Premium:  September 4, 2017. The next opportunity to downgrade to the Standard or Premium plan is during the spring semester, from Dec. 1, 2017 through January 10, 2018.  

Standard plans may be upgraded to Premium at any time without any administrative charge.

2017-18 Non-Resident Meal Plan Important Dates

Available for purchase April 1, 2017
Last day to purchase* November 1, 2017
Start date for fall semester August 20, 2017
brunch
Last day to use points
(up to 100 regular points rollover; all add-on points rollover)
December 16, 2017
10 a.m.
Start date for spring semester January 11, 2018
dinner
Last day to use all student meal plan points. (No rollover) 
Note: The points system will be retired in Spring 2018. All unused points will expire on May 13.
May 13, 2018
10 a.m.

Last day to upgrade or downgrade to Blue, Gold, or Platinum without an administrative charge: September 4, 2017 (or for spring semester 12/01/17 - 01/10/18).  You can upgrade or downgrade after September 4, but you will need to pay the administrative fee.

* If you did not purchase a yearlong meal plan starting in the fall, and you want to get  a meal plan that covers the spring semester, you may purchase one anytime between: (January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018) 

Last day to cancel the non-resident meal plan is September 4, 2017, and there will be a $50 administrative charge. In addition, the meal plan refund will be prorated.
 

2017-18 Graduate Student Meal Plan Important Dates

Available for Purchase August 1, 2017
Last day to Purchase* November 1, 2017
Add points 
Note: The points system will be retired in Spring 2018. All unused points will expire on May 13.
August 1, 2017 – May 13, 2018
Start date for fall semester August 20, 2017
brunch
Last day to use points for fall semester December 16, 2017
10 a.m.
Start date for spring semester January 11, 2018
dinner
Last day to use all student meal plan points. (No rollover) 
Note: The points system will be retired in Spring 2018. All unused points will expire on May 13.
May 13, 2018 10 a.m.

* If you did not purchase a yearlong meal plan starting in the fall, and you want to get  a meal plan that covers the spring semester, you may purchase one anytime between: (January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018)   

2017-18 Summer Meal Plan Important Dates

Available for Purchase May 1, 2018
Last day to purchase July 21 2018
Last day to purchase add-on points 
Note: The points system will be retired in August 2018. All unused points will expire on August 10.
August  06, 2018
Start date for summer points May 20, 2018
Last day to use meal plan points. (No rollover) 
Note: The points system will be retired in August 2018. All unused points will expire on August 10.
August 10, 2018

2017-18 Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Important Dates

Faculty and staff meal plans are ongoing. No upgrade or downgrade dates and deadlines apply.