Undergraduates in the Residence Halls

Residential meal plans are for students living in the residence halls. The Blue Residential Meal Plan is included with your housing contract, and you may upgrade to the Gold Residential Meal Plan online anytime.


Flexibility and Convenience for Every Taste

Whether you eat a lot or a little, prefer sit-down meals or like to grab and go, spend your weekends in Berkeley or elsewhere, these meal plan options offer convenience and great-tasting food for every palate by using your Cal 1 Card at all Cal Dining locations. Meal plan upgrades, changes, and add-on purchases may be made anytime during the academic year. Note that student residential meal plans all expire at the end of the academic year.


Residential Meal Plans

Blue Meal Plan

Included in housing contract rates, this plan is intended for light eaters who want to eat most meals in the dining commons, this meal plan is not designed to cover all your food and snacks for an entire week. Meals are allotted per week, and do not carry over from week to week. Meals that are not eaten during the week cannot be accumulated or saved.

  • 12 meals per week (one meal swipe per designated meal periods of breakfast, lunch, or dinner).
  • Meal swipes do not not carry over from week to week.
  • $500 flex dollars for purchases in Cal Dining restaurants or convenience stores ($250 per semester).
  • All flex dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester.
  • Flex dollars can be used for guest meals.
  • No daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.
  • Use flex dollars at California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion during football and basketball games respectively, as well as during other Cal Athletics events operated by Cal Dining.

Gold Meal Plan

This is the best deal for students living in the residence halls because it provides unlimited meals. The upgrade to the Gold Meal Plan costs an additional $600 per semester in your housing contract rate, and provides unlimited meal swipes with your Cal 1 Card in any dining location during open hours. This plan is designed for students who want to eat almost all meals on campus.

  • Unlimited meal swipes at the residence hall dining commons for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch.
  • $700 flex dollars for purchases in Cal Dining restaurants and convenience stores ($350 per semester).
  • All flex dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester.
  • Flex dollars can be used for guest meals.
  • No daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.
  • Use flex dollars at California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion during football and basketball games respectively, as well as during other Cal Athletics events operated by Cal Dining.
     

 Sign up for the Gold Meal Plan in the Housing Portal.
 

Customize your meal plan with add-on flex dollars by logging in with your CalNet ID. 

Add-on flex dollars may be purchased anytime throughout the year starting in August 2018. Buy $50 flex dollars for $47.50, a 5% discount; or $100 flex dollars for $90, a 10% discount.

All meal swipes and flex dollars expire at the end of the academic year.


Important dates

View all the important dates you need to keep track of related to your meal plan.

 
 

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