Students Living Off Campus

Spring 2018 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2018

Meal Plans are available for undergraduate and graduate students, nd UC Berkeley Extension International Concurrent Enrollment Students, living off campus or in university undergraduate apartments.

Leave the Cooking and Cleaning to Us

No grocery shopping. No cooking. No dishes to wash. Enjoy meals with friends without all the time and bother.

You can use your meal plans any way you want — to eat meals, buy snacks, espressos, and groceries in Cal Dining retail locations, concessions at Cal games, or any combination.

Read about the discounts, benefits, and features that apply to all meal plans. 

Note: New meal plans starting in fall 2018 will no longer be points-based. All current meal plans based on points will retire at the end of the academic semester. Your points will expire and will no longer be available after 10 a.m. on May 13, 2018.

Fall 2018 Meal Plans for Students Living Off Campus

For undergraduate and graduate students, and UC Berkeley Extension International Concurrent Enrollment students, who are interested in purchasing a meal plan for fall 2018, we will be offering two new meal plans: the Bear Meal Plan and Cub Meal Plan. Meal plans provide convenient, flexible options for students who want to eat on campus, including using your Cal 1 Card to access a meal swipe for an “all-you-care-to-eat” meal at the residence dining commons.

Cub and Bear plans may be purchased anytime throughout the year; when your meal swipes run out, purchase another set. Meal swipes and flex dollars expire if unused at the end of the academic year.

Cub Meal Plan: Costs $365

  • 25 meal swipes
  • $100 flex dollars
  • Use flex dollars for guest meals
  • No daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.
  • All flex dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester.
  • Use flex dollars at California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion during Football and Basketball games respectively, as well as other Cal Athletics events oprerated by Cal Dining.

Bear Meal Plan: Costs $700

  • 50 meal swipes
  • $200 flex dollars
  • Use flex dollars for guest meals
  • No daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.
  • All flex dollars carry over from fall semester to spring semester.
  • Use flex dollars at California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion during Football and Basketball games respectively, as well as other Cal Athletics events oprerated by Cal Dining.

For both Bear and Cub plans, you can purchase add-on options to tailor your plan to your needs ($50 flex dollars for $47.50, a 5% discount; or $100 flex dollars for $90, a 10% discount).


Spring 2018 Meal Plan Options

Blue Plan — Approx. 5 meals per week  

Great for on-the-go students who want to eat hassle-free on or near campus about once a day during the week.

  • 1,200 points per academic year (600 per semester).
  • $1,200 per year ($600 per semester).
  • About 1 meal per day (depending on which meal and where).
  • Add points at any time at a 10% discount (pay $50 for 55 points).

Gold Plan — Approx. 7 meals per week or 5 meals plus snacks

Great for busy students who want the convenience of eating on campus every day of the week, or who want some meals, snacks and lattes as well.

  • 1,750 points per academic year (875 per semester).
  • $1,700 per year ($850 per semester).
  • 50 bonus points ($50 value), in addition to dining commons discount.
  • About 1 meal a day, 7 days a week, or 5 meals plus snacks.
  • Add points at any time at a 10% discount (pay $50 for 55 points).

Platinum Plan — Approx. 10–12 meals per week plus snacks

Great for hardworking students who want the convenience of having someone else do the work for two meals a day.

  • 2,300 points per academic year (1,150 points per semester).
  • $2,200 per year ($1,100 per semester).
  • 100 bonus points ($100 value), in addition to the dining commons discount.
  • 1–2 meals a day, plus snacks, groceries, and more.
  • Add points at any time at a 10% discount (pay $50 for 55 points).
     

Sign up for a Non-Resident Meal Plan Using Your CalNet ID.
 

Students are able to sign up for a meal plan by logging on with an active CalNet ID and password. Please note that the CalNet delegate credentials assigned to parents will not work for the purposes of signing up for a meal plan. 
 

Compare the Meal Plans

The total number of meals you will be able to purchase with each meal plan will depend on your eating habits and lifestyle. Students who will be eating in the dining commons may use more points per meal than those who purchase grab-n-go items at a grocery outlet, for example. The price of meals at restaurants, cafes, and grocery outlets varies. Dining commons prices are set by the meal and are all-you-care-to-eat.

Non-Resident Meal Plan Comparison Chart

Meal Plan Cost Number of Points Meals per Week (Approximate)

Blue

$1,200 1,200 5
Gold $1,700 1,750 7
Platinum $2,200 2,300 10–12


Non-Resident Meal Plan — Important Dates 2017–18

View all the important dates you need to keep track of related to your meal plan. When no year is noted, the months fall within the academic year.


Budgeting Your Points

View a chart that will help you budget your points throughout the year.

Manage Your Account