The Summer Meal Plan is available to undergraduate students not living in the residence halls, as well as graduate students who are registered for summer sessions.

Meal plans include flex dollars. Flex dollars may be used at most dining locations, including: 

  • Dining commons: Crossroads, Café 3
  • Convenience stores: The Den, Bear Market

(Closed for summer: Campus restaurants, Clark Kerr and CKCub, Foothill and Cub Market)

The Plan

The Summer Meal Plan provides 300 flex dollars for $300. 

Flex dollars work on a declining balance basis. 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. There’s no daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage. 

Flex dollars will not roll over to the fall semester. Flex dollars cannot be refunded, transferred to another meal plan holder, or canceled.

As you need more, simply purchase add-on flex dollars—55 flex dollars for $50.

Purchase a Summer Meal Plan using your CalNet ID. (Credit card only)


Summer pricing for dining commons

With flex dollars, you pay less than the cash price at the dining commons. You can also use your flex dollars for guests at a discounted rate at the dining commons.

Meal Meal Plan Flex Dollars Non-Meal Plan Price
(Cash, Cal 1 Card Debit, Conferences)
Breakfast 8 flex dollars $10.75
Lunch/Brunch 11.25 flex dollars $12.95
Dinner 12 flex dollars $15.50

Important Dates

  • Available to purchase: Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Start date:  Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • End date: Friday, August 14, 2020 (Last day to use flex dollars and add-on flex dollars.)

Terms and Conditions - Summer 2020


All students currently enrolled in summer sessions at the University of California, Berkeley with a Cal 1 Card are allowed to participate.   

The Summer Meal Plan

The meal plan includes 300 flex dollars, for a cost of $300. Flex dollars are available for use at most dining locations.

Flex dollars work on a declining balance basis. Flex dollars will not roll over into the fall semester. Any flex dollars not used by Friday, August 14, 2020, will be forfeited.

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.

Add-on flex dollars: Get more value for the dollar and supplement meal plans by purchasing additional flex dollars—55 flex dollars for $50. To buy add-on flex dollars, go online to

Summer Dining Locations

Meal plan flex dollars will be accepted at: 

  • Dining Commons:
    • Crossroads
    • Café 3
  • Convenience Stores:
    • The Den
    • Bear Market

Note the following locations are closed during the summer:  Campus restaurants, Clark Kerr and CKCub, Foothill and Cub Market.

Payment Method

Summer Meal Plans must be purchased online using credit card payment. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Summer Meal Plans cannot be billed to your CalCentral account. 

Refunds, Transfers, Cancellations

Flex dollars cannot be refunded, transferred, or canceled.

Period of Contract

Summer Meal Plan flex dollars may be used beginning Sunday, May 17, 2020, through Friday, August 14, 2020. No unused flex dollars will roll over to the fall semester. Locations will have reduced operating hours during University holidays.

Cal 1 Card

Cal Dining uses the Cal 1 Card to manage meal plan utilization. The Cal 1 Card is encoded for the appropriate meal plan specified on the Cal 1 Card holder’s account. Students must show a valid Cal 1 Card at every meal as meal plan access is by Cal 1 Card swipe only. Cal 1 Cards and privileges are non-transferable. In the absence of the Cal 1 Card, meals may be purchased with cash, credit, or debit at the general public price.

The Cal 1 Card is valuable and should be protected accordingly. You are solely responsible for immediately reporting/deactivating a lost or stolen Cal 1 Card. The most effective way to do so is online by logging into your account ( If you do not have access to the internet when your card is lost or stolen, reports can be made in person at the Cal 1 Card Office or by calling 1.866.2UCBCARD. Once the card is reported missing, you assume no further liability for unauthorized use. A $35 non-refundable replacement fee will be assessed to your student billing account. If your card was stolen and you filed a police report for that incident, the replacement fee will be waived by presenting the corresponding police report when requesting the replacement card. Replacement cards are only issued to students with a current registration status in the applicable academic term. NOTE: If you are a student and you withdraw from classes, the Cal 1 Card cannot be replaced if you lose it and you will not be able to use your meal plan.

Special Diets

Cal Dining makes every effort to identify ingredients that may trigger more well-known allergic or other adverse reactions for individuals with food allergies or intolerance. Our staff is trained and educated on food allergies and gluten-free diets on an ongoing basis, and they ensure that items marked gluten friendly are made without gluten-containing ingredients. However, due to the volume of meals served and items used each day, along with food product changes from our vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen or gluten source in the food served will be identified and labeled. There is a small possibility that, without notice to us, manufacturers of the commercial foods we use can change the formulation at any time. Cross contact may also occur despite our best efforts to prevent it. Customers concerned with food allergens and gluten must be aware of these risks. Cal Dining cannot assume any liability for adverse reactions to food consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any Cal Dining facility or catered event. Customers with life-threatening food allergies who may need to use an EpiPen should be carrying their own at all times. Cal Dining staff is not trained to administer EpiPens and cannot provide or administer them.

Cal Dining strives to provide a variety of meal options, including vegetarian and vegan selections. Although not guaranteed, special diets can generally be accommodated within our regular offerings. Students are encouraged to meet with our registered dietitian to discuss any special dietary concerns or food allergies by emailing

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