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Meal Plans & Prices

Eating together is an essential component of the I-House experience; therefore, the meal plan is mandatory for all I-House residents. For the Spring Semester 2019, residents receive 216 meals. Residents who need to add meals to their card can do so in blocks of 10 at the Dining Services Office. Please note that unused meals do not carry over from semester to semester and meal points are not transferable or convertible to cash. Meal points can only be used at I-House, as we are not associated with CalDining.

For more details, see Meal Plans under Room & Board Rates/Descriptions.
Prices below are for non-residents.

Meal Prices for Guests / Non-Residents

$10 Breakfast
$14 Lunch
$16 Dinner
$15 Weekend Brunch
$20 Special Theme Dinners

Special Dietary Needs

International House recognizes that its diners may have medically-necessary or religious dietary restrictions, as well as varying food preferences.  I-House offers a wide variety of food and drink selections, including items for those minimizing dairy, gluten, and/or meat products.

Diners are expected to make food choices compatible with their own dietary restrictions. To assist diners, upon request dining hall staff will describe menus, show the ingredient labels of packaged foods and share International House’s recipes used to prepare food items, although International House cannot guarantee that the contents described in recipes and on package labels are accurate. 

Because International House prepares as many as 1800 meals a day and depends on a number of different sources for its ingredients, International House regrets it is unable to prepare customized hot food items cooked to individual specifications.

If you find that the food offered at the International House does not meet your dietary restrictions, you may request a reasonable accommodation. Accommodation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must usually be supported by medical documentation demonstrating the need for the accommodation requested.   I-House will explore with you options that we hope will enable you to participate in our meal program.  Reasonable accommodations may include modifications to I-House policies, such as permission to bring your own food into (or take I-House food out of) meal areas subject to applicable health code restrictions. In some instances, an adjustment to your meal fee may be an appropriate accommodation.

Requests for disability accommodations should be directed to Manager, Resident Support Services Maribel Guillermo at chabe@berkeley.edu or phone (510) 642-9480.