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Meal Plans & Prices

Please note: All I-House residents receive meal plans with their room and board package. See Meal Plans under Room & Board Rates/Descriptions.
Prices below are for non-residents.

Cash Meal Prices for Guests

$8 Breakfast
$10 Lunch
$12 BBQ Lunch
$12 Dinner
$10 Weekend Brunch
$15 Special Theme Dinners


Athletic Pricing:

$10 for all meals

For Athletic sales, call (510) 643-3380.

Meal Plans:

International House offers meal services to the UC Berkeley community. There are TWO MEAL PLANS at a big savings! Meal plans may be used at International House Dining Services’ special events such as theme dinners, BBQs, chef series dinners and more. Plans are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Meal Plan Student / Non-Student

Ambassador: 100 meals of your choice

$875 / $971
Passport: 30 meals of your choice $285 / $313


To purchase a non-resident meal plan online, click here. or call Dining Services at (510) 643-3380, email ihdining@berkeley.edu or visit our facilities located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720.

For additional resident meals, please see the dining cashier or visit the cashier’s window on the 1st floor Mon-Friday 10 – 11 AM or 2-3 PM.

Meal Plan cards can be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed for a fee of $25.

Resident Meal Plan

Included in the I-House Room & Board package is a resident meal plan. International House serves 19 meals per week that residents can choose from - breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday; and brunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. On holidays, only one meal is served.

The resident meal plan includes a specific number of meals per semester.  These meals must be used prior to the end of the term and do not carry over from semester to semester. Should you use all of your meals before the end of the semester, you have the option of purchasing extra meals through Dining Services for a discounted resident rate at the dining cashier or at the cashier’s window.

Please note that the I-House meal plan can only be used at the International House Dining Commons and is not valid at on-campus dining halls and food services operated by Campus Housing.

For greater flexibility in using the meals provided, residents may use their meal plan to bring in up to two guests at any given meal.  The meal for each guest will be deducted from your meal balance. You can also pack out a lunch during the breakfast meal to take with you on days that your schedule does not allow you to return to I-House during the lunch meal service.  In addition, I-House provides $160 in “flex dollars” for residents to use at the International House Café each semester.


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.