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We work closely with business partners to offer students goods and services to enhance your college experience and to help you save time and money. 

Bank of the West ‐ The Official Bank of UC Berkeley*

As the official bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West has a branch right here on campus, and they are also available online and by phone. They feature a full range of banking services, great customer service, and special offers and perks designed just for the Berkeley community. Learn more about them and visit the campus branch located in the MLK Jr. building of the ASUC Student Union, on the first floor (open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). When you do business with a UC Berkeley Partner, like Bank of the West, you're also supporting students and giving back to campus services.

Do all your banking right on campus safely and securely, with 16 ATMs and our branch in the ASUC.

*UC Berkeley students are not required to have a Bank of the West account to use any aspect of the Cal 1 Card student ID, including the Cal 1 Card's debit feature.

Cal Dining Meal Plans

At Cal Dining you can purchase meal plans that offer you flexibility, convenience, and value. Cal Dining brings you delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food every day.

Eat where you want, when you want

Cal Dining’s variety of locations offer sit-down and on-the-go options. Use your flex dollars at the dining commons, convenience stores, campus restaurants, late night, and concession stands. There’s no daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.

Spend less and save more

With flex dollars, you pay less than cash price in the dining commons—on average almost $5 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars for guests at a discounted rate at the dining commons. Get more for your money when you purchase add-on flex dollars—55 flex dollars for just $50 or 110 flex dollars for $100.

Leave stress behind

Don’t worry about grocery shopping, cooking, or washing dishes. With your busy schedule, you’ll find it easy to enjoy a filling, stress-free meal. Add flex dollars or check your balances or transactions online anytime you want at caldining.berkeley.edu.

College Products | MicroChill®

Only MicroChill® refrigerator/freezer/microwave units are allowed in UC Berkeley on-campus housing*. These eco-friendly units are designed specifically to conserve energy and help contribute to campus sustainability efforts. Please do not bring refrigerators or microwaves from home as you will be asked to remove them from your room.

Place your order online at www.collegeproducts.com/berkeley. College Products provides year-round service. If you don’t know your room assignment yet, no problem! Order now, and email cs@collegeproducts.com as soon as you receive your room assignment. Note, for fall Move-In, the Early Bird deadline is August 1, 2018 in order to have your MicroChill® delivered to your room before you move in.

*A Micro-fridge is provided in Blackwell Hall rooms.

Residence Hall Linens

Beds in the Berkeley residence halls are specially sized, longer than ones you have at home, and regular sheets will not fit properly. The Residence Hall Assembly of the University of California, Berkeley offer a practical solution — brand-new, custom bedding at specially discounted student prices. Every item is first-quality guaranteed. And you will be supporting campus life because proceeds from linen sales will benefit your student government organization and other student programs in the residence halls.

Visit Residence Hall Linens or call 1.800.957.4388 to guarantee your first choice.

Berkeley Lab Guest House

The Berkeley Lab Guest House is a 57-room hotel-style facility with private bathrooms, mini refrigerators, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. A free weekday shuttle runs from 6:30 a.m. until the last shuttle leaves downtown at 9:10 p.m. The Lab Guest House is owned by UC; rates are tax free. The lobby is open 24/7 with food and beverages available, and coffee and tea are complimentary.

Open exclusively for visitors, staff, and guests of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, including students and their families. Ask about the special VIP club for parents!

Call 510.495.8000 or visit Berkeley Lab Guest House website for more information or to book a room.