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Student Board Program 2016-2017

Board Hours • Board Plan • Open Kitchen • Waitered Meals • Food on Weekends

Caltech Dining Services (CDS) provides award winning food service to Caltech undergraduates in Avery, Marks, Braun, and the North and South Houses, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a fully stocked kitchen for snacks throughout the day, five days a week.

The Board Program operates out of three kitchens: North Kitchen, South Kitchen, and Avery Kitchen. Each House has its own dining hall located next to its kitchen. Additionally, students can use their declining balance at any of the dining locations listed above.

Board Hours

Open Kitchen (Avery, North and South Kitchens)

7:30 am - 11:30 am and 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Monday-Friday)

Dinner (Avery, North and South Kitchens)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Friday

Board Plan

The Feynman: All students in the eight Houses, Marks, and Braun are automatically enrolled in the Feynman. This plan provides five waited dinner meals per week in the house and declining balance to spend freely on breakfast, lunch and snacks. Included in this plan are all special dinners. See the Board Terms and Conditions for specific amounts each term.

2016-2017 Board Terms and Conditions
2017-2018 Board Terms and Conditions

Summer 2017 Board Terms and Conditions

Open Kitchen

CDS leaves Avery, North, and South Kitchens open with fruit, salad bar, sandwich makings, juice, soda, ice cream, cereal and assorted vegetarian and vegan items. Open Kitchen is available from 7:30 am – 11:30 am and 3 pm – 7 pm.

Open Kitchen will be offered on weekends for the first time in 2014.  All students can come get breakfast and lunch foods in Chandler Cafe from 10 am - 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Waitered Meals

In the North and South Houses (Avery abstains) it is a tradition at Caltech that house dinners are served by student waiters. Students from each house serve their fellow house mates each night. Student waiters are paid by CDS. If you have interest in becoming a student waiter please contact your respective houses food representative.

Food on Weekends

Open Kitchen will be offered on weekends for the first time in 2014.  All students can come get breakfast and lunch foods in Chandler Cafe from 10 am - 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The C-Store is open from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, and from 3 pm to 1 am on Sundays.

The Student Coffeehouse is open 10 pm to 2 am from Sunday through Thursday. The Coffeehouse menu includes Ariake Ramen products and Boba tea!