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Student Board Program 2018-2019

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)

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

Dinner (Avery, North and South Kitchens)

5:30pm - 7:00pm (Monday - Friday)

*Please note - Avery, North, and South Kitchens are closed during the summer.

Board Plan

New Caltech students will automatically be enrolled in the Anytime Plan. Returning students will be re-enrolled in the same plan they had in the previous term. In either case, a student may convert to another plan by notifying Caltech Dining Services in writing. 

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.

The Anytime: The Anytime Plan consists of weekday dinner and weekend brunch service ("Contract Meals"), and weekday breakfast and snack foods ("Open Kitchen"). The Anytime Plan includes purchase of all food items at Broad Cafe, Chandler Cafe, Red Door Marketplace, Student Coffee House, and South Kitchen. This plan excludes retail items. 

2018-2019 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 7:30am – 11:30am and 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

Open Kitchen is offered on weekends during the school year. All students can come get breakfast and lunch foods in Chandler Cafe from 9:00am - 3:00pm 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 house food representative.

Food on Weekends

All students can come get breakfast and lunch foods in Chandler Cafe from 9:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday when school is in session.

Red Door Marketplace is open from 11:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday, and from 3:00pm to 1:00am on Sundays during the school year. During the summer, Red Door is open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Student Coffeehouse is open 10:00pm to 2:00am from Sunday through Thursday when school is in session. The Coffeehouse menu includes Ariake Ramen products and Boba tea!