Residence Meal Plan

Your mandatory meal plan is included in your residence fees and allows you to eat at three All-You-Care-To-Eat dining halls and several retail food locations serving a variety of globally inspired food across campus!   

The 2023/24 Residence Meal Plan has increased from a standard 19 weekly meals to 21 weekly meals to assist in optimizing your dining experience during the Leonard dining hall renovation, and for the remainder of the 2023/24 academic term. 

Your meal plan includes: 

  • 21 weekly meals: Eat in your choice of three All-You-Care-To-Eat dining halls using up to four meal swipes and four TAMs daily. Supplement retail food purchases with your Flex $. Your plan also includes 5 guest passes where you can bring a friend to the dining hall for $5. The 2023/24 Residence Meal Plan has increased from a standard 19 weekly meals to 21 weekly meals to assist in optimizing your dining experience during the Leonard dining hall renovation, and for the remainder of the 2023/24 academic term.

  • 250 Trade a Meals (TAM): The convenience of TAMs, included in your mandatory Residence Meal Plan, allows you to “trade-in” a dining hall meal from your 21 weekly meals to build your own combo meal in participating retail locations. Under Canada Revenue Guidelines, TAM combos are required to be a full meal. TAMs are not additional weekly meals but rather add flexibility to where you eat across campus to support your schedule. You can use up to 4 TAM swipes per day.  *All meal plans and/or any portion of unused plans expire at the end of the academic year, are non-refundable and cannot be carried over into a new term.  Flex $, also included in your meal plan, help provide additional options for purchasing snack items or single menu items between meals.

  • 145 Flex $: Flex $ works like cash loaded onto your student card to purchase beverages, snacks, and meals in participating retail food locations. The cashier will swipe your card and the purchase amount will be deducted from your Flex $ balance. You can add more Flex $ to your card at any time, and in any denomination through the  Student Residence & Dining Portal. Parents, family supporters, and friends can also gift students Flex $ through Campus Market   

  • Auto-enrollment into the GOOD TO GO Reusable Container Initiative: A green carabiner clip is provided in your Residence Move-In Welcome Package when you check in at your residence front desk. Bring your carabiner to a food counter at retail food locations on campus and participate in the sustainable swap and exchange of carabiners to save the $0.75 single-use fee on select take-out containers. LEARN MORE 

Managing Food Related Allergies and Dietary Accommodations

If you have a food-related medical condition, allergy, intolerance, or dietary need related to religious or cultural observance, our staff will help you make informed choices while dining on campus and participating in the university experience.

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Flex $

Flex $ is simply money loaded onto your student card to help budget your snack spending on campus. With the swipe of your card, the transaction amount will be deducted from the balance on your card by the cashier at participating retail food locations or dining halls on campus. Flex $ can be topped up at any time throughout the term to your account.  

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TAMs

TAMs are not additional weekly meals but rather add flexibility to where you eat across campus to support your schedule. You can use up to 4 TAMs swipes per day. Want to add a snack or single-serve item on top of your TAM? Simply use Flex $, debit, or credit to make up the difference. 

*All meal plans and/or any portion of unused plans expire at the end of the academic year, are non-refundable, and cannot be carried over into a new term. With increasing food costs, TAM inclusions are subject to change at any time. Standard Residence Meal Plans include 200 TAMs.

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GOOD TO GO Reusable Container Initiative

Who doesn't want to save $0.75 per single-use container and help reduce waste? As a first-year student on a meal plan, you are automatically enrolled into the GOOD TO GO reusable container initiative and will receive a green carabiner at the residence front desk when you pickup your keys. DO NOT LOSE IT. The carabiner will be your new sidekick when choosing to reuse while dining in retail on campus. 

HOW IT WORKS!

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