Food & Dining


Our dining hall offers residents a variety of nutritious options as well as favorite comfort foods. The all access meal plan provides an assortment of choices 7 days a week throughout the school year and is included in the residence fees. The dining hall is a great place to take a break for your studies and connect with others.

Your plan allows you to access as often as you like to the dining room during operating hours and eat as much or as little as you want. This allows students living in residence to focus on studies and university life instead of grocery shopping, cooking and dirty dishes.

Voluntary Meal Plan

Want to enjoy meals on campus and save time cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping? Purchase a voluntary meal plan!

The voluntary meal plan is designed for anyone who wants the convenience and accessibility of dining on campus. It's ideal for students living off campus who want to budget their meal costs by having access to meals in the nearby dining hall.

The all-access plan provides unlimited entries to the dining halls throughout the school year. Make sure to review the expiry dates as these plans do not carry over to the following semester and are non transferable.

The plan offers significant savings, especially on lunch and dinner rates.

Meal Plan Price Valid Timeframe
7-day all-access $5,218 August 18, 2023 to April 28, 2024
Fall $2,609 August 18, 2023 to December 31, 2023
Winter $2,609 January 1, 2024 to April 28, 2024

Meal plans are non-refundable. Sales are final and can’t be exchanged. Unlimited meal plan does not include any bagged lunches. GST exempt.

You must have a valid ONEcard to purchase. New U of A students may contact Dining Services to make arrangements prior to obtaining a ONEcard.

Take-out is not available. All meals must be consumed in the dining room.

Commuter Lunches

Try our Commuter Lunch Plan and enjoy all the benefits of our all-you-care-to-eat stations from 11:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m., Monday to Friday, for $836 per term. The Commuter Lunch Plan is dining-in only and is non-transferable.

Block of Meals

250 $2,335
120 $1,193
50 $530
20 $225
10 $120
Block plans are non-refundable. Unused meal swipes do not expire and will carry over until they are used.

Add the Commuter Lunch plan to your ONECard


How does the meal plan work?

To gain access to the dining hall you simply tap your ONEcard upon entrance and enjoy a variety of choices. Virtual ONEcards will not work for accessing the dining room. You are able to come back as many times as you like. Food and snacks are available throughout the day. During meal periods you will have a selection of hot meals to choose from. The dining hall is open for dine in only, food or drink can not be taken from the area.

What is available?

  • Beverages
    Fountain pop, juice, milk, hot chocolate, flavours water, fairtrade coffee and tea
  • Cereal Station
    Large variety of cereals to enjoy throughout the day
  • Waffle Station
    Make your own fresh waffle throughout the day
  • Breads & Baking
    Assortment of whole grain, rye, white and baked goods
  • Fruits
    Whole fruit options including apples, oranges, bananas and kiwis
  • Feature Station
    Where to find a hot meal option that changes with every meal service breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Cold Breakfast Bar (Breakfast & Brunch service)
    Yogurt, mixed berries, granola, grapefruit, oranges and fresh fruit salad
  • Salad Bar (Lunch & Dinner service)
    Fresh lettuces, spinach, fresh vegetables, pickles, salad toppings, variety of dressings and daily feature salads
  • Deli Station (Lunch service weekdays)
    Fresh made feature sandwich or create your own masterpiece with hot soup service as well
  • Pizza Station (Dinner service weekdays)
    Varieties of hot fresh pizza to feed your pizza need
  • Dessert Station (Dinner service)
    Selection of desserts changing daily

What if I can't make it to the dining hall?

Bagged lunch or dinner can be ordered in advance and can be picked up in the dining hall the day it is required. Orders need to be placed by 3 p.m. the day before and include a sandwich, vegetable bag and dip, a whole fruit, juice or water and cookies or granola bar. Please talk to a staff member for more information on this option.

Place an order for a Bag Meal

Allergies or dietary restrictions

Food Services is not an allergen free facility but we can accommodate most common allergies. Past accommodations have included Halal, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, no gluten, no lactose, no shellfish and no nuts. When arriving for your first meal in the dining hall please talk to a staff member about signing up for your dietary restrictions or allergy request.

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