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 students living in university residence who want the convenience and accessibility of dining on campus. It's ideal for students living in East Campus residences as it provides convenient access to meals in the nearby Peter Lougheed Hall or Lister Residence.

The all-access plan provides unlimited entries to one dining hall throughout the school year. You can select if you want your meal plan for the Lister or Peter Lougheed dining hall on the purchase tab. Make sure to review the expiry dates as these plans do not carry over to the following semester.

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

Block of Meals
Meals Price (including GST) Save up to (per meal)
250 $2,675 $5.49
120 $1,395 $4.49
50 $645 $3.99

*Block plans are non-refundable. Unused meal swipes do not expire and will carry over until they are used.

All-Access Plan
Meal plan* Description Price Price per day
7-day unlimited Unlimited access to Lister & PLH dining halls
September 1, 2020–May 1, 2021
$5,260 $20.32

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

Don't miss out! There are a limited number of voluntary meal plans available for students in residence, so purchase yours today!

You must live in a UAlberta residence and have a valid ONEcard to purchase. New UAlberta students may contact Dining Services to make arrangements prior to obtaining a ONEcard.


Simply purchase a block of meals on your ONEcard account and you'll have everything you need to enjoy meals at the dining hall! Tap your ONEcard at the entrance to gain access and help yourself. You can eat as much or as little as you choose during the designated meal period.

Note: Your access is limited to ONE meal period per ONEcard entry tap. For example, if you enter the dining room during lunch and wish to stay for dinner, you will be required to exit and re-enter when the dinner period begins—just tap your ONEcard a second time and spend another meal credit.

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


  1. Click the BUY NOW button below
  2. Log in with your University of Alberta CCID & Password
  3. Click PURCHASE at the top of the page and select MEAL PLANS
  4. Select your preferred plan and desired dining hall
  5. Complete your purchase on the secure site

You will receive an email receipt for your purchase and your block plan meal taps will be automatically added to your ONEcard account.



UAlberta student grabbing salad in dining hall


Lister Residence
Meal Period Hours
Breakfast 7:30 am–10:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Peter Lougheed Hall
Meal Period Hours
Breakfast 8:00 am–10:30 am
Lunch 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and do not expire—they carry over until they are used.



Note: All rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values and any approved changes are posted immediately. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.