meal plan

The Dining Hall is an all you care to eat cafeteria experience where residents can come to eat, study and socialize. Anyone can buy a meal plan, however for residents living in towers a meal plan is required. 

Ramadan meals are now available for ordering at the Dining Hall. 

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Choose a Plan That is Right for You

Meal plan  Description Days   Dining Dollars
Seven Day Platinum Plus
Eat seven days a week in the dining hall (7 days a week, 24 hours a day) Summer Hours (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) 7 days $500
Seven Day Plus
Eat seven days a week in the dining hall (7 days a week, 24 hours a day) Summer Hours (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) 7 days $250
Seven Day Basic
Eat seven days a week in the dining hall (7 days a week, 24 hours a day) Summer Hours
(7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
7 days N/A
Five Day Plus Eat five days a week in the dining hall (Mon - Fri, 24 hours a day) Summer Hours
(7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
5 days   $150
Five Day Basic
Eat five days a week in the dining hall (Mon - Fri, 24 hours a day) Summer Hours
(7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
5 days N/A

Option 1: Seven Day Platinum +

  • Eat 7-days a week in the Dining Hall; all you care to eat; 24-hours a day, (Summer 7am–10pm)
  • This adds: $500 Dining Dollars* to be used at Junction 65, Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Cafe, or pay for a friend’s meal at the Dining Hall

Option 4: Five Day +

  • Eat 5-days a week in the Dining Hall; all you care to eat; 24-hours a day, (Summer 7am–10pm)
  • This adds:  $150 Dining Dollars* to be used at Junction 65, Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Cafe, or pay for a friend’s meal at the Dining Hall

Option 2: Seven Day +

  • Eat 7-days a week in the Dining Hall; all you care to eat; 24-hours a day, (Summer 7am–10pm)
  • This adds: $250 Dining Dollars* to be used at Junction 65, Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Cafe, or pay for a friend’s meal at the Dining Hall

Option 5: Five Day Basic

  • Eat 5-days a week in the Dining Hall; all you care to eat; 24-hours a day, (Summer 7am–10pm)
  • Choose either Monday – Friday or Sunday - Thursday

Option 3: Seven Day Basic

  • Eat 7-days a week in the Dining Hall; all you care to eat; 24-hours a day, (Summer 7am–10pm)

Meal plan options

If would like to purchase a meal plan or if you would like to make a change to the plan you have already selected, please visit the Residence & Housing office during office hours. If you have a question about the meal plans offered, please visit the Dining Hall by Residence or visit the Residence & Housing office.

How to buy your meal plan

Students living in residence

  • Residents can add and pay for their meal plan directly to their Residence account through the Housing Portal - MyPlace@SFU.
  • To buy the meal plan fill out a Meal Request Form and email it to housing@sfu.ca or bring it the Residence and Housing office.
  • Living in the Towers? You are on a required meal plan. You will be automatically set up on the 7 day basic plan. Submit the form to upgrade or adjust your plan.
  • Living in McTaggart, Shell, Hamilton Hall or Townhouses? You are not required but can choose to sign up for a meal plan.
  • Charges will be placed on your housing portal account and are due with your housing fees.
  • You can eat at the dining hall without a Meal Plan by paying the daily rate at the Dining Hall front door.

Students not living in residence

  • Purchase your meal plan through Residence and Housing office if you have a SFU ID card or FIC student card.
  • Fill out a Meal Request Form and bring it to the Residence and Housing office.
  • Payment is required with the submission of your form to activate your meal plan.
  • You can eat at the Dining Hall without a meal plan by paying the daily rate at the dining hall front door.

Non students

  • If you do not have a SFU ID/FIC ID card you will need to purchase your plan through the Dining Hall as they will need to create a card for you.
  • Payment is required with the submission of your form to activate your meal plan.

Meal plan policy  

  • SFU/FIC student ID card is required to access my meal plan at all times.
  • Meal cards are not transferable, and Residents may not transfer meal plans or dining dollars to another Resident’s card.
  • Your Student ID card must be presented and swiped each time you enter the Dining Hall.
  • Payment for plans requested after the fee due date are required within one week of sign up on your housing portal account.
  • Dining Services activates the meal on your student ID card.
  • Meal plans are purchased at the start of the term and valid through to the last day of exams.
  • Unused Dining Dollars will be rolled over to the next term if a new meal plan is activated. Otherwise, Dining Dollars will become Swipe-and-Save dollars (meals purchased with Swipe-and-Save are taxed).
  • Meal plans added after the 3rd week of the term are prorated
  • Refunds are available up until November 1 for Fall term, or March 1 for Spring term, or July 1 for the Summer term.  Eligible refunds will be prorated weekly and amounts will be credited to the student account.