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. 

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 Taco Cantina, Tim Hortons, Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Café, 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 Taco Cantina, Tim Hortons, 
    Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Café, 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 Taco Cantina, Tim Hortons, 
    Starbucks West Mall, Starbucks Cornerstone, Mackenzie Café, Diamond Alumni Centre, Discovery Café, 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 you 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.
  • 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 - MyPlace@SFU.
  • 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  

  • My SFU student ID card is required to access my meal plan at all times: you must present and swipe your card each time you enter the Dining Hall.
  • My meal plan is non-transferable: you may not transfer your meal plan or dining dollars to another students' card.
  • Meal plans are purchased at the start of the term and valid until 1:00 PM the day following the last day of exams 
  • Students who purchase 'plus' or 'platinum plus' meal plans and have a Dining Dollar balance at the end of the semester can use the balance the following semester. 
  • Payment for plans requested after the fee due date are required within one week of sign up on your housing portal account and payment is required before your meal plan will be active.
  • 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 your GOSFU student account.