Eating made easy

What’s in a residence meal plan?

A residence meal plan unlocks wholesome meals, coffee, snacks, and more at Dalhousie University Dining Halls.   
Whether you’re enjoying a meal with friends or snacking on the go, you’ll reap multiple benefits from your meal plan.

Meal plan benefits


  • Full and convenient access to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks, and various hot and cold beverages   
  • Healthy choices 
  • A menu that caters to diverse needs and preferences, such as halal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and lactose alternatives 
  • Comfort food
  • International cuisine
  • Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients (whenever available)
  • Accomplished executive chef backed by a talented culinary team
  • Dedicated team of managers to field your questions and address your concerns
  • For resident meal plan holders, exclusive events that include theme nights, local food days, as well as health, wellness and sustainability activities   
  • Real-time feedback platforms to solicit your questions and comments about menu options and service satisfaction
  • Accommodation for special diets and to address allergies and other dietary restrictions

Key dates 


  • September 4, 2021: Fall 2021 semester begins. Dining halls open at dinner.
  • December 20, 2021: Fall 2021 semester ends. Dining halls close.
  • January 4, 2022: Winter 2022 semester begins. Dining halls open at dinner.
  • April 27, 2022: Winter 2022 semester ends. Dining halls close.


Our Meal Plans

Residence Meal Plans
All first-year students living in a traditional residence are required to buy a meal plan from the residential plan options.
Off Campus Meal Plans
Commuters and residents in the surrounding apartments are offered a select group of meal plans specifically tailored with flexibility in mind.
Faculty and Staff
Buy a plan today to save money when eating in the dining hallssimplify your life!

Need help with your meal plan?

Information Desk