Compare meal plan costs

Costs of 2019-2020 meal plans

Academic meal plans (September 2019 to April 2020)


7-day meal plan
(Best value)

5-day meal plan


Dining Hall access 7-day unlimited access

5-day unlimited access
(Monday 4 AM to Friday 11:59 PM)

Pay door rate with Dining Dollars
Dining Dollars $100 $0 $3,500
Flex Dollars $100 $100 $300
Total cost $5,850 $5,225 $3,800
Costs of semester plans 2019-2020

Meal plans by term (fall 2019 and winter 2020)

  7 day 5 day Pay-As-You-Go Block A Block B Block C
Access to the Dining Hall Unlimited access 7 days a week Unlimited access Monday 4 AM to Friday 23:59 PM Pay the entrance fee with Dining Dollars 50 single access 75 single access 100 single access
Dining Dollars $50 $0 $1,750 $0 $0 $0
Flex Dollars $50 $50 $150 $0 $0 $0
Total cost $2,925 $2,612.50 $1,900 $745 $1,065 $1,390
Costs of summer options (Summer 2019)

Summer 2019 meal plans

Access to the Dining Hall Pay the entrance fee with Dining dollars
Dining dollars $1,750
Flex dollars $150
Total cost $1,900
Benefits and savings

Benefits and Savings

5-day and 7-day meal plans:


  • Full access to the 24/7 Dining Hall whenever you want, as often as you want.
  • Use the “My Pantry” station in the Dining Hall to cook your own meals.
  • Wide variety of food options, menus, the Dietary Restriction Program and the Boxed Lunch Program.


  • No taxes are charged.
  • The 7 day plan provides the best value-for-money.

Pay-As-You-Go meal plan:


  • Can be used at over 22 food locations on campus.
  • Access to 24/7 All-you-care-to-eat Dining Hall at the door rate, tax free.


  • Pay no tax on all food prepared on campus.

Block plan for the 24/7 Dining Hall:


  • 24-hour access to the Dining Hall whenever you want.
  • Priority access to the 24/7 Dining Hall.


  • Block plan C allows you to save on the regular door rate to the Dining Hall.

Access your uOttawa Card to:

  • View your balance
  • Add funds
  • Deactivate your card


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