USING YOUR MEAL PLAN

The Residence meal plan is a program for residents of Peter Lougheed Hall and Lister Hall

 

HOW DOES MY MEAL PLAN WORK?

Simply tap your ONEcard at the entrance to gain access to Lister Dining Hall or Peter Lougheed Dining Hall where you can help yourself to a variety of choices.
You can eat as much or as little as you choose and come back as many times as you like throughout the day. If you are on the 7 day unlimited plan in Lister Residence, you have access as often as you wish during operating hours, every day of the week. If you have a 5 day unlimited plan in Lister Residence, you can enter the dining hall as often as you want during operating hours from Monday to Friday.
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Peter Lougheed Dining Hall will be open Monday–Sunday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, with the following designated meal periods, each featuring unique menus. Fresh food and snacks are available throughout the day with plenty of choice no matter when you visit. During peak meal periods, hot meals are prepared at a variety of stations, offering a range of options.

  • Breakfast: 7:00am to 10:30am
  • Lunch: 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Dinner: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

The Lister Dining Hall will be open Monday–Sunday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, with the following designated meal periods, each featuring unique menus. Fresh food and snacks are available throughout the day with plenty of choice no matter when you visit. During peak meal periods, hot meals are prepared at a variety of stations, offering a range of options.

  • Breakfast: 7:00am to 10:30am
  • Lunch: 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Dinner: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
  • ​Late night option: 10:00 - 11:00pm

If you can’t make it back to Lister Dining Hall or the Peter Lougheed Dining Hall for lunch, don’t worry! You can either pre-order a bagged lunch in your dining hall for pick up in the morning before you leave for class, or you can visit Zoca in CAB.

Non-residents may purchase access to the dining facilities at the following rates:

Dining in Peter Lougheed Hall

  • Breakfast: $9.99
  • Lunch: $12.99
  • Dinner: $14.99

Dining in Lister Hall - provides a wider range of dining options

  • Breakfast: $10.99
  • Lunch: $13.99
  • Dinner: $15.99

What are meal plan flex funds?

In addition to the meal plan, each resident of Lister Hall and Peter Lougheed Hall will also be provided with a meal plan flex balance of $300, loaded to your ONEcard account on August 27. Meal plan flex funds can be spent at select dining locations on campus. Please note that GST applies to meal plan flex purchases.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Lister Hall contains some access to kitchen facilities for students to prepare the odd meal or snack, though they are not equipped for full-time cooking. Peter Lougheed Hall does not have access to individual kitchen facilities.

You will be able to complete an online form to pre-order a bagged lunch for pick-up from your dining hall in the morning. There will be options for bagged lunches.

If your friends or visiting family would like to join you for a meal, they will have to purchase entry to the dining hall.

No, full meals cannot be taken out of the dining hall aside from your bagged lunch. Some small food items will be allowed out of the Dining Hall, such as a piece of fresh fruit and coffee. Breakfast sandwiches will also be available to take with you in the mornings.

The residence meal plan supports the University of Alberta's proposed Healthy University Strategic Plan by helping students reduce stress, which lends itself to increased nutritional and mental health. One of the primary focuses of the meal plan is to promote and foster a community-based dining experience in the Dining Hall, thereby reducing isolation in dorm rooms. The residence meal plan is also in keeping with the University of Alberta’s 2016-2020 Sustainability Plan because it reduces packaging and food waste by eliminating the need for trays and to-go containers (except for bagged meals).

Residents are welcome to study in the dining hall. The new meal plan means you can grab snacks or drinks whenever you need. Students on the meal plan can come and go as often as they wish throughout the day.

If you can’t make it to a dining hall, visit Zoca in CAB for a hot lunch Monday–Friday as part of your meal plan. You can also pre-order a bagged lunch for pick-up from your dining hall and take it with you when you leave in the morning. Or use your meal plan flex funds.

Any leftover meal plan funds from previous years will be deposited into your meal plan flex account. You can view this balance on your ONEcard account.

Lister is primarily a first-year residence; however, there’s also a significant upper-year population, that serve as mentors and student leaders. As such, we want to implement a meal plan that will help first-year students adjust to university life, while also supporting the entire community. This means that everyone who lives in these residences (Lister Hall and Peter Lougheed Hall) must participate in the meal plan. The residence meal plan also helps build community and supports the University of Alberta’s proposed Healthy University Strategic Plan by helping students reduce stress, which lends itself to increased nutritional and mental health. One of the primary focuses of the meal program is to promote and foster a community-based dining experience in the Dining Hall, thereby reducing isolation in dorm rooms.

Every student will have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback on their overall residence experience through an annual satisfaction survey distributed at the end of the term (Skyfactor Student Satisfaction Survey). There are specific questions regarding Dining Services on this survey. The Food Committee meets bi-weekly and is open to all Lister residents to evaluate and review Dining Services operations. Students can also reach out to their Food Ambassadors with any questions or concerns that they may have (food.ambassador@ualberta.ca). Dining Services has a commitment to developing real-time feedback mechanisms in the Lister Dining Hall and the Peter Lougheed Dining Hall through “TXTnTell,” and we remain open to suggestions on how to improve our communications. Please email us at dining@ualberta.ca with any questions or concerns about the meal plan.

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