USING YOUR MEAL PLAN

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

 

Lister Residence and Peter Lougheed Hall have a meal plan that provides residents with a variety of nutritious options and comfort foods. Residents can focus on studying and adjusting to university life instead of grocery shopping, meal planning, and washing dishes.

Not a current resident? Check out the voluntary meal plan options!

2019-2020 MEAL PLAN

7-DAY* ACCESS PLAN

8-month contract: $5,112.00
Includes $300 taxable meal plan flex balance that can be spent at select locations!

*Out on the weekends? A 5-day access pass is available for $4,499.00.

HOW DOES MY MEAL PLAN WORK?

Simply tap your ONEcard at the entrance to gain access to the dining halls and help yourself to a variety of choices.

You can eat as much or as little as you choose and come back as often as you wish during opening hours. Fresh food and snacks are available throughout the day with plenty of choices no matter when you visit. During peak meal periods, choose from a range of made-to-order hot meals!

If you are on the 7-day access plan in Lister Residence, you can enter the dining hall every day of the week. If you have a 5-day access plan in Lister Residence, you can enter the dining hall Monday–Friday.

Pre-order a bagged lunch

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The Peter Lougheed dining hall will be open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm with the following designated meal periods, each featuring unique menus. 

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

The Lister dining hall will be open daily from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm with the following designated meal periods, each featuring unique menus.

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

If you can’t make it back to the dining halls for lunch, don’t worry! Pre-order a bagged lunch in your dining hall for pick-up in the morning before you leave for class or visit Zoca in CAB.

Alternatively, your meal plan flex funds can be used across campus!

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

Peter Lougheed Hall

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

Lister Residence

  • Breakfast: $11.99
  • Lunch: $14.99
  • Dinner: $16.99

MEAL PLAN FLEX FUNDS

In addition to the meal plan, each resident of Lister Residence and Peter Lougheed Hall will also be provided with a flex balance on their ONEcard of $300. 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 Residence and Peter Lougheed Hall offer meal plans to ensure students receive well-rounded and nutritious meals. As a key piece of residence programming, the meal plan facilitates community building and engagement opportunities and allows students to take a break from their studies and connect with their peers.

Fees for the meal plan are paid at the beginning of the academic term. You will use your ONEcard for meal plan flex purchases only.

No. Given it is a room and board program, it is not possible to opt out of the meal plan if you live in Lister Residence or Peter Lougheed Hall.

Yes. If your friends or family would like to join you for a meal, they will have to purchase entry to the dining hall at the walk-in rates.

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

Any leftover meal plan flex funds from the academic year will be deposited into your ONEcard cash account on May 1. You can view this balance on your ONEcard account.

Please note: Meal plan flex funds from 2017/2018 and before have been moved to your ONEcard Cash account and are spendable anywhere that accepts ONEcard.

There’s a significant upper-year population in Lister Residence and Peter Lougheed Hall that serves as mentors and student leaders. We want to implement a meal plan that will help first-year students adjust to university life and support the entire community. This means that everyone who lives in these residences must participate in the meal plan.

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.

In both Lister and Peter Lougheed dining halls we have a wall called Napkin Talk. This is a space where students, facility and visitors can grab a napkin, give us feedback and post in on our wall anonymously. Our staff will even write a comment and post it back.

The Food Committee meets monthly 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 dining halls 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.