Want to enjoy meals on campus and save time cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping? Purchase a voluntary meal plan!

The voluntary meal plan is designed for anyone who doesn't need a full meal plan but enjoys eating on campus from time to time. It's is ideal for students living in East Campus residences as it provides convenient access to meals in the nearby Peter Lougheed Hall; however, anyone working or studying on campus can purchase a voluntary meal plan which is also valid at Lister Residence.

The plan offers significant savings, especially on lunch and dinner rates.

Meals Price (including GST) Save up to (per meal)
250 $2,625 $5.49
120 $1380 $4.49
50 $600 $3.99


Don't miss out! There are a limited number of voluntary meal plans available, so purchase yours today!

You must have a valid ONEcard to purchase. New UAlberta students may contact Dining Services to make arrangements prior to obtaining a ONEcard.


Simply purchase a block of meals on your ONEcard account and you'll have everything you need to enjoy meals at the dining hall! Tap your ONEcard at the entrance to gain access and help yourself. You can eat as much or as little as you choose during the designated meal period.

Note: Your access is limited to ONE meal period per ONEcard entry tap. For example, if you enter the dining room during lunch and wish to stay for dinner, you will be required to exit and re-enter when the dinner period begins—just tap your ONEcard a second time and spend another meal credit.

Take-out is not available. All meals must be consumed in the dining room.


  1. Click the BUY NOW button below
  2. Log in with your University of Alberta CCID & Password
  3. Click PURCHASE at the top of the page and select MEAL PLANS
  4. Select your preferred plan and complete your purchase on the secure site

You will receive an email receipt for your purchase and your block plan meal taps will be automatically added to your ONEcard account.





You can visit both the Peter Lougheed Hall and Lister Residence for a meal. Just pay the applicable walk-in rate.

Meal Period Hours Price
Breakfast 7:00 am–10:30 am $10.99
Lunch 11:00 am–2:00 pm $13.99
Dinner 4:00 pm–10:00 pm $15.99
Meal Period Timeframes Price
Breakfast 7:00 am–10:30 am $9.99
Lunch 11:00 am–2:00 pm $12.99
Dinner 4:00 pm–8:30 pm $14.99

Voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and do not expire—they carry over until they are used.
Want to treat a friend? Use additional meal taps to provide entry for guests.



Note: All rates are subject to change, including meal plan values. All published rates reflect current values and any approved changes are posted immediately. In the event of a discrepancy between the official rates and the rates published, the official rates shall prevail.

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