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Purchase a meal plan

A meal plan will make healthy eating a breeze whether it's mid-terms or final exams. Free up your time and fuel your brain for a successful academic experience.

When you apply to live in residence, select an unlimited 5-day or 7-day meal plan. The cost will be included in your residence fees.

If a meal plan is optional in your chosen residence, you can purchase one on the Housing Portal, online or in person.

Access your meal plan with your uOttawa Card starting September 1, 2021.

To add or change a meal plan before that date, email [email protected].

Starting August 1, 2021, open a session and select the Meal Plan tab to make a purchase. 

Accepted forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard or Interac online transfer (BMO, TD Canada Trust, RBC and Scotiabank).

Visit the uOttawa Card Office, located at UCU104.

Accepted forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard, Interac, certified cheque (made out to “uOttawa Card Service”) or cash (Canadian currency only).

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Meal plans are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-interchangeable, except for people leaving the University or moving out of residence.
See the Card Service terms and conditions

Transfer funds or refund policies

Refund of a 5-day, 7-day or Pay as you go meal plan

  • They are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-interchangeable to the exception of students leaving the university or moving out of residences; view sections 9 and 15 in the Terms and Conditions for details.

Transfer of Dining $

  • When your meal plan expires, any funds remaining in the Dining $ account will automatically be transferred to your Flex account, minus a $25 administration fee.
  • Dining $ cannot be transferred before your meal plan expires.

Refund of Flex $

  • Funds in your flex account remain valid for six years after the last transaction date.
  • Counsult section 9 of the uOttawa Card Terms and Conditions.