Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

Meal Plans

Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our meal plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

From healthy options to comfort food, our meal plans have it all! Enjoy meals on campus and save the time required by cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping!
Our meal plans are designed to provide convenient access to all-inclusive meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Lister Dining Hall and the Peter Lougheed Dining Hall!
Residence Meal Plan 


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.

If you're not living in Lister Residence or PLH, check out the voluntary meal plan options!

2021-2022 MEAL PLAN
7-DAY ACCESS PLAN (Lister and PLH)
8-month contract: $5,059

5-DAY ACCESS PLAN (Lister only)
8-month contract: $4,416

Simply tap your ONEcard at the entrance to gain access to the dining hall in your building and help yourself to a variety of choices.
Current dining hall hours

Lister Dining Hall
● Weekdays 7:30 am–8 pm
● Weekends 9 am–9 pm

PLH Dining Hall
● Daily 8 am-7 pm

The Voluntary Meal Plan
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 students living in university residence who want the convenience and accessibility of dining on campus. It's ideal for students living in East Campus residences as it provides convenient access to meals in the nearby Peter Lougheed Hall or Lister Residence.
The all-access plan provides unlimited entries to one dining hall throughout the school year. You can select if you want your meal plan for the Lister or Peter Lougheed dining hall on the purchase tab. Make sure to review the expiry dates as these plans do not carry over to the following semester.
The plan offers significant savings, especially on lunch and dinner rates.

Block of Meals

 Meal Plan Type   Meal Plan Price
 250 Swipes  $2,739
 120 Swipes  $1,429
 50 Swipes  $665

*Block plans are non-refundable. Unused meal swipes do not expire and will carry over until they are used.


All-Access Plans
Unlimited access to selected residence dining hall (Lister or PLH) 

Meal Plan Type  Meal Plan Price 
7-day unlimited (Fall & Winter)
September 1, 2021- April 30, 2022
7-day unlimited (Fall)
September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
7-day unlimited (Winter)
January 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022

*Meal plan is non-refundable. Sales are final and can’t be exchanged. Unlimited meal plan does not include any ONEcard cash or bagged lunches. GST exempt.

Don't miss out! There are a limited number of voluntary meal plans available for students in residence, 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 desired dining hall
5. 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.


Lister Dining Hall
● Weekdays 7:30 am–8 pm
● Weekends 9 am–9 pm
● Breakfast: 7:30 am–10:00 am
● Lunch: 11:00 am–2:00 pm
● Dinner: 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

PLH Dining Hall
● Daily 8:00am - 7:00 pm
● Breakfast: 8:00am – 10:30 am
● Lunch: 11:00am – 2:00 pm
● Dinner: 5:00pm – 7:00 pm

Voluntary meal plans are non-refundable and do not expire—they carry over until they are used.
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.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our meal plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

Need help with your meal plan?

University of Alberta Dining Services