How Your Meal Plan Works
Each time a student swipes into the Residence Dining Hall, his/her meal count is reduced by 1 until it reaches zero. On Sunday at midnight, the plans are all reset back to their full count – any unused meals from the previous week don’t carry over. Students can keep track of how many meals they have left each week through the Meal Plan Review system found within the Campus Card Web Centre.
Meal Plan Changes
From the commencement of the Fall Term, beginning September 11th students may change their meal plan option any number of times* up to and including September 22nd, 2017. After that date, and until the end of the Fall Term, meal plan options may be changed only if the change results in an increase in the number of weekly meals. From the commencement of the Winter Term, students may change their meal plan option any number of times* up to and including January 16, 2018. After that date, and until the end of the Winter Term, meal plan options may be changed only if the change results in an increase in the number of weekly meals. *The first meal plan option change made in each of the Fall and Winter Terms is free of charge; a $25 administrative fee will be assessed for any subsequent meal plan option changes.
Meal plan fees will be adjusted accordingly to the Student Account. If applicable Dining Dollars are non refundable; Dining Dollars loaded for the fall term fees will remain on the Campus Card. Dining Dollars for the winter term will be refunded back to the student account, unless the meal plan change request is done in the winter term. In that case, Dining Dollars are non refundable.
In Leeds and Frontenac only, you may choose to add a meal plan (if you do not have one) or remove a meal plan at any time throughout the Fall term until December 8, 2017 and again at any time during the Winter Term until April 6th, 2018, but please remember, more than one change will still result in a service fee.
Apply for a Meal Plan Change.
If you are not feeling well, contact your Residence Fellow or Residence Manager to make arrangements. They will provide another designated individual (likely a friend) with a Sick Chit that allows them to pick up a meal and return it to your room.
Dining Dollars – All Access Plan and Reduced Plan
The All Access meal plan and Reduced Plan include a Dining Dollars portion that can be used outside The Caf at any of the Dining Services locations on campus. Dining Dollars are great because they are tax exempt and also receive a 2% discount on all purchases, but can only be used to purchase food. Please note that the funds are split by term and pro-rated based on the number of days in each term. Please note that any remaining Dining Dollars expire as of April 30th.
Can’t make it to The Caf (Residence dining hall) for one of your meals? Why not order a Box Meal to take with you on the go!
Box Meal requests must be made no later than 48 hours before the meal is required. Meals are often ready for pickup as early as 4pm the day before the meals are requested. Pick up your meals at the checker desk at The Caf. Be sure to bring your campus card.
Carleton Dining Services is committed to providing a safe & pleasant dining experience. We take a lot of pride in being able to support those with allergies, intolerances and special diets as much as possible. We have two Registered Dietitians on staff that work to ensure that our menus accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Our menu icons program provides easy identification for the following: vegan, vegetarian, halal, and no gluten.
If you have a dietary question or concern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Our chefs and managers are also extensively trained in dealing with dietary needs and can provide you information about our recipes and ingredients.
We rely on the ingredient listings of our food manufacturers and processors. The reliability of our manufacturers and processors is a key component of Dining Services’ overall approach to food quality and safety, including dealing with allergens and a variety of dietary needs. Based on our manufacturer’s information and a sophisticated system of food production management including transparency of recipes and ingredients, we can advise students on which foods won’t contain ingredients in question. However, because of the all-you-care-to-eat style of our dining room, there is a risk of cross-contamination so we cannot guarantee that our dining hall is ‘free’ of any of the priority allergens