Ancillary Services

Food Services

At Dal, we recognize the importance of providing high quality, well-balanced, nutritious food options for students, staff, faculty and guests wherever they're located on our campuses.

Dalhousie University strives to offer something for everyone through a variety of retail outlets, dining halls, and professional catering services on the Halifax campus and the Agricultural campus in Truro.

Residence Meal Plans: 2020/21 Academic Year

Halifax Residence Meal Plans

Plan description Fall
Winter
Total
Freedom Plan: An unlimited swipe plan. In other words, all you care to eat, as many times as you like while the dining hall is open. Includes $200 in Food Bucks to be spent on and off campus at participating DalCard food outlets. ($100 per term). $2,098.82 $2,136.18 $4,235
19 Meals per week plus $200 in Food Bucks to be spent on and off campus at participating DalCard food outlets. ($100 per term). $1,973.49
$2,008.51 $3,982
14 Meals per week plus $150 in Food Bucks to be spent on and off campus redeemed at participating DalCard food outlets. ($75 per term). $1,920.75 $1,955.25 $3,876
10 Meals per week (Returning students only) plus $350 in Food Bucks to be spent on and off campus at participating DalCard food outlets. ($175 per term). $1,874.62 $1,906.38 $3,781
Block Plan 1: (LeMarchant Place students only) 217 meals to be used any time throughout the academic year. (Equivalent to 7 meals/week). Includes $200 in Food Bucks to be spent at participating DalCard food outlets.     $3,325
Block Plan 2: (LeMarchant Place students only) 155 meals to be used any time throughout the academic year. (Equivalent to 5 meals/week). Includes $200 in Food Bucks to be spent at participating DalCard food outlets.
    $2,510

*Please note, meal plans are selected at the time you accept your residence room offer and will be charged to your student account with your residence fee. Residence students do not need to purchase a meal plan separately. Please contact the Residence Office if you'd like to change your meal plan during the year.

See Dining to learn more about Halifax's dining hall and other retail food options. For more information about meal plans, menus, and nutritional information, see Food Services (Halifax).

Agricultural Campus Residence Meal Plan

Plan Type Fall Winter Total
Seven-day/Freedom Plan
$2,210.94 $2,253.06 $4,464

*Please note, meal plans are selected at the time you accept your residence room offer and will be charged to your student account with your residence fee. Residence students do not need to purchase a meal plan separately. Please contact the Residence Office if you'd like to change your meal plan during the year.

Traditional residences at the Agricultural Campus have continuous dining available at Jenkins Hall. See Dining for more information about dining on campus. See Food Services (Truro campus) for more information about menus and nutritional information.

Off Campus Meal Plans: 2020/21 Academic Year

Halifax Off Campus Meal Plans

Off campus meal plans are available for purchase for the Halifax campus. These meal plans will be available for use in Shirreff Dining Hall ONLY.

Off campus meal plans allow students living off campus to enjoy the same delicious and nutritious options available in our residences, while taking the stress of grocery shopping and cooking off so you can focus on other priorities.

Meal Plan Includes Cost 
Off Campus Freedom Plan Unlimited meals throughout the semester at Shirreff Dining Hall, plus 100 FoodBucks for use at other locations. $2,098 (Fall 2020)
Off Campus 14 Plan 14 meals per week at Shirreff Dining Hall, plus 75 Foodbucks for use at other locations. $1,920 (Fall 2020)
Off Campus 10 Plan 10 meals per week at Shirreff Dining Hall, plus 50 Foodbucks for use at other locations. $1,738 (Fall 2020)
Off Campus 100 Block Plan 100 meals to use from September to April at Shirreff Dining Hall, plus 50 Foodbucks for use at other locations $1,489
Off Campus 80 Block Plan 80 meals to use from September to April at Shirreff Dining Hall, plus 50 Foodbucks for use at other locations $1,241

 

Purchase your Off Campus Meal Plan for Halifax on Campus Dish.

Truro Commuter Meal Plans

A simple swipe saves you time and money while you focus on your studies at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. Our dining plans offer a flexible dining experience - we have a plan for everyone!

Commuter Plans: how do they work? Voluntary plans are designed to provide flexible dining options, convenience, and savings for students living off-campus (staff & faculty too)! Simply swipe your card upon entering the dining hall and enjoy the benefits of our all-you-care-to-eat dining program! Purchase plans throughout the year so you always have access to the dining hall.

Pick the plan that fits your needs. Plans are for use at Jenkins Marketplace located in Jenkins Hall. Want ultimate flexibility? Purchase a Value Pack plan to use for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks any day of the week, all year.

Purchase your Commuter Plan here or visit the Food Services office on the Agricultural Campus.