Explore Our Residence Plans

Meal plans available exclusively to students living in residence!

All-Access Plan

Unlimited meals at the caf, Carleton’s all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
$100 Dining Dollars to spend at other Dining Locations on campus!
4 guest meal passes included!
Funds expire at the end of the academic year

All-Access Plus

Unlimited meals at the caf, Carleton’s all-you-care-to-eat dining hall.
$400 Dining Dollars to spend at other Dining Locations on campus!
4 guest meal passes included!
Funds expire at the end of the academic year

Reduced Meal Plan

10 meals per week at the caf (Track on the Campus Card Web Centre)
Available for Suites Only
$300 Dining Dollars to spend at other Dining Locations on campus!
4 guest meal passes included!
Funds expire at the end of the academic year.

Questions about Residence Meal Plans?

If you have any additional questions regarding residence meal plans, send us an email and we will address your questions or comments as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use my Dining Dollars?

  • You can use your Dining Dollars at any Dining Services location. That includes our Food Court, Starbucks & Tim Hortons locations, Oasis and the caf!

When does my meal plan start?

  • Meal plans for the Fall Term begin on September 4th! For those moving into Residence before the 4th, you will still be able to get meals from the caf.

When is the last day to change my meal plan?

  • The last day to decrease your meal plan for the Fall Term is September 19th 2022. If your change in meal plan will increase the number of meals you receive per week, then you have until the end of the Fall Term to make that change!
  • For the Winter Term, the last day to decrease your meal plan is January 16th 2023. If your change in meal plan will increase the number of meals you receive per week, then you have until the end of the Winter Term to make that change!

How can I change my meal plan?

  • In order to change your residence meal plan, please contact Housing and Residence Life Services at housing@carleton.ca or fill out your Residence Meal Plan Change form here.

How many meals per week do I get on the Reduced Meal Plan?

  • You get 10 meals per week on the Reduced Meal Plan.

In the portal, it says I have less than 10 meals left, why is this?

  • For the Reduced Meal Plan, your meals start on Monday morning and end on Sunday night. They reset each week so you cannot carry over meals from week to week.

Am I allowed to swipe into the caf multiple times per day?

  • On the All-Access and All-Access Plus meal plans, you have unlimited access to the caf, meaning you can swipe in multiple times per day and even multiple times within each meal period. If you are on the Reduced meal plan, you are allowed to swipe in once per meal period, amounting to 3 times per day maximum.

What do I use my guest passes for?

  • Guest passes are used if you would like to bring those that do not have a residence meal plan into the caf for a meal with you.

Do I have to purchases additional meals during breaks (e.g. Reading Week, Thanksgiving, etc.)?

  • No, the caf remains open during breaks and you are able to use your meal plans to get meals if you are remaining on campus at those times. For the winter break between terms, the caf will be closed but for those staying on campus, we offer solutions to still provide you with food!

How do I purchase a Residence meal plan?

  • Please reach out to Housing and Residence Life Services at housing@carleton.ca to get more information about purchasing a Residence meal plan!