Residence Dining Plan

The Residence Dining Plan is mandatory for all first year students staying in University Hall, Kainai House and Piikani House residences. Students on a mandatory dining plan may choose the Commuter Plan or the Standard Plan. The $500 dining plan deposit will automatically be deducted from your total balance owing. All mandatory dining plan students are required to pay a one-time $80.00 Innovation Fund Fee.

The Residence Dining Plan is optional for all students staying in Siksika House, TsuuT’ina House, Residence Village or Mt. Blakiston House Residences. Students selecting an optional dining may choose the Commuter Plan, Standard Plan or the Sampler Plan.

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All Dining Plans are 8-month contracts payable at start of Academic Year

$500 dining plan confirmation deposit required from New University Students to accept an Offer of Accommodation

Residence Dining Plan Options


Commuter Plan

The Commuter Plan option is designed for students who do not plan to remain on campus most weekends and holidays. The Commuter Plan is suited to those students with more modest appetites.

Total Cost: $3,665  Base Dollars: $2,900 (tax exempt) Flex Dollars: $765


Standard Plan

The Standard Plan is best suited for students who plan to spend more time on campus including some weekends and holidays. The Standard Plan is also recommended for those students with larger appetites.

Total Cost: $4,245 Base Dollars: $2,900 (tax exempt) Flex Dollars: $1,345


The Commuter and Standard Dining Plans have two key components: Base Dollars and Flex Dollars.


Base Dollars allow you to purchase food from all Chartwells operated dining outlets on campus. Base Dollar purchases are tax free. The Base Dollar value is $2,900 for both plans.


Base Dollars are non-refundable and must be used by the end of the Spring Term.


Flex Dollars allow you to purchase food from any Chartwells operated dining outlet on campus, buy food via the After Hours residence delivery program, and purchase at most Snack & Beverage vending machines on campus. All purchases are taxable (GST).


Flex Dollars are no risk. Any Flex Dollars remaining at the end of the Spring Term will be transferred in full to your Bridgebucks account on May 1.


Sampler Plan (Option for Continuing Students Only)

The Sampler Plan is only available to students not on a mandatory dining plan. Designed to provide convenience and value for daytime dining, vending purchases and After Hours residence delivery program.


Total Cost: $1,820 Base Dollars: $0 Flex Dollars: $1,820


See how much you should have left on your Dining Plan by clicking here.

Click on and sign-in with your University of Lethbridge username and password to view your Dining Plan and Bridge Bucks funds or to add additional funds.