Badger Meal Plans

Satisfy your cravings with a Badger Meal Plan.

Experience the Fresh Food Company, located in the DeCew and Lowenberger dining halls.  Enjoy all-you-care-to-enjoy dining with a restaurant atmosphere, and food prepared by our culinary team of Red Seal Chefs featuring a wide assortment of meal offerings.

Four program options are available: 7-day All-Access, 5-day All-Access, Swipe200 and Swipe100 allowing customers to choose a plan that works for their cravings: Whether it’s a quick snack between classes or a meal with friends.

*Please note Badger Meal Plans are not applicable for students living in residence with a mandatory meal plan. Find out more about Residence Meal Plans here.

Meal Plans

The  7-day All-Access Meal Plan ($2725 per term*) provides All-You-Care-To-Eat dining at our Fresh Food Company locations, unlimited meals, snacks, and beverages 7 days a week. The plan includes 7 Guest passes to enjoy meals with friends and family and  $200 Dining Dollars and $50 Flex dollars to be used at retail dining locations across campus including Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Pita Pit and Pizza Pizza.

The 5-day All-Access Meal Plan  ($2562 per term*) provides All-You-Care-To-Eat dining at our Fresh Food Company locations, unlimited meals, snacks, and beverages from Monday to Friday. The plan includes 5 Guest passes to enjoy meals with friends and $200 Dining Dollars and $50 Flex dollars to be used at retail dining locations across campus including Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Pita Pit and Pizza Pizza.

New for 2022/23
The Swipe100 ($1305 + HST*) and Swipe200 ($2610*)  plans offer a flexible and convenient way to enjoy all that the Fresh Food Company has to offer. The plan provides 100 or 200 All-You-Care-to-Enjoy meals at either of our Fresh Food Company locations. Enjoy meals, snacks, and beverages at either dining hall any day of the week (to a maximum of 100 or 200 total swipes). This plan is ideal for students who want to enjoy a meal while they are on campus, but may eat off campus some days or are not on campus every day.

*Prices are for the 2022-2023 academic year. The All-Access portion and the 100 and 200 all-you-care-to-eat meals of the meal plan is non-transferable, non-refundable and is valid from confirmation through to Move-out day in April. Meal Plan Dining Dollars are non-refundable, however will carry forward into the next academic year along with Flex Dollars. Meal Plan Dining Dollars that are transferred to the next year will become taxable funds called Dining Dollars and do not become Flex Dollars. Flex Dollars are refundable, provided that the remaining balance is over $25, as there is a $25 Administration fee applied to all Flex Dollar refund requests. All other terms and conditions can be found on our website www.brocku.ca/dining-services. ­­­

DINING DOLLARS AND FLEX DOLLARS

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Available on the 5-Day All-Access and 7-Day All-Access Meal Plans, Dining and Flex Dollars work as a declining cash balance and funds are loaded to your Brock Card. *Swipe100 and Swipe200 plans do not include Dining and Flex Dollars. 

Dining Dollars – Dining Dollars are available to students to be used at the following Dining Services locations on campus which include Tim Hortons, Starbucks in the Market, the Market Eatery and at the Hungry Badger.

Flex Dollars – Flex Dollars are for students, staff, and faculty. They are the flexible, worry-free alternative to carrying cash. Fast and convenient, all you need to do is swipe and go. It works the same as a debit card but without transaction costs and monthly fees.

Flex Dollars can be used at the above listed Dining Services locations on campus as well as the Campus Store, Parking Services, laundry services, vending machines, General Brock and some vendors within Union Station, and for printing in both the Library and Computer Commons.

All-Access Meal Plan – The All-Access portion of the meal plan is an annual plan rate for usage, upon Residence Move-in and expiring upon Residence Move-out, and is not a declining cash balance. The All-Access portion of the meal plan does not carry forward.

CULINARY AND DIETARY SUPPORT

Our culinary team consists of on-site Red Seal chefs who know how challenging eating healthy can be as well as the fact that discovering healthy food can be fun, empowering and rewarding. The team is here to help you discover what healthy food can do for you and to help you enjoy all the positive things that can happen when you start ‘feeding your potential’. We look forward to welcoming the Brock community.

Food is an important part of life on campus.  Our Dining Services team is focused on providing healthy food choices across campus to help fuel your student lifestyle.

Discovering and choosing the right foods can propel you forward, help you succeed and keep you healthy, but for many of us, eating healthy is hard to do. It takes planning and time as well as the creativity and courage to listen to new ideas, try new foods and explore an openness to new flavours.

Our Dining Services team has a Registered Dietitian on staff to ensure we have a balanced approach to healthy dining on campus.

Our Dining Services team has a Registered Dietitian on staff to ensure we have a balanced approach to healthy dining on campus.

TAKE A TOUR OF OUR DINING SERVICE LOCATIONS

HEY CHEF MOBILE APP

Order ahead and skip the line at Starbucks, Market Eatery, and Hungry Badger with our Hey Chef mobile app! Available to download through your Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Hey Chef allows you to order a coffee before your morning class or a meal between study sessions!

After downloading the app to your device, sign up with your Brock credentials and enter the access code BROCK to see available locations. Accepted forms of payment include credit, debit, ApplePay, and your Brock Card through our meal plan integration feature.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding meal plans, dietary support or any general inquires, please email dining@brocku.ca.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Freqently Asked Questions

Students living in Gateway or Brock Suites, or those living off-campus, are welcome to purchase a Badger Meal Plan. There are four plan options: 7-Day All Access; 5-Day All Access; Swipe100 or Swipe200.

Those living in residence are not eligible for a badger meal plan. Find out more about Residence Meal Plan here.

Yes, if you are living in residence you are required to purchase an All-Access meal plan.

For students residing in Gateway or Brock Suites or off-campus, All-Access and Swipe meal plans are optional and available as the Badger Meal Plan.  Please visit The Residence Meal Plans page of the website for more information about mandatory meal plans.

Yes!

The Fresh Food Company dining halls are led by the culinary team, serving an all-you-care-to-enjoy menu each and every day.  Our Chef’s create a wide variety of options to choose from such as soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, grill favourites and more!

An All-Access meal plan is a dine-in ONLY program, with no take-out permitted.

A 7-day All-Access meal plan, provides unlimited access to a designated dining hall including DeCew or Lowenberger. Please note, the 5-day plan is only valid Monday to Friday.

Students with an All-Access meal plan are permitted to use both Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls.

Dining Dollars and Flex Dollars can be used at any participating dining locations on campus including Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Hungry Badger (Pizza Pizza, Pita Pit) and Market Eatery.

All-Access meal plans are valid from enrolment to 24 hours after residence move out day. Swipe 200 and Swipe100 is valid for 200 or 100 swipes in the dining halls, depending on meal plan enrolment selected.

Brock Dining Services programming is designed to provide variety through a rotating menu cycle. Daily menus can be found on brocku.campusdish.com. In addition to the daily menu, your favourite classic menu items will be available everyday as well.

While hours and operations are subject to change throughout the academic year, the dining halls are open:

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

For up-to-date hours of operations, please visit this link.

*Please note that hours and operations are subject to change during reading week and holidays.

Students with an  All-Access meal plan and the Swipe200 and Swipe100 are permitted to use both Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls. 

Students with a 7-Day All-Access Plan receive 7 Guest Passes with their plan, while 5-Day All-Access Plan members receive 5 Guest Passes. Guests may also pay at the door to the dining hall.

Brock Dining Services is the ideal location on campus to accommodate dietary needs such as allergies or food intolerances (including soy, eggs, nuts, dairy, seafood & wheat) and accommodate vegetarian, vegan, no gluten, halal and no dairy diets. While dining at Brock Dining Services look for the icons below:

These identifiers will show you which stations have alternative options to help make your ideal meal choice. We offer menu items that meet the most needs on campus, however, if you require a specific specialty diet, we can work together to create a menu to meet those needs. If you would like more information on how we can accommodate your dietary needs on campus, please contact: Registered Dietitian Rebecca Delduca, deluca-rebecca@aramark.ca, or Chef Nick Paulino, paulino-nicholas@aramark.ca.

The DeCew Fresh Food Company dining hall also has a key card access no gluten kitchen to support specific dietary needs. The no gluten kitchen is student card tap access only to avoid cross contamination and to create a safe space for students navigating dietary concerns on campus. The Lowenberger Fresh Food Company also has a no gluten section in the main dining hall, which provides no gluten options. In addition to our culinary team, we will also provide daily on-site student support from our Registered Dietitian.

Dining Dollars and Flex Dollars work as a declining balance and funds are loaded to your Brock student card.

Dining Dollars are available to be used at the following Dining Services locations on campus at this time: Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Hungry Badger and Market Eatery.

Flex Dollars are available to be used at the above Dining Services locations, Campus Store, Parking Services, laundry services, vending machines, General Brock and Union Station, and for Printing in both the library and Computer Commons.

The All-Access portion of the meal plan is an annual plan rate for usage upon Residence Move-in expiring upon Residence Move-out. The All-Access portion of the meal plan does not carry forward and is not a declining balance.

Flex Dollars can be added at anytime via credit card using the Brock Card portal at https://card.brocku.ca. Your username and password are the same as that of your Brock Portal. Funds can be added, in person, by visiting the Brock Card office located in the box office adjacent to the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre lobby where cash, debit and credit are accepted. Learn more.

An All-Access meal plan is designed to accommodate any student lifestyle with an array of healthy choices, as well as some traditional, heartier menu offerings to appeal to all audiences. Our meal plans offer the ultimate convenience on campus with two dining halls, operating seven days a week, from early morning to late night.

These locations provide students with the ability to visit for a quick coffee break or to sit down and enjoy a full meal with unlimited access either five or seven days a week.  Whether you’re a light or a hearty eater we offer a variety of stations throughout the day such as grill, entrée, international eats, deli and soup, salad, bakery and beverages. Our plans are designed to enjoy as much or as little as you want all day every day. However, it is important that all students have a balanced plate, and our culinary team and Registered Dietitian are here to offer on-site support.

Yes, both dining halls will be open for early morning as well as late night to accommodate most schedules.   While hours are subject to change (for example, during Reading Week where hours may be reduced), the dining halls are open:

Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 1 am

Friday
7:30 am – 11 pm

Saturday and Sunday
8:30 am – 10 pm

If you do require meal accommodations based on your schedule, our team will with you one-on-one to ensure meals are accommodated, if required.

Our culinary team manages the production of food based on the demand for the location to ensure we produce only what we are going to serve each day. As the Fresh Food Company is a dine-in, no take-out program, all food waste is logged and tracked to ensure we minimize food waste each and every day. Production waste, such as eggshells and fruit and vegetable peels, for example, are composted. To minimize post-consumer waste, we encourage guests to take only what they are going to consume, as they can enjoy multiple servings and try a variety of menu items at each visit.