Meal Plans

October 2020 update: Residence Dining update for Fall Term 2020

Dining Facilities:

The Guernsey Market will be the dining facility for those students residing in Residence (Village and Quarry View) for the Fall Term. Offering take-out meal service, Monday to Friday as well as a variety of meals to go options that can be purchased for weekends.  See hours.

The Guernsey Market will also be available to those students, faculty and staff members on-site. Maintaining Government and Public Health recommendations around public safety, seating is currently available for townhouse residence students only.  When dining in the seating area all safety protocols are posted and must always be followed. (Please continue to monitor this page for further updates as we continue to work with Public Health on best practices).

On campus residence students have been assigned to townhouses and/or suite-style accommodations, they will have kitchen facilities with a small kitchenette to allow for seated meals and to cook for themselves. Depending on conditions related to COVID-19 and any changes or updates through Public Health and University officials, hours of operation and service style may differ through-out the semester(s).

Hours of Operations for Fall Term:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Meal Plan Assignments for Residence Students Fall Term 2020:

All students living in Village Residence & Quarry View Residence in the Fall have been automatically assigned a modified, 5-Day All Access meal plan. For the Fall term, this meal plan has been modified to a Declining Cash Balance (DCB) meal plan. This modified DCB meal plan will ensure that you are able to have sufficient funds to purchase meals plus snacks, five days a week, over the 16-week Fall semester in the Market.

Please see the chart below, which outlines the structure of the modified, 5-Day DCB Meal Plan for both Fall and Winter terms for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

** Please note**: if conditions continue to improve related to COVID-19 for the Winter Term, the modified DCB meal plan will shift to the original 5-Day All Access meal plan as outline below. Students will have the option, for the Winter semester, to upgrade to the 7-Day All Access meal plan. Any unspent Dining Dollars from your modified DCB meal plan will carry over as Dining Dollars on your Brock Card, while you are a student at Brock, and can be used at all Brock Dining Services locations on campus. Should you leave Brock, any unused meal plan/dining dollars become non-refundable and non-transferable. For a list of all meal plans available, under regular operations, please see below.

Dietary inquires can be emailed directly to Nick Paulino, Executive Chef at paulino-nicholas@aramark.ca.

Modified, 5-Day DCB All Access Meal Plan for Fall/ Winter 2020-2021
Residential PlanFall Term 2020Winter Term 20212020-2021 Yearly Total
Meals per week/blockpay as you gounlimitedpay as you go/unlimited
Guest passes/year022
Meal Plan$0$2,425$2,425
Dining Dollars$2,025$0$2,025
Flex Dollars$150$50$200
Brock CI Fund$150$0$150
Total Meal Plan Price$2,325$2,475$4,800

Prices listed above are for the modified, 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to HST exemptions as set up by Revenue Canada guidelines. Residence students on mandatory meal plans will not incur tax for qualifying, on-campus food purchases. The price of meal plans includes $150 that is allocated to the Brock University Capital Infrastructure and Sustainability Fund for Dining Services.

Fall Term Frequently Asked Questions

DCB works as a declining cash balance. For the Fall Term, a dollar value equivalent to the number of meal swipes required for the 16-week Fall semester will be loaded onto your Dining Dollars account on your Brock Card. This dollar value equates to $2,025 and will be used in the same manner as a prepaid gift card. Each time you make a purchase at the Market, the value of your purchase will be deducted from your overall balance. Any unspent Dining Dollars will carry forward into the Winter Term and subsequent years, as long as there is a balance and you are a Brock student. Please note that all purchases made with your Dining Dollars are subject to applicable taxes and should you depart from Brock, any unused Dining Dollars/Meal Plan become non-refundable and non-transferable.

Just as it sounds, flexible dollars loaded onto your Flex Dollars account on your Brock Card. Flex Dollars are available to be used at the Market, laundry facilities and vending machines on campus, and at the Campus Store, Parking Services, for Printing in both the library and Computer Commons and participating outlets within the Union Station should they be operational in the Fall Semester. Any unspent Flex Dollars will carry forward into the Winter Term and subsequent years, as long as there is a balance and you are a Brock student. Please note that all purchases made with your Flex Dollars are subject to applicable taxes and should you depart from Brock, any unused Flex Dollars are fully refundable, minus a $25 administrative fee.

Please note: the following information is subject to change for Fall/Winter 2020-2021 operations and is dependant on the current conditions related to COVID-19. The Meal Plan information presented below would take into effect, if and when regular operations resume. 

Winter Term 2021

An All-Access meal plan provides unlimited meals either 5 days or 7 days a week to both of our DeCew and Lowenberger dining halls. Our dining halls are designed as an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant, led by a team of chefs focused on fresh local ingredients providing healthy meal options.

If you are living in a traditional residence, Lowenberger, DeCew, Vallee, or Earp, you will be required to choose a 5-day or 7-day All- Access meal plan.

If you are living in a non-traditional residence, Village or Quarry View, or Lofts Block 9 you have the choice of purchasing a Townhouse Plan, Townhouse Plus Plan, 5-day or 7-day All Access meal plan. The Townhouse Plan gives you 10 swipes per week and the Townhouse Plus Plan gives you 15 swipes per week into either DeCew or Lowenberger dining hall. Unused swipes will expire at the end of each week.

All plans include both Dining and Flex dollars to enjoy at our other campus dining locations.

Regular Operations- Residential Plans5 day All-Access Plan*7 Day All-Access PlanTownhouse PlanTownhouse Plus
Meals per week/blockunlimitedunlimited1015
Guest passes/year5725
Meal Plan$4,600$4,900$3,550$4,300
Dining Dollars$150$150$150$150
Flex$50$50$50$50
Total per student$4,800$5,100$3,750$4,500

*Note: the 5-Day All-Access Plan is only valid Monday- Friday.

Prices are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to HST exemptions as set up by Revenue Canada guidelines. Residence students on mandatory meal plans will not incur tax for qualifying on-campus food purchases. The price of meal plans includes $150 that is allocated to the Brock University Capital Infrastructure and Sustainability Fund for Dining Services.

Frequently asked questions

Please note: the following information is subject to change for Fall/Winter 2020-2021 operations and is dependant on the current conditions related to COVID-19. All Access Meal Plan related information, along with daily menu and dining hours of operations presented below would take into effect, if and when regular operations resume

Yes, if you are living in residence you are required to purchase a meal plan.

If you are living in a traditional residence, Lowenberger, DeCew, Vallee, or Earp, you must purchase a 5-day or 7-day All- Access meal plan. All Access plans give you unlimited entry into the dining halls. A 5-day plan is Monday to Friday. Students with All- Access meal plans will have access to both residence dining halls.

If you are living in a non-traditional residence, Village or Quarry View, or Lofts Block 9 you have the choice of purchasing a Townhouse PlanTownhouse Plus Plan5-day or 7- day All Access meal plan. The Townhouse Plan give you 10 swipes per week and the Townhouse Plus Plan give you 15 swipes per week into either DeCew or Lowenberger dining hall. Unused swipes will expire at the end of each week

Yes! Brock University dining halls are led by a team of chefs and features an all you care to enjoy rotating menu. Our Chefs create a variety of options from soups and salads to entrées to your favourite comfort foods; burgers and pizza.

If you purchase a 5 or 7-day All-Access plan, you can enter and leave the dining hall as much or as little as you like.

If you purchase a Townhouse plan or Townhouse Plus plan, you can eat as much as you like while in the dining hall, however, once you leave, you will need to use a swipe to re-enter.

You can request to change your meal plan up until September 30th, by emailing BrockCard@brocku.ca. After September 30th, please reach out to the Brock Card office to upgrade your meal plan.

Your meal plan is valid from move-in day and available to use until 24 hours after residence move out day in April.

Both the 5-day and the 7-day All-Access dining plans, as well as the Townhouse and Townhouse Plus plans can be redeemed at either of newly renovated DeCew or Lowenberger Dining Halls located within DeCew Residence or Lowenberger Residence.

Dining Dollars and Flex Dollars can be used at any participating dining location on campus including PizzaPizza, Pita Pit, Guernsey Market and eligible meals at Tim Hortons.

Map of dining locations on campus.

Our All-Access Dining Halls are eat-in only. However, you can take out one of the following snacks from the dining room: an ice cream cone or a piece of fruit or a baked good or a drink in your own cup.

Brock’s dining program is designed to provide variety through a 4- week rotating menu cycle. Daily and weekly menus are posted at the entrance of the dining hall. In addition to the daily menu, your favourite classic menu items will be available everyday.

While hours are subject to change, the dining halls are open Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Absolutely, your friends and family are welcome at all Brock Dining Locations! You have two payment options:

Option #1: Guest meal passes.

Option #2: Pay as you go: We accept cash, debit, credit and OneCard. Please refer to the meal plan options list for the number of guest plans that come with each plan.

Yes our Brock Dining Services is the ideal location on campus to accommodate dietary needs such as: allergies or food intolerances (soy, eggs, nuts, dairy, seafood & wheat), vegetarian, vegan, no gluten, halal and prescribed 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 meal choice.  We offer menu items that meet most needs, however, if you require a specific specialty diet we can work together to create a menu to meet your needs. If you would like more information on how we can accommodate your dietary needs on campus, please contact: BrockCard@brocku.ca

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 all Dining Services locations on campus which include both DeCew and Lowenberger dining halls, Tim Hortons, Starbucks in the Market, Hungry Badger and the Guernsey Market.

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

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.

Yes, dining dollars can be used at all dining services locations across campus. Note: this does not include BUSU food locations.