Residence Meal Plans

Brock Dining Services Chef Zak Sara speaks with students at table in DeCew Dining Hall

Welcome to the All-Access Residence Meal Plan program information page. Dining on campus is more than just breakfast, lunch, and dinner – an All-Access Meal Plan provides you with flexibility, value & convenience! Residence students can visit the Fresh Food Company for a quick snack between classes or sit down to enjoy a meal – unlimited access all day, every day!

 Meal plan member benefits: 
  • Unlimited access to both Fresh Food Company locations in the Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls 
  • All-You-Care-To-Enjoy dining including late night 
  • Each location features nine culinary stations and serves a rotating menu developed by Red Seal Chefs 
  • Exclusive access to an on-site Executive Chef and Registered Dietitian 
  • Flex and Dining Dollars to enjoy other on-campus food locations including Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Pita Pit and Pizza Pizza. 
  • Special events and pop-up meal specials 
  • Fresh Food Company guest passes to enjoy meals with friends and family 

Meal Plans

$27/ day for unlimited food, including late night service!

The  7-day All-Access Meal Plan ($2877 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 7-day plan is the required meal plan for both Traditional and Semi-Suite residences. 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  ($2705 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 5-day plan is only available to students who are assigned rooms in a Townhouse residences. 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.

*Prices are for the upcoming 2023-2024 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 All-Access portion of the meal plan does not carry forward.The price of meal plans includes $150 that is allocated to the Brock University Capital Infrastructure and Sustainability Fund for Dining Services. ­­­

Dining Dollars and Flex Dollars

Hand holding Brock Card

Dining and Flex Dollars work as a declining cash balance and funds are loaded directly onto your Brock Card.

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.

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.

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

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, All-Access meal plans are optional. Students not enrolled in a mandatory meal plan or those who are living off-campus may apply for a Badger Meal Plan. Find out more about Badger Meal Plans Here.

If you are living in Traditional & Semi-Suite residences (Lowenberger, DeCew, Residence 8, Vallee, or Earp), you must purchase a 7-Day All-Access meal plan.

If you are living in a Town House residence (Village or Quarry View), you must purchase a 5-day (Monday to Friday) All-Access meal plan. Please note: the 7-day plan is the default plan on the Residence Application. Requests to move from a 7-day to a 5-day can be made in September.

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. Find out more about the Badger Meal Plan here.

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 Chefs 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, while the 5-day plan is valid Monday to Friday only.

All-Access meal plans are mandatory while living on-campus in both Traditional and Town House residence buildings.

Students assigned to Traditional or Semi-Suite residences have the mandatory 7-day All-Access Meal Plan.

Students assigned to Townhouse residences can request to move from a 7-Day All-Access Meal Plan to a 5-Day Meal Plan in September by following the below steps:

  • Email:  brockcard@brocku.ca and include the following information:
    • Subject Line: Meal Plan Change
    • Body of email: Brock ID # (7-digit numerical ID); full correct spelling of
      your first and last name; followed by: please change my meal plan to the 5 Day All-Access meal plan

Students are encouraged to monitor their Student Finance Account for the meal plan adjustment and are kindly asked to promptly pay any outstanding balance as a result of their meal plan upgrade as to not incur interest charges against their Student Finance Account. Students are welcome to make payment in advance of the meal plan adjustment should they choose to.

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 and Pita Pit) and Market Eatery.

All-Access meal plans are valid from move-in day and available to use until 24 hours after residence move out day.

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 are permitted to use both Lowenberger and DeCew dining halls. 

Students with a 7-Day Plan receive 7 Guest Passes with their plan, while 5-Day Plan holders receive 5 Guest Passes.

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 as well as the 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 any time 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, both dining and flex dollars carry over to next year. For a more detailed response on each fund type, please visit the Brock Card website.

Please note: As 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 (not a declining cash balance) the All-Access portion of the meal plan does not carry forward.

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.