Meal plan options

New and improved meal plans

Meal plans include meal plan dollars and flex dollars. Your meal plan dollars (tax-exempt) can be spent at the Guernsey Market, Hungry Badger, and DeCew and Lowenberger Dining Halls. Your flex dollars (not tax-exempt) are exactly as they sound: flexible to be spent at any on-campus eatery, laundry facility, vending machine, Tim Hortons, and selected off-campus restaurants and businesses.

A variety of plans are now available to suit your personal needs.


Meal PlanNon-taxable amountCI FundFlex amountTotal amount
Traditional & Semi-Suite ResidencesBasic$3,475$125$300$3,900
Townhouse/Brock Suites residence or Off-Campus (sometimes referred to as non-traditional)$1,875$125$300$2,300

*Regular is the default meal plan for all traditional & semi-suite residence students unless otherwise specified. If you wish to select a different meal plan, fill out the form and submit it by Aug. 31st, otherwise you will be assigned the regular plan. By selecting a different meal plan, the default will be replaced. You will not be charged for two meal plans.


Students who live in a traditional/semi-suite residence must purchase a traditional/semi-suite meal plan. The default meal plan for students in a traditional/semi-suite residence is the regular plan ($4,075), but you may choose any of the four mandatory plans (basic – $3,475, light – $3,825, regular – $4,075 or varsity – $4,325). Students who live in a townhouse/non-Brock suites residence must purchase a townhouse meal plan. The default meal plan for students in a townhouse/non-Brock suites residence is the townhouse meal plan. The cost of your meal plan will automatically be added to your student account.

Important dates:

  • Sept. 1, 2018: Deadline for townhouse/Brock Suites/off-campus meal plan form submission for student account billing
  • Sept. 5, 2018: Term 1 payment, including meal plan, is due on student account (Please note: Payment takes two business days to process.)

In the event that your student account is not paid by the due date, an email will be sent to your Brock account notifying you of the overdue payment. You will have five business days to make payment. After this time, a hold will be placed on your Brock Card until the full amount is paid. Meal plans are mandatory for students living in traditional & semi-suite residences (DeCew, Lowenberger, Vallee and Earp) with a basic tax-exempt, non-refundable portion of either $3,475, $3,825, $4,075 or $4,325; as well, meal plans are mandatory for students living in a townhouse, non-Brock suites residence (Quarry View and Village) with a basic tax-exempt, non-refundable portion of $1875.

Students living in Brock Suites residences or off campus also have options for a non-mandatory meal plan. They may choose from one of our four standard options for those living in traditional residences or select a non-traditional plan for $1875.

Starting Sept. 1st, any Brock Suites residence/off-campus students wanting a meal plan will have to purchase it up front using cash/debit/credit or cheque made payable to Brock University.

Each meal plan also includes $300 flex dollars. This portion will automatically roll over to the next academic year unless a refund is requested. Those leaving Brock or graduating can request a refund of flex dollars by visiting the Brock Card office. All refunds are subject to a $25-administration fee.

If you do not use all your money by the end of the academic year, you will be able to carry over any unused meal plan dollars to the next academic year. Your meal plan dollars will carry over into a taxable plan that can be used only at Brock Dining Services locations on campus. Please note: There is a one-week blackout period after the last day of exams in April for reconciliation purposes. During this time your meal plan dollars will not be accessible. You will still be able to access flex dollars.  Should you leave Brock, any unused meal plan dollars are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The CI Fund consists of a fixed cost of $125, which is allocated to a capital improvement fund to help maintain and renovate residence infrastructure and to help with operating costs in the dining halls across campus. The fixed cost is non-refundable and is automatically set aside at the beginning of the academic school year.