Orillia Meal Plan

2021/2022 Academic term:  With respect to the current global pandemic, Provincial Guidelines will dictate the style of service able to be offered (ie. Dine In, Take Out, or Delivery).  Lakehead University will deliver food service  based on the local Public Health District's recommendations.  

Orillia Campus Residence -  Meal Plan for 2021-2022

All Access Dining and Declining Balance Dollars

Included with your residence package at Lakehead University Orillia Campus is a daily meal plan in which residence students are automatically enrolled.  Lakehead Orillia offers all residence students "All Access Dining", a more flexible dining experience and only a short 2-minute walk from residence!   This plan provides students more value for your dollar and allows students to eat as much or as little as they want in the Residence Dining Hall. 

Declining Balance Dollars ("DB Dollars") work similar to money on a debit card, and are stored with a student's meal plan information on their Lakehead University Student ID Card.  Every time a purchase is made using DB Dollars, the total purchase cost is subtracted from the dollar balance on the student card.  DB Dollars can be used anywhere on campus where food service is operated by the campus caterer. Top ups are available in increments of $100.00.

For any additional information regarding your student meal plan, or if you wish to discuss specific dietary needs, please contact Lynn Fortney, Manager, Residence, Food & Conference Services at ext. 3002 or lfortney@lakeheadu.ca

Exciting announcement! 

Starting September 2021, Dana Hospitality, a local Canadian culinary company, will be providing daily food service programming for our students, faculty, staff and guests.
 
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Dana Hospitality prepares food from scratch using fresh local ingredients every day. Understanding that high quality ingredients are integral to great food preparation, Dana sources from local Canadian producers, greenhouse growers and dedicated farmers who meet the highest standards. Those ingredients, combined with daily customized menus, ensure that what they deliver will be the best possible taste experience to everyone at Lakehead University.

Dana avoids frozen, pre-packaged or processed entrées or canned, freeze-dried or bagged soup. They serve healthy sized portions and prepare their food using healthy cooking techniques. They offer diverse menu options and create their menus based on your preferences. Please don’t hesitate to give your comments and suggestions to the Chef as this will help in the creation of a program designed for Students and Faculty and staff.

Menus will include hot and cold breakfast and lunch options with vegetarian choices at each, along with a wide variety of fresh and fast options available throughout the day. You will experience freshly prepared soups and entrees (low sodium), in house roasted beef and turkey, hand formed burgers and fresh-cut fries, homemade dressings, sauces and desserts and so much more!

Their blend of local sourcing, culinary craftsmanship and inherently healthy menu choices will allow our campus community to enjoy great food, great taste experiences and a wide selection of options from which to choose.

Weekly menus will be posted on a dedicated website; http://lakeheadu.icaneat.ca/ closer to the Residence opening date so please watch for them and we hope everyone will come and have an amazing culinary experience.  We can't wait to "wow" you!

Meal Plan Choices

Students can choose from two meal plans. Both plans allow students unlimited entry into the Residence Dining Hall during regular hours of operation

5 Day Meal Plan : All Access Dining in the Residence Dining Hall Monday to Friday + $530.00 declining balance
7 Day Meal Plan : All Access Dining in the Residence Dining Hall seven days a week + $770.00 declining balance

Please note, there are no refunds on unused meals and/or Flex Dollars nor do they carry over to the next academic year.

Dining Hall Hours of Operation
Campus Dining Hall (Sept. 2 - Dec. 20, 2021 & Jan. 8 - April 25, 2022)
  • Monday to Friday -  7:30am to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, Fall & Winter Study Weeks: 10:30am to 6:30pm
Simcoe Hall Kiosk (Beginning September 21st, 2021)
  • Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, Fall & Winter Study Weeks
Menu

Residence Dining Hall Rules and Regulations

2021/2022 Academic term:  With respect to the current global pandemic, Provincial Guidelines will dictate the style of service able to be offered (ie. Dine In, Take Out, or Delivery).  Lakehead University will deliver food service  based on the local Public Health District's recommendations. 

Rules and Regulations are enforced by Management. Violations may result in appropriate Disciplinary Actions.

  1. Face coverings are required unless seated at your table during your meal. Face coverings are required when not consuming food and beverage.
  2. Entry requires a valid Meal Plan Card or Cash/Credit Card/Debit payment. 
  3. Dining Hall Patrons are required to clear their soiled dishes to the Scraping Station.
  4. Dishes, cutlery and other items are not to be removed from the Dining Hall.
  5. Food is not be removed from the Dining Hall for students on the Board Meal Plan.  Retail purchases are exempt and may be purchased for take-out.
  6. Your Meal Plan Card is for Your Use Only. It is not transferable. Do not lend your card to anyone else otherwise it may be confiscated. 
  7. Dining Hall Patrons are required to use the provided utensils for self service items in order to prevent contamination. 
  8. Be respectful of your surroundings, your fellow patrons and the service providers. 
  9. Dining Hall Patrons are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing at all times.
  10. Residence Community Standards apply at the Dining Hall. 
Covid-19
1. Mask-wearing and hand hygiene protocols must be followed within the Dining Hall.  
2. The service style may change at any time due to escalating or de-escalating governmental or health unit restrictions. Students will be given as much notice as possible when these changes are mandated.

Quarantine
During a quarantine or self-isolation, a meal-delivery model will be implemented. This has been arranged with assistance from our Residence Services staff including meal selection and delivery times.  A delivery model with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be arranged to student(s)' rooms.
Withdrawal - Meal Plan Cancellation Policy

Meal Plan Refund Policy 2021-2022


a. Students who withdraw from the University prior to November 5th, 2021 during the Fall semester (or prior to March 11th, 2022 once the Winter semester commences) will be charged for their Board Meal Plan on a prorated basis for the current semester. Students withdrawing from the University after the aforementioned dates will not receive a refund and are responsible for all Board Meal Plan fees for the full semester. An additional $50.00 administrative fee will be charged.

Declining Balance: Remaining DB Dollars are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Exception: Fall semester students who withdraw from the University prior to November 5th are eligible for a $265.00 refund (equaling the Winter semester value and providing these dollars have not been previously spent).

b. Students who withdraw or are removed from Residence (but not the University) prior to November 5th, 2021 during the Fall semester (or prior to March 11th, 2022 applicable to Winter semester students only) will be charged for their Board Meal Plan on a prorated basis for the current semester. In addition, these students are responsible for two thirds of all charges related to the Residence Housing Contract (including Meal Plan) for the remainder of the contract. Students withdrawing or are removed from Residence (but not the University) after the aforementioned dates are not eligible for a refund. An additional $50.00 administrative fee will be charged.


Declining Balance: Remaining DB Dollars are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Students may choose to keep any unused DB Dollars on their ID card however these dollars will be converted to Flexible Dollars and will be charged HST.

Pro-Rated Values & DB Dollars 2021-2022

Meal Plan A: 5-Day Meal Plan Declining Balance = $530.00 (or $265.00 per semester)
Daily Pro-Rated Value $25.97

Meal Plan B: 7-Day Meal Plan Declining Balance = $770.00 (or $385.00 per semester)
Daily Pro-Rated Value $20.78