Orillia Meal Plan

UPDATE JANUARY 2021: The Dining Hall is open 7 days week with modified hours of operation.  Take-out options are available at this time. Dine-in options will open if and when provincial regulations and operational supports allow. During a lockdown (grey zone), the Dining Hall will be a take-out only model. During times of quarantine, a delivery model will be implemented for affected students. All meal options have been arranged with assistance and input from our Residence Services team including meal selection and delivery times. 


Orillia Campus Residence -  Meal Plan for 2021-2022

All Access Dining and Declining Balance

Included with your accommodation 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 their dollar and allows them to eat as much or as little as they want in the Residence Dining Hall. 

Declining Balance works similar to money on a debit card, and is stored with a student's meal plan information on their Lakehead University Student ID Card.  Every time a purchase is made using Declining Balance, the total cost is subtracted from the dollar balance on the person's student card.  Declining Balance dollars can be used anywhere on campus where food service is operated by Imperial Coffee & Services Inc.

Meal Plan Choices

Students can choose from two meal plans.

5 Day Meal Plan
- All Access Dining in the Residence Dining Hall Monday to Friday + $530.00 declining balance
- Students are allowed unlimited entry into the Residence Dining Hall during regular hours of operation

7 Day Meal Plan
- All Access Dining in the Residence Dining Hall seven days a week + $770.00 declining balance
- Students are allowed unlimited entry into the Residence Dining Hall during regular hours of operation

Please communicate with our office regarding any dietary restrictions at orilliaresidence@lakeheadu.ca or call 705-330-4010, ext 3002. 

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

Dining Hall Hours of Operation
Campus Dining Hall (Sept. 3 - Dec. 21, 2020 & Jan. 2 - April 19, 2021)
  • Monday to Friday - Modified Hours due to pandemic - Winter Semester 2021: 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, Fall & Winter Study Weeks: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Simcoe Hall Kiosk
  • Closed (2020-2021 academic year)

For this week's menu and other information visit the Back to the Grind Cafe to learn more.

Residence Dining Hall Rules and Regulations

Update January 2021:  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. Entry requires a valid Meal Plan Card or Cash/Credit Card/Debit payment.
  2. Entry is only permitted at the designated door.
  3. Due to COVID dining requirements, students can choose to dine in or take out.  Take out option can only be utilized once per meal.  
  4. Dining Hall Patrons are required to clear their soiled dishes to the Scraping Station.
  5. Dishes, Cutlery and other items are not to be removed from the Dining Hall.
  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.


1. Mask-wearing, physical distancing and hand hygiene protocols must be followed within the Dining Hall.  These rules will be sign-posted for reference within the facility.
2. The service style may change at any time due to escalating governmental or health unit restrictions. Students will be given as much notice as possible when these changes are mandated.
3. The use of personal, reusable food or beverage containers is not allowed at this time (ie. tupperware or travel mugs)

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.