Meal Plans

Residence Meal Plans

Residence Halls Meal Plan 

Residence Halls Meal Plan

All students living in the Bartley residence will be required to participate in a comprehensive, mandatory meal plan.

  • All day dining in the Residence Dining Hall + $800.00 declining balance
  • Students are allowed unlimited entry into the Residence Dining Hall during regular hours of operation
  • Declining balance dollars can be used anywhere on campus where food service is operated by Aramark.
All-Day Dining  
Lakehead University Residence offers students living in the Residence Halls "All Day Dining", a more flexible dining experience at the University.  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  

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.

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

Click here to view a sample menu for the Residence Dining Hall.

Apartment and Townhouse Meal Plan Options  

As each unit in these accommodations has a full kitchen, meal plans are not mandatory. However, the Food Services Office offers several attractive meal plan options to those students not wishing to prepare all of their own meals.

See for voluntary meal plans.

For these voluntary plans, unused amounts may be eligible for a refund.

For more information please contact the Aramark Office. Ext. 8142


 Dining On Campus

Residence Dining Hall 

Residence Dining Hall

  •  7 days a week - 9am to 6pm  (closed for cleaning 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm)
Other Dining Options Around Campus 

Look for other dining options around campus!

  • Starbucks - Agora - Open 8am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Made to order and retail sales available in the Residence Cafeteria
Residence Dining Hall Rules & Regulations 

Residence Dining Hall Rules & Regulations

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

  1. Entry requires a valid Meal Plan Card, Conference Card or Cash 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.  Students will be required to sign in at each 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.
  7. Due to Ontario Healthy Mean Choices Act, 2015, S.O. 2015 c. 5, Sched. 1, we are required to post nutritional values for all food served, and out staff must serve the assigned portion Seconds are available on a limited basis after consumption of the prior servings. 
  8. Dining Hall Patrons are required to use the provided utensils for self service items in order to prevent contamination. 
  9. Be respectful of your surroundings, your fellow patrons and the service providers. 
  10. Dining Hall Patrons are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing at all times.
  11. Dining Hall Patrons may fill their own, reasonably sized, water bottle from our beverage selections, excluding juice, milk and chocolate milk. 
Message from Aramark 
To ensure workplace safety and maintain a safe environment to serve our customers, we are following safety protocols at our locations.

We ask that you follow these criteria:

  • Patron log check-in first name and contact number for dine in.
  • Facial coverings are required at the Residence Cafeteria and Starbucks.  Masks can be removed once you are sitting in the designated seating area.
  • Ensure 2 meters distance at all times.
  • Wash hands frequently.  Hand sanitizer at all locations.
We are working closely with Lakehead University to ensure that you and our staff are safe.  We have decided to temporarily close the following locations:  Dan’s Diner, Library Cafe, Persian Man ATAC Cafe, Main Cafeteria and Subway until further notice.  We will update you as soon as we can open.