Food Service Facilities
Resident District Manager: Ryan Lloyd-Craig, ext. 2818
Laurier works with its management partner Aramark to support the food service operation catering to residence and non-residence students, offering nutritional meals with the flexibility and freedom of individual choice, including a wide variety of snack items. Introduced in Fall 2012 is an exciting Board Dining Plan for Laurier, which is an entirely different concept of a dormitory meal plan. All first year students living in university residence must purchase a dining plan. There are 4 options to choose from for students in a dormitory style building; the "Freedom" plan, the "Ultimate" plan, the "Hearty" plan, and the "Light" plan. Students living in a residence with kitchens (apartment style) must purchase the "Apartment Comfort Plan". Students who live off-campus may wish to purchase a value plan (which does not expire) or they can also purchase a dining plan as described above.
The required dining plan is divided into two accounts, the Board portion consisting of meal credits, and the Flex account, consisting of Flex dollars. The Board portion can only be used at the Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall) while Flex dollars can be used at any on campus food location including the Starbucks, Tim Horton's, Second Cup Library Cafe, the Waterloo College Hall and King Street Residence operations as well as the newest addition to campus, Subway. The Terrace food court (which includes Harvey's, Mr. Sub, Pizza Pizza, Union Market, Pita Shack, Bento Sushi, Spring Rolls, and Williams Fresh Cafe) and Wilf's Restaurant also accept Flex Dollars. If a student uses all of their Flex dollars in any term, they can add more funds to that account or simply add funds to their convenience account. The Convenience Account is an optional account that can be used anywhere OneCard is accepted including the Bookstore, International News, Printing Services, vending machines, and participating off campus vendors. The Convenience account does not expire and is refundable.
All meal plan balances must be used by April 30 of each academic year without a refund or balance transfer. For more details regarding the meal plans, visit the OneCard website, http://waterloo.mylaurier.ca/onecard. The exact locations and hours of operation are subject to change annually.
By agreement between Wilfrid Laurier University and the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union, all residence students participating in meal plans will pay a levy to assist in the payment for capital upgrades to Food Service Operations.
MEAL PLANS 2013-2014 (subject to change annually)