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On-Campus Meal Plans - 2014/2015

For the 10th consecutive year, students rank Hospitality Services as the #1 University Food Service in Canada! (Globe and Mail University Report Card)

The On-Campus Meal Plan is a mandatory meal plan for students living in a traditional residence and optional for students living in East Residence and the East Village Townhouses. Hospitality Services offers five (5) different sizes of On-Campus Meal Plans.

Now you can choose to ADD TEXTBOOKS to your Meal Plan and receive Additional FOOD Dollars!

For additional convenience and savings, Hospitality also offers a Textbook Plan, which can be added to your Meal Plan and which rewards you with BONUS Food Dollars every time you make a purchase at the University Bookstore.

At Guelph, all food items are individually priced - just like a restaurant! You only pay for what you select. On-Campus Meal Plans are accepted in every one of Hospitality’s 18 eateries, so you choose where you want to dine. The amount of time you spend on campus and the types of foods you regularly consume are important criteria in choosing the right sized plan.

You are required to choose ONE Plan to cover BOTH Fall and Winter semesters.

You receive ALL your Food Dollars (and Textbook Dollars if applicable) for both semesters at the beginning of September. Once you select an On-Campus Meal Plan, you enter into a contract with the University of Guelph. Please review all the Meal Plan information carefully. You and Hospitality Services will be held accountable for the terms and conditions outlined within.

Students living in Residence (including East Residence and the East Village Townhouses) may change the size of their On-Campus Meal Plan up until September 30, 2014.

Your Student Identification Card is your Meal Card!

  • Your student ID card is your payment method for your food purchases. It is also your payment method for Bookstore purchases if you choose a Meal Plan with Textbook component.
  • Without it, you will have to pay cash.student id card
  • You cannot transfer a cash purchase to your Meal Plan and you cannot get a cash refund from your Meal Plan.




On – Campus Meal Plans are composed of two (2) plans - Basic and Flex!
(Scroll down for additional information and Cost Chart for Meal Plans including Textbooks)

The BASIC Plan is used for the majority of your on-campus food purchases. It is accepted all day in most Hospitality dining locations and after 2pm (Monday to Friday) and all day on weekends in the U.C. Food Court, Subway and Starbucks. These purchases are tax exempt (HST) when applicable.

The FLEX Plan is used for the following:
These purchases are taxable.

  • vending machines
  • food purchases at the Bullring and the Brass Taps
  • purchases at Eastside Variety and the UC Variety
  • convenience grocery items i.e. frozen foods, boxes of cereal or granola bars and health and beauty products
  • dining at specified off-campus restaurants
  • delivery orders for pizzas, subs and pitas
  • Red Top Taxi service

Please Note: Alcohol cannot be purchased on any Meal Plan in any location - on or off campus.

Tipping using your BASIC Plan is permitted at Gryphs Sports Lounge (on-campus restaurant) up to 15%. You may also tip at the specified off-campus restaurants and for Red Top Taxi service using your FLEX Plan up to 15%.


ON CAMPUS MEAL PLAN


MEAL PLAN COSTS 2014/2015


 

Size Guidelines
These are only general guidelines and do not necessarily apply to every student
Basic Plan + Flex Plan = Total Cost

Less Capital Fund Component

Less Fixed Overhead Cost

Basic Food Dollars Flex Food Dollars
Minimum Sufficient for students not on-campus on weekends and those with lighter appetites $2,000 + $1,575 = $3,575 $100 $869 $1,425 $1,181
Light Suitable for students occasionally on-campus on weekends and those with lighter appetites $2,200 + $1,950 = $4,150 $100 $1,013 $1,575 $1,462
Full Our most popular plan, designed for students who are on-campus on alternate weekends & those with average appetites $2,400 + $2,265 = $4,665 $100 $1,141 $1,725 $1,699
Plus Appropriate for students on-campus alternate weekends and those with larger appetites $2,600 + $2,520 = $5,120 $100 $1,255 $1,875 $1,890
Varsity Designed for students on-campus most weekends, athletes and those with larger appetites $2,700 + $2,815 = $5,515 $100 $1,354 $1,950 $2,111

How many BASIC Food Dollars and FLEX Food Dollars will I receive?
The price of your Meal Plan includes a $100 Capital Fund Component approved by the University for improvements to the Dining Halls. The $100 Capital Fund component is deducted from your Meal Plan. A fixed overhead cost (25%) for operating the dining facilities, which includes heat, hydro and rent, is also deducted.

When you spend your Basic Food Dollars on-campus you are contributing directly to the fixed overhead cost of maintaining these excellent student eateries and your food purchases are reduced by 25% at the register. These purchases are also tax exempt.

On-Campus Meal Plan Payment

REMEMBER: You receive ALL your Food Dollars for BOTH semesters in September! Payments are made in two installments - Once in September, and again in January.

Add TEXTBOOKS to your Meal Plan and Receive MORE FLEX Dollars!

For the ultimate in convenience, you can now ADD the Textbook Plan to your Student Meal Plan. The plan amount is $1000 and is used exclusively in the University Bookstore to purchase all textbooks including used books, school supplies and U of G clothing for both the Fall and Winter semesters. The Textbook Plan is part of your ID card - just like your Meal Plan. Every time you make a purchase in the University Bookstore, you will be rewarded with a 10% REBATE on your total purchase - ADDED to your FLEX Plan the next business day. Any textbook money that has not been spent at the end of the school year can be refunded upon request or it will automatically be carried over..

Textbook Plan Payment

The entire amount of $1000 will be charged on your first invoice on WebAdvisor.


ON CAMPUS MEAL PLANS WITH TEXTBOOK PLAN





 

Size
Basic Plan + Flex Plan + Textbook Plan = Total Cost

Less Capital Fund Component

Less Fixed Overhead Costs

Basic Food Dollars Flex Food Dollars Textbook Plan
Minimum Plan including Textbook 2,000 + 1,575 + 1,000 = $4,575 $100 $869 $1,425 $1,181 $1,000
Light Plan including Textbook 2,200 + 1,950 + 1,000 = $5,150 $100 $1,013 $1,575 $1,462 $1,000
Full Plan including Textbook 2,400 + 2,265 + 1,000 = $5,665 $100 $1,141 $1,725 $1,699 $1,000
Plus Plan including Textbook 2,600 + 2,520 + 1,000 = $6,120 $100 $1,255 $1,875 $1,890 $1,000
Varsity Plan including Textbook 2,700 + 2,815 + 1,000 = $6,515 $100 $1,354 $1,950 $2,111 $1,000

REMEMBER: You receive ALL your MONEY in ALL your PLANS for both semesters in September.

What happens if I run out of Food Dollars?
During the school year, when your balance drops to $100 Basic Food Dollars, you will receive an email alert. At that time you can elect to transfer Flex Dollars to your Basic Dollars via Online Services or in person at the Express Centre - Creelman Hall. You also have the option of purchasing additional Basic Food Dollars and/or Flex Food Dollars at anytime via Hospitality's Online Services with Visa or MasterCard or from the Express Centre with cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard or cheques payable to the University of Guelph.

PLEASE NOTE: If you run out of Flex Food Dollars, you cannot use your Basic Food Dollars on campus at the Bullring or the Brass Taps, or for vending, buying convenience grocery items and you cannot use them at the off-campus restaurants for delivery orders or Red Top Taxi services.

Carryover Plan

At the end of the Winter Semester in April, any remaining balance in your On-Campus Meal Plan will be transferred into the Carryover Plan. This transfer is subject to a $50 Administration Fee, which will be automatically deducted from the total plan balance at the time of the transfer. This carryover plan allows you to continue spending your remaining money when you return to school, whether you live on or off campus. The Carryover Food Plan is accepted at all on-campus locations including vending machines, off - campus restaurants and for delivery. However, the HST will apply to all purchases and you will not receive a discount. This plan is non-refundable and you cannot add more money.

Convenient “Online Services” on the Hospitality Services website!
We strongly recommend you visit Hospitality’s FREE Online Services (secure site) using your “Central Login Account”. www.hospitality.uoguelph.ca Click on “Online Services”

  • View your On–Campus Meal Plan transactions and balance online
  • Monitor your On–Campus Meal Plan spending with the Budget Planner
  • You or someone else can deposit money into your Plan using Visa or Mastercard
  • Deactivate a lost I.D. Card at any time or reactivate a found Card
  • Transfer Flex Dollars to Basic Dollars when Basic Dollars are $100 or less

Please note: You can also ask any cashier to check your On-Campus Meal Plan balance at any time.

Lost ID Cards
Replacement ID cards are only available at Undergraduate Program Services – Registrarial Services on the 3rd floor in the University Centre.

Canceling Your Meal Plan
An On-Campus Meal Plan may be cancelled and a refund requested, if a student elects to move out of residence or withdraws from the University and provides an authorized Student Withdrawal Form from the University, as specified in the University's Undergraduate Calendar.

Meal Plan refunds will only be processed if the student withdraws before the end of the semester. If the semester is complete refunds will not be issued. Refunds issued in the Winter semester will not include any amounts from the Fall semester.

The Meal Plan refund will be subject to a $50 administration fee plus a pro-rated charge for the time the student lived in residence.

There are no refunds or carryover privileges for students who are required to withdraw from the University.

Students who are granted a transfer to the East Residence or East Village Townhouses will be permitted a refund on the food portion of the meal contract plus a pro-rated refund on the fixed costs portion of the meal contract.

Questions? Contact us!
Phone 519-824-4120 X 52822
Email: express@uoguelph.ca
www.hospitality.uoguelph.ca