Ultra Food Plan
The Ultra Food Plan
The ultra food plan is designed specifically for University of Guelph students living off-campus, in the East Residence, West Residence or the East Village Townhouses. The ultra food plan provides a 10% discount plus 8% HST savings on most food Purchases in all of our Hospitality Services locations.
The minimum initial deposit required for the ultra food plan is $300, but you can add as much money as you'd like and whenever you'd like using our online account services. The ultra food plan (with or without the textbook plan) is part of your campus card.
To pay for a purchase using your campus card, tap your card at the card reader at the cashier, and the appropriate amount will be deducted from your plan. Without your campus card, you will have to pay with another means of payment (debit or credit). You cannot transfer a cash purchase to your ultra food plan, and you cannot get a cash refund from your Plan.
Note: the University of Guelph is a cashless campus.
The ultra food plan is accepted daily at all our Hospitality Services locations, including the UC Chef's Hall, Eastside Variety, Brass Taps, the Bullring, and our off-campus partner restaurants.
With the ultra food plan, you receive a 10% discount plus a tax savings of 8% HST on most on-campus Hospitality Services location purchases.
Note: the following DO NOT receive a 10% discount and are subject to 13% HST:
- Vending machine purchases
- Purchases at Eastside Variety, the Bullring, the Brass Taps, and off-campus restaurants.
- Delivery orders
- Red Top Taxi service
Tipping up to 15% is permitted using your ultra food plan at Gryphs on-campus full-service restaurant, the off-campus restaurants (excluding deliveries) and Red Top Taxi service.
Note: Alcohol cannot be purchased on the ultra food plan.
Ultra Food Plan with Textbook Plan
You may purchase the ultra food plan for a minimum of $300 and a minimum of $500 on a textbook plan, which is used exclusively in the University Bookstore. Every time you purchase the University Bookstore, you will be rewarded with a 10% rebate added to your ultra food plan the next business day.
Any money left in the textbook plan that has not been spent at the end of the school year in April can automatically be carried over unless a refund is requested.
Purchasing the Ultra Food Plan
During the summer months (May-August), you can purchase the ultra food plan via WebAdvisor.
However, you can buy the ultra food plan anytime during the academic school year (September - April) via Hospitality Services' Online Services. This secure site accepts VISA and MasterCard for payment.
You can also purchase the Plan in person at the Campus Card Office. The Campus Card Office accepts debit, VISA, MasterCard and cheques made payable to the University of Guelph.
Carrying Over Your Ultra Food Plan
As long as you are a student at the University of Guelph, the remaining balance in your ultra food plan will carry over from year to year.
Ultra Food Plan Refunds
The ultra meal plan is non-refundable; however, any remaining funds will carry over to the next semester or year.
Note: the ultra food plan cannot be changed to an on-campus meal plan or the textbook plan.