Meal plan options

Cooking in residence UNB Saint John offers one type of meal plan and two types of flex dollar plans, so you will find an option that is best-suited for your lifestyle!

Our Baird Dining Room in the Student Centre offers a main meat or vegetarian entrée for lunch & dinner, as well as a grill, a deli, soups & salads, desserts, snacks, and breakfast options. Our chefs will always accommodate anyone with specific allergy or cultural requirements, so don't be afraid to ask!

There is also a Tim Horton's in the Ward Chipman Building and a Java Moose in the Hans W. Klohn Commons, and you are welcome to utilize your meal card at these locations, too!

You will have different meal plan options, depending on which residence you live in & what your preferences are. Living in either residence or off-campus, anyone can set up a declining debit meal plan.

How the plan works

The meal plan and flex dollars both function on a declining balance meal plan. 

Students are given the value of their meal plan or flex dollars on a meal card which may be used at the Baird Dining Hall, Tim Horton's, or Java Moose on campus.

The value of the purchase is deducted from the meal card, and purchases can be made until the entire amount is used. Students are encouraged to ensure that they spend the entire meal plan, as any balance remaining at the end of April is non-refundable.

If a student leaves UNB at the end of December and has a balance on their meal plan, this amount is also non-refundable.

If a student runs out of money on their meal plan before the term ends, they can add money by submitting payment to Chartwells.

Sir James Dunn Residence

Residents have a full $2600 meal plan, which is tax-free; the flex dollars options are not available.

Students will pay for & receive a meal plan valued at $1300 in September, and will pay for & receive the second $1300 in January. Money left on the meal plan in December is added to the $1300 received in January. Any unused balance in April is forfeited.

Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence

Residents have the option of the above $2600 meal plan, or cooking for themselves with an option of $600 or $1200 in flex dollars. The flex dollar options are not considered meal plans, as they are not sustainable for students to live off of for an entire academic year. 

The $600 and $1200 flex dollars are taxable at 15% and are intended for students who wish to cook for themselves most of the time, but would still like some flex dollars to occasionally eat at the dining hall or grab a coffee at Tim Horton's. Residents will receive half the flex dollars in September, and half in January. Any unused balance in April is forfeited.