Dining in Residence


The Baird Dining Room, located in the Student Centre, offers a main meat or vegetarian entrée for lunch and dinner, as well as a grill, a deli, soups and 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!

The Whitebone Pizzeria features a pizza oven at its centre and provides a larger gathering area for students to connect and to make lasting memories. Come in and enjoy delicious pizzas made in house.

There is also a Java Moose in the Hans W. Klohn Commons where you can use your meal card.

How the 2023-24 plan works

New this year to our UNB Saint John campus experience, is our All-You-Care-To-Eat dining program. The All-You-Care-To-Eat dining experience opens doors to a world of culinary possibilities, where guests can indulge in unlimited servings of a wide variety of dishes.

Our All-You-Care-To-Eat meal membership dining plan provides a fixed cost for the entire school year, regardless of future food costs and the unknowns of tomorrow. We want to ensure that residence students have access to nutritious food and the ability to eat when and what they want based on need, not price. Based on the 2023/24 meal plan price, the per day rate is just $25, which includes all meals, snacks, beverages, and coffee - any time you want, or need. 

Over the summer, the dining space is undergoing renovation that will expand the space to allow for more food stations and a greater variety of offers. We look forward to introducing you to your new culinary experience on campus this fall.

The cost of the meal plan will be split between semesters, the same way your residence fees are. For students living in residence for the full academic year, the dinning cash amount ($100, $300, $550) will be reflected in your fall fees.  

You will receive your dining cash in one sum at the beginning of the academic year (fall semester). Any unused balance as of April 2024 is forfeited.

If you run out of money on your meal plan before the term ends, you can top up your meal plan by submitting a payment to Chartwells.

If you are only staying in residence for one semester, you will receive half of the amount of dining cash. The dining cash will expire at the end of that semester.

If you have any questions, or wish to receive a copy of your meal plan agreement, contact us directly.

Frequently asked questions

An All-You-Care-To-Eat membership is a meal plan offered by many universities and colleges that allows students, staff and faculty to have unlimited access to designated dining locations on campus during specific meal periods. Students can enjoy as much food as they want during those times throughout the year without having to budget dollars for nutrition, ensuring food security.

The All-You-Care-To-Eat membership offers unlimited meals during meal periods, allowing you to eat as much as you want. In the past, the declining balance program had many students running out of funds before the end of the year and resulted in unplanned expenses, or not having access to nutritious meals. The All-You-Care-To-Eat membership removes barriers and provides access to fresh, nutritious food to students all year long.

All-You-Care-To-Eat membership plans are non-transferable and are for individual use only. Sharing your plan with others is not permitted and could violate the terms and conditions set by the institution.

To make the most of your all-you-care-to-eat plan, consider planning your meals ahead of time, balancing your food choices, and avoiding excessive food waste. Take advantage of the variety of options available to try new and exciting foods.

No, the dining hall is open to everyone on campus. Students who do not live in residence, staff and faculty can purchase a Voluntary Meal plan which allows for a purchase of a block of meals. Commuter students, staff and faculty can also purchase at the door, known as the “door rate. Each ‘meal’ purchased allows you to eat all that you like during that meal period. Please check back for prices on door rates, voluntary meal plans and purchase instructions.

If you purchased a meal plan that includes Dining Cash, these dollars are intended for use at our retail locations including Whitebone Pizzeria and Commons Café. You can add Dining Cash to any plan or top it up throughout the year.

An All-You-Care-to-Eat meal plan allows for variety and customization and further ensures that there is something for everyone. All our nutritional information is available onsite and/or online for each culinary option.

Managing food allergies and restrictions is top of mind for us. Our robust Allergen Management Program is in place to help us ensure a safe and transparent environment for everyone who may have a food allergy. For specific allergy concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our management team so that we can assist you with your nutritional requirements.

Chartwells is the largest educational food service provider in Canada, successfully operating food services programs at over 60 post-secondary campuses including University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, Acadia University, Mount St Vincent and Cape Breton University. Chartwells is known for their culinary excellence that is both diverse and nutritionally focused with a student-first experience. They are the industry leader in providing the All-You-Care-To-Eat meal plan program across Canada.