Meal plans

UNB Saint John offers three types of meal plans – the Snack Plan, the Half Plan, and the Full Plan (tax-free).

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!

There is also a Tim Horton's in the Ward Chipman Building and a Java Moose in the Hans W. Klohn Commons where you can use your meal card.

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

How the plan works

You'll be given the value of your meal plan on your student ID which may be used at the Baird Dining Hall, Tim Horton's or the Commons Cafe on campus.

The meal plan functions on a declining balance. The value of the purchase is deducted from the meal card and purchases can be made until the entire amount is used. We encourage you to spend the entire meal plan since any balance remaining at the end of April is non-refundable.

If you withdraw from UNB at the end of December with a balance on your meal plan, this amount is also non-refundable.

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.

Sir James Dunn Residence

You will have a $3000 meal plan, tax-free.

You will pay and receive both halves of your meal plan ($1500) in September and January. Any money left from your first half in December will be added to the $1500 you will receive in January. Any unused balance in April is forfeited.

Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence

You can pick between the Full Plan ($3000 tax free) or the Half Plan ($1200) or the Snack Plan ($800).

The Snack Plan and Half Plan are taxable at 15% and are intended for students who wish to cook for themselves most of the time, but would still like some flexibility to occasionally eat at the dining hall or get a coffee at Tim Horton's. You will receive the first half of your meal plan in September and the second half in January. Any unused balance in April is forfeited. The Snack Plan and the Half Plan options are not sustainable for students to live off of for an entire academic year.