Meal Plans

Various Food Items

How does the meal plan work?

Your meal plan information is encoded on your UwinCARD which works like a debit card. Simply present your UwinCARD each time you make a purchase, and the total is automatically deducted from your account. The cards can also be used for purchases at our vending machines on campus, and with our off-campus partners.

If you have any questions/concerns with regards to your meal plan,
please contact the UwinCARD Office at:

519-253-3000 ext. 8946
or by email:

  1. Basic Plan: A tax-exempt account for use at all food locations on campus.
  2. Flex Plan: A taxable account used for taxable food purchases on campus, at our convenience store, for vending purchases or at our off-campus partners.

Students can add money to their meal plan accounts at the UwinCARD Office-Room B-07 (Basement) CAW Student Centre (year-round).

Students can also add money to their meal plan accounts online (available September-April).

To check your meal plan balance/history, you can:

  • Ask a cashier at the time of your purchase to give you the balance on your meal plan
  • Visit GET Mobile to view your meal plan balance and history for the past 30 days
  • Go to the UwinCARD Office located in Room B-07 (Basement) CAW Student Centre (year-round)

To add funds to your meal plan, you can:

  • Go to the UwinCARD Office located in Room B-07 (Basement) CAW Student Centre (year-round)

If you are experiencing difficulties with managing your meal plan, please follow these instructions:

Please note: Meal Plan balances cannot be used to pay other fees owed to the University.

You may switch to a lower meal plan in the first month of each semester however you can upgrade your meal plan at any time during the (Fall/Winter) semester.
The deadline to reduce your meal plan is as follows:

  • September 30th (Fall Semester)
  • January 31st (Winter Semester)

To change your meal plan please fill out theform found here: change your Meal Plan online. Please note that it might take up to five business days before you will see the change on your Meal Plan Account. Students are not allowed to minimize their meal plans after the deadlines above as per the Residence Licence & Meal Plan Agreement.

Meal Plan fees are payable each semester with the following deadlines:

  • August 15th (Fall semester)
  • December 15th (Winter semester)

Payment for your meal plan is charged in two installments – at the beginning of each semester. Your meal plan will be billed with your Residence & Tuition Fees on your SIS Account. Payments for your meal plan need to be forwarded to the Cashier's Office, located in Room 1118 of Chrysler North Building.

The residence meal plan is in effect from September 2022 and will expire on April 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm. All students that live in residence are required to purchase a meal plan each semester.

The meal plan may only be used to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages in Food Services outlets designated by the university, our off-campus partners and vending machines on campus. Meal Plans cannot be used to purchase alcohol or gift certificates from any of our off-campus partners and may not be used to pay any other fees owed to the University of Windsor.