2. Email the Watcard office with your full name and Watcard number and indicate which type of meal plan you would like to purchase. If you do not contact them, your funds will be allocated to flex dollars and will not recieve the corresponding savings.
Please note: mandatory meal plans are selected when registering for residence on the room assignment page
For students living in Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, Columbia Lake Village, Minota Hagey Residence or off campus
Itching for some a chickpea curry or customized flatbread pizza – but there’s no time to make it yourself? Or maybe you want to start the day off right with a healthy breakfast on the go. At UW, we make it incredibly easy for students living off campus or in a suite-style residence (Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, Columbia Lake Village or Minota Hagey Residence) to eat what they want, when they want.
What’s in it for me?
We aim to make selecting a meal plan as easy as finding a great place to eat on campus, especially for students away from home for the first time. We know this is an exciting, and overwhelming, time, but with UW Food Services whipping up tons of exciting, nourishing lunches, dinners, snacks and even desserts at locations scattered all over our campus, our students are able to study hard and stay healthy without spending hours shopping for groceries or on meal prep.
And did we mention the cost saving? Value Plus Meal Plans (VPMP) are a deal. Depending on the VPMP you buy, you’ll get a savings of 6% to 18% off most food purchases at a UW Food Services location. Remember: You can buy a meal plan at any time during the term, but the earlier you purchase one, the sooner you save!
What plan should I buy?
|Value Plus Meal Plan Allowance|
|What it's called?||Meal plan portion||Flex dollar portion||What do you pay||Savings|
|Super Saver||$1,800||$150||$1,950||18% off most items*|
|Saver||$1,525||$150||$1,675||15% off most items**|
|Casual||$1,200||$200||$1,400||6% off most items|
|Which plan is right for me?|
CASUAL PLAN – Recommended for those who live off-campus and would like a lunch or two on campus and light snacks and beverages. This plan is not HST exempt, therefore applicable taxes are added to meal costs when purchased.
SAVER PLAN – Recommended for those who live in CLV, UWP or MKV who are looking for a few meals a week on campus and at residence dining halls. Whether you’re craving a hot lunch at South Side Marketplace or a hearty dinner at V1, this plan will help you spend less time cooking and more time enjoying campus! You will enjoy a 15% food price reduction on most food items, offering you great savings and flexibility on campus. *This meal plan is HST exempt - the savings come from not paying taxes of 13% plus an additional 2% savings from Food Services. This meal equals about 10 meals a week.
SUPER SAVER PLAN - Recommended for those in UWP and MKV who would like to eat at residence dining halls and on-campus regularly. This plan will offer you great value with an 18% food price reduction and tons of options. It will help you save time and build community as you eat with your peers at one of our 27 locations across campus. You can choose from a multitude of locations including all residence eateries and all Food Services locations across campus! **This meal plan is HST exempt - the savings come from not paying taxes of 13% plus an additional 5% savings from Food Services. This meal equals about 12 meals a week.