Meal Plans 2021-22
Residence Meal Plans | Chestnut Residence and New College
All students living in Chestnut Residence and New College Residence are required to participate in the mandatory meal plan. Accepting your residence offer is an automatic acceptance of the Meal Plan and an acceptance of all its terms and conditions. All costs and fees associated with the meal plan are included in your residence fees.
Meal plans are declining balance meal plans. This means that your residence dollars are loaded onto your TCard at the beginning of the year, and, as with a debit account, residence dollars in your meal plan account are deducted when you make your food purchases. You’ll have the freedom to choose the items you’d like to eat from a variety of locations across campus allowing you to be able to fully utilize your plan by deciding how and when to you use your plan as it suits you. All plans come with TBucks** which can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars. TBucks can also be used for textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus.
When you accept your residence offer, you’ll get to choose the meal plan that works best for your appetite. The only difference between the plans are the amount of residence dining dollars included.
All plans allow you to purchase food and beverage items from the Chestnut Dining Hall, New College Dining Hall and select U of T Food Services retail outlets across campus.
Please note: All costs and fees associated with the meal plans outlined above are included in your residence fees. All plans come with a set amount of TBucks.
Your residence dining dollars can be used as follows:
- To purchase food and beverage items at the New College Dining Hall and/or Chestnut Dining Hall (tax exempt*).
- To purchase food and beverage items at selected retail outlets across campus that are operated by Food Services (tax exempt*)
*Only items prepared by Food Services will be tax exempt. For example, a pre-packaged product such as a bag of chips would not be tax exempt, but a sandwich and beverage prepared on campus using raw ingredients would be tax exempt.
Balances can be topped up during the academic year by contacting your Residence Life Office; funds will take up to 24 hours to appear in your account. If you require a more immediate balance top up on your account, please visit the Food Services Administrative Office at: 229 College St, Suite 200. Funds can be added with immediate effect by using either a debit or credit card.
We are here to help
If you are unsure about which meal plan to choose or need further information about a specific meal plan, please call us at 416 978 1309 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* The Residence Capital Improvement Fund (CIF) is a non-refundable fund used for capital investments that directly enhances the residence dining experience; facilities, environment and equipment. It is deducted directly from your meal plan fees.
** TBucks are like a general use campus currency. They can be used to buy taxable pre-packaged food items like bags of chips and candy bars, used to purchase textbooks or for printing and photocopying on campus. TBucks can be purchased by anyone holding a T-Card for use on the St. George campus.