Dining Services

Kitchen Team

Our Friendly Team of Cooks & Servers


With a dedicated team behind the scenes, Columbia's food offerings are seriously good: delicious, fresh, fun and healthy. Our kitchen has great connections with farmers and vendors and incorporates local produce and ingredients into the menus whenever possible. The results will make you smile and give you the energy for juggling everything you have going on.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday   7:30am - 10:30, 11:00am - 1:00, 2:15pm - 6:00
Friday   8:00am - 10:30, 11:00am - 1:00, 4:30pm - 6:00
Weekends   11:00am - 1:00, 4:30pm - 6:00


The Dining Hall accepts cash, debit, MasterCard, VISA and the CBC Meal Card (student card).

Choose Your Meal Plan


How Meal Plans work:

At Columbia we deeply value the sense of community that eating together fosters. For this reason, the Meal Plan is mandatory for all residence students. The Meal Plan is conveniently accessed through the student ID card and operates on a declining balance. Each individual purchase made in the Dining Hall is deducted from the total semester's balance. You can add more money to your meal plan at any point in the semester. The entire dollar amount needs to be used during the academic year of purchase; limited roll-over privileges for those students who continue as residents may take place from the Fall to the Winter semester, but will not be granted after the Winter semester. If a student requires a refund for a specific reason, they will need to submit their application to Student Development for consideration. 


Which Meal Plan is Right for Me?




Junior Housing Meal Plan

The Junior meal plan is designed for maximum flexibility. If you run out of funds after the initial minimum meal plan of $1200, you can add additional money to your card at any point in the semester. Your total spending will depend on your individual appetite, your food/beverage choices, and on whether you stock your res cupboards with snacks from the grocery store. 


$1,200 plus GST per semester


Sophomore Housing Meal Plan

Sophomore Housing is designed for the mature student who is looking to gain more independence yet still participate in junior housing-style community. While you will have access to a kitchen in your residence for your own cooking, you will also have a minimum meal plan of $600. This meal plan encourages Sophomore hosing students to connect with the larger student community through the sharing of some meals in the dining room. Sophomore housing students may also choose the Junior meal plan if they prefer. 



$600 plus GST per semester


Senior Housing Meal Plan

This meal plan is designed for students living in Senior Housing who plan to cook their own meals and want to buy the occasional prepared meal or grab a coffee/snack on the way to class. Senior Housing students are encouraged to intentionally connect with the larger student community by eating in the dining room on a regular basis. Senior Housing students may also choose the Junior or Sophomore meal plans if they prefer. 


$350 plus GST per semester




A declining meal plan chart is available at the cashier, where you can see how much money you should have left at any point in the semester.

Holy Grounds Coffee Shop

Holy Grounds is a student-run coffee shop located in the Rec Room (basement of the Student Centre). Specializing in fair-trade coffee, Holy Grounds is open to students throughout the academic year. Cash and 1Cards (general acccount) are accepted.

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