Are there microwaves available to use if I bring my own lunch?

Yes, microwaves are located in the:

  • Marketplace Food Court
  • Student Centre, second floor
  • UB cafeteria
Can I turn my meals into "Flex" dollars?

No, “Meals” and “Flex” are two separate components of the meal plan.

Meals are to be eaten in the South Village Residence Dining Hall.

Flex dollars are used to supplement your meals at the other food locations.

Does my flex dollar balance roll over into next year if I do not use it all?

Yes, on all voluntary meal plans your balance will roll over semester to semester, year to year until it is depleted.

Dollars may be added to your meal card at any time by visiting the ARAMARK website,

I am living off-campus, can I still purchase a meal plan?

Yes, Voluntary Meal Plans are available to students living off campus who choose to purchase their meals on campus. To purchase a meal plan:

  • Complete the Meal Plan form found on the ARAMARK Food Services website at;and
  • Pay for your meal plan online using a credit card; or at ARAMARK Food Services office.

ARAMARK Food Services office
Marketplace Food Court, Gordon Willey building
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2555

Is there a food bank on campus?

The food bank is located in the Student Centre building, room 214.  The food bank is available to Durham College Students and is a division of Durham College Students Inc, which is the student association for Durham College.

May I bring a guest into the South Village Residence Dining Hall and pay for them?

Yes, all mandatory meal plans have guest passes included with their plan so family members can join you at the Fresh Food Company South Village Dining Hall at no cost.

Also available is a special half-price deal throughout Beat the Rush so family members of students without a meal plan can dine at a discount.

May I lend my card to a friend?

No, the owner of the card is the only person who can present the card for debiting a meal. However, you may use your card to purchase a meal for a friend using your “Flex” dollars.

What if I lose my card?

If you are a meal plan subscriber, it is imperative to report missing cards to the ARAMARK Food services office immediately so that your account can be deactivated. Please call 905.721.2000 ext. 2555. Bring your new Campus ID card to the ARAMARK Food Services office to update your account.

Where are the food service locations on campus?

Please visit our food on campus webpage for the most up to date listing of food options.