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5-Day Mandatory Meal Plan

Important notice: Information regarding access to our campus eateries, hours of operation and all-you-care-to-eat dining model are subject to change based on Ryerson’s plan for transitioning to in-person learning and more on-campus activity beginning January 31, Toronto Public Health guidelines, external link and occupancy rates. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available.

The 5-day meal plan, valid Monday to Friday, has two components:

Access to meals at the Pitman and ILC Dining Halls

Your OneCard grants you access to the Pitman and ILC Dining Halls, Monday to Friday. Just swipe, select your food and enjoy your meal!

Plus $450 in flex dollars to spend at other retailers on campus

You also get $450 to spend at campus eateries or participating food retailers including Balzac's, external link, Oakham Café and Ram in the Rye seven days a week.

Please note that some participating campus retailers may be temporarily closed as Ryerson plans for a gradual return to campus.

Purchases are deducted from your flex dollar account in a declining balance.


The 5-day meal plan gives you access to meals at the Pitman Dining Hall and the ILC Dining Hall, Monday to Friday. 5-day meal plan holders may swipe their OneCard a maximum of five times a day to enter the dining halls, for a maximum of 240 entries over the course of the academic year.

Our daily rotating menus are full of customizable options that are just as diverse as our Ryerson community. Plus, meals that work for food allergies and dietary restrictions, including an exclusively vegan station for exclusively plant-based meals, and a made without allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, eggs, dairy, shellfish, made without gluten) station.

5-day meal plan 2021/2022 prices

Wholesome and delicious meals, 5 days a week for $24.37 per day

The 5 day plan costs $4,384 which works out to be $24.37 per day for daily meals at Pitman and ILC Dining Halls from Monday to Friday. Plus, you get $450 in flex dollars to spend at participating retailers.

Text based graphic describing the cost breakdown of the 5 day meal plan.

5-day meal plan infographic

You pay $4,090

Get unlimited access to Pitman & ILC Dining Halls 5 out of 7 days a week. Plus $450 in flex dollars to spend at participating retailers

How it works

The 5-day meal plan is valid from August 29, 2021 to April 30, 2022. Your meal plan expires at the end of the academic year.

Any unspent flex dollars at the end of the academic year can be carried over into the next academic year and spent at participating food retailers on campus.

Payment installments

When you purchase your meal plan, the value is loaded in four equal installments: June 30, 2021; October 20, 2021; January 20, 2022; and March 2, 2022. All flex dollars are loaded in August. A $35 administration fee will be charged with your first installment payment.

Need more flex dollars?

If you have run out of flex dollars and would like to add more money onto your OneCard to spend at participating retailers, please contact the OneCard office.