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 - Friday   7:30am - 6:15pm (Closed between 3:45pm - 4:15pm)
Saturday   11:00am - 1:00pm; 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday   11:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 6:00pm


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

Choose Your Meal Plan


How Meal Plans work:

  • If you live in residence, you'll need to choose a meal plan (Junior Housing plan if you're in Junior Housing, and a Jr. or Sr. Housing plan if you're in Senior Housing).
  • Meal plans work like a debit card. Money is loaded onto your 1Card. At the dining till, just swipe your card to pay for your meal or snack, and your balance will decline.
  • You can add more money to your meal plan at any point in the semester.
  • We expect all students to use the minimum meal plan amount on their student card.  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?




Jr. Housing - Basic

Designed for maximum flexibility. When you run out of funds, you can add money to your card. Your total spending will depend on your individual appetite, your food/beverage choices, and on whether you stock your res cupboard with snacks from the grocery store. The average student spends about $1,000/semester.


$1,000 plus GST per semester

Sr. Housing Meal Plan

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.





$325 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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Our campus is home to 6 buildings spread over 6.5 acres of beautiful green space.


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