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Dining Plan Information

Be sure to check back here, as we will be adding more information!

We are currently developing our meal plans

for the 2022 / 2023 School Year


This fall, many of VIU’s Food Services are re-opening.

This means that you can now purchase a meal plan to keep yourself or your student fed - with the funds tucked away securely on a VIU student card.

Click Here to Purchase a Dining Plan

Note: If you are in student residences, your account will be created automatically. All other users will need to create an account with a VIU Student Number. Student login PIN is 2022.
*Students must be currently enrolled to be eligible for a Dining Plan

If you have any issues or inquiries, contact us here.

How to Choose a Plan

 A plan can be purchased for a semester, or for the full academic year. You have the option to choose between the Light, Medium, and Full Appetite plans, depending on your needs. If you aren't sure which plan is right for you, contact us at

Plan Options

**Meals per week is based on average consumption

Term (4 Months)Academic (8 Months)Description
Light Appetite

2 Meals a day, 4 times Weekly

( 8 meals/week )


2 Meals a day, 4 times Weekly

( 8 meals/week )


For lighter appetites, mostly 
eating breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria.

Medium Appetite

3 Meals a day, 5 times Weekly

( 15 meals/week )


3 Meals a day, 5 times Weekly

15 meals/week )


Standard plan for average appetites, 
with occasional 
meals elsewhere.

Full Appetite

Every meal period, 7 times Weekly

( 21 meals/week )


Every meal period, 7 times Weekly

( 21 meals/week )


For hearty appetites, eating most
weekday meals in the 
Grab & Go Meals available on Sundays.

What You Get

Main Cafeteria

(Opening in the fall)

Monday to Friday, 7 am - 7 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm

The current hub of food at VIU is the main cafeteria in building 300.
There are several areas for you to find the food of your dreams:

  • Green Mountain 
  • Arrowsmith Grill
  • Culinary Arts
  • Mt. Benson Market @ the Campus Store

No matter the craving, you can find anything you need to keep focusing on your studies -

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea
  • Fresh fruit, pastries and baked goods
  • Vegan and vegetarian friendly options
  • Sandwiches, Soup, Salad and Poké
  • Culinary Arts' West-Coast Contemporary and French Cuisine
  • Packaged snacks and meals for food on the go
  • and more!

Perks of the Plan

A dining plan is a great way to make sure you have a budget dedicated to your food while you're with us. As long as you have your student card, you can purchase food from most areas on campus.

  • Monthly Events for Residents with Dining Plans
  • Exclusive Special Deals
  • and more to come!