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Vancouver IslandUniversity


Dining Plan Information

We are currently planning for the next school year. Dining Plans starting September 2024 will be announced in the future.

How to Choose a Plan

Plan Options

PlanTerm (4 Months)Academic (8 Months)Description
Medium Appetite


For average appetites.

Full Appetite

For hearty appetites.

What You Get

Main Cafeteria

Building 300

excluding Statutory Holidays, Weather/Emergency Closures, and approved VIU holiday schedule

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, Poké, and Ramen
  • 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!

How to Purchase

Terms and Conditions

Student Dining Plans and Dining Dollars are governed by the following terms and conditions and by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) policies and procedures. VIU is not liable for any loss, inconvenience to you or to others, or any damages (including special, indirect, or consequential) or expenses of any kind that may result from the use or misuse of the student ID card. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release VIU from all claims for losses, damages, injury, fees, expenses, charges or debts made by any party against the University arising out of the use or misuse of the student ID card. By depositing funds into your Dining Plan or Dining Dollar card accounts, you agree to and accept all terms and conditions. * You are the only person entitled to use your card * The activated Student ID Card is the only method of payment accepted for Dining Plan and Dining Dollar purchases * All meal purchases are final once a transaction is approved * Cash-back transactions are not permitted, and your Student ID card does not provide credit * Student Dining Plan and Dining Dollar plans are non-transferable *A 10% administrative fee will be charged on the remaining balance of your Dining Plan and Dining Dollar account balance annually May 1st * All Dining Plans are non-refundable *VIU is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mugs provided with the purchase of a Dining Plan. Replacement mugs can be purchased for a fee at the VIU Campus Store. Provided Dining Plan mugs must be used when collecting complimentary beverages. *Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea and fountain pop within the Main Cafeteria building 300 at the Nanaimo Campus *VIU Food Services is closed during statutory holidays, approved VIU holiday schedule and weather/emergency closures. During these days Dining Plans are unavailable