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Food Services

September 2020-April 2021

Due to COVID-19, Laurentian Food Services will not be able to operate in its normal capacity.

Designated Meal Plans
Residential and voluntary plans have been suspended for the September to April semesters.

COVID-19 has changed the way we operate. Since there will be a reduced number of students, staff and faculty on campus, the food service offerings will be adapted. Food service locations that will be open must adhere to the regulations as directed by Public Health, Sudbury and Districts. As the on-campus population increases, our goal is to meet that demand by re-opening additional locations

Food Services September 2021

Food Services at Laurentian University is operated by a third party provider. They operate a grill and full service Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Topper’s Pizza and Subway outlets, a cafeteria in the Sciences Building, and a convenience store in student residence.

A marché-style Great Hall dining experience awaits with all items prepared right before your eyes. Fresh entrees including pizzas, pastas, rotisserie chicken, deli sandwiches, stir-fry creations, premium desserts and an array of fresh vegetables from our produce market are what’s on the menu. This marché-style location allows students to pay one low price for buffet-style servings, catering to a variety of appetites and providing optimal value for our students.


Designated Residences - Meal Plans

Students residing in a Laurentian University residence (Single Student, University College, West Residence and East Residence) are required to purchase a meal plan. A number of meal plan options are available to choose from:


Meal plan



This plan offers maximum flexibility for dining at Laurentian. With the Freedom Plan you enjoy unlimited access to the Dining Room during regular hours of operation. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner; drop in for coffee and muffins or afternoon snacks.


Includes $200 tax free Flex Dollars, plus five guest passes.

Hearty Eater

With the Hearty Eater Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 375 times. Plan-holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period.


Includes $300 tax free Flex Dollars


With the Commuter Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 320 times. Plan-holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period.


Includes $450 tax free Flex Dollars

Light Eater

With the Light Eater Plan you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner up to 250 times.   Plan-holders may enter the Dining Room once during any meal period.


Includes $650 tax free Flex Dollars


Locations on Campus

Ranging from our market-style experience to chicken parmesan on baguette at the Café Bistro, here’s an overview of what and where you’ll find fresh fare on the Sudbury campus:










  • Marché Dining Hall

All items are prepared right before your eyes, fresh daily, including pizzas, pastas, grilled entrées, rotisserie chicken, deli sandwiches, stir-fry creations, premium desserts and an array of fresh vegetables from our produce market. This all-youcare- to enjoy marché-style location allows students to pay one low price and eat as much as they would like, giving them the best value.​

  • Topper’s Pizza

A long-time community favourite, the chain started right here in Sudbury and has expanded across the province – it’s that good!

  • Subway

Get your favourite soup, salad or sub at this brand new location on campus.



  • Tim Hortons

Full service Tim Hortons.


  • Starbucks

World-renowned coffee, treats and sandwiches.



  • Tim Hortons

Express Self-Serve



  • Alumni Hall

A selection of soups, sandwiches, wraps, bakery items and confectionary items.






  • LU HUB

A student’s convenience store right on campus offering bread, milk, and sundries of every kind.

  • Tim Hortons

Express Self-Serve

  • Quesada Burritos & Tacos

Delicious burritos with made-fresh-daily salsas and guacamole.





  • Tim Hortons

Full service beverage line and breakfast program.

  • Marché Alphonse

Savoury and dessert crepes, fresh sandwiches and soups.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dining plans provide for cost savings on each one of your meals, fast and convenient service at the cash, greater and fresher food variety through bulk purchase and guaranteed meal output. In addition, marché-style dining at the Great Hall guarantees you will leave satisfied with its all-you-wish-to-eat service approach.

Mandatory dining plans at designated residences are valid for the current academic year, beginning the first week of September to end of April. Voluntary meal plans do not expire and will be honored to the extent of the purchase agreement.

Flex Dollars on a Dining Plan work like a debit card.  On a purchase the total price is subtracted from the balance on the card until depleted.

Flex Dollars can be used at any Chartwells service location on campus, including Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Subway, Alumni Hall, Alphonse Raymond Dining Hall, LU HUB.

If you are a student residing on campus at Single Student, University College, West or East residence complexes, you will select your dining plan during the application process and it will automatically be billed and set up for your account. If you need to make changes, or have questions, you can visit the Housing and Food Services office in West Residence, W-120.

If you are a student residing at the Mature Student Residence, one of the federated residences, or live off campus, you can purchase a voluntary dining plan directly from your myLaurentian portal : under 'Shop'.