Important note: Deadline to downgrade Meal Plans is October 6th, 2023. Meal plans can always be upgraded. 

Please note: The minimum meal plan for all first-year students living in residence is the 315 block meal plan. Students can always select a larger meal plan if they wish. 

Buy your meals for the entire year with block plans: 

Meal Plans  Guest Passes Included 2023-24 Rates
315 Block Plan & $350 DCB 10 $5490
415 Block Plan & $350 DCB 20 $6190
Unlimited Block Plan & $350 DCB 30 $6565

For information on Off-Campus Meal Plans, please visit the Rates and Fees page.

Students staying on campus are required to purchase meal plans. Find out more below about the requirements per residence. 

* The Unlimited Meal Plan offers unlimited trips to Morrison Hall. All foods should be consumed while in the dining facility, and not taken to go. A limit of (2) Grab and Go or (1) One Swipe + (1) Grab and Go is also permitted under this meal plan. 

Grab and Go - an extension of Morrison Hall that operates 7 days a week enabling students to use a meal swipe to get an appetizer, entrée, snack and beverage to go. 

One Swipe - Bloomfield Café offers a meal swipe program from 11 am-2 pm Monday to Friday offering predetermined lunch packages. 

* A Declining Card Balance (DCB) is simply money that will be deposited into your taxable DCB or Deb-X Account that allows you to purchase items at various cafes throughout campus, at the StFX Store and at printing stations. It works like a debit system. Set up your Deb-X account  to track your usage and add money. 

Meal Plan Terms Breakdown

Block (Board) Meal Plan

Consists of the 315, 415, and Unlimited. Declines with each use (swipe). At the end of the year, any unused meals expire. It is the only meal plan that comes with guest passes. For returning students living in Riley Hall, the minimum meal plan option is 155 Block + $600 DCB. The 155 Block plan is not available for first-year students.

Taxable Declining Balance (Taxable DCB)

Taxable declining balance is funds available on your student card for use at the StFX food outlets. Purchases are subject to sales tax. 

  • Taxable declining balance is available for purchase throughout the academic year 

  • Additional taxable DCB purchased during the academic year is non-refundable at the end of the year.

  • All DCB dollars that are a part of a meal plan expire at the end of the academic year. 

  • Taxable DCB associated with the minimum meal plan commitment for Governors & apartments is non-refundable at the end of the academic year. 

Non-taxable Declining Balance (Non-taxable DCB)

Non-taxable declining balance is funds available on your student card for use at the StFX food outlets. Purchases are not subject to sales tax. 

  • Non-taxable DCB can be used to purchase only items that are made on campus. For example, salads, bagels, muffins, coffee, and soup. 

  • All meal plans and DCB dollars that are part of a meal plan are non-refundable (with the exception of academic withdrawal, please see University Housing Contract for more detail). 

Non-taxable DCB cannot be transferred to taxable. 

Student Card
  • Presentation of your student (meal) card is required for all transactions. 

  • You cannot lend or borrow your card and meals are non-transferable. 

  • Lost meal cards should be reported immediately to the University Housing Office. Please go to Security to have a replacement student ID/meal card printed. The cost is $20. 


University Housing

Morrison Hall
4500 Alumni Crescent
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5