Why choose a Begin Tower Dining Centre meal plan

High-quality, sustainably sourced, ultra-fresh food

Every meal is made with fresh, flavourful ingredients, prepared with Hotel Arts' renowned care and expertise. You'll be delighted with our delicious and nutritious options, from a quick snack to a full-course meal.

Discover new, healthy ways to spice up your diet

Your tastebuds will be delighted with our rotating entrees for every meal. Our expert chefs constantly create new recipes, so you can enjoy your all-time favourites or explore something new!

A convenient plan for every student

Say goodbye to meal planning hassles and enjoy daily healthy, delicious meals. And if you’re on the go, you can take your meals in your reusable OZZI container! It couldn't be any easier — all you need is your student ID!

Don't take it from us! Hear what our students have to say.

Learn more about our meal plans by downloading our digital brochure with all the essential information you need to make the most of your meal plan.

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How your meal plan works

Not only is SAIT's meal plan delicious, but it's also a cost-effective alternative to eating at the various food vendors on campus or ordering take-out. Also, it's the most convenient choice for students living in residence and getting started couldn't be easier.

To sign up for your meal plan, ensure you've secured your Residence room and made your final payments.

Once your spot in Residence is confirmed:

  1. Log in to your residence account and select your meal plan. Choose from either the apprentice plan (for four – 12 weeks) or the semester plan, and your student ID eCard will be loaded with your dining centre access.
  2. Choose your meal and place your order. Once you arrive at the dining centre, present your eCard to explore a variety of rotating meals and an a la carte menu.
  3. Use your eCard. No need to worry about bringing your wallet or credit cards. Just scan your student ID eCard and get ready to enjoy a fantastic meal!

Sign-up for a meal plan

Meal plan pricing

Credit students

Credit students are those enrolled in degree, diploma, certificate or pre-employment programs.

Plans  Dates  Cost 
Academic year* Aug. 26, 2023 – April 20, 2024 (7-day meal plan) $7,884
Aug. 28, 2023 – April 19, 2024 (5-day meal plan) $5,580
Fall 2023 Aug. 26 – Dec. 16 (7-day meal plan) $4,068
Aug. 28 – Dec. 15 (5-day meal plan) $2,880
Winter 2024 Jan. 6 – April 20 (7-day meal plan) $3,816
Jan. 8 – April 19 (5-day meal plan) $2,700

*Excluding winter break Dec. 17 – Jan. 5 for 7-day plans and Dec. 16 – Jan. 7 for 5-day plans.


Apprentice meal plans  7-day plan 5-day plan 
Four weeks (26 days) $936 $720
Six weeks (40 days) $1,440 $1,080
Seven weeks (47 days) $1,692 $1,260
Eight weeks (54 days)  $1,944 $1,440
Ten weeks (68 days)  $2,448 $1,800
Twelve weeks (82 days)  $2,952 $2,160

Meal plan FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions for an in-depth understanding of the SAIT Residence meal plan. 

If you have allergies and/or specific dietary needs, please speak with our team prior to applying for your meal plan to ensure that we can fulfil your nutritional needs.

Yes – food is pre-portioned. However, there are no individual limitations; there are takeaway items if you have a busy schedule and cannot return for a meal, bottomless hot and cold beverages, and two snack periods offered from the Grab & Go bar.

Snacks are only offered in the Dining Centre during business hours. The lower level also reflects these hours.

Begin Tower Dining Centre is open from 7 am to 9 pm during the week and 8 am to 7 pm on weekends. Hours are subject to change. Arrangements for pick-up meals can be made for students who need to pick-up their meal earlier than the designated meal period.

Yes – door rates for each meal period will apply for each entry and will be based on availability.

Yes – you will be required to bring your OZZI container with you to the Dining Centre to take food to your room.

Meal plans are GST exempt. This does not apply to a daily or walk in rate.

The meal plan is not refundable unless you completely withdraw from SAIT before the end of the academic year. The refund is issued at a prorated amount.

About Hotel Arts

Since its inception in 2005, Hotel Arts has created a renowned hospitality and dining experience in Calgary. Known for inventive dishes and impeccable service, they continuously push the boundaries of the ordinary, creating a design-focused, fashion-forward venue with innovative culinary offerings. They are proud to have built strong relationships with the local business, arts, culture, and tourism communities — as well as SAIT.

Hotel Arts maintains strong ties to SAIT through alumni, including GM & VP Mark Wilson, who oversee this exclusive partnership with SAIT. At Hotel Arts, they are committed to providing personalized service and a boutique experience to make everyone feel right at home. 

Contact us

SAIT Residence

151 Carpenter Circle NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3G1

403.284.8013 (ext. 1) residence@sait.ca

24 hours