How-to and rules of the 24/7 Dining Hall

The new 24/7 Dining Hall has been such a success that it will be challenging at times to allow access to everyone. The policies below will allow us to give access to the Dining Hall to as many people as possible.

All diners within the 24/7 Dining Hall must comply with the following rules:

  1. Only uOttawa students and staff are allowed in the Dining Hall between 10:30 pm and 6:00 am.
  2. uOttawa students must present their ID to enter the Dining Hall at all times.
  3. It’s unlimited IN the Dining Hall; we will not tolerate theft of food, dishware or cutlery.
  4. Do not waste. Take what you can eat. Ask for small portions. Taste first. You can always go back for seconds.
  5. Single serve items can be taken from the Dining Hall. As an example a single piece of fruit, a muffin or fill-up your reusable coffee mug when leaving, but you can’t make a lunch to go, like a sandwich or fill up plastic containers with food.
  6. Share the space. Don’t take up the space with your belongings. You will be asked to relocate to a smaller table during peak periods. 
  7. Emergency exits are for emergencies only.
  8. Sneaking your friends in the Dining Hall is not allowed.
  9. Bring your dishes to the compost station when you are done.
  10. No vaping or cannabis products allowed in the Dining Hall.
  11. We won’t let in the Dining Hall if you are intoxicated.
  12. If you feel like eating in your pajamas, that’s ok, as long as you are wearing something.
  13. Our employees want to give you the best service, give them your respect in return.
  14. Keep an eye out for your personal belongings at all times.
  15. Not everyone wants to hear your music. Please use headphones.
  16. No outside food, beverages, opened cans/containers are permitted inside the Dining Hall. Only reusable travel mugs and refillable water bottles are allowed.


Individuals who fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, or with the general rules, regulations or directives that apply to entry to and use of the Dining Hall, may be denied entry to the Dining Hall or will be asked to leave.  Depending on the severity of the circumstances, such individuals may be subject to further measures or loss of privileges.

View the complete uOttawa Card Terms and conditions

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