Residence Dining

Your mandatory Residence Meal Plan is included in your residence fees and allows you to eat at all three dining halls and several retail food locations serving a variety of internationally inspired food across campus!   

2023/24 Residence Meal Plans have been optimized to assist with service impacts resulting from Leonard dining hall renovations. Phase two of the renovation began in May 2023 and is set to be completed by December 2023, with full access to dining halls, including meal plan options for students not in residence, expected to resume in January 2024.

This long-planned renovation to the dining hall will improve functionality and speed of service.  When completed, the renovation will also offer an increased menu to respond to the evolving needs of the diverse student population and will enable improved and additional waste reduction initiatives. 

During construction over the fall term, this location will offer fixed meal stations based on 5-week menu rotations featuring tried and true student favourites. Each menu station entree will be counted as a single meal swipe and deducted from your meal plan. 

Your meal plan includes: 

  • 21 weekly meals: Eat in your choice of three dining halls and several retail locations. Ban Righ offers continuous All-You-Care-To-Eat in-house dining style, Jean Royce offers All-You-Care-To-Eat during breakfast and dinner and TAM-style meals during lunch, and Leonard offers meal stations on five-week rotations featuring tried and true student favourites. *Residence Meal Plans will revert back to the standard inclusion of 19 weekly meals in January.

  • 250 Trade a Meals (TAM): The convenience of up to four TAM swipes per day, allows you to “trade-in” a dining hall meal from your plan for a combo meal in a retail location, adding flexibility to your meal plan to eat outside of the dining halls at participating locations across campus. Standard Residence Meal Plans include 200 TAMs. TAMs are NOT additional weekly meals. *All meal plans and/or any portion of unused plans expire at the end of the academic year, are non-refundable and cannot be carried over into a new term. 

  • 145 Flex $: Flex $ works like cash loaded onto your student card to purchase beverages, snacks, and meals in participating retail food locations. The cashier will swipe your card and the purchase amount will be deducted from your Flex $ balance. You can add more Flex $ to your card at any time, and in any denomination through the Student Residence & Dining Portal.   

  • Auto-enrollment into the GOOD TO GO Reusable Container Initiative: A green carabiner clip will be provided in your Residence Move-In Welcome Package when you check in at your residence front desk. Bring your carabiner to a food counter at retail food locations on campus and participate in the sustainable swap and exchange of carabiners to save the $0.75 single-use fee on select take-out containers. LEARN MORE 

To optimize your meal plan you are encouraged to review Hospitality Service's Meal Plan Hacks. 

Students sitting in Leonard Dining Hall eating.

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Queen's University helps you to manage your food allergies and dietary requirements!

If you are a student with a food allergy, intolerance, food-related medical condition, dietary need related to religious or cultural observance, or you follow a vegetarian/vegan diet, we are here to help. Please ensure you complete the following: 

  • Complete your Food Allergy and Dietary Need Form accessible in the Student Residence and Dining Portal.
  • Book a confidential one-on-one meeting with the Registered Dietitian and/or Executive Chef to discuss your dietary needs and the supports available on the meal plan. 
  • “Ask Before You Eat.” Share your dietary needs with a chef or manager before making each of your meal selections. The Chef’s will provide individual assistance in making safe and informed dining choices. 
  • If you require accommodation related to a dietary need, visit the residence accommodation page to access the necessary form and instructions.  

Students with food allergies and other dietary needs are encouraged to eat at Ban Righ or Jean Royce dining halls over dining in retail locations. Ban Righ is the designated main campus dining location offering a true balance station and chefs on-site to assist with accommodations. Upon request, the Jean Royce Hall chefs can provide customized meals and prepare true balance recipes. Both dining halls have access to a self-serve gluten-free friendly pantry.  

Learn more about dining with dietary needs at Queen’s.

If you would like to discuss dining with allergies, you can book a virtual appointment with our Registered Dietitian or contact the main office at 613-533-2953 or email:

Daily Menus

Queen’s Hospitality Services strives to celebrate global cuisine and offer menu options inspired by cultural diversity. Menus change daily in all three dining halls, and with several retail food locations across campus, almost any craving will be satisfied.

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