Residence Meal Plan

Welcome Gaels – Let’s Eat!

Welcome to Queen’s University and the diverse food environment that your Residence Meal Plan offers. Your meal plan is included in your residence fees and allows you to eat in the dining halls AND retail locations across campus! Here’s how it works.

Your meal plan includes:

  • 19 meals per week – 19 all-you-care-to-eat meals per week in your choice of 3 different dining halls.
  • 200 Trade a Meals (TAM) – Our Trade a Meal option allows you to “trade-in” one of your dining hall meals for a designated Trade a Meal specials in retail! Simply look for the TAM logo in any of our participating retail locations on campus and let the cashier know you would like to use your meal plan TAM for that meal!
  • 145 Flex $ – You receive $145 of Flex $ on top of your dining hall meals when you start the semester. Flex $ works like cash. The additional funds are added to your student card. Use your Flex $ at participating retail locations on Fresh to Go items, drinks, baked goods, and more. You can also use your Flex $ on top of a TAM meal. Add something extra to your TAM meal in a retail location, like a tasty dessert or a fresh piece of fruit! You never have to worry about running out of Flex $. Funds can be added to your student card at any time!
    • Extra Bonus!: All residence students automatically opt into the ECO Container Progam, helping to reduce single-use containers on campus. Learn more about the ECO Container Program and its participating locations here.

Isolation Protocol

A largely vaccinated population is our best defense against transmission of COVID-19.  However, the presence of variants and the possibility for partially or fully vaccinated individuals to still get COVID-19 and potentially transmit the virus, means that isolation may still be required in some situations.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status, you are required to get tested and isolate pending your test results.  Students are encouraged to use the Provincial COVID-19 self-assessment tool.  Testing can be arranged on campus through Student Wellness Services or via the local testing centre.  Students who are fully vaccinated and receive a negative test result will be able to continue to participate in essential activities, provided you remain symptom-free.  Students who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to isolate.

Depending on the specific circumstances in which a COVID-19 exposure may have occurred, and in consultation with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH), fully vaccinated individuals identified by KFL&APH as a close contact of a positive case may receive authorization to engage in essential activities, such as attending class or taking meals in the dining halls.

In most cases, you will be able to isolate in your assigned room. However, on a case-by-case basis, it may be necessary for you to relocate to one of our isolation spaces. If you are required to relocate, detailed information will be provided to you by the Residence Life & Services team, outlining the steps required to move to your temporary space.

*If arriving to Canada via international travel, please email reslife@queensu.ca for information on the international isolation protocol.


I have been told to isolate. What do I do?

Please refer to the Residence Isolation Protocol and refer to your email from residence with specific instructions and guidance.

I’m sick, what should I do?

If you develop symptoms, are directed by a health care professional to self-isolate, or otherwise suspect that you may have COVID19, call the Victoria Hall Front Desk (613-533-2531).
The front desk will provide instructions on the need and steps to consult healthcare professional (SWS, Telehealth)
Make sure you familiarize yourself with the Residence Isolation Protocol 

What are preventative measures I can take?

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain physical distance
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cough and sneeze into the bend of your arm, not into your hand. Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes with your hands.
  • If you feel ill, follow the steps outlined in the Residence Isolation Protocol
  • Get your influenza vaccine – available on campus through Student Wellness Services.
  • Eat healthy foods and stay physically active to keep your immune system strong.
  • Get plenty of rest or sleep.

Please book an Allergy/Dietary Needs Meeting for Current Students meeting with our Hospitality Services Dietitian.


Dining On-Campus

Living in residence, you will have numerous options for dining on-campus, including three dining halls (Leonard Hall, Ban Righ Dining Hall and Jean Royce Dining Hall) and participating retail locations. Our dining halls feature an all-you-care-to-eat service, with a wide selection of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and other options at every meal. Many of our retail locations also feature gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan meal options.
*Meal plans may be subject to review and could change at any time. Any changes may result in additional charges depending on your usage.

Food Allergy or Dietary Need?

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At Queen’s University, we take allergies and special diets very seriously. We support students who have allergies and dietary restrictions by providing information and knowledge that is essential for students to make informed choices while dining on campus and participating in the university experience. We encourage all students to “Ask Before They Eat”. For more information, please visit our Allergies page.

Dietitian & Allergy Appointment Buy Flex $
& Off-Campus Meal Plans
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