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Meal Plan
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Meal Plan

Food – it’s the fuel that keeps your body and mind running in top form. In the SJU Residence, it’s also a catalyst that boosts the power of community. Meals become connection points where we share not just what’s on our plates, but also what’s on our heart and mind as we digest the events of our day and make plans for tomorrow.  


The SJU resident meal plan is provided through Dana Hospitality, a food service provider known for their emphasis on food sustainability, locally sourced ingredients, freshness, quality, and delicious taste.   


Here are a few important things for you to know about your residence meal plan: 

Food Quality and Fun
Grade A 

Just as you’re always aiming for top marks in your studies, the Dana Hospitality chefs also strive for high grades when they’re slicing and dicing, mixing and stirring, baking and frying behind the scenes. Here’s the course outline of their daily assignments: 

  • Choice of hot entrees 

  • Vegetarian options at every meal 

  • Daily deli sandwich and salad bars 

  • Homemade desserts, breads and spreads 


Special Extras 

If you’re a resident, you might already have experienced memorable theme menus, house and floor dinners, and popular special-event culinary delights like these: 


  • Menutainment – a special entertaining menu item cooked to order. When the menu includes one of these varied chef’s choices, such as pasta or stir fry, you can customize it to suit your tastes. 
  • My Menu – Don’t miss your chance to vote for a certain something to end up on the weeks menu. Polls will commonly appear on @sjueats on Instagram and you could sway the vote.    
  • Theme dinner nights – Don’t be surprised if you’re encouraged to come to dinner dressed up and the meal matches the theme!  
  • Community dinner – once a month we have a buffet style meal where we eat together, enjoy residence life program, get caught up on upcoming events and activities, and enjoy each others company over delicious food! 



Have ideas, suggestions, questions? Reach out to Dana Hospitality Staff as you go through the servery, or connect via email, or Instagram direct message. Dana Hospitality likes to hear directly from students about challenges, concerns, or with affirmation!

Servery Hours and Locations

The SJU servery, located in the D.R. Letson Community Centre. A short walk from your residence room.   

Fall and Winter Term Mealtimes: 

Monday - Friday 

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday 

Continental Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


Spring Term Mealtimes: 

Monday - Friday 
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday 
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Continental Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 



Note: Outside of the mealtime hours, the servery is open from 7:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m. during the week and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends, with drinks, fruit, and snacks always available during those hours.  

Please see more information on the Buttery below.

The Buttery

The Buttery is a small kitchen located on the main floor of Ryan & Siegfried Halls where Dana Hospitality staff oversees a DIY-style snack program. Students can make a variety of food items as well as access late dinners if they missed the dinner hour.  

 Important details about the buttery: 

  • It is stocked by Dana Hospitality for light cooking and baking 

  • You may bring your own ingredients but expected not to bring any nut products into the space 

  • Buttery hours are Monday to Thursday, 7:30pm – 10:30pm 

  • During the first week of class a short floor orientation will be booked to learn how to use the space 


If you have ideas or requests for offerings and programming, please contact Dana Hospitality. 

Dine-in No Takeout

SJU prioritizes eating together. It’s an important time to take a break from school, decompress, build relationship with others, and find balance during a busy day.  
Come to SJU knowing that you will be eating all of your SJU meals in the Community Centre and that bringing food out of the Community Centre goes against the residence handbook and will not be permitted at SJU.  


Of course, there are exceptions. 


  1. Accessibility - If for an accessibility related reason you learn that eating meals in the Community Centre is challenging for you, please reach out to a Residence Life team member.  


  1. Illness - If you are ill and are worried about spreading germs. Please use the bagged lunch, or late dinner sign up forms so that you can have take-out meals provided.  


  1. Back to back classes and extracurricular commitments – Use the bagged lunch or late dinner sign up forms do that you can have take-out meals provided.