Meal Plans

PLEASE NOTE: Food Service Operations Sept. 2020 to January 2021  

Food services are constrained during 2020-21 by public health requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic meaning fewer students in residence and the need to centralize these students mostly at Rigby Hall.  


  • There will be one meal plan in 2020-21 with 14 meals/week. The only dining room will be at Rigby Hall with lunch from 12 noon to 2 pm and supper from 5:30 pm to 7 pm each day.   
  • The meal plan will be $3,995 and includes $200 Flex Dollars for use at Tim Hortons.  
  • The Rigby Hall dining room (approx. 20 seats) will have distanced seating so students will be able to sit at a table or pick up their food to go. There will no self-serve stations. 
  • The Tim Horton’s outlet will open beginning Sept. 9 from 8 am to 12:30 pm Monday – Friday. 

There are still residence rooms available. These are single rooms being offered at the double room rate of $5,831. For further information, please contact Residence Services at  


Please note that if the type of instruction changes from remote to in-person in January 2021 and campus moves to a more normal mode of operation, food service operations and rates will be revisited.   


The following information is for a more typical academic year with the rates for the 2019-20 academic year. 



St. Thomas University offers All You Care To Eat Dining at the George Martin and Forest Hill Dining Halls. All You Care To Eat meal plans mean that once you have swiped yourself into the dining hall with you student ID/meal card, you are able to enjoy as much or as little food as you wish without worrying about the costs of individual items. 


For information on campus dining visit

To purchase a meal plan, please visit the George Martin Hall Cafeteria.

Meal Plan Options for Residence Students

Students who live in residence have three meal plans to choose from. The Freedom Plan is usually the most popular among residence students because it offers maximum flexibility and value. Be sure to read through the descriptions below and choose a plan that best fits your lifestyle and eating habits. 
The Freedom Plan – Value and Maximum Flexibility ($4,092)
Enjoy unlimited access to the George Martin and Forest Hill Dining Halls during all hours of operation. This plan takes away the need to budget or count meals/visits during the week. It is best for students living in residence who anticipate using the dining rooms as their primary source of meals or who tend to have frequent small-meals or snacks throughout the day. The Freedom Plan also includes $200 STU Dollars.

The 14-Meal Plan – Controlling Your Budget ($3,800) 
Maintain control of your budget with a 14 meals-per-week plan. This plan allows holders to enter the George Martin and Forest Hill Dining Halls up to 14 times during the week for an All You Care To Eat visit. This plan also includes $500 STU Dollars.

The 10-Meal Plan – The Basic ($3,295)

With this plan, you will have access to the George Martin and Forest Hill Dining Halls up to 10 times-per-week for All You Care To Eat access. The best value for those having a lot going on, especially on the weekends. This plan includes $500 STU Dollars.


Meal Plan Options for Off-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff


Block 50 Meal Plan – The Basic ($550)
With this plan, you will have access to the dining halls up to 50 entries over one academic year for All You Care To Eat access. This plan is recommended for students who do not live in Residence or faculty and staff who want access to the Dining Hall on a semi-regular basis. This plan includes $100 STU Dollars (see below) to spend at food outlets on campus.

STU Dollars 

STU Dollars are flex dollars that can be used at other locations on campus, such as the Tim Horton’s and Subway outlets, or used to pay for your visitors’ meals. 

Payment Options

Payment at all food locations can also be made by cash, debit, or credit cards. Faculty and staff may pay for meal plans by payroll deduction – please see Financial Services.