Student Dining Hall Policy

Trinity College 2017 - 2018

Identification and Entry

The dining hall is considered common space in the College.  Students must present a valid T-Card for swiping upon entry into the Servery.  Your T-Card and selected meal plan are for your personal use only and are not transferable to anyone else.  T-Cards will be confiscated if presented by anyone other than the card owner.  Misuse of T-Cards for entry into the Servery will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students and may result in disciplinary proceedings or restriction of Dining Hall access.

Removal of Food or Property

Food and table ware (cutlery, dishes, glasses, cups etc.) may not be removed from the dining hall in any way (e.g.., bags, Tupperware, etc).  Failure to observe this will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students and may result in disciplinary proceedings or restriction of Dining Hall access.  Extended dining hall hours and unlimited access is intended to increase accessibility to the meal plan and removal of food will contribute to increases in cost.  Exceptions include pre-arranged bagged meals and one piece of whole fruit.

Bagged Meals

Bagged meals are available to students whose school commitments come into conflict with the served lunch time (11:30 – 1:30 pm).  This service is only available Monday to Friday and you must register with the Office of the Dean of Students by the end of September to receive this accommodation.  Bagged meals are always prepared cold, for food safety reasons.

Self-Bussing

All students and guests are required to clear their table and deposit dishes in the dish return depot prior to leaving the dining hall.

Safety

  • Appropriate attire, comprising of clothing and footwear, must be worn in the dining hall and Servery. 
  • Actions which might jeopardize the safety of yourself or others are not permitted.
  • Roller Blades and/or skates may not be worn in the dining hall; skateboards or longboards and bicycles are not permitted.

Dietary Accommodations

Strachan Hall is currently able to accommodate students with a variety of dietary accommodations such as vegetarian and vegan diets, halal diets and made without gluten diets. Strachan Hall is not an allergen free facility or Kosher facility. For specialized diets, meal selection may be limited and/or may need to be pre-arranged. Individuals with life-threatening food allergies are expected to take the necessary precautions, including having an epi-pen on their person at all times within the dining hall.  Anyone with dietary accommodation requirements, including food allergies, are encouraged to contact the Office of the Dean of Students (deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca or 416.978.3612). 

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the dining hall, unless for special licensed events, approved by the Office of the Dean of Students.  

Guests & Children

Commuting students and meal plan holders are entitled to a number of guest meal passes, as specified by the Office of the Dean of Students: guests must accompany the meal plan holder for admission to the Hall. Children are also considered to be guests and must be supervised at all times by the host.

High Table

The High Table and Oriole Window Table (North end of Hall) are reserved for use by members of the Senior Common Room (fellows, faculty and staff). Students are only permitted to sit at these tables when invited by a member of the Senior Common Room.

Portions

The main entrée will be portioned to one serving at a time.  If a guest wants to come back up for more they are welcome to do so, but this policy is an effort to help reduce waste.

Soliciting

With the exception of regular announcements from student leadership, soliciting and canvassing in the Hall and at the Hall’s entrance, must be approved by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Office of the Dean of Students, Fall 2017