Meal Plans

Trent University Durham Residence offers a variety of different All-You-Care-To-Eat Meal Plan options through their food service provider Chartwells.

South Village Residence – Mandatory Meal Plan

All students who live or are accepted into the SOUTH VILLAGE RESIDENCE are required to purchase a mandatory Residence Dining Plan. All meal plan payments are to be paid in full with your residence fees. South Village residents select and purchase their meal plans through their My Housing Portal application.

Note: There is a Durham College administration fee of $25.00 and a Residence Life administration fee of $50.00 already included in price of each meal plan. All plans are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-interchangeable to the exception of students leaving the institution or moving out of residence.

Simcoe Village Residence – Optional Meal Plan

Students who live in the SIMCOE VILLAGE RESIDENCE are not required to purchase a meal plan. Students who live in the Simcoe Village Residence who would like a meal plan can select and purchase a Residence Dining Plan through their My Housing Portal application. Alternatively, Simcoe Village residents will have the option to select and purchase a Commuter Dining Plan directly through Chartwells, the food service provider.

Note: There is a Durham College administration fee of $25.00 and a Residence Life administration fee of $50.00 already included in price of each meal plan. All plans are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-interchangeable to the exception of students leaving the institution or moving out of residence.

Meal Plan Options – 2020-2021

#1 – 7 Day meal plan

Meals – Enjoyed in the South Village Dining Hall: Unlimited meals/week
Flex Dollars: $250 flex dollars

Trade a Meal: 96 TAM
Cost: $5,830.00
Extra: Includes 4 guest passes

Academic Year Meal Plan

#2 – 5 Day meal plan

Meals – Enjoyed in the South Village Dining Hall: Unlimited meals Monday – Friday
Flex Dollars: $325 flex dollars

Trade a Meal: 64 TAM
Cost: $5,471.00
Extra: Includes 2 guest passes

Academic Year Meal Plan

#3 – 7 Day meal plan

Meals – Enjoyed in the South Village Dining Hall: Unlimited meals/week
Flex Dollars: $150 flex dollars

Trade a Meal: 48 TAM
Cost: $3,118.00
Extra: Includes 2 guest passes

One Semester Meal Plan

#4 – 5 Day meal plan

Meals – Enjoyed in the South Village Dining Hall: Unlimited meals Monday – Friday
Flex Dollars: $200 flex dollars

Trade a Meal: 32 TAM
Cost: $2,941.00
Extra: Includes 1 guest pass

One Semester Meal Plan

Residence Dining Plans

Residence Dining Plans are All-You-Care-To-Eat, which means you can enter the South Village Dining Hall as many times as you’d like throughout the day.

FLEX Dollars

FLEX Dollars are loaded onto your dining card, and are deducted from your balance when you swipe at any of DCEats’ eateries and kiosks on campus, including Tim Hortons. All FLEX dollars are carried over year to year with your continued enrollment at the institution. If as of September 1st of an academic year you do not return as a registered student, you have until October 31st of that year to use any remaining balance. Amounts not used within the noted period become the property of DCEats.

Trade a Meal (TAM)

The Trade a Meal (TAM) option allows you to “trade in” one of your dining hall meals for a designated TAM special in our retail locations. Simply look for the TAM logo in any of our retail locations on campus and let the cashier know you would like to use your meal plan TAM for that meal.

Dietary Concerns

Dietary requirements are never one-food-fits-all. That’s why we provide:

  • Choices that reflect our community’s diverse cultural and nutritional requirements
  • Clear, easy-to-identify labeling on all café and kiosk menus and signage
  • Access to our executive chef and culinary team to discuss allergy and dietary needs

If you would like to speak with someone at Chartwells to discuss your specific dietary concerns or restrictions, please contact Walter Da Silva at walter.dasilva@campus-canada.com or by phone at 905-721-2000 ext. 2685.

Please contact the residence directly at 905-728-8700 x 8100 if you have any further questions about meal plans.