Halls of Residence Dining Hall Policy


Welcome to the Halls of Residence dining hall. The community nature of the dining hall is unique; it offers elements of both a home atmosphere and a restaurant dining environment. Residents and guests must respect the rights of, and cooperate with, other diners in maintaining a clean and pleasant environment. We ask your cooperation in keeping the dining hall atmosphere one that everyone can enjoy.

Dining Hall Hours are:
Breakfast Monday to Friday  7.00am to 9.00am.
Lunch Monday to Friday 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Dinner Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
Breakfast Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 10.00am
Lunch Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Dinner Saturday and Sunday 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

*Under circumstances late meals for dinner can be ordered.
Different meal times may apply during semester breaks.

Meal prices:

Visitors and Guests, UQ Staff and Students:      $13.00(incl GST)



Dining Hall requirements:
  • All crockery, cutlery, drink-ware and paper must be taken to the wash-up area
  • Ample food is available for residents and guests, but care should be taken not to waste food
  • Backpacks and other bags are not permitted into the dining hall. There is ample storage outside the entry door
  • Casual, comfortable attire must be worn at all regular meals served in the dining hall. However residents and guests without shirts, shoes or not wearing suitable attire will NOT be admitted to the dining hall. Lab coats, overalls, surgical scrubs and gum boots are NOT to be worn in the dining hall
  • Appropriate conduct, courteous behaviour and respect for the rights and property of others is always important when in the dining hall
  • All visitors and guests must purchase a meal from the front counter, or possess proof of a prepaid meal. Severe penalties will be enforced for meals consumed without payment
  • Residents of the Halls of Residence should not overload their plate to provide meals to other visitors or guests. Severe penalties will be applied to students, visitors and guests consuming meals not paid for, and residents will be subject to University conduct proceedings
  • Residents of the Halls of Residence only consume meals that they are entitled to in the dining hall, in particular Thynne C residents. Non compliance will result in meal entitlements being forfeited and residents being subject to University conduct proceedings
  • Solicitation and other advertising within the dining hall is allowed only with the approval from the Head of the Halls of Residence
Dining Hall Restrictions:

Residents and Guests are NOT permitted to engage in the following activities in the dining hall:

  • Throwing of any food or materials
  • Rowdy or otherwise unacceptable behaviour
  • Removal of food (except two pieces of fruit) from the dining hall
  • Removal of crockery, cutlery or drink-ware from the dining hall (No coffee mugs to be removed)
  • Bring glasses or other containers into the dining hall
  • Bring non-dining hall food into the dining hall
  • Use dining hall microwave ovens to heat non-dining hall food and beverages
  • Bring pets into the dining hall
  • Do not enter the kitchen without permission
  • NO Smoking in the dining hall 
  • Enter or attempt to enter the dining hall through an unauthorised entrance
  • Harassment of a catering employee, resident or guest
  • Damage to or destruction of dining hall equipment or facilities
  • Possession of illegal substances or drugs
  • Drinking or serving of alcoholic beverages in the dining hall, except with the permission of the Head of the Halls of Residence
Special Dietary Needs

If you have special dietary needs, please consult with the Catering Manager in person or phone 07 5460 1399. All efforts will be made to meet your special needs. If residents of the Halls of Residence are too ill to eat your meal in the dining hall, contact your Resident Hall Staff to request a meal to be delivered.

Reporting Matters

All matters concerning catering, behaviour, catering staff or any other matter of concern in the dining hall should immediately be reported to the Catering Manager.