Residence Meal Plan

About the Residence Meal Plan

As a student living in residence, your Mohawk ONE Card provides you with flexibility and savings when making meal purchases on and off campus. Mohawk’s meal plan is mandatory for all students living in residence and as an added convenience Mo’s Restaurant is located on the main floor of the residence, just beside the lobby.

Your ONE Card is your meal plan and your student ID. The card will automatically be loaded with whichever meal plan you choose and it works on a declining balance system. You will have the flexibility to select whatever items you want to eat, and then to pay, simply swipe your ONE Card and the total cost of your items is deducted from your funds. While meal plan funds are not transferrable to another year, you can always top up your meal plan funds if you run out.

Meal Plan Benefits

Savings - The meal plans will save you money. Meals purchased using your meal plan are tax free so you can save up to 13% on applicable purchases on campus

Convenience - You can use your ONE Card for purchases on campus, so you never have to worry about carrying cash

Security - If your ONE Card is missing or lost, you can quickly deactivate your card online and then contact the ONE Card office to obtain a replacement

Meal Plan Options

The choice of meal plan is made during the residence application process. Mohawk College Residence will collect the meal plan fees on behalf of Mohawk College.

Plan Name Description Total plan cost Meal plan Meal flex


Designed for students who are not typically on campus most weekends and those students with "light" appetites.





Designed for students staying in residence occasionally on weekends and those with "regular" appetites.




Weekend Warrior

Designed for students regularly in residence on weekends and those with "bigger" appetites.




Ultimate Flex

Designed for students who spend more time on campus, want the flexibility of a larger plan and desire the security of more spending power throughout the year.




Meal Plan Locations

Mohawk College Food Services provides a comprehensive list of food service locations on every Mohawk College campus.  

Dietary Accommodations

Menu options across campus meet most needs, however, if you require a specialty diet, we can work together to create a menu to meet your needs. If you would like to connect with someone to discuss how we can accommodate your dietary needs on campus, please complete the Meal Plan Accommodations Request Form and the Residence General Manager will follow up.

Meal Plan/ONE Card Terms & Conditions

Meals may be purchased only by and for the meal plan holder

For each transaction the cashier will examine the photo on the ONE Card to ensure that the person making the purchase is the ONE Card holder. In all cases where the cashier suspects that somebody is using a ONE Card other than the cardholder, the cashier must keep the ONE Card and prevent its use.

The security of a ONE Card remains the cardholder's responsibility. ONE Card's should be treated like a credit or debit card. If a ONE Card is lost or stolen, the cardholder is responsible for all charges made to that card until the card is reported lost or stolen.


Residence meal plans are non-refundable unless the student withdraws from Mohawk College completely.

  • Refunds will be prorated based on the number of days remaining or the remaining balance on your Meal plan, whichever is lower.
  • Refunds due to withdrawal, or of funds added to the mandatory meal plan are subject to an administrative fee of $50.
  • The Residence Meal Plan is non-transferable and expires the day after the April move-out day.


For information regarding your ONE Card, including what to do in the event of a lost or stolen card, refer to the One Card Website

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to purchase a Meal Plan?

Academic Year and Winter Acceptance
Yes. Students living in the Mohawk College Residence between September and April are required to purchase a mandatory meal plan.

Summer Acceptance
Since the College restaurants operate under reduced hours between May – August, there is no meal plan available in the Summer. Summer Residence students should know that Mo’s Restaurant is closed during the Summer Term.

What are the benefits of the Meal Plan?

The meal plan eliminates the need to shop for, prepare, and clean up after meals, allowing students to focus their time on studying, making friends, and becoming a part of the Mohawk College community.

As a student living in Residence, your Mohawk ONE Card provides you with flexibility and savings when making meal purchases on and off campus. Mohawk's meal plan is mandatory for all students living in residence and is meant to supplement the funds you spend on meals throughout the year. That is, your meal plan is not meant to cover all your food expenses during the school year.

The Meal Plan is non-refundable and must be used entirely by the last day of the school year in April. Meal plan dollars do not roll over into the next school year.

How does the Meal Plan work?

The Meal Plan works through a declining-balance system – it’s like having a debit card that only allows you access to purchasing meals/snacks. Students may choose a suitable meal plan from four different meal plan amounts.

The Meal Plan you choose assigns a large amount of money to “Meal Plan” dollars and a smaller amount to “Meal Flex” dollars. The difference between these options are the locations where you can spend that amount. “Meal Plan” dollars are spent at the campus run, on-campus locations. Mo’s Restaurant located inside the Residence is part of the larger “Meal Plan” amount. “Meal Flex” dollars are spent at specific off-campus locations, or on-campus locations run by the MSA. 

What if my Meal Plan runs out?

Students may add money to their One Card by going to the ONE Card Website.

Is the Meal Plan refundable?

No. Students must use their entire meal plan prior to the end of the Winter Term in April. However, if you leave Residence and withdraw from Mohawk College during the school year, you will receive a prorated reimbursement of your meal plan, calculated on a daily basis, for the time you were assigned a room in residence. This is coordinated through the ONE Card office. Meal plans will not be refunded if you are still a registered student living off campus.