Mandatory Meal Plan

The Mandatory Residential Meal Plan applies to all students living in the following residences: Carrefour Sherbrooke, La Citadelle, New Residence Hall, Royal Victoria College, University Hall, Douglas Hall, Gardner Hall, Molson Hall, and McConnell Hall.

Students living in Solin Hall or MORE are not on the Mandatory Meal Plan and they have access to kitchen facilities in their residences. These students have the option of purchasing a Saver Meal Plan.

  • The Mandatory Meal Plan is designed to support students who are away from home, usually for the first time.
  • The plan eliminates the need to shop, prepare, and clean up after meals, allowing students to focus their time on studying, making friends, and becoming part of the McGill commmunity.
  • Eating together is also a great way to meet new people. In short, being on the Mandatory Meal Plan helps students have an easier transition into university life!


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Highlights of the Mandatory Residential Meal Plan

Save on taxes.... Almost 15% savings!

The Mandatory Residential Meal Plans are tax-exempt, saving you almost 15% on taxes on most food item purchased in 21 different locations on both campuses. As specified by Quebec sales tax laws, some confectionary items are not applicable. You also save money due to no bank transaction charges.

Rollover Plan

When your contract expires on April 30th, 2019 the remaining balance in your home base account will be automatically transferred to a rollover plan. A combined $50 minimum from both the home base and flex accounts applies. See this page for more information on the Rollover Plan.

A complimentary meal

One complimentary meal is included in the cost of the Mandatory Residential Meal Plans. During Move in Week-end in August, Food and Dining Services will offer all new resident students a complimentary meal in the residential dining halls.


In order to encourage the use of alternatives to take-out containers, and to help reduce the use of paper cups, Food and Dining Services provide every student registered in the Mandatory Meal Plan an Eco-Kit composed of a reusable bag, a reusable SHHS Coffee/Tea Mug and reusable containers that can be recycled in Ozzi machines or exchanged at the cash for a token.

Students who are on the Mandatory Residential Meal Plan will be charged an additional $500 in oneCard dollars. Funds can be used to pay for laundry in residence, to purchase taxable food items on campus, and at select vending machines. For more information, visit the oneCard homepage.