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Using Your OneCard

Meal Plans and Meal Plan Changes

Residence students will receive a mandatory meal plan of either Dorm or Apartment style. These plans are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Plan Changes and Deadlines

Meal plan change requests can be emailed to after you receive your invoice for tuition etc. until Sept. 30. Meal plan changes will not begin to be process until September 15th.          On Oct 1, all residence meal plans lock in for the academic year and cannot be changed. The plan locked in will be received again for the winter semester.

Requests for change must come from the student account holder only, using their Mylaurier email account. Included, we require your full name and student id number. It is strongly advised that you try your initial plan for a couple weeks before requesting a change.

Dorm vs. Apartment Plans, and Upgrading

If you are assigned dorm residence you will have a dorm plan by default, and apartments will receive the apartment plan automatically. Dorm students cannot request an apartment plan, but apartment students can upgrade to a dorm style by email request as outlined above.

Meal plan balances of flex dollars will Carry Forward and remain available for use at all the same participating food and beverage providers for as long as you are an active registered student. Dorm access to the Dining Hall-Fresh Food Company expires at the end of the semester purchased.

Meal plan balances cannot be used for Bookstore purchases or printing. For more information, see the Deposits, Balances and Refunds page. 

On-Campus Meal Plan Locations

You can use your meal plan flex dollars at the following on-campus locations:

  • Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall)
  • Terrace Food Court (Union Market, William's Fresh Café, El Torito, Mr. Sub, Golden Dough and Harvey's)
  • Second Cup (Library)
  • Starbucks (lower Concourse)
  • Subway (Bricker Academic)
  • Tim Hortons (Science)
  • Wilf's Restaurant
  • Byte 75 Coffee & Social (Lazaridis Hall)
  • Frank's Coffee Haus (Peter's)

Campus Convenience Dollar Venues

You can use your convenience dollars anywhere OneCard is accepted as long as you are an enrolled Laurier student. Accounts with no activity for 24 months will render the account to be deactivated and not refundable. Convenience is the ONLY account accepted at the following locations.

  • The Bookstore
  • International News
  • Veritas Café (located on campus)
  • The Wellness Centre
  • Snack vending machines on campus
  • Printing with PaperCut
  • The Hub-printing services

Convenience Plans

As a Brantford student in residence, you have three options. All three plan costs are per term (fall/winter). The following costs are based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Welcome plan: $455.00
  • Study plan: $535.00
  • Comfort plan: $645.00

You can add more money to your OneCard at anytime. 

On-Campus Locations

Locations currently accepting the OneCard as a method of payment:

  • Stedman Community Bookstore (RCW)
  • Golden Grounds Coffee (RCW)

Off-Campus Locations

Your plan is accepted at the following Brantford participating vendors:

  • Boston Pizza (50 Market Street)
  • FreshCo Grocery Store (50 Market Street)
  • Sunset Grill (50 Market Street)
  • The Works Burger Bistro (80 Dalhousie Street)
  • Gino's Pizza (63 Brant Avenue): For delivery call 519.759.0505
  • Nine North Viet Thai Cuisine (85 Dalhousie Street)
  • The Belmont (1 Market Street)
  • The Hawk Shop (RCW)

The bus pass is automatic for full-time students only (2.0 or more credits per term). The bus pass can now be opted into for part time students. It is not administered by the OneCard office, but is online at: This is available during the same add/drop period each semester. Any questions should be directed to Service Laurier.

You will see the bus pass fee on your LORIS account for the fall and winter terms. 

If you have further questions, consult with the Students' Union

For information on bus pass options available for purchase, visit the GRT website.

Students registered at the Brantford campus have access to the Brantford Transit services during the academic year with their OneCard.