Plan Options

2023-2024 Meal Plans

Meal plans are designed to provide maximum flexibility, value, and convenience. These meal plans include declining balance funds called Snack Money that can be used in resident dining rooms (i.e., all-you-care-to-eat) and at retail dining venues. To purchase a meal plan, login to your myHousing account at Additional meal plan information and specifics can be found HERE.

Finger Lakes Plan 
Unlimited access to SAGA (open to close), $325 Snack Money, 8 guest passes, 4 retail meal equivalency swipes per week*, parents eat FREE with students (excluding campus special events), and a FREE birthday cake! 

Seneca Plan 
15 saga meals per week, 3 retail meal equivalency swipes per week*, and $200 Snack Money 

Geneva Plan 
85 saga meals per semester, 17 retail meal equivalency swipes per semester*, and $475 Snack Money 

Pulteney Plan 
35 saga meals per semester, 7 retail meal equivalency swipes per semester*, and $250 Snack Money 

*Meal Equivalency Swipes:

Each plan, based on allowance, may substitute entrees with retail meal equivalency swipes. Meal equivalency swipes can be used for purchases - indicated with the meal equivalency swipe logo - at The Cafe's Grill, Subconnection, Slices, Tres Habanero, and The Cellar Pub. 


  • All First-Year students will be required to be on the Finger Lakes Plan.
  • Any student living in a residence hall must choose a Finger Lakes or Seneca plan.
  • Any student living in a small house must have the Geneva plan or higher.
  • Students living in a co-op may elect to not have one of the HWS-designated meal plans.
  • Any student living in O'Dell's Village or a fraternity/sorority house NOT on a co-op must have a Pulteney or higher plan. 
  • Student with Senior class status, regardless of housing assignment, may select from all 4 HWS-designated meal plans.
  • Undergraduate students living off-campus must have a Pulteney or higher plan. 
  • Graduate or non-matriculated students may elect to not have a meal plan.
  • After the 10th day of semester, students are locked into their selected meal plan unless they want to upgrade.
*There are no exceptions to the above criteria unless a student has an approved accommodation through the Center of Teaching and Learning with a documented reduction or exemption.
The dining team will work one-on-one with all dietary-related requests to ensure HWS dining options fit your needs. 

Community Cash versus Snack Money

Prior to the Fall of 2023, OneCard holders would use "Community Cash" as the primary way to purchase items on campus and at some local restaurants around Geneva. Community Cash could be used to pay for laundry, purchase items at the campus bookstore, purchase bus tickets and senior bracelets and to purchase coffee and pastries at Au Bon Pain. HWS now allows for students to purchase additional "Snack Money" in lieu of Community Cash.

HWS Snack Money

Snack Money, same as always, is the way to purchase additional food and convenience items around campus. When Snack Money that is included with your Meal Plans (above) runs low, you or a family member can easily add additional snack money to your Snack Money Account which is used by simply swiping your OneCard at locations around campus that accept Snack Money. To add Snack Money please click here.