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Meal Plans are convenient, flexible, and come with many different options. First-year students are required to have a meal plan for both semesters, giving your student access to more than 25 locations across Grounds, with hours ranging from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

UVA Dining offers these features:

All Access Meal Plans

First-year students have the option of two plans for their required meal plan membership. 

Both the Ultimate Access Meal Plan and the All Access 7 Meal Plan provide all access to eat inside the University's three residential all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms (O-Hill, Fresh Food Co. at Newcomb, and Runk) seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

All Access Meal Plans provide unlimited swiping in the residential dining rooms. This means as long as your student is eating in O-Hill Dining Room, Fresh Food Co., or Runk Dining Room, she or he can swipe as many times a day as wanted. Please note that unlimited swiping is for eating in UVA locations only. Students are encouraged to eat in to get the best value out of their meal plan.

Plan pricing is available on the UVA Dining website.

Meal Exchange and To-Go Meals

Meal Exchange permits meal plan-holders to use a swipe for a meal at select retail locations on Grounds during each location's Meal Exchange posted hours.

To-Go meals at residential dining halls also are considered a Meal Exchange swipe. Students may ask for a to-go box and a to-go cup to get their meal for take away. Please note and discuss with your student that To-Go meals are expected to be a well-balanced meal that fits in the container. There are limits to this program that are upheld by the spirit of the Honor Code.

Meal Exchange usage does not affect your student's ability to use unlimited sit-down meals at residential dining halls.

Plus Dollars

Each dining plan includes Plus Dollars, which can be used in all of UVA's dining locations, tax-free. They work like an ATM or debit card. Students can use their Plus Dollars for beverages, snacks, coffee, and convenience food items at on-Grounds cafés, food courts, and convenience stores. The total purchase is subtracted from the student’s Plus Dollar dining plan balance. The balance can be checked through the Cavalier Advantage website. Plus Dollars can be added to your student’s card at any time. See Frequently Asked Questions.

Corner Cash

Corner Cash is a new program launching fall 2019 that can be added to meal plans. Corner Cash can be used off Grounds at any of our Community Partner restaurant locations as well as on Grounds, like Plus Dollars at any UVA Dining location. Corner Cash balances will carry over from spring to fall as long as the student has an active meal plan.

Food Trucks and Delivery

Food trucks are available weekdays during lunch in the Amphitheater for students' dining convenience. The trucks are owned and managed by partners in the Charlottesville community and partner with UVA Dining.

Delivery from Papa John's Pizza and Ming Dynasty is also an option for Plus Dollar spending.

Something From Home

This offering is designed to make it easy for parents, guardians, relatives, and friends to send a little love to their student away in college. These cakes, cookies, and punch cards are intended to deliver an encouraging word, a good luck on finals, or simply say "I miss you!" More information is available on the Gifts tab on the UVA Dining website.

Residential College Plans

Students who reside in Brown College, Hereford College, and the Language Houses (French, Spanish, and Shea) are required to participate in a Residential Dining Plan.

First-year Residential College students must choose either the Residential Ultimate Access Meal Plan or the Residential All Access 7 Meal Plan.

Plan pricing is available on the UVA Dining website.

Transfer Student Options

Thousands of upperclass UVA students have a meal plan, whether they live on Grounds or off Grounds. The expanded upperclass meal plan options can be purchased on the UVA Dining website. First-year students are not permitted to purchase an upperclass meal plan. They must select the Ultimate Access or the All Access 7.

Upperclass students also have the option of selecting the Ultimate Access Meal Plan or the All Access 7 Meal Plan.

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