Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all. Our dining plans were designed with you in mind. If you are looking to enjoy a meal with friends or just a snack on the go – we’ve got a plan to fit every appetite.

We’ve kept what’s most important to you in mind, building in the convenience, flexibility, quality, value and healthy options you deserve. Explore our dining plan options to learn more about what would be the best fit for you.

Don’t worry - simplicity and convenience are all within reach. Once you have a Dining Plan, your student ID works like a debit card. Just swipe your card and the meal is deducted from your Dining Plan account.

  • Do I need to buy a Dining Plan?
    All students residing in Brandt, Johnson, Rhoads, GRCIII, GRC, Honors College and Cabaniss Halls are required to have a dining plan.  The default dining plan is 200 + $300. 

  • Will my Dining Plan auto renew for next semester? 
    Spring dining plans automatically renew for students residing in dorm-style residences (listed above). Automatic spring plan renewal is optional for students not residing in dorm-style residence halls.

  • Will unused meal swipes or Dining Dollars roll over? 
    Any unused meal swipes or dining dollars will not roll over to a future semester or year.

  • If I have already purchased a Dining Plan, can I change it?
    Deadline for changes to your dining plan for the Spring Semester: 4:00 p.m., February 1, 2019.

  • Can I add an additional dining plan during the semester?
    Yes! Additional dining plans can be purchased at any point during the semester. To add a dining plan, call dining services directly at 804-828-1148.

    Enroll in a Spring 2019 dining plan

Dining Plans

Dining Plan Options
Dining plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Your dining plan includes dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. You'll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! We've got you covered. See our Dining Plan options below for more information.


Spring 2019 plan options
*300 Swipes + 100 Dining Dollars $2,290
*250 Swipes + 300 Dining Dollars $2,220
*250 Swipes + 175 Dining Dollars $2,095
*200 Swipes + 300 Dining Dollars $2,032
*200 Swipes + 150 Dining Dollars $1,882
150 Swipes + 105 Dining Dollars $1,422
100 Swipes + 75 Dining Dollars $961
50 Swipes + 75 Dining Dollars $561
25 Swipes + 75 Dining Dollars $320
5 Swipes + 160 Dining Dollars $209

*Required Plans for all students residing in Brandt, Johnson, Rhoads, Honors College and Cabaniss Halls, GRCIII, GRC

Required Plans
All students residing in Brandt, Johnson, Rhoads, GRCIII, GRC, Honors College and Cabaniss Halls are required to have a dining plan.  The default dining plan is 200 + $300. 

See our Dining Plan options below for more information. 
Enroll in a Spring 2019 dining plan
Dining Dollars
Dining Dollars work like a pre-paid debit card that allows for purchases at Shafer Court Dining Center or any VCU retail dining location. 

As long as you have a dining plan, you may purchase additional dining dollars ($25 minimum) online by credit card only at any time during the semester. Dining Dollars cannot be billed through the VCU Department of Student Accounting and must be purchased through VCU Dining Services. 

Dining Dollars do not carry between semesters.

Running Low on Dining Dollars
Check your Dining Dollars balance at vcucard.vcu.edu.
Faculty and Staff
The Faculty and Staff 50 Swipes dining plan gives you 50 meals to use for one year from the purchase date at our All-You-Care to eat dining hall as well as use the Swipes to purchase meal combos at designated VCU retail locations on both the Monroe Park Campus and the MCV Campus.

Need help with your dining plan?


Customer Service
Alex Boothe

804.828.1148