2021-2022 meal plans are now available for purchase.

What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 30+ locations on Grounds. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes, Meal Exchange, and Flex Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your UVA ID card. No need to carry additional cards or cash! 

Swipes

Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to any of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, including The Dish at O'Hill, Harvest Table at Runk, and the Fresh Food Company at Newcomb Hall.

Exchange

Meal Exchange

Meal Exchange allows you a swipe for specific combos at select retail locations on Grounds. Only one meal exchange swipe per hour is permitted. There is a daily limit of 2-3 meal exchange swipes depending on the chosen meal plan.

Dollars

Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars are included with your meal plan to be used at all UVA Dine locations. Flex Dollars are also eligible to be used with Good Uncle and Papa Johns. Visit our locations page for more information, including menus and hours of operation. 


Guest Meals

Guest Meals

All-Access meal plans come with 10 guest-specific meals per semester. Block meal plan holders may use swipes for guests.

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available all across Grounds
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members
  • Casual atmosphere with wifi, TVs, music and lounge-style seating—perfect for studying or hanging out with friends

All residential dining halls have a dedicated allergen-friendly station called the Copper Hood. Find out more about food allergy management at Cooper Hood online.
To-go meals: simply request a to-go box when you swipe in at any of our dining halls – learn more about to-go meals online! 

Incoming First-Year Information
Every First-Year student is required to have an All-Access meal plan for both semesters. This meal plan allows them to swipe into all-you-care-to-eat dining halls as many times as they would like daily, either 2 or 3 meal exchanges per day and 10 guest meals per semester. Students are then able to choose the amount of Flex Dollars they would like to add to their plan. Remember: parents always eat free with a student on a meal plan!

Meal plans will be available for purchase on the Meal Plans page beginning April 5th. First years should sign up for a meal plan by July 1st or they will be defaulted into the All-Access plan with $150 Flex (the minimum amount available for the plan). While you do sign up for your plan through UVA Dine, you will be billed in SIS with all other UVA charges at a later date. 


Managing Your Plan

There are three ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Flex Dollars balance:

  • Visit the Cavalier Advantage website to view your balances
  • On your receipt after a purchase at any dining location
  • Visit the meal plan office on the first floor of O’Hill, open Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 
 

Key Dates

Key Dates

Summer Dates 2021

  • July 1 -  First Year DeadlineIf you do not choose a plan by July 1st, you will be defaulted into the All Access with $150 Flex Dollars. However, you may upgrade to any other All Access plan at any time by submitting our Dining Plan Change Request Form.
  • There is no deadline or default for Upperclassmen unless they live in a residence hall that requires a meal plan.

Fall Dates

  • August 18 - Meal plans begin for the fall semester
  • September 1 - Last day to change the fall semester meal plan

Spring Dates

  • January 16 - Meal plans begin for the spring semester
  • January 26 - Last day to change the spring semester meal plan

Reminder: Meal plans are an annual contract, billed each semester. Therefore when you sign up for a meal plan in the fall, it continues in the spring- no need to sign up again!