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Dining Plans  


At U.Va., meal plans are convenient, delicious, flexible, and loaded with options. Meal Plan membership provides more than 25 dining options across Grounds with hours from 7:00 am to as late as 2:00 am. With meal swipes and Plus Dollars to access all these services, you get guaranteed value, whether you eat on-Grounds three times a week or three times a day! See our Dining Plan Options section for more information.

To Purchase a Meal Plan or Add Plus Dollars

1) Click "Login/Create Account." You can create a new account using the email address and password of your choice
2) Add your address under "Manage Addresses."
3) Select the meal plan you wish to purchase.
4) Make sure you enter the student's 9-digit UVA ID number to complete the order. This number is found on UVA ID cards. First years and transfers, you can obtain your UVA ID number at:

To Check Your Available Meals and Plus Dollar Balance
1) Log in to Cavalier Advantage.
2) Your Plus Dollars and any Additional Plus Dollars balances you have added to your plan will show up in the center box under "Account."

Meal and Plus Dollar Roll Over Policy
Meal plans are annual contracts. If a student makes no changes to or upgrades their dining contract, all meals and plus dollars will roll over to the spring semester. If a student downgrades their Semester 50 or 100 meal plan, they will forfeit all unused meals. Plus dollars will roll over to the spring semester. If a student cancels their meal plan, they will forfeit both unused meals and plus dollars. There is a $50 cancellation fee.

To Report A Lost ID Card
1) Go to Cavalier Advantage.
2) Choose Lost/Found Card from the left hand menu to freeze your account and protect your card balances and privelges.


Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions!
Know what's included in your meal plan...

Use a meal swipe for all-you-care-to-eat meals at residential dining rooms on Grounds: O'Hill Dining Room, Fresh Food Company at Newcomb Hall & Runk Dining Room.

Plus Dollars
You can spend Plus Dollars at on-Grounds cafes, restaurants, and convenience stores. You can add additional Plus Dollars anytime.

Meal Exchange
Meal Exchange means you can use a swipe for a specific Meal Exchange Combo at select retail locations on Grounds. 
(Limitations apply. Please view Meal Exchange/To Go Policy and Procedures.)

To Go
This option allows you to take a To Go meal from any of our dining rooms if your schedule does not allow you time to have a sit down meal. 
(Limitations apply. Please view Meal Exchange/To Go Policy and Procedures.) 

Guest Meals
Guest Meals allow you to treat friends and family to a meal in the dining room. Each meal plan comes with a specific number of guest meals.