Meal Plans

At Washington and Lee University, we understand that each student has diverse dining needs. One day you may need a quick bite on the way to class, and the next you may have more time to relax and enjoy a meal with friends. To help ensure that these needs are met, our meal plans allow the maximum flexibility and value.

Note: If students are not able to or decide not to return to campus, full refunds will be issued for selected or default meal plans.

Undergraduate Plans

All upper-division meal plans will continue to enjoy full retail exchange at all times within all retail outlets. All plans will also feature $225 in Meal Plan Flex Dollars - about $15 per week - to use for à la carte spending across the campus dining locations.

For your convenience all students living in on or off campus housing will be assigned to the corresponding default meal plan as shown below.

CLASSIFICATIONHOUSINGDEFAULT MEAL PLANMINIMUM REQUIREMENT
First Year (Class of 2024) Living in Campus Owned Housing Full Board Plan *Required Full Board Plan *Required
Sophomore Year (Class of 2023) Living in Campus Owned Housing 10 Meal Plan 7 Meal *Must Request
Junior Year (Class of 2022) Living in Campus Owned Housing 10 Meal Plan 7 Meal *Must Request
Senior Year (Class of 2021) Living in Campus Owned Housing 10 Meal Plan 7 Meal *Must Request
Fraternity Members Living in Campus Owned Housing / Fraternity Housing with a Fraternity Meal Plan 7 Meal Plan 2 Meal *Must Request
Living in Campus Owned Housing / Fraternity Housing without a Fraternity Meal Plan 10 Meal Plan 2 Meal *Must Request
Sorority Members Living In Sorority Housing 10 Meal Plan(2020-2021 Academic Year Only) 7 Meal *Must Request
Living in Campus Owned Housing 10 Meal Plan 7 Meal *Must Request

Students wishing to make a change to this assignment may do so by using the online meal plan form.

Example: You are in a fraternity with a Fraternity Meal Plan and your default assignment is a 7 meal plan, but you spend a great deal of time on campus, eat often with friends and feel a 15 meal plan will better fit your needs, you would submit a request by using the online meal plan form.

Law Plans

All law meal plan flex plans are able to be used in all dining units. 1L and 2L students will automatically be enrolled in the Law 1000 Plan which gives you $500 in meal plan flex per semester. Note Fall 2020 Only: The Law1000 plan will be reduced to $250 Meal Plan Flex Dollars due to limited Brief Stop options resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and Virginia Department of Health service restrictions. Additional funds may be added at any time.

Note: Meal plan flex dollars do not carry over from Fall Term to Winter-Spring Term. 3L students are not automatically enrolled in any plan, but can opt in to any meal plan by completing the online meal plan form.

STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONDEFAULT MEAL PLANALTERNATE MP
First Year (Class of 2023) LAW1000 2MP/7MP/10MP/15MP/20MP/Full Board *Must Request
Second Year (Class of 2022) LAW1000 2MP/7MP/10MP/15MP/20MP/Full Board *Must Request
Third Year (Class of 2021) No Requirement 2MP/7MP/10MP/15MP/20MP/Full Board, Law Connection $100, LAW1000

Students wishing to make a change to this assignment may do so by using the online meal plan form.

Example: Your default assignment is the Law 1000 plan, but you spend a great deal of time on campus, eat often with friends and feel a 15 meal plan will better fit your needs, you would submit a request by using the online meal plan form.

Fall Term Meal Plan Timeline

Open selection period for meal plan changes from your default plan is from May 22, 2020 through 4:00 PM on June 15, 2020 for Fall Term. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services.

Note: Any specially approved change, due to extenuating circumstances, made after 4:00 PM on June 8, 2020 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.

Winter/Spring Term Meal Plan Timeline

Open selection period for meal plan changes from your Fall Meal Plan is from October 12, 2020 through 4:00 PM on October 30, 2020 for Winter/Spring Term. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services.

Note: Any specially approved change, due to extenuating circumstances, made after 4:00 PM on October 30, 2020 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.

Sick Meal Request Form

Not feeling well? The Sick Meal Request will allow for a designated student (remedy buddy) to assemble and carry out your meals from The Marketplace and deliver to you. You may notify us of your meal request by web submission of this form or by your remedy buddy presenting a completed copy of this form to The Marketplace Cashier. Sick Meal Request forms are also available in The Marketplace. Students requiring meal delivery must request meals prior to the beginning of the meal period (Breakfast at 7:00AM, Lunch at 11:00AM and Dinner at 5:00PM). All meal requests can be submitted at the same time if it is more convenient for the student. The Marketplace menu is available here. Our staff will then reach out to set a designated delivery time.

Special Dietary Needs

Washington and Lee Dining Services offer a proactive approach for students, faculty and staff with dietary needs. If you have a specific nutrition concern or are allergic to any foods and need help in finding appropriate foods, please make an appointment with our Associate Director of Dining Services, Ryan Miller, for individualized assistance. Students that have a specific food allergy or special dietary needs due to a medical condition, and would like assistance with meeting those needs, please contact the Student Health Center for an appointment.