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.

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 Dining 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 campus housing will be assigned to a plan that fits the minimum requirements.

Student TypeHousingDefault Meal PlanMinimum Meal Plan
First-Year Students All housing Full Board Full Board
Upper-Division Students Campus-Owned Housing 7 Meal 2 Meal
Sorority Members Sorority Housing Full Board Full Board
Sorority Members Not in Sorority Housing 10 Meal 7 Meal
Fraternity Members University-Owned Housing / Fraternity Housing 7 Meal 2 Meal
Fraternity Members Off-Campus None None
Independent Students Off Campus None None

Students wishing to make a change to this assignment may do so by using the online meal plan form. For example: you are in a theme house and your default assignment is the 7 plan, but you spend a great deal of time on campus and feel a 10 plan will better fit your needs.

Fall Term Meal Plan Timeline

Open selection period for meal plans is from April 22, 2019 through June 7, 2019. You may change your meal plan at any time through 4:00 pm Friday, June 7, 2019, for Fall Term. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services. Note: Any approved change after June 7, 2019 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.

Winter/Spring Term Meal Plan Timeline

Open selection period for meal plans is from October 14, 2019 through November 1, 2019. You may change your meal plan at any time through 4:00 pm Friday, November 1, 2019, for Winter/Spring Term. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services. Note: Any approved change after November 1, 2019 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee.

Sick Meal Request Form

Not feeling well? The Sick Meal Request will allow for a designated student (flu 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 flu buddy presenting a completed copy of this form to The Marketplace Cashier. Sick Meal Request forms are also available in The Marketplace.

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 Assistant Director for Dining Services, Andrew Watling, 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.