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, the newly restructured meal plans will 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.

  • First-Years will continue to be enrolled in the full board dining plan
  • Sorority members living in the Sorority House - full board dining plan
  • Sorority members not living in the Sorority House - 10-Meal Plan (may opt down to 7-meal plan on request)
  • Upper-division students living in campus owned housing - 7 plan (may opt down to 2-meal plan on request)
  • Independent students living off campus are not automatically assigned any plan but are welcome to enroll in any plan
  • Fraternity members living in university-owned housing, including the fraternity houses themselves, are defaulted to the 7 meal plan (may opt down to 2-meal plan on request)
  • Fraternity members living off campus in non-university owned housing are not defaulted to any campus dining plan, but are encouraged to select one to complement their fraternity plan.

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 23rd through June 15th. You may change your meal plan at any time through 4:00 pm Friday, June 15th, for Fall Term. Changes requested after June 15th must be approved by the Director of Dining Services and if approved, will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. Meal plan changes will not be accepted after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4th. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services.

Winter/Spring Term Meal Plan Timeline

Open selection period for meal plans is from October 15th through November 2nd. You may change your meal plan at any time through 4:00 pm Friday, November 2nd, for Winter/Spring Term. Changes requested after November 2nd must be approved by the Director of Dining Services and if approved, will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. Meal plan changes will not be accepted after 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 3rd. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the Director of Dining Services.