A meal plan is mandatory for all students living on the main campus, as well as those students living in Lancer Park, Longwood Village and the Longwood Landings.  Meal plans are optional for commuter students.

students in dining hallWe know that most of your day will be spent on campus and we want you to find the best plan that suits your needs.

Meal plans are offered to students to help enhance your college experience. Participating in a meal plan makes it easy and convenient to sit, relax, study and socialize with your friends in one of our Dining locations. 

Join us and enjoy the social aspects of dining on campus!

Residential Meal Plans

Freshmen Living on Main Campus

  • All Access
  • Block 225 (default meal plan) 

Upperclassmen and Transfers Living on Main Campus

  • All Access
  • Block 225 (default meal plan) 
  • Block 160

Upperclassmen Living in Longwood Managed Apartments

  • All Access
  • Block 225 (default meal plan)
  • Block 160
  • Block 80 

Want to add or change your meal plan?

Residential Students wishing to downgrade his/her meal plan for the 2018-2019 academic year may do so prior to 5 p.m. on the Drop/Add day of each semester, which is August 27, 2018 (Fall) and January 23, 2019 (Spring).  This can be done through the Student Housing Gateway.  Please utilize the link below to access the Student Housing Gateway.

Commuter Meal Plans

  • All Access
  • Block 225 
  • Block 160
  • Block 80
  • Block 40

Want to add, change or drop your meal plan?

Commuter Students wishing to purchase a meal plan for Fall 2018 can buy them through the Add/Change Commuter Meals Plans link below.  Students can add, drop or change your meal plan during the drop/add period.  No meal plans can be dropped or downgraded after 5:00 p.m. on the last day of drop/add, which is August 27, 2018 (Fall) and January 23, 2019 (Spring).  Commuter meal plans are not prorated and must be purchased each semester. If the meal plan is dropped after the first day of classes, a pro-rated charge will be assessed.

Meal Plans

All meal plans are offered on a per semester basis.  Meals do not carry over but any remaining bonus dollars will carry over from Fall to Spring semester, as long as a meal plan is purchased both semesters.

All meal plans consist of: 

  • Meals
  • Exchanges
  • Guest meals
  • Bonus dollars


Meals can be swiped in our all-you-care-to-eat location in Dorrill Dining Hall. Each time you eat in the Dining Hall, one meal is subtracted from your semester balance. Just swipe your card on your way in the door and enjoy your meal. 

Unused meals do not carry over to the next semester. 

Meal Exchanges

Meal exchanges can be used to purchase certain combo meals at the P.O.D Market, Greens to Go, FarmGrill or a to-go meal in Dorrill Dining Hall.  Each meal plan comes with a certain number of exchanges per week and are deducted from your total meal count overall.  Meal exchanges reset weekly.

Guest Meals

Want to treat a friend or family member to a meal?  All meal plans come with a set number guest meals that can be used in our all-you-care-to-eat location in Dorrill Dining Hall.

Bonus Dollars

Bonus Dollars are tax-free dollars that come with each meal plan, each semester, and can be used in any of the Longwood Dining operated retail operations.   Bonus Dollars will carry over from the Fall to Spring semester, as long as a meal plan is purchased both semesters.

1 Bonus Dollar = $1.00

Bonus Dollars (with Meal Plan) Dining Locations:

  • Moe's
  • Chick-fil-A
  • P.O.D. Market
  • Greenwood Snacks
  • Elwood Express Food Truck
  • Willet Concession Stand
  • Dorrill Dining Hall
  • Greens to Go
  • Starbucks
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Panda Express
  • FarmGrill

Lancer CA$H and Bonus Dollars ... Here's the Difference.

Lancer CA$H

  • You decide how much to deposit and when to deposit
  • Never Expire
  • Refundable when you leave for good
  • Use at all on-campus food, laundry, printing, vending, books, etc.
  • Use off-campus at local restaurants and stores

Bonus Dollars (with Meal Plan)

  • Tax-free predetermined amount included with the meal plan
  • No additional deposits to bonus dollars
  • Carry over from Fall to Spring if you have a meal plan both semesters. Expire at the end of Spring semester
  • Use 'em or lose 'em
  • Use only at Longwood Dining Services' food locations
  • Cannot be used off-campus

Where can I use Lancer CA$H and Bonus Dollars?

Lancer CA$H

Longwood Dining Locations (see list)

  • Barnes & Noble @Longwood & Cafe
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Copiers and pay-for-print
  • Vending machines
  • Parking Services (decal)
  • Campus Recreation Center
  • Health & Wellness Center
  • Lancer Card Center (ID replacement)
  • Library
  • Longwood Post Office
  • Longwood Printing Services
  • Registrar's Office
  • Theatre Box Office
  • Willet Concession Stands
  • Off-campus locations:
    • Bojangles’
    • Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Burger King
    • CVS Pharmacy
    • The Fishin' Pig
    • Macado's
    • Main Street Bagels
    • McDonald's
    • Papa John's Pizza
    • Pino's Italian Restaurant
    • Rite Aid
    • Sheetz
    • Subway
    • Uptown Coffee Café

Bonus Dollars (with Meal Plan)

Longwood Dining Locations:

  • Lancer Cafe'
  • Moe's
  • Chick-fil-A
  • P.O.D. Market
  • Java City
  • Elwood Express Food Truck
  • Willet Concession Stand
  • Dorrill Dining Hall
  • Outta Here