Dining Plans aren't just for residents. At Longwood University, Dining Halls, Lancer Cafe and Specialty Coffee Houses are social environments where students can sit, relax, socialize, study and become part of campus life. We have many plans for commuters to choose from to make sure they are part of that experience.

Commuter plans are sold on a semester-by-semester basis.  You will need to sign up for a meal plan each semester that you wish to be on a meal plan.  Please visit the Longwood Dining website, and follow the "Commuter" link, to sign-up or change your meal plan. 

Want to add, change or drop your plan?

Commuter Students wishing to purchase a meal plan for the 2016-2017 academic year may do so through the Longwood Dining Services web page.  Students wishing to drop or downgrade his/her meal plan must do so prior to 5 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 (Fall) or Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Spring).  Plans can be added or upgraded at any time throughout the semester, however,  they are not prorated.

Plans to choose from (Fall 2017/Spring 2018):

Dining Plan


Guest Meals

Meal Equivs 
per Week


Cost Semester

19 Meal Plan 19/week 7 7 $175 $2,109.30
14 Meal Plan  14/week 7 7 $275 $1,715.56
10 Meal Plan  10/week 7 7 $375 $1,722.84
Block 160  160/semester 7 7 $325 $1,666.56
Block 80  80/semester   5 $325 $998.20
Block 40 40/semester   5 $175 $510.16

 These fees are subject to change by the Longwood Board of Visitors.

Optional Meal Plans

For Commuter students meal plans are optional. All meal plans are available. 

Semester Allotment 

All meal plans are allotted on a semester basis. Please remember to sign up for a meal plan each semester.

Meal/ Bonus Dollar Carry Over

Meals do NOT carry-over to the next semester. 

Bonus Dollars carry-over from Fall to Spring semester, if a plan is purchased both semesters.  

Meal Transfers

All Meal plans are non-transferrable and are meant for individual use only.  Only the meal plan holder for each individual plan can use the meals assigned to that plan. 

Guest Meals

To treat a friend or family to a meal, Guest meals or Bonus Dollars can be used as available.

Drop or Downgrade

If a student drops or downgrades a meal plan on or before semester deadline, the student will be charged for spent Bonus Dollars, plus prorated daily rate for meals.