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Meal Plan Requirements

The University of Richmond identification card serves as a meal card, debit card, and student ID. It may only be used by the individual to whom it is issued, and is not transferrable. Locations and meal plan access maybe limited or unavailable during academic breaks. Please refer to the Dining Services’ website and calendar for current details and updated information.

  • Only currently enrolled University of Richmond students can participate in meal plan selection.
  • Meal plan participation is required as part of the residence hall housing agreement.
  • All students living in campus residence halls or in Pacific and Atlantic Houses are required to purchase meal plans.
  • Students will make meal plan selection during room draw on Star Rez.
  • Students living in the residence halls are required to have the Spider Unlimited or may upgrade to the Spider Plus Unlimited for more dining dollars.
  • Students living off campus are not required to have a meal plan, but can purchase a Spider Blue, Spider 40, Spider Unlimited and Spider Plus Unlimited. To make a selection log in to Bannerweb, click on Student Services, then click on the Housing Main Menu to select a meal plan. Please check Spiderbytes regularly for more information and deadlines for changes.
  • Off-Campus Law, MBA, SPCS students are not required to have a meal plan, but can purchase a Spider Red, Spider Blue, Spider 40, Spider Unlimited and Spider Plus Unlimited. To make a selection log in to Bannerweb, click on Student Services, then click on the Housing Main Menu to select a meal plan. Please check Spiderbytes regularly for more information and deadlines for changes.
  • Students residing in the University Forest or Gateway Village apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan but may participate in Spider Plus Unlimited, Spider Unlimited and Spider 40. You will be given an opportunity during room selection to choose a meal plan.
  • All first-and second-year student athletes must sign up for the Spider Unlimited meal plan. Any student athlete living off-campus must purchase the Spider Blue plan at minimum. Student athletes may also select the Spider Unlimited Plus meal plan but will be responsible for any additional expense not covered by their respective athletic scholarships.
  • The selection of the Spider Plus Unlimited will result in an additional expense beyond the Spider Unlimited that may not be covered by scholarship funds.
  • Returning students will choose a meal plan during the housing selection process.

A student's housing assignment determines meal plan requirements as follows:

Meal Plan Selections Available by Residence

Residence Spider Plus Unlimited Spider Unlimited Spider 40 Spider Blue Spider Red
All Residence Halls, 
Pacific House and Altantic House
             
Law Dorm                   
University Forest Apartments
Gateway Village Apartments
                  
Off Campus Undergrad                        
Off Campus MBA, SCS, and
Law School Students
                            

2017-2018 Meal Plans

Spider Plus Unlimited          $3,510.00 Per semester

The Spider Unlimited is the best plan for busy students who need lots of Dining Dollars. You get unlimited meals at the Heilman Dining Center, plus $1095 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location. It also includes two bonus guest meals per semester. 

Spider Unlimited          $3,190.00 Per semester

This is the default meal and all students living in residence halls are automatically assigned to this plan. Students may upgrade to the Spider Plus Unlimited for more even Dining Dollars. This meal plan includes unlimited meals at the Heilman Dining Center, plus $780 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail locations. It also includes two bonus guest meals per semester.

Spider 40          $1,370.00 Per semester

The Spider 40 is a voluntary meal plan and is specifically for students who live in University Forest and Gateway Village apartments.  It includes 40 meals at the Heilman Dining Center and $980 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location

Spider Blue          $900.00 Per semester

This plan is designed for off-campus commuting students and includes $900 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location or to purchase discounted meals at the Heilman Dining Center.

Spider Red          $450.00 Per semester

This  meal plan is exclusively for commuting SCS, MBA, and Law students. This plan includes $450 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location or for discounted meals at the Heilman Dining Center.

Meal Plan Changes for 2017-2018

  1. Spider Unlimited is the default plan for residence halls and has more dining dollars
  2. Spider Unlimited Plus has more dining dollars
  3. Spider 40 has some meal plan punches and more dining dollars
  4. Red and Blue plans have more dining dollars

*Purchasing meals on campus with Dining Dollars are tax free and that saves you 11.33 cents on every dollar.  It adds up fast!