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, off-campus Law, Law students residing at Bostwick House, MBA, and 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, click on Star Rez and then click on the off campus meal plan link 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.
  • 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.

Student Athletes

  • All student athletes living in a residence hall are required to have the Spider Unlimited. However, student athletes may select the Spider Plus Unlimited upgrade, but will be responsible for any additional expense not covered by their respective athletic scholarships.
  • Any undergraduate student athlete living off-campus must purchase the Spider Blue plan at minimum.
  • Any graduate student athlete living off-campus must purchase the Spider Red plan at minimum.


Meal Plan Selections Available by Residence

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

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


2024-2025 Meal Plans

 Please contact One Card Services for details on meal plans and policy.

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  • Spider Unlimited Plus $4,925.00 per semester

    The Spider Plus Unlimited is the best plan for busy students who need lots of Dining Dollars. You get unlimited meals at the Heilman Dining Center, plus $1,250 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location. It also includes two bonus guest meals per semester.

  • Spider Unlimited $4,650.00 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 $895 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail locations. It also includes two bonus guest meals per semester.

  • Spider 40 $1,835.00 per semester

    The Spider 40 is a voluntary meal plan for off-campus students and those living in University Forest and Gateway Village apartments. It includes 40 meals at the Heilman Dining Center and $1,300 in Dining Dollars for use at any Dining Services location. Once the meals on the Spider 40 plan are depleted, the cardholder may use Dining Dollars to purchase meals for the cardholder (only) at the Heilman Dining Center. 

  • Spider Blue $1,150.00 per semester

    This plan is designed for off-campus commuting students and includes $1,150 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location or to purchase discounted meals at the Heilman Dining Center.

  • Spider Red $600.00 per semester

    This meal plan is for commuting SPCS, MBA, Law students, and off-campus commuting students. This plan includes $600 Dining Dollars to be used at any Dining Services retail location or for discounted meals at the Heilman Dining Center.