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The Off-Campus Meal Plan for VCU Students

Rollover meals until you graduate, unlock exclusive discounts, and order in advance with safe, contact-free pick up.

What's different about Elevate

Use meal credits to order at restaurants

With everything from healthy salads, sandwiches and wraps to late night pizza, you'll never get tired of choices.

Meals are worth different credit amounts

Each meal credit is worth approximately $10 in value. You can redeem your meal swipe credits for between $2.50 and $20 depending on how hungry you are.

Value is our top priority

As a part of the Elevate meal plan you'll earn major discounts on meals - you'll be eligible for special deals only available to Elevate customers.

Add meals anytime

As a college student, flexibility is everything. Elevate meals don't expire until you graduate, so you can add meals anytime.

Use Elevate at the best Richmond restaurants

Campus Waffle

Kokonut Grill

The Pit & The Peel

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Want to get $11 off your first meal plan?

Mobile ordering

Order from your phone so you can stay safe with contactless pickup.

Exclusive discounts

Enjoy discounts and free meals that restaurants offer to Elevate customers

Rollover meals

On average, students lose 25% of their meal swipes ($250) each semester with traditional meal plans.

High value

Redeem meal credits that are designed to offer students as much value as possible.
How it works

Loved by both parents and students

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Advance order with contact-free pick up

Elevate integrates into restaurant ordering systems, allowing students to order from their phone with safe, contact-free pickup.

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Why we're different

We've made it our goal to improve the dining experience of college students and in the past four years we've proudly served over 350,000 meals to students nationwide. Overpaying for lunch and dinner, settling for subpar food, and scrambling to use up your swipes at the end of the semester will soon be things of the past.

The best meal plan for VCU students and parents

See how we compare side by side

  • Pricing
  • Rollover meals
  • Pay with 529 plan
  • Cancellation policy
  • Elevate
  • Yes, saving $250+/semester
  • Yes
  • Cancel anytime, no fee
  • VCU Dining
  • No, meals expire each semester
  • Yes
  • Must cancel by 9/4/2020
  • Quality
  • Total dining opitons
  • Customization
  • Options available
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Elevate
  • 25+
  • Yes, meals made to order
  • 1000+
  • Many vegan, vegetarian, GF meals
  • VCU Dining
  • 1 main dining hall
  • No, buffet style
  • Limited to dining halls
  • Limited availability
  • Convenience
  • Hours
  • Availability on breaks
  • Advance order
  • Elevate
  • Meals offered 24/7
  • Yes, open on breaks
  • Yes, with Elevate's app
  • VCU Dining
  • Dining halls close at 9PM
  • Limited hours on breaks
  • No

"I really like Elevate- it has been a game-changer since I switched from university meal plans. I’m an adventurous eater, and the university meal plan did not have enough variety or flavor to be worthwhile"

Kieran McMahan, Junior

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Support local restaurants

Elevate partners almost exclusively with independently owned local restaurants. Each Elevate meal you use will directly support small business owners.

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