Stress free guarantee: Rollover meals to the next semester or receive a full refund for unused meals if you purchase a meal plan and later decide to not return to campus due to COVID-19

Richmond

The Off-Campus Meal Plan for VCU Students

Stop settling for mediocre food and overpriced meals. Instead, start enjoying the many benefits of Elevate. Order in advance and pick up with safe, contact-free pick up.

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.

Use Elevate at the best Richmond restaurants

Spoon Asian Fusion

Roots Natural Kitchen

The Pit & The Peel

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Order in advance and pick up

  • Safe, contactless pick up
  • Order from your phone

Exclusive restaurant discounts

  • Save up to 50%
  • Loyalty programs

Rollover unused meals

  • $250+/year savings
  • No waste

Use credits to order meals

  • Meals vary between .25 and 2 meal credits
How it works

Want to save $11 off your first meal plan?

Safe, contact-free pick up

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

Order from any web browser, or download our app.

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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
  • 26 restaurants
  • 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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Brad Barzoloski, Campus Waffle owner

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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Get $11 when you purchase your first Elevate plan.