Imagine a VCU meal plan with options like
Roots Natural Kitchen Kokonut Grill &Pizza The Pit and The Peel Oh! Mochi

The St. Clair County Community College meal plan, powered by Elevate.

"The food is tasty. The advance ordering option is efficient and convenient. The rewards at the different locations are super fun!"

Claire Watson

Over 1,000 5-star reviews

We let you use your meal plan at Richmond restaurants instead of dining halls.

Rollover meals

Save $250+ each semester

Order in Advance

Save time and pick up

Exclusive discounts

Earn rewards as you eat

A fair value

Get what you pay for

Students have ordered 1,500,000 meals through Elevate since 2015

Sophia Penton

Claire Gibbs

Anya Bhargava

Carson Crossman


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MIchael Anthony

Issy Denevan

Sophia Penton

Claire Gibbs

Anya Bhargava

Carson Crossman

How does Elevate work?

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Purchase your meal plan.


Order from thousands of menu options using Elevate credits.


Skip the line and pick up! Plus enjoy exclusive discounts.

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What restaurants are on Elevate?

Order at 22 Richmond restaurants with one meal plan.

All restaurant partners

El Taco Guapo
NYC Vegan
Auntie Ning's
On A Roll
Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine
Bon Chon
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee
Global Fusion
Ellie's Hot Dogs & Ice Cream
The Fancy Biscuit (Pick-Up Only)
Red Eye Cookie Co
Spoon Asian Fusion
Ipanema Cafe
The Pit and The Peel (1210 W Main St)
Potbelly (1400 N Arthur Ashe Blvd)
Benny Ventano's
Kokonut Grill
Poke Sushi Bowl
Roots Natural Kitchen
Little Mexico (Take-Out Only)
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How does Elevate compare to dining halls?

VCU Dining

Rollover meals

Order ahead

Late-night food access

Thousands of options

22 Richmond restaurants

Want to get $11 off your first meal plan?

Is Elevate cost effective?

Yes! Restaurants offer deals to attract your business away from dining halls.

Many meals are $1-$2 less than what you would pay without Elevate, and also less expensive than VCU Dining.

"It’s super great that you can save more money by buying more meals at once."
- Emma L
"Elevate is great! It’s so user friendly and saved me so much money throughout college."
- Madison G
"It saves so much money if you're always buying food on the corner, which I love!"
- Zorin V
"Elevate is a super easy, convenient way to save on restaurants that you would already probably be eating at."
- Hannah G
"Elevate is dope because I can save money on every meal and it sure does add up."
- Ivan L
"Elevate has great meal options and saves me money in the long run."
- Summer K

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
  • 22
  • 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.

What kind of meals can I order?

Try eating this at dining halls



Spoon Asian Fusion

The Pit and The Peel (1210 W Main St)

Roots Natural Kitchen

"Elevate has awesome features like quick online ordering which is very convenient when having a messy college schedule."

James Gabel

What parents are saying about Elevate

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