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Eat up


Each semester, VCU chefs serve up 16 types of cuisine, from American to Caribbean to Korean to Mexican to Thai. Our dining facilities, which number 21 (and counting), serve up whatever you crave — whenever you crave it. If you live in a residence hall, a meal plan is required; but at VCU, you may still want one if you move off campus.

What’s on the menu?

Whether you’re in the mood for cupcakes, pie, shrimp, steak or stir-fry at Shafer Court Dining Center, a made-to-order salad from Jonah’s, a latte from Starbucks, a sub from Quiznos or the lunch special at Chili’s — one of our newest dining addition on campus — we’ve got numerous options to please your palate.

Plenty of other dining establishments including ethnic restaurants, coffee houses, ice cream stores, pizza joints and sub shops sit just blocks from campus.

Delicious and nutritional

With so many flavorful and healthy options on campus and surrounding the VCU community, students take time to relax with friends or study for tests while satisfying their cravings.