Gain convenient access to pre-paid meals across various campus locations through our meal plans.

2024-2025 Meal Plan Information

Returning students for the 2024-2025 school year will continue to choose from a 2/Week Plus, 4/Week Plus, 6/Week Plus, 8/Week Plus, 10/Week Plus or All Access Meal Plan.

All students entering in the Fall 2024 (Class of 2028 and transfers) and all classes that follow, except students living off-campus, will be required to be on the All Access Plan until graduation. This All Access Plan will provide unlimited visits to Vail Commons at any time it is open and an amount of Dining Dollars that may be used at all Davidson Dining campus retail locations and vending machines. Dining Dollars may also be used at Summit Coffee on campus. Dining Dollars that are not spent in the fall semester will automatically roll over to the spring semester for use. Any Dining Dollars that are unspent at the end of the spring semester do not roll over to the following academic year.

Beginning Fall 2024, Vail Commons will have uninterrupted service from open to close.  

Members of the Class of 2028, and all classes that follow, will continue to have the opportunity to join and eat in a Patterson Court organization that serves meals beginning with their second year. Members of those houses will pay the same All Access Plan rate that other students pay and will receive a hybrid meal plan that will include their Patterson Court meals and a number of meals that may be taken at Vail Commons and an amount of Dining Dollars. The combination of these plans will provide the equivalent of 21 meals per week. 

2023-2024 Meal Plan Information

The meal plan structure for the academic year 2023-2024 will remain unchanged from the current year.

The weekly meal plan swipes associated with each plan can only be used at Vail Commons, but each plan comes with Dining Dollars which can be used at any campus dining location. Those locations include: Davis Café, Wildcat Den, Qdoba, Summit Outpost, Vail Commons, The Commons Market, and all snack and beverage vending machines

When a student uses Dining Dollars at Vail Commons (during a week that they may have exhausted all of their swipes), they will enjoy a deeply discounted price - $9.25, plus sales tax, versus the door rate of $13.80, plus sales tax. This is a savings of 33%. Utilizing Dining Dollars at Vail Commons is the most economical strategy to stretch your meal plan.

Meal Plans and semester pricing for the 2023-2024 school year are:

Meal Plans 2023-2024 Semester Pricing Dining Dollars Attached to Plan    
2/Week Plus $1,110.00 400    
4/Week Plus $1,730.00 500    
6/week Plus $2,650.00 850    
8/week Plus $3,535.00 1150    
10/Week Plus $4,075.00 1200    
All Access $4,100.00 800    

First-year students are required to participate in the All Access Unlimited Plan for their first full year at Davidson. This plan provides for unlimited use of Vail Commons. If Vail is open and you are on the All Access Plan, you can come in to eat as often as you like. This plan is available to non-first-year students as well. Non-first-year students, including upper-class students who are living off-campus, are required to purchase, at a minimum, the 2/Week Plus Plan each semester.

In each plan, Vail Commons meal swipes reset for use by 6 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Unused Dining Dollars in the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester.   Any unused Dining Dollars at the end of the spring semester will not roll over to the following fall semester.