What is a Meal Plan?

A Meal Plan unlocks delicious meals, coffee, snacks, and more, at 11 locations across campus. Your Meal Plan includes Meal Swipes and Bonus Dollars, conveniently loaded onto your Lancer Card. No need to carry additional cards or cash!


Meal Swipes

Meal Swipes give you access to Dhall, our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall in Dorrill Dining Hall.


Bonus Dollars

Bonus Dollars may be used at any Longwood University Dining location. Visit our locations page for location information, including dining hall menus and hours of operation.


Meal Exchange

With each meal plan you get a set number of Meal Exchanges to use per week that pull from your allotted meals based on your plan. This allows you to use one Meal Swipe as a Meal Exchange at select locations across campus. Meal Exchange typically includes an entrée, side and beverage.

Meal Plan Benefits

With your meal plan, you receive many benefits and perks, including:

  • Quality food made fresh by our culinary team, with a variety of menu options personalized the way you like
  • Healthy choices available all across campus
  • Special events with themed meals and exclusive offers for meal plan members
  • Casual atmosphere with TVs, music and lounge-style seating—perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.
  • Dedicated True Balance Allergen Friendly station at Dhall in Dorrill Dining Hall.

To-go meals: Simply request a to-go box when you swipe your meal at Dhall – learn more about to-go meals.

Managing Your Plan

There are two ways you can check your Meal Swipes and Bonus Dollar balance:

  • Go to lancercard.longwood.edu and sign in to your account.
  • See your Bonus Dollar Balance on your receipt.

Key Dates

  • 8/22/22 First Day of Classes
  • 8/29/22 Last Day for Add/Drop
  • 9/5/22 Labor Day
  • 9/8/22 Convocation
  • 10/6/22 – 10/7/22 Fall Break
  • 10/11/22 Classes Resume
  • 11/23/22 – 11/27/22 Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/28/22 Classes Resume
  • 12/2/22 Last Day of Classes
  • 12/3/22 Reading Day
  • 12/5/22 - 12/9/22 Exams