At SLI, we want students to relax and enjoy their meals in the style that they please. Aside from scheduled cooking projects and other mealtime events, students are not required to eat their meals as a group.
There is a range of on- and off-campus dining options:
SLI students may purchase meal plans through U.Va. Dining. Please visit Dining Services for more information on summer options, or call 434-982-5110.
Directly adjacent to University Central Grounds is a 7-block stretch of small shops, restaurants, bookstores and night spots known as “The Corner.” The Corner restaurants, most of them locally-owned, serve low- to mid-priced sit-down and take-away meals. There you can find just about anything to satisfy your palate, including burgers, pizza, bagels, quesadillas, eggplant parmigiana, sushi, Chinese dumplings, Thai-Vietnamese noodles, to name just a few.
Area Grocery Stores
A number of grocery stores in the Charlottesville area can be reached via buses provided by Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT).
The closest shopping center to the university is Barracks Road Shopping Center on the corner of Barracks Rd & Rt. 29 North. There you can find two supermarkets, Kroger and Harris Teeter, along with many other stores and restaurants. See the Barracks Road Shopping Center website for a complete listing.