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Student Meal Plan


A “meal” is a combination of items from the menu, which may differ from one on-campus dining location to another, depending on the menu and type of service offered. At each location, signs will define the items that compose a meal at that particular venue.

Commodore Cash VS. Meal Money

Commodore Cash is the primary spending account used by students. It can be used to make debit purchases at any campus retail location that accepts the Commodore Card as a method of payment.

Meal Money is used as an enhancement to the VU Meal Plan. Meal Money is an additional debit spending account available for isolating funds for food purchases. Meal Money can be used at on-campus dining locations, vending machines, and off-campus participating local Taste of Nashville restaurants.

For more information on the Commodore Card, to make a Commodore Cash selection, or to add funds to your Commodore Card, please see Click on “University,” then “First-Year Students” for an overview.

Specific Dietary Accommodations

Vanderbilt Campus Dining is equipped to serve students with food allergies and special diets. Several resources are available, including a registered staff dietitian, an online nutrition calculator, an executive chef, and more.

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