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Dining Options for SLI Students

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. Please note: there are NO cooking facilities in the university dormitories this summer. Students living in the Tibet House will have access to limited cooking facilities.

There is a range of on- and off-campus dining options:

University Dining

SLI students may purchase meal plans through UVa Dining.  Please visit the Dining Services website for more information on summer options, or call 434-982-5110.

The Corner

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.

Off Campus Dining Network

Sign up for meal plan through the Off-Campus Dining Network (OCDN). The OCDN is not directly affiliated with UVA but offers on and off campus meal plans for UVa students.