A meal plan is required for all residential students. First and Second-year students must select from the Meals Per Week Plans while students who are least in the Third-year must select a Meals Per Week Plan or an A La Carte Plan. Residential students of Phelps and Hausdoerffer who are at least in their Third-year are also eligible for the Apartment Plan. Commuter students are not required to have a meal plan. For specifics on meal plans, please click our My Meal Plan page.
To sign up for a meal plan, please visit the My Housing Portal through Residential Education and Housing. All new residential first-year & transfer students sign up for a meal plan during the housing application process. Returning resident students select their meal plans during the room selection process. Commuter students can also purchase a Meals Per Week Plan through their My Housing Portal, or purchase a Block Plan by contacting Ron Shoemaker at ronald.shoemaker@sodexo.com.

Yes! You have the ability to change your meal plan selection from semester to semester. Please contact Residence Assignments at (609) 771-2301 or visit them online for deadlines: Residential Education and Housing.

Swipes are only good at The Atrium at Eickhoff, our only residential dining hall on campus which is a buffet style with 10 micro restaurants to choose from. Entry into The Atrium at Eickhoff costs one swipe. If you are on a Meals Per Week Plan, your weekly swipe balance will reset every week. Flex Points can be used at any retail dining location on campus. This would include The Lion's Den, Traditions, T-Dubs, all Cafes (Fresh Pride, STEM, Education, and Library), and the C-Store. Flex Points are a declining balance and 1 Flex Point = $1.
Commuters are not required to have a meal plan. If you wish to purchase one, you can choose from a Meals Per Week Plan or a Block Plan. For more information please visit our My Meal Plan Page.
Absolutely! Anne Sugrue is the Registered Dietitian for TCNJ Dining Services an is available to assist students with a variety of nutrition needs such as food allergies, weight management, sports nutrition, and wellness. All TCNJ meal plan holders have FREE access to nutrition consultation services. Anne can be reach at sdhrd@tcnj.edu or at (609) 771-3426.
Yes we offer Vegan and Vegetarian items at every meal. These items are clearly labeled with an orange "V" for Vegetarian or a green "VG" for Vegan. For more information about Vegan/Vegetarian options please reach out to our Registered Dietitian, Anne Sugrue, at sdhrd@tcnj.edu.

We encourage all customers to immediately ask for a manager or supervisor if there is ever a problem in one of our dining facilities. We realize students have very busy schedules, and if they should not have the time to speak with someone immediately, they can email us at mktgcrd@tcnj.edu, or can text a comment or question to 82257. Simply include "TellTCNJDining" along with your message. Customers are also encouraged to attend our Dining Services Committee meetings held every other week. You can find meeting dates, times and locations on the Committee page. Students can also use the Feedback form on our website.

If a student’s card does not work at any dining services location, they should immediately visit Card Services in Green Hall, Room 119.