Campus Dining

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Explore Dining Options

NJCU's food service provider, Gourmet Dining, offers resident and commuter students a delectable array of choices at three locations, including the newly renovated Vodra Hall.

The dining services meal plan is mandatory for all resident hall students and begins with dinner on the first day of check-in. Meals are served seven days a week, except on major holidays when the University is closed (e.g., Thanksgiving and Christmas). Commuters can select from two meal plan options, if they so choose.

Flexible Spending Plan

NJCU offers a flexible spending plan that residents and commuters access via the Gothic Card to purchase individual meals and snacks from any dining service location. Similar to a debit card, the amount of any purchase is deducted from your account balance. Gothic Card points, which equal dollars, can be added in $10 increments at the University Center on the first floor of the Gilligan Student Union.

Note: Students wishing to include flexible dollars as part of their financial aid must contact the Office of Student Accounts (Bursar Office) for assistance.

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Summer Dining Schedules


OPEN: Wednesday, 5/15 through Wednesday, 7/3 – 11:30AM to 2PM

REOPENS: Tuesday, September 3rd


CLOSED as of Wednesday, 5/15 – through Monday, 8/26

REOPENS: Tuesday, 8/27 – 4PM TO 8PM

Normal hours resume on Wednesday, 8/28


CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS as of Wednesday, 5/15

REOPENS: Monday, 7/8 – 10AM to 2:30PM

Dining Locations

Student Union Café

Located on the second floor of Gilligan Student Union, the Student Union Café offers the most variety to diners on campus:

  • Daily upscale, restaurant style entree with a protein, starch, and vegetable
  • Daily made-to-order sauté bar
  • Daily grill specials for breakfast and lunch
  • Daily pizza, calzone, and roll specials
  • Tacos, burritos, and taco salads
  • Salad bar
  • Fruit smoothies and ice cream
  • Fresh baked goods

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Vodra Café

The newly renovated Vodra Dining Hall is an all-you-can-eat buffet open to the NJCU community and visitors.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 110:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Professional Studies Smart Market

Avenue C Smart Market is located in the Professional Studies Building, it offers coffee, teas, and soft drinks, in addition to grab-and-go salad, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and an assortment of fresh baked goods.

Subject to the hours of operation for the Professional Studies Building.

Dunkin' Donuts

Located in the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library lobby.

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

For more information on NJCU dining services, visit the NJCU Gourmet Dining Catering and Dining website.