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  • Gourmet Dining, NJCU’s food service provider, keeps the campus population satisfied with delicious, varied cuisine at three (3) dining locations; the Student Union Café, Vodra Cafe and the Starbucks® Coffee Bar. Daily choices include signature hot breakfasts, soups, salads, pizza, grilled-to-order menu options, hot comfort foods, contemporary fare, and regional specialties.

    Dining Services 

    NJCU’s Dining Services provides students with meals at three (3) locations, see below. The NJCU meal plan is a 100% flexible spending plan that you access with your GothicCard. Student on a meal plan can use their meal plan dollars at the Starbucks® Coffee Bar as well.

    GothicCard
    Participation in NJCU’s meal plan program through the GothicCard allows you the freedom to purchase what you want, when you want it and where you want it – with no restrictions. The meal plan program is a user-friendly declining balance system of purchases and transactions. Joining the meal plan is easy. GothicCard points equal dollars and can be used at any dining service location. Points can be added in $10 increments at the University Service Center on the first floor of the Michael Gilligan Student Union.

    Campus Dining
    The meal plan is mandatory for all resident hall students and begins with dinner on the first day of check-in. Your account balance must be used within the semester the meal plan is purchased. Any leftover balance at the end of the semester will be forfeited.

    Be sure to visit the NJCU Gourmet Dining Catering and Dining website for more information. 

     

    Facilities and Hours of Operation 

    Student Union (GSUB) Café 

    • Monday – Thursday:  8:00 am ‑ 10:00 pm
    • Friday and Saturday:  8:00 am ‑ 3:00 pm

    Vodra Cafe
    • Monday – Thursday:  7:30 am ‑ 8:00 pm
    • Friday:  7:30 am - 6:30 pm 
    • Saturday:  10 am - 6:30 pm
    • Sunday:  11 am - 7:30 pm
     
        Meal Time Hours when hot entrees are served:  
    • Breakfast:  7:30 am - 10 am
    • Lunch:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Dinner:  5 pm - 8 pm  

    Starbucks® Coffee Bar (Professional Studies Building Lobby)
    • Monday – Thursday:  7:30 am – 10 pm 
     
    Faculty Dining Room  
    • Monday - Friday:   11:30 am - 2 pm