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Campus Dining Services

    The meal plan is mandatory for all resident hall students and begins with the dinner on the first day of check in. Meals are served seven days a week, except on major holidays when the University closes (ex. Thanksgiving and Christmas).Your meal plan account balance must be used within the semester it is received. Any leftover balances at the end of the semester will be forfeited. No refunds or credit to individuals will be given due to academic scheduling problems, trips taken by residents for academic or extracurricular purposes, conflicts with schedules or personal reasons.


    NJCU’s Dining Services provides students with meals at two dining service locations. With our newly renovated Vodra Dining Hall we are excited to introduce our new ultimate dining meal plans. By purchasing any of the resident plans, you receive unlimited access to the Vodra Dining Hall.

    Residents will have sixteen different dining stations to choose from.

    NJCU also offers a flexible spending plan that students can access with their Gothic Card, to purchase individual meals and snacks from the Gilligan Student Union Café, Vodra Dining Hall and Starbucks. Any time a student makes a purchase at any of the dining locations, the amount of the purchase will be deducted from the student’s balance.

    NJCU’s food service operation is managed by Gourmet Dining. The dining services office is located in the Student Union Building on the second floor, 201-200-2107.

    Joining the meal plan is easy. Gothic Card points equal dollars, and can be used at any dining service location. Points can be added in $10 increments at the University Center on the first floor of the Gilligan Student Union Building. However, students who would like to include their Flexible dollars as a part of their financial Aid must contact the Bursar Office for assistance.

    Hours of Operation

    Vodra Dining Hall
    **Note: Hours are modified for Holidays and University Breaks
    Continuous Dining Hours * Residents Dining facility
    Gilligan Student Union Cafe
    Monday through Friday.....8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday.............................7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Professional Studies Starbucks Cafe
    Monday through Friday......7:30am - 8:30pm
    Saturday & Sunday............CLOSED