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Campus Food

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining options need to be wider for students to choose from because the few choices can become tiring to eat from occasionally especially for a freshman without a car.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: A lot of food choices esp for people with any diet restrictions. I am vegetarian and my friend was gluten free and vegetarian but we always found something to eat whatever time of day it may be.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: The places downstairs in the student center aren't horrible if you need something quick. The cafeteria has a bunch to choose from but you have to be careful when you go because they have times where there's pretty much nothing out in between "meal times" and that can last for awhile.

1 College Student

Campus Food: Only reason why I have a meal plan is because my parents made me and so did the school (it's required for residents). You're better off eating out at Wawa every night.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The downstairs caf is usually very good, but the service is extremely slow at certain places. The upstairs caf is okay, but the food at the global stand is sometimes unrecognizable as to what it is. I feel that they should be giving us more quality food considering the fact that we pay a lot of money to eat there, and freshman are required to purchase a meal plan. The food is also generally unhealthy, and I think it would be appreciated if there were more healthy options available.

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Rowan University has a contract with Sodexo Food Services, which does a pretty good job. With nine different locations where students can go to eat, Rowan’s biggest strength when it comes to dining is its variety. The Marketplace, which is the main eating spot, has different stations to suit any needs—the buffet-style eatery features Asian, an American grill, and an Italian station where pizza is made fresh, not heated from frozen boxes. The food isn’t bad at any of the stations, and because there are so many different places to eat, the lines are never unbearable—that is, not until late when Prof’s Place is the only open eatery.

If it is 12:30 a.m. and you find yourself hungry after an exhausting night of studying, chances are you will go to Prof’s Place because it’s the only place open from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. During those times the lines are generally unbearable at Prof’s Place—no exaggerating. When the lines are backed up, it generally takes a good 20 to 30 minutes for a meal that is made to order. That being said, the dining staff are some of the best people on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4160 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Freshmen must choose between 14 meals a week or an unlimited meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
The Marketplace
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Press
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Muffins from Jazzman's
  • Omelets
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
General Tso's chicken from The Marketplace
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Cheesesteak from Profs Place
  • Ice cream
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • 7-Eleven
  • Arby's
  • Burger King
  • Checkers
  • Ciconte's Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Esgro's Deli
  • Friendly's
  • Hunan Wok
  • La China Poblana Restaurant
  • Little Beef's
  • McDonald's
  • Ming Lok
  • Nick's Pizza
  • Saladworks
  • Samurai Japanese Steak House
  • Shop Rite
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Tomo Sushi
  • Wendy's
Special Options
Rowan offers vegan and vegetarian options.
Did You Know?
Students can also play pool in the same room that houses the Profs Place.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Café a la Cart
Location: Robinson Hall
Food: Coffee, desserts, salads, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Food Court
Location: Student Center, bottom floor
Food: Fast food, Mexican, salad
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Jazzman's
Location: Student Center
Food: Baked goods, breakfast, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Market Basket
Location: Student Center
Food: Convenience store, take-out meals
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
The Marketplace
Location: Student Center
Food: Asian, deli, entrées, grill, pizza, salad
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Owl's Nest
Location: Student Center
Food: Full-service restaurant
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Press
Location: Student Center
Food: Panini, salads
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Profs Place
Location: Student Center, bottom floor
Food: Deli, grill
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Pronto Fresco Express
Location: Education Building
Food: Baked goods, grab-and-go items, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Rec Café
Location: Rec Center
Food: Energy drinks, salads, smoothies, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 106 responses

  • 21% Prof's Place
  • 17% The food Court
  • 15% Downstairs Caf/off campus places
  • 13% Ry's Bagels
  • 8% None. Buy food off campus.
  • 6% The Owl's Nest
  • 5% I mostly buy food off campus- commuter
  • 4% A lot of food choices
  • 3% The Game Room
  • 2% Off-campus organic food markets
  • 2% Campus food is terrible now that Sodexo is gone.
  • 1% Wow
  • 0% The food is so bad.
  • 0% Green Zebra
  • 0% The food on campus is disgusting.
  • 0% Starbucks
  • 0% Dominos pizza on robo
  • 0% Food Truck

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 152 responses

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  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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