Campus Dining

Many of Johnson & Wales University's dining facilities are also classrooms for culinary and hospitality students. The university seeks to provide the best products and services for students.

Reasonable efforts are made to address the requests of those who have special dietary preferences based on health, religious or personal needs. Students are welcome to suggest a favorite native or regional recipe.

Visit the Campus Dining website for information on hours, menus and contact information.

The following dining centers are available for students on a meal plan:

  • Harborside Café
  • Willie's (Downcity and Harborside campuses)
  • Snowden (All You Care to Eat)
  • Harbor View (All You Care to Eat)
  • Liberty Market
  • Clocktower Deli & Market
  • Starbucks (Downcity and Harborside campuses)
  • JWU Local

Students who have any questions, suggestions or concerns should contact the manager on duty at the site, or contact Campus Dining.  

Please contact Student ID Services with any card-related issues (e.g., ID card isn't working properly) as well as for all account/balance inquiries.

For hours, location and contact information for Campus Dining and Student ID Services, please consult the Campus Dining website.  

Meal Plans

There are a variety of meal plan options depending on where a student lives on campus. Students are able to select a meal plan when they make their residence hall selection.

First-year students living in traditional housing are automatically enrolled in the All Access Meal Plan. The All Access Meal Plan allows students to dine in at Snowden or Harbor View an unlimited number of times throughout the day. With 12 bonus meals a week, students can choose to dine at any of our other locations or choose take out from Snowden & Harbor View. Returning students living in traditional housing are required to purchase the minimum plan of 10 meals per week. They have the option to upgrade to 14 meals per week or All Access Meal Plan if they choose.

Students living in apartment-style housing are not required to purchase a meal plan; however, they are able to select from any of the meal plan options.

Students have access to their meal plans Sunday through Saturday, for up to four meals per day. Unused meals do not roll over from week-to-week or semester-to-semester. 

Every meal plan offers flex dollars that are loaded to the student's JWU ID card and can be used at all dining locations (e.g., Liberty Market, Starbucks, etc.). This allows students to make smaller purchases rather than utilizing a full meal swipe. The balance will decline as flex dollars are used. Flex dollars are allotted each semester based on the plan selected. Unused flex dollars roll over from week-to-week but expire at the end of the semester and cannot be rolled over to a new semester. Students can also use flex dollars for guest meals. Flex dollars can be used for any purchase except Starbucks gift cards. All vending machines on campus accept flex dollars.

All students also have the ability to purchase additional Wildcat Meals in blocks of 10, 25 or 50. Wildcat Meal blocks can be purchased at the Student Services Center or online, and used at dining facilities any day of the week. All Wildcat Meals roll over from semester-to-semester but expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased. The cost of Wildcat Meal plan is nonrefundable.

Once a student has paid for the plan, they can check the status of meals or flex dollars at any campus dining location. Students must present a valid student ID to enter any dining hall.

Balances can also be viewed by using the Transact E Accounts app. 


Commuter students have the ability to purchase Wildcat Meals in blocks of 10, 25 or 50, a traditional meal plan or flex dollars. All meal plans can be purchased online. Wildcat Meals roll over from semester-to-semester but expire at the end of the academic year in which they are purchased. The cost of the meals is nonrefundable.


Students can use their flex dollars if they choose to purchase meals for guests in the dining facilities. Guests can also pay using cash or debit/credit.


Hours and days of operation vary at each location. Special schedules are in effect during holidays and semester breaks. Up-to-date listings are posted at each dining facility, on the jwuLink and the Campus Dining website. Updates and events are posted on the Campus Dining Facebook and Instagram.


Campus Dining asks that students act and dress in an appropriate manner while in the dining facilities, including, but not limited to, wearing shoes. Specific rules may be posted at each facility. Students must present their JWU ID cards to gain entrance. Lost or stolen student IDs must reported to Campus Safety & Security at 401-598-1103.