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:
- Red Sauce Pizza & Pasta
- City Burger
- Snowden (All You Care to Eat)
- Market Place
- BYOB (Build Your Own Burrito)
- Harbor View (All You Care to Eat)
- Liberty Market
- Clock Tower Lounge
- Starbucks (Downcity and Harborside campuses)
- Wildcat Café (We Proudly Serve Starbucks)
- Red Mango
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 JWU Directory.
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 (freshmen) living in traditional housing are required to purchase the minimum plan of 14 meals per week. They have the option to upgrade to 18 meals per week if they choose. 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 or 18 meals per week 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 3 meals per day. Unused meals do not roll over from week-to-week or term-to-term.
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 term based on the plan selected. Unused flex dollars roll over from week-to-week but expire at the end of the term and cannot be rolled over to a new term. Students can also use flex dollars in select campus dining venues for guest meals. Flex dollars can be used for any purchase except Starbucks gift cards.
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 various dining facilities any day of the week. All Wildcat Meals roll over from term-to-term 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.
Commuter students have the ability to purchase Wildcat Meals in blocks of 10, 25 or 50, traditional meal plans or flex dollars. All meal plans can be purchased online. Wildcat Meals roll over from term-to-term 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 class breaks and holidays. Up-to-date listings are posted at each dining facility, on the JWU mobile app, jwuLink and the Campus Dining website. Updates and events are posted on the Campus Dining Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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.