Freshmen, Don’t Freak! It’s Easy to Eat

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New students, you’re going to want to bookmark this post. While hanging around Holly Pointe after moving my freshman brother into his dorm, I received the same question from multiple people in regards to food. “Can you explain this meal plan to me?” There are many new things to learn coming into college, like where’s the cheapest place to get your books from or the best time to go to the gym. But, it seemed to me that everyones prime focus was on the food. I mean, meals are pretty important when it comes to college. So here’s my easy breakdown of what’s what when it comes to eating at Rowan.

Places to Eat: Residential Dining

The Marketplace (located on the first floor of the Student Center): Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Glassworks Eatery at Holly Pointe Commons: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.two pizza makers stand behind two fresh pizza pies

Places to Eat: Satellite Dining

Owl’s Express Cafe (located in both James and Robinson Halls, great for a quick snack grab): Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Einstein Bros Bagels (located in the new engineering building): Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grains (located outside of Memorial circle, delicious yogurt parfaits, salads and wraps): Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Au Bon Pain Express (located in lobby of Science Hall, healthy choices, comfort food and sweet treats): Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COMING SOON- Smoothies located in the lobby of the Rec Center: Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. -8 p.m. | Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.bagels

Places to Eat: Retail Dining- All in Student Center

ROGO (basically our Rowan Wawa): Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Peet’s Coffee and Tea (hand roasted beans and baked goods to accompany your cup of joe): Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.| Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Owl’s Nest (the essential 3 S’s: soups, salads and sandwiches): Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Food Court (Prof’s Pizza, Pollo, Green Zebra, Create, Xpress, Sono): Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prof’s Place (Grill Nation and Jersey Mike’s): Seven days a week 11 a.m. to 1's place

Meal Plans:

An All Access Meal Plan will allow you access to The Market Place with unlimited entries each meal period. If you do not like what is being served in the Market Place at any given meal period, you can use a meal exchange at another location across campus. A meal exchange allows you to get a full meal for no additional cost at another dining location. Meal exchanges are considered “meal swipes”, so you won’t be able to use it again until the start of another meal period.

Period Time
Breakfast Period #1 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Mid-Morning Period #2 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Period #3 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mid Afternoon Period #4 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner Period #5 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Late Night Period #6 9:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m.

Dining Dollars Vs. Rowan Bucks:

Dining Dollars are flexible spending dollars that can be used for dining purposes ONLY. They can be used at any on campus dining location and at select Rowan Blvd. food vendors. This ensures that you always have dollars for food.

Rowan Bucks can be used for anything, at any on-campus dining location & at over 80 vendors throughout the Glassboro community. I like to save my Rowan Bucks for my Walgreens trips, drive thru run to Wendy’s or sushi from Samurai.

Hopefully this post provided some helpful explanations and you don’t stress over eating. Be on the look out for food and cooking tips coming soon.

Story organized by: Vanessa Vause, junior public relations major and advertising minor





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