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

Rowan cafe

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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: Chamberlain Student Center
The *NEW* Marketplace
: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
The Tapingo app must be downloaded to eat from the Marketplace. Simply download this app, set up a bank or campus card and order your food. You will get an estimated waiting time for your meal followed by a notification when your food is ready.Tapingo app

Marketplace food options include:

  • BRKFST & Co. – all day breakfast
  • Freshens- Smoothies, wraps & more
  • Crust- Pizza, handhelds & pasta
  • Bowl Life- Allergy friendly foods
  • Sono- Latin foods
  • Smoked- Meats & all the fixins
  • Chef Jet- Asian cuisine
  • Pop Up- Always something new! Varies from Mediterranean cuisines to vegetarian friendly foods

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 – Friday 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

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

prof's place

Places to Eat: Rec Center
Shake’d Up (located in the lobby of the Rec Center): Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. -8 p.m. | Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Places to Eat: Holly Pointe Commons
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.

Grains (located outside of Memorial circle, delicious yogurt parfaits, salads and wraps): Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open September through end of November; reopens after spring break through end of spring semester)

two pizza makers stand behind two fresh pizza pies

Places to Eat: Engineering Hall
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.

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


Places to Eat: Robinson & James Hall
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.

wrap sandwich

Places to eat: Rowan Boulevard 

  • Chickie’s & Pete’s
  • ​Playa Bowls
  • Pizza Hut
  • Dominos
  • Prime Burger
  • Ricci’s Hoagies
  • YOGO
  • Cookie Munchers
  • Rowan Barnes & Nobles
  • Tony Lukes
  • Mexican Mariachi Grill
  • 7-Eleven
  • Ry’s @ Rowan

Places to eat: In Glassboro

Angelo’s Diner, Friendly’s, Gino’s Pizzeria, Italian Affair Restaurant, Jimmy John’s, Landmark Americana, Little Beef’s, Nick’s Pizzeria & Steakhouse, Peking Buffet, Samurai Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Saladworks, Smashburger, Tokyo Mandarin, Little Sicily Pizza, Ciconte’s Italia Pizza, Hibachi Grill, Tomo Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Steve’s Grilled Cheese and Quesdilla Co. to name a few!

Meal Plans:

An All Access Meal Plan provides you with access to each meal period at any of our on campus dining locations. Glassworks Eatery at Holly Pointe Commons is the campus All You Care to Eat dining location.  Download the Dine on Campus app and “know before you go” to see daily menus and nutritional information.  Looking for traditional retail options where you can use your meal plan?  Select from a variety of Meal Exchange options at locations all across campus including the Market Place, Profs Place, James & Robinson and more.  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 runs 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.

dining menu for Rowan

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

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