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

Luckily, there’s an endless amount of food options on campus, so eating all three meals a day is never an issue. Figuring out where to go can definitely be overwhelming, so freshmen, have no fear, your meal guide is here. 

Location: Chamberlain Student Center
The Market Place: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m to 8 p.m.

The GrubHub app must be downloaded to eat from all locations on-campus, The Market Place, Prof’s Place, Einstein Bagel Bros, Au Bon Pain, We Proudly Brew Starbucks & Holly Pointe Dine In or To Go. Just download this app, set up your Rowan Card (and your bank card if you aren’t ordering off your meal plan) and order your food. You will get an estimated waiting time for your meal followed by a notification when your food is ready.

Student browsing pastries at Market Mullica Hill at Rowan University.

The Market Place 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 fixing

Chef Jet – Asian cuisine

Pop Up – Always something new! Varies from Mediterranean cuisines to vegetarian-friendly foods

Peet’s Coffee and Tea (serves breakfast sandwich combo meals, available on meal exchange, coffee and pastries): Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.| Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Photo of Peet's Coffee in Rowan University's Student Center.

The Owl’s Nest (an à la carte dining restaurant, open to students, with the essential 3 S’s: soups, salads and sandwiches): Monday – Friday 11 a.m to 2 p.m. 

During Student Center construction beginning in summer 2022, these next businesses have moved from the lower level to The Market Place. 

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

Prof’s Place (Grill Nation and Jersey Mike’s): Seven days a week, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Sushi Do: Mon-Thurs. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Photo of Jersey Mike's Subs in the Student Center at Rowan University.

Location: Holly Pointe Commons
Holly Pointe Dine In (or To Go): 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.

Photo of pizza from Holly Cafeteria at Rowan University.

We Proudly Serve (located in Holly Pointe): 9am-9pm

Location: Engineering Hall
Einstein Bros Bagels (located on the first floor, facing Rowan Hall): Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo of Enstein Bros. Bagel in Rowan University's Engineering Building.

Location: 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.

Location: Robinson and James Hall
Owl’s Express Cafe, great for a quick snack grab: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owl’s Express in Robinson Hall has been temporarily closed. Owl’s Express in James Hall will remain open.

Location: Business Hall
Saxbys Coffee, located on the first floor, serves up all-day breakfast, teas, smoothies and signature drinks.

See our video on this student-run business here:

Location: Rowan Boulevard 

Chickie’s & Pete’s

Playa Bowls

LaScala’s Fire

Student's enjoying Cookie Munchers on Rowan Blvd.
Students enjoying Cookie Munchers on Rowan Blvd.

Pizza Hut



Cookie Munchers

Rowan Barnes & Noble 

Mexican Mariachi Grill

Alumni Grill


Ry’s @ Rowan

Oishii Ramen

Dawn to Dusk Cafe

Location: In Glassboro

Angelo’s Diner, Peter & Sons Sandwiches, Gino’s Pizzeria, Italian Affair Restaurant, Jimmy John’s, Landmark Americana, Monarch Diner, Nick’s Pizzeria & Steakhouse, Peking Buffet, Samurai Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Saladworks, Smashburger, Tokyo Mandarin, Little Sicily Pizza, Thai Thai, Tomo Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Steve’s Grilled Cheese and Quesadilla Co. — to name a few!

Meal Plans:

First-year students can purchase an All Access Meal Plan, or a 14 Weekly Meal Plan. An All Access Meal Plan provides you with access to each meal period at any of our on campus dining locations, while a 14 Weekly Meal Plan provides you with two meal swipes a day. 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 Hall, Sushi Do, 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.



Breakfast Period #1

7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Mid-Morning Period #2

9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.

Lunch Period #3

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mid Afternoon Period #4

2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Dinner Period #5

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Late Night Period #6

9 p.m. -1 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 and at over 80 vendors throughout the Glassboro community. I like to save my Rowan Bucks for my Walgreens trips, drive-through runs to Wendy’s or sushi from Samurai.

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Story by:
Alyssa Bauer, senior public relations major

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