WPU Dining - Sodexo

Welcome to Dining Services at William Paterson University of New Jersey. On the behalf of Sodexo Inc., let me say that we are excited to have the continued opportunity to offer dining and cartering services to the William Paterson University community.

As you explore this site, you will find details about meal plans, calendar events, hours of operations, and much more. You'll also find current menus for all dining areas.

Your ID Card is used to access your meal plan at various dining facilities on and around campus. Be sure to have your WPUNJ ID card before visiting one of our locations.

Dining Services understands that communication is a key ingredient to great service. We will use this site to keep you posted on our offerings and special events. Please contact us at (973) 720-3300 or by e-mail at fs-robinsond@wpunj.edu if you need further infomation or assistance. We invite you to offer your comments, questions, and suggestions.

We look forward to seeing you this semester!

-Drew Robinson, Dining Services Director

Selection Guides (Please click images below)

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How your Meal Plan Works

We have designed our dining plans so that you can chose when, where and what you want to eat to best fit your schedule and dining needs. Your dining plan is encoded on your WPUNJ ID card so that you can have easy access to your account wherever you go.

There are several different ways to use your dining plan on campus. Our dining plans consist of value meals combined with a declining balance account called Meal Plan Pioneer Express. The value meals are added to your account the beginning of every week (Sunday morning). The declining balance is added at the begining of every semester upon approval. You can use the Meal Plan Pioneer Express at any point during the semester. Students can also purchase an additional plan which acts as a declining balance account for the entire semester if they would like additional funds on top of their traditional dining plan. This is called Pioneer Express.

Meal Passes

Monday through Friday there are four meal periods per day - one meal per period.

  • breakfast = 7:30am - 11:00am
  • lunch = 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • dinner = 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • late night = Sunday through Thursday 9:00pm - 12 (midnight) at Wayne Dining Hall only

Saturday and Sunday there are two* meal periods per day - one meal per period.

  • brunch = 9:00am - 4:00am
  • dinner = 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • late night = Sunday only 9:00pm - 12 (midnight) at Wayne Dining Hall only

You can use one meal during each of the meal periods. Meal passes normally consist of an entrée, side dishes and a drink. Each of our dining locations offers many different options so that you can customize your own meal to fit your tastes.

 Dining Services Offers a Feast for the Senses

The University's dining program gives students the choice of three campus locations: the Wayne Dining Hall, University Common Paterson Food Court and Cafe 1600 Valley Road. The Wayne Dining Hall offers several hot entrees (several of which is meatless), vegetables, a self-service salad bar, a burger and pasta bar, bread and butter bar, spice bar, dessert and a choice of beverages.Snacks are a snap in the Student Center. If you are in a hurry, or don't care for a full meal, you may opt to snack at the Paterson Food Court, which includes Billy Bear Grill, SubConnection, Pioneer Pizzaria, Mein Bowl and Wingery.

Our Dining Services department is here to serve you day and night, every day.

Student life at the University, particularly its on-campus hospitality services, is a feast for senses. Tasty, nutritious full-course meals, and a food court that offers a diverse selection for those who can't wait or are on-the-go, top notch facilities that may be put to a variety of uses to suit one's every need, and, most conveniently, an easy way to pay for it all ... are just some of the benefits that make the University a consumer-friendly locale.

GUEST MEAL RATES - University Commons Wayne Dining Hall

Breakfast & Continental $7.08

Brunch $9.07

Lunch $9.07

Dinner $10.39

Premium Night $11.43 (Tuesday)

Late Night $7.08 (Sunday - Thursday)