On campus for spring recess?

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

Retail Venue Hours

Retail operations will follow an abbreviated schedule beginning Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 24.

See Spring Recess Hours of Operations for hours at each retail venue.

Residential Dining Hall Hours

All dining halls will close after dinner on Friday, March 15 with the exception of Whitman College which will remain open for students with a Spring Recess meal plan. Meal plans include two meals daily, not unlimited meal swipes: brunch and dinner. The plan begins with brunch on Saturday, March 16 and ends with brunch on Sunday, March 24.

All meals are served at the Whitman dining hall. All meal programs are inactive during Spring Recess.

Recess Meal Plans

Students with the unlimited meal plan are automatically enrolled in the Spring Recess meal plan.  Registration is not required.

Spring Recess meal plan allow one brunch and one dinner swipe daily.

Students with block plans or no plan may register for one of two Recess meal plans.

  • Traditional Meal Plan
    Online registration begins Monday, March 4. The fee is $190. A prorated fee will be charged if you register after recess has begun.  If you register after 4:00 p.m. between March 16 and March 21 the plan will be activated on your TigerCard prior to brunch the next business day. Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22.
    Register for Spring Recess meal plan here.
  • Block 5 Recess Meal Plan
    Online registration begins March 4.  The plan allows for 5 meals during recess for a cost of $70.45. If you register after 4:00 p.m. between March 15 and March 21 the plan will be activated on your TigerCard prior to brunch the next business day. 
    Register for the Block 5 Recess meal plan here


Whitman Dining Hours


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


If you are experience problems accessing the online registration form please email us at dining@princeton.edu; include ‘Recess Meal Plan Question’ in the subject line.

If you have a question about a particular meal plan contract, please call us at (609) 258-6097.