Welcome, Class of 2023

Monday, Aug 5, 2019

We're looking forward to serving you this upcoming year.

Our first meal occurs at lunch on Saturday, August 31 when we welcome all students from the Class of 2023 and their families in their residential college dining halls.

During the weekend, please introduce yourself to our team members and let us know how we can make your dining experience at Princeton a wonderful one.

Student Schedule

Saturday, August 31

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lunch in residential college dining halls for students and their families. There is no charge for families to attend this meal.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Dinner for first-year students only in residential college dining halls.

Sunday, September 1

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Continental breakfast in residential college dining halls for students.
  • Noon – 1 p.m., Lunch in residential college dining halls for students.
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Origins dinner for first-year students only in residential college dining halls.

Friday, September 6

  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Dinner in all residential dining halls. Whitman stays open until 8 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Shabbat dinner, Center for Jewish Life

Saturday, September 7

  • All meal plans, except the Two Extra Meals for juniors and seniors, are active.
  • 10 a.m. – noon, brunch; 5 – 7:30, dinner.
  • Center for Jewish Life opens noon – 1:30 p.m. for brunch and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. for dinner.

Sunday, September 8

  • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., brunch
  • 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Pre-rade BBQ on Alexander Beach; all dining halls including CJL closed.

Monday, September 9

  • 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., breakfast
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., lunch
  • First-year students eat in residential colleges with advisors

Tuesday, September 10

  • 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., breakfast
  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., lunch
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., dinner

Wednesday, September 11

  • First day of classes
  • Lunch to Go and Late Meals begin

Kosher Meals

During the weekend, the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) will be serving kosher meals:

  • Friday, August 30 Shabbat dinner at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 31 lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Third Meal from 7:10 to 8:10 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 1: Closed

Allergies and Special Diets

If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, please introduce yourself to any of our chefs or dining hall managers. You may also contact our registered dietitian, Melissa Mirota, RDN, who can advise you on healthy food choices and review potential allergens.

If you are unsure about a particular menu item, please ask. We're here to help.

About Origins

Origins is an interactive dining experience held during undergraduate students’ first-year orientation that highlights where our food comes from and why it matters. As the first meal of the year, Origins cultivates a consciousness and ethos of sustainability in service to local and global communities and inspires a culture of gratitude for community efforts to support local farms and food purveyors, as well as for those who prepare their food. We nourish students to be their healthy best while strengthening community engagement and providing high-quality, great-tasting food prepared with healthy, sustainable ingredients by a passionate team. Through Origins, and other sustainability programs during the year, we highlight what we do every day within the context of environmental challenges to encourage thoughtful solutions.


Menus and nutrition information may be found at menus.princeton.edu

Residential colleges dining hall information and locations may be found here

If you have questions, please visit our table from 8 a.m - 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 at the Lewis Center for the Arts Forum on Alexander Road. You may also e-mail us at dining@princeton.edu.