Centenary University Alert

Centenary University Alert: Please visit the Centenary University COVID-19 area of the website to learn the latest updates.

Cyclone Dining at Centenary UniversityA message from Lisa Bechtold, Dining Services Director.

“Welcome back, Cyclones! We have been looking forward to serving you on campus and providing exceptional customer service as your Dining Services team at Centenary University. My team is committed to raising the bar and creating a one of a kind culinary destination for you on campus. Although in our “new normal” we are faced with many new challenges we are committed to serving a wide variety of delicious food in Cyclone Dining Hall and have worked hard this summer to launch a new ordering app for Starbucks and Late Night. You can still look forward to many fun, engaging promotions throughout the year with great food front and center. You will have a voice in the future of the dining program with many new ways to communicate and to provide us with important feedback. We can’t wait to see you!”

Visit the Cyclone Dining Website for more information.

Lisa Bechtold
Dining Services Director
Cyclone Dining at Centenary University

If you have a food allergy or medical need that impacts your ability to eat well on campus, reach out to us- Lisa.Bechtold@sodexo.com.  We can also connect you with our Dining Services Registered Dietitian.

1867 Caterers at Centenary University

1867 Caterers - Centenary University Dining Services1867 Caterers is delighted to share our Simply To Go catering guide with you! Safety, quality and great service remain our priority. Gatherings are an important part of the Centenary University culture, and we are here to assist in your planning. While your event may ‘look’ different, we are committed to providing a safe and joyful event. Our staff will deliver and serve with masks and gloves at all times. Contactless service, repetitive sanitizing, and individually packaged items will be standard procedures while following current NJ COVID guidelines. Our catering department is committed to working with you to fulfill special menu requests, set up design and safety additions. We look forward to hosting, and making your event a memorable experience for all!

Place a Catering Order: https://centenaryuniversity.catertrax.com/

Marylin Crus - Sodexo Catering ManagerMeet Marilyn Cruz – Catering Manager
Marilyn is excited to work with all our patrons to answer any catering questions or help design the ideal culinary experience for your next event.
Email: Marilyn.Cruz@sodexo.com
Office: (908) 852-1400 Ext. 2337

For Your Safety

Please read changes made to our policies and procedures to ensure your safety when dining with us.

Resident Dining

  • Cyclone Dining Hall will operate as a grab and go dining location, limited outdoor seating will be available throughout campus
  • Self service stations will now be operated by an employee
  • Hours of Operation will change to allow for disinfecting timeframes & increased social distancing
  • Masks must be worn when entering location
  • If you are feeling ill, please reach out to the campus nurse for a sick tray & stay home
  • Quarantined students contact Student Life for meal inquires

Retail Dining

  • Order in advance technology is being developed to increase the speed of service as well as aid in social distancing
  • Seating will be limited to follow state guidelines, outdoor seating will be available
  • Starbucks will be open Mon– Fri with a reduction of hours
  • Order-ahead and mobile pay for Starbucks and Late Night through BITE + Apple Store or Google Play


  • Download the “Bite” app for mobile ordering in your smart phone to view our daily menus – BITE + Apple Store or Google Play
  • Text CycloneDining to 82257 for dining updates, promos and giveaways
  • Follow us at Cyclone Dining on Instagram
  • “Bite” our mobile order platform allows you to order Late Night or Starbucks in advance

Health & Safety

  • Masks & gloves are worn by all employees
  • Face coverings required for customers in all dining establishments
  • All high-touch surfaces cleaned and sanitized multiple times throughout the day
  • Plexiglass has been installed by registers and food pick up areas
  • Enhancements to staff training to ensure a safe dining environment
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available

Meal Plan Info

  • Reload your Dining Dollars at anytime by visiting the Business office during regular Business Hours
  • Special events and promotions included throughout the semester
  • Dining Dollars from your Meal Plan may be redeemed at all dining locations on campus
  • New Commuter Meal Plans are available on our website! Purchase can be made in the Business Office.

Additional Info

  • Employees recently exposed or exhibiting symptoms not permitted to work
  • All staff to self asses health daily prior to arriving to work
  • Floor signage in all dining locations encourage social distancing and traffic flow
  • Any questions or concerns, please email our General Manager Lisa.Bechtold@sodexo.com
  • Catering requests should be done virtually through Marilyn.Cruz@sodexo.com


  • Student ID is required at all times for access to the cafeteria.
  • Please do not remove china, glassware, utensils, etc.
  • Please do not remove food from the dining hall areas.
  • Shoes must be worn in the dining room at all times.

Groups wishing to post signs or distribute flyers in the dining halls should request permission of the Dining Services Director, Lisa Bechtold.

Cyclone Dining Hours of Operation 11/30 – 12/18

Cyclone Dining HallLackland Center
We are proud to offer a dining program complete with signature brands and menu selections that include just about every item you can imagine. Just feast your eyes on what we have available! Featuring a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants.

Cyclone Dining Hall offers 12 different dining destinations, from classics like pizza, deli, soups, salads and a grill to more specialty stations like My Kitchen, Create Your Own, Rustic Roots and Simple Servings. Below are some of our featured dining destinations.

Monday – Friday

Breakfast 7:30am – 10:30 am

(Closed for cleaning 10:30am – 11:00am)

Lunch 11:00am – 2:30pm

(Closed for cleaning 2:30 – 3pm)

Late Lunch 3:00 – 4:00pm

(Closed for cleaning 4:00 – 4:30pm)

Dinner 4:30 – 7:30pm

(Closed for cleaning 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Late Night – 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

Brunch 11:00am – 2:30pm

(Closed for cleaning 2:30pm – 3:00pm)

Late Lunch 3:30 – 4:30pm

Dinner 4:30 – 7:30pm

(Closed for cleaning 7:30pm – 8pm)

Late Night 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Cyclone MartLackland Center Introducing Cyclone Mart, the next evolution in micro markets – a modern space where you can get a hot cup of Starbucks™ coffee or tea, grab and go foods, gourmet ready-to-eat meals, and even Sally BOT – custom salad to order vending machine – through an easy self-checkout experience that lets you enjoy the pace you want. Students in a hurry can grab a “Pick Four” for a meal swipe from twelve. Swipe and be on your way!

  • Monday-Friday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday – 11:00am – 2:30pm

StarbucksStudent Activities Center
Starbucks roasts high-quality whole bean coffees. Other premium beverage options include rich espressos, lattes, and Teas.

Along with your favorite Starbucks beverages, this fall you can enjoy delicious breakfast sandwiches like eggs and turkey sausage on a bagel or our signature egg whites, spinach and gouda cheese pocket. Our grab and go menu, Simply To Go, will be available at Starbucks.

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 3:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am – 1:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday – Closed

CU PizzaLate Night Pizza Pickup – Lackland Center
We know cravings can strike Cyclones at any time. That’s why we’re excited to offer CU Pizza – a late-night dining destination available from Tuscany in the Cyclone Dining Hall that allows students to pre-order pizza and wings for pick-up to enjoy in or take to go.


Trotter CaféEquine Center
Trotter Café features freshly made salads and sandwiches, freshly made salads, as well as a selection of Sushi, Parfaits and fresh fruit salad as part of our Simply to Go program.

  • Monday – Friday – 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday – CLOSED

Meal Equivalency

For added flexibility and variety, Meal Equivalency allows a student on a Meal Plan to use a swipe outside the dining hall in Starbucks, Late Night at Cyclone Dining Hall and Cyclone Mart. Students can use one meal equivalency swipe per day at the various locations below for a max of seven Meal Equivalency swipes per week.

Starbucks Anything purchased over the equivalency amount will be charged to credit/debit, cash or declining balance dollars/cyclone dollars

  • $4 equivalency for Breakfast
  • $5 equivalency for Lunch

Anything purchased over the equivalency amount will be charged to credit, debit, cash, Dining Dollars or Cyclone Dollars.

Late Night at Cyclone Dining Hall Meal Swipe Equivalency $6.25 – Anything purchased over the $6.25 will be charged to credit, debit, cash, Dining Dollars or Cyclone Dollars.

Cyclone Mart – Pick Four Meal Equivalency at Cyclone Mart comes in the form of our Pick Four program. Pick Four is a grab and go exchange meal: Meal plan holders can select from a pre-set menu and pick one entrée, one side, one dessert or whole fruit and one fountain beverage.

What is the difference between Dining Dollars and Cyclone Dollars?

Dining Dollars are part of your meal plan, each of the Resident Meal Plans comes with a different allotment of Dining Dollars. Meal plan holders can supplement their meal plan with Cyclone Dollars or add on additional Dining Dollars to their Meal Plans. If a student does not have a Meal Plan, they are able to add Dining Dollars or Cyclone Dollars to their campus card as well.

Cyclone Dollars can be used at all dining destinations on campus. Cyclone dollars can be added to you Cyclone Card at any time during the year. Cyclone dollars stay with you until you graduate. These can be used at select off campus locations. Cyclone Dollars can be purchased in the Business Office.

Dining Dollars can be used at all dining destinations on campus. They can be added to your card at any time during the year. Dining Dollars will roll from Fall semester to Spring semester. They can solely be used on campus. Dining Dollars can be purchased in the Business Office.