Graduate students eating in Procter Hall

Share meals with your classmates in Procter Hall at the Graduate College or in cafés across campus.

Procter Hall

If you live in the Old or New Graduate College, you'll likely take most of you meals in Procter Hall at the Old Graduate College. In Procter Hall you'll be awed by the stained glass, high ceilings and the carved trusses that have supported the roof for many years—and the food is pretty good too.

Be sure to read the next section "Meal Plans" to learn about dining options in the Graduate College.

You Have Options

Graduate students living in the Old and New Graduate Colleges are required to purchase a meal plan and may choose from an unlimited plan and three block plans. Graduate students not living in the Old or New Graduate Colleges opt to purchase a meal plan.

With a meal plan, you are entitled to eat in Procter Hall, any Residential College dining hall and at the Center for Jewish Life. Continental breakfast is served at the Graduate College daily and is included with all meal plans.

The unlimited plan allows you unlimited access to the residential dining halls. Block 235 allows 235 meal swipes per semester, or approximately 15 meals per week, and Block 190 allows 190 meal swipes per semester, or approximately 13 meals per week.

Block 95 allows you 95 meals per semester. All three plans allow ten guest meals each semester.

Your TigerCard is your meal card, and you’ll swipe it as you enter the dining halls. Your meal plan is encoded in your card—each swipe of your card is counted toward your meal plan allowance.

Cafés, Kosher Dining and a Food Court

In addition to the residential dining halls, you can get meals and snacks at several campus locations, including the Woodrow Wilson Café, Chancellor Green Café, EQuad Café, and Genomics Café, for self-service meals; the Center for Jewish Life for kosher dining; and the Frist Campus Center for an eclectic mix of eateries in a food court setting. You can check the hours, see menus, and get specific information for each on the Dining Services website.

Dining Services

After Your Dining Hall Closes

The University realizes that you may not always be able to eat during the regular dining hall hours, so you can use your meal plan to buy a late lunch, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and a late dinner, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery. One meal swipe is allotted for a late meal purchase.

Frist Campus Center Food Gallery


You can also get a bag lunch, Lunch-to-Go, Monday through Friday from residential dining halls and some retail locations.