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Housing and Dining

How easy is this? All your daily destinations—the places you hit to rest, recharge, and relax—are tucked into a compact campus shaded by towering trees and crisscrossed by walking paths. Cozy. Close. Convenient. Although you might need to build in extra time for all those stops to say “hi.”

Residence Life: Your Room Is Ready

Unpack those pillows and posters. You’re home! First-year students live together in on-campus residence halls reserved just for them. Each has its own personality (Allen: drawing room with fireplace; Centennial: game room with flat screen). Options for upper-level students expand to suites, apartments, and townhouses.

So put your feet up and feel at home. Modern must-haves like wireless internet and laundry? Check. Forgot-my-earbuds convenience? Pop into your room from anywhere on campus in 11 minutes, tops. Campus living is easy.

Residential Education: Homebase Plus Makerspace

Your residence hall is a place to invent your college you. We give you the right tools in First-Year Experience, a transition program that’s equal parts living and learning. One example? Choose your first-year seminar and live on the same floor as your classmates, allowing professor-led class discussions to spark pizza-fueled lounge conversations.

Residential education, done right, integrates the social and academic sides of college life, stoking success in both. So why quit at year one? A TCNJ education incorporates four full years of living-learning experiences, purpose built for each step of the journey.

Dining On Campus: Eat Healthy, Eat Hearty

What dining hall? Better fare beckons at the Atrium at Eickhoff, an arcade of 10 micro-restaurants with a design so nervy it’s been touted as a national model. Every meal, every day, is made your way. Step up to the deli, grill, wok-ery, and more. Graze at our sushi, omelet, and (all-day!) cereal bars. Fast. Fresh. Fabulous.

Wherever your rambles take you, sustenance is only steps away. From kiosks to cafés, spots to eat and meet dot campus. And you choose the meal plan that suits your style: sit-down or grab-n-go, late nighter or early riser.

Meet You at Campus Town

Browse every offering and take video and virtual tours of this community.

Campus Town site

The Downtown Next Door

Walk this way: A few quick steps get you to Campus Town, a brand-new retail-and-restaurant hub chockfull of all your favorites. Sushi? Yes! Pizza? Of course! Coffee? No doubt! Choose pub, trattoria, or cantina-style fare and grab a table—indoor or al fresco—for you and your friends.

What else do we love about Campus Town? Its practical Main Street amenities—bank, bookstore, car share, fitness center, and more—make the place just as popular with neighbors as with us. Town? Meet gown!

  • Education Cafe
  • The Atrium at Eickhoff
  • The Atrium at Eickhoff
  • The Library Cafe
  • Traditions at TCNJ
  • Traditions at TCNJ
  • Traditions at TCNJ
  • Traditions at TCNJ, Chef Carl Ruiz