Providence Dining

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Harbor View Menu for June 16-22, 2024

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   Guiding Principles

  • Follow the "Gold Standard" of food safety
  • Create a sense of community in the dining centers, catering to student nutritional and environmental needs
  • Adhere to a service culture orientation through staff training
  • Utilize data and established metrics for efficient financial management, including managing our value proposition, by balancing cost and quality
  • Provide a combination of self-branded and nationally branded offerings
  • Utilize "just in time" food preparation model to allow for fresh meals while adjusting to traditional high/low traffic patterns



About Campus Dining

Our trained professional and student staff is dedicated to always providing the highest level of food quality and service.

About JWU Providence Dining Services

A variety of dining options are available across our Providence campuses.

Our students love the Boar’s Head Deli at Clock Tower; the variety of fresh offerings at the Markets – including daily sushi; and their favorite Frappuccinos, refreshing iced teas and snacks at any of our Starbucks locations.

Our "all you care to eat" locations, Snowden and Harbor View, offer home style selections, rotating cook-to-order stations and fully stocked, fresh salad bars.

Campus Dining strives to provide the high-quality foods and services that offer our students the best nutritional value available, too: The menu offerings are robust and diverse to meet the needs of our entire student body.

Frequently Asked Questions

JWU Dining Services is here to answer any and all of your dining related questions!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I lose my ID?
Please stop at ID Services to get a replacement as soon as you can. We won’t turn you away though - make sure you have a valid photo ID & a copy of your class schedule. Both are needed to get a meal. Please be aware you cannot use another person’s ID.
How do I change my meal plan?
If you are a resident student who want to change the meal plan selection BEFORE the year starts, contact Residential Life.
Can I bring a guest to eat with me?
Yes, you can use wildcat meals, flex dollars, cash or credit to pay for a guest to eat in any of our dining locations.
Can I take food out of the dining halls?
All locations allow for take out optins. In the All You Care to Eat locations, you can choose to dine in or take out. If you would like to do both, two meal swipes are required. 
For those on the all access meal plan, a bonus meal swipe is used for take out at the all you care to eat locations. 
How can I find out what is on the menu?
Our website,, posts the weekly menus for our All You Care to Eat locations. You can also access them through the JWU App/JWU Link. Willie's and Clock Tower Deli’s menus are also available online. Menus are also located on our instagram highlights! 
Can I use cash for meals at the dining halls?
Yes, all of our dining halls accept cash, credit, and flex dollars. All dining locations have meal swipe options as well.
Do you have mobile apps?
We have the JWU Mobile App where you can check dining locations, hours and menus. The Transact E Accounts App allows you to track your meal plan, Flex dollars or add more Flex. The Transact Mobile Order App is used to order from Willie's and Clock Tower. You can also find dining locations, hours and menus!
Does dining do social media?
Of course we do! Follow us on facebook, twitter, tiktok and instagram! Use our hashtag: #JWUEats
When are the dining halls open?
Dining hall hours of operation all vary. Please refer to the directory or website to find a specific location’s hours.
What do I do if I have dietary restrictions or a special diet?
Please contact our office at 401-598-4383 or email us at
When do Flex dollars reload?
Flex dollars reload at the start of each semester.
Do meal swipes roll over into next week?
Weekly meal swipes do not roll over week to week, but Wildcat Meal Blocks purchased are good for the entire academic year.
Can I load extra money onto my Flex?
Yes, feel free to add money onto your Flex at any point. You can do so by going online to, using the Transact E Accounts App or contacting ID Services. Please note that it could take up to 48 hours to load onto your account.
How many swipes can I use in a day?
You are able to use up to 4 swipes per day and unlimited Flex dollars.
What happens if I run out of meal swipes or Flex dollars?
If you run out of meal swipes, you can use flex dollars, cash or credit to pay for meals. You can also purchase an additional block of meals to use for the year. If you run out of Flex dollars, you can add more using the Transact E Accounts App, online at or contacting ID Services. Please note that it could take up to 48 hours to load onto your account.
What are Flex dollars?
Flex dollars are just like cash. It is accepted at all our campus dining locations. You can even use your flex dollars at any of the vending machines on campus! Flex dollars are good through the whole semester, but do not roll over.
How do meal swipes work?
Meal swipes are available at all dining locations. One swipe gives you access to our All You Care to Eat locations. All other locations have meal swipe options varied by menu and choices.
What are Wildcat Meals?
Unlike the traditional meal plan where meals are apportioned on a weekly basis, Wildcat Meals are valid for one academic year. You can also use Wildcat Meals for a guest.
When do meal plans start and end during the week?
A traditional meal plan includes meals allocated on a weekly basis, from Sunday morning breakfast through Saturday evening dinner. Weekly meals will be reset before Sunday breakfast each week.
What are the different dining options available at Johnson & Wales?
We offer nine different venues that offer a variety of unique food stations across our 2 campuses, serving options such as grilled food, Starbucks, sushi and homestyle favorites.
How does my student track their balance and stay on budget?
Your student can access their account balance on the Transact E Account App. Students can use the app to monitor their meal plan so that they can stay on track with how they use their swipes and flex dollars.
What are the Transact Mobile Ordering & E Account Apps and does my student need it?
Yes, and you should also download it! Transact E Accounts allows you to see in real time the balance of meal swipes and Flex dollars. There is also the ability to add money onto the student’s account. On the Transact Mobile Ordering App you can also view dining venue information such as hours of operation and order from Willie's and Clocktower.

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