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Meal Plan Information


Meal Plan Questions


Specific questions regarding meal plans should be directed to the Card Services Office, 228 Wood Support Services Center, second floor, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm. We can also be reached by calling us at (860) 465-5060 or emailing cardservices@easternct.edu. Concise Dining Services information can be found in the Dining Services Brochure. Sign-up for a meal plan by completing a Dining Services Agreement.

Dining Services Precautions for Covid-19 


Dining Services would like to assure you that we are taking every precaution we can to keep our students and associates safe during the school year.

Some of the things you will see in the dining hall are:
1. Plexiglass barriers in all serving areas
3. Reusable to-go boxes are available for lunch and dinner weekdays as well as brunch and dinner on weekends.
4. Following social distancing guidelines
5. Reduced contact meal plan swiping in Hurley Hall

Hurley Food Court - Hurley Hall


Hurley Hall Food Court is our all-you-care-to-eat main dining hall and is open 7 days a week during the academic year and is where the majority of the meal plan is used. (Please see Dining Dollars information below for additional details.) Our specialty stations showcase exhibition style cooking with a rotating regional cuisine and breakfast all day where students can customize their own omelets and breakfast sandwiches. The menus in Hurley Hall feature fresh oven pizza with house-made pizza dough, grill menus feature fresh hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and daily specials and entrée menus include a number of student favorites including vegan & vegetarian items and two house-made soups daily. Our abundant salad bar and deli bar include more than 30 ingredients to create and customize your own salad or deli sandwich.
Present your Eastern EXPRESS CARD for your Meal Plan, Dining Dollars or EXPRESS CASH to purchase and enjoy all you care to eat. The Food Court also accepts cash and debit/credit cards.
View Daily Menus or download the DineOnCampus app.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday
7:15am - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
10:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 8:00pm

hours are subject to change
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Guest Meals


Enjoy a meal with a guest at Hurley Food Court. You can use a Guest Meal (SILVER Plans) or a BLOCK Meal (BLOCK Plans) in conjunction with a student meal. Inform the cashier when dining with a guest. Dining Dollars, EXPRESS CASH, cash, debit/credit cards may also be used to pay for guests. Prices are listed below.

Walk-In Meal Prices at Hurley Food Court


Don't have a meal plan? You can still enjoy a meal at the Hurley Food Court. Dining Dollars, EXPRESS CASH, cash and debit/credit cards are accepted. Prices are listed below.
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Walk-In Meal Prices

EXPRESS CASH, DINING DOLLARS, CASH, DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS Breakfast $7.95
Continental Breakfast $6.25
Brunch $10.75
Hot Lunch $10.75
Lite Lunch $9.75
Dinner $13.95
Premium/Theme Dinner $14.75
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Meal Periods

Weekdays

Breakfast
7:15am - 9:30am
Continental Breakfast
9:30am - 11:00am
Hot Lunch

11:00am - 2:00pm
Lite Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Meal Periods

Weekends & Holidays Brunch
10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner
5:00pm - 8:00pm

hours are subject to change
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No outside containers, reusable bottles, cups or mugs are permitted in the dining hall.

You're permitted to take two pieces of fruit with a to-go meal.

"You're Good to Go" Program


"You're Good to Go" at Hurley Food Court from 11:00am until closing. You can get a "to-go" container from the cashier and take it with you. Your first container cost $5.00 which can be purchased with Dining Dollars, EXPRESS CASH, cash or debit/credit card. Only return the container to the Food Court when you plan on taking another to-go meal or you will be charged $5.00 when you get a container in the future. Containers must be able to close and are not permitted in the dining room. All to-go meals must be eaten outside of Hurley Hall. One to-go meal is allowed during each meal period, not to be used in conjunction with a regular meal.

Dining Dollars


Dining Dollars are funds that are placed on the Eastern EXPRESS CARD. They are part of the meal plan and can only be used for food purchases at on-campus Dining Services locations.

Accepted Here


  • Hurley Food Court
  • Library Café
  • Shafer Café - Closed until further notice
  • Student Center Food Court
On-Campus Dining Services Locations

Dining Dollars Information


  • Dining Dollars are in an account separate from EXPRESS CASH.
  • When making purchases at on-campus dining service locations, the system uses Dining Dollars first before using EXPRESS CASH.
  • Select items for purchase. Present your Eastern EXPRESS CARD to the cashier and the amount will be deducted from your Dining Dollars Account.
  • Run out of Dining Dollars? Simply add EXPRESS CASH to your card.

Dining Dollars


  • Dining Dollars can be used to pay for a guest if you run out of SILVER Meal Plan Guest Meals.
  • Dining Dollars in your account at the end of the fall semester will carry over to the spring semester.
  • They are non-refundable and will zero out at the end of the academic year in May.
  • Dining Dollars cannot be used at the following locations:

Not Accepted Here


  • Card Services Office                    
  • Copiers and Printers
  • Eastern Bookstore
  • Fundraising Events
  • Health Services
  • Laundry Machines
  • Smith Library
  • Student Activities
  • Vending Machines
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Dining Services Policies


  • Please bus your dishes and disposables when you have finished dining.
  • Only take the food you can eat, you can always go back for seconds.
  • Please do not take food; unless in a "to-go" container, dishes or utensils from the dining hall.
  • No outside containers, reusable bottles, cups or mugs are permitted in the dining hall.
  • Your EXPRESS CARD and Meal Plan are non-transferable. 
  • Please do not lend your EXPRESS CARD to anyone or borrow one from someone else.
  • EXPRESS CARDs must be presented to use Meal Plans, EXPRESS CASH or Dining Dollars.
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Hurley Food Court Menus


Daily menus are available on the Chartwells Dining Services website at dineoncampus.com/easternct. Click PLACES TO EAT/What's on the menu? Information can also be found on the Chartwells Dining Services mobile app by downloading app on campus from your mobile device app store.

Important Contact Information



We invite you to call us with questions about Dining Services. Chartwells welcomes feedback you may have about our services. Your opinions and ideas are valuable tools that help enhance our Dining Program.
Dining Services (860) 465-5207
email: dining@easternct.edu
Catering (860) 465-5052

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Catering Services


Chartwells Dining Services has an impressive Catering Department. A full range of catering services are available to students, faculty, staff and campus organizations. The Catering Department can be contacted in the following ways.
phone: (860) 465-5052
email: catering@easternct.edu
website: easternct.catertrax.com

Employment Opportunities


If you’d like to earn extra income while on campus, a job with Chartwells Dining Services may be what you’re looking for! Flexible hours, competitive wages and the benefits of working close to “home” are just a few of the perks. Interested students should call the Chartwells Dining Services Office at (860) 465-5046 or by emailing dining@easternct.edu.
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