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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase a meal plan?

Yes! It's a great value and it is William Paterson University’s policy that all designated Campus Residents purchase a meal plan each semester/quarter.

Does Pioneer Express carry over from year to year?

They are carried over from the fall to the spring when a new meal plan is purchased in the spring. They are not carried over from year to year.

Can I change my meal plan if it does not fit my needs?

Yes! Changing to a bigger or smaller meal plan can be done during the first week of school. Changing to a larger plan is possible at any time during the semester.

What is Pioneer Express?

 Pioneer Express is a smart and easy way to make purchases at any dining location on campus and at participating Wayne area restaurants. Pioneer Express is stored on your student ID card.

Do Meals carry over from semester to semester?

Meals may be used during the semester in which they are purchased. They do not carry over from semester to semester.

If I'm not a Resident Hall Student, where do I buy my meal plan?

If you live off-campus, you can purchase a traditional meal plan through Hospitality Services in the University Commons, 1st Floor.

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Important Info

Selection of a Campus Dining Services Meal Plan entitles you to a Meal Card, which allows you purchasing power equivalent to the plan you have selected. 

Lost Your Meal Card?
Lost or stolen Meal Cards can be replaced.  Should this happen to you stop by the Hospitality Services ID Center immediately, to receive a replacement ID/Meal card.

Seconds Policy
You never have to be too shy to ask for seconds with our Campus Dining Program.  Our generous policy allows for a second helping of many menu favorites.  In Wayne Dining Hall all you have to do is ask! 

Dietary Needs
Do you have particular dietary needs?  Please let us know!  Our Campus Dining Services Program can accommodate your special dietary requirements.  For more information, please contact or call (973) 720-3300

Dining Policies & Procedures
One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable and satisfying dining experience. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please bus your dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining
  • Please refrain from taking food, dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that Meal Cards are non-transferable.  Meal cards cannot be used by anyone but the purchaser.

Pioneer Express:

Your William Paterson ID Card is your Pioneer Express Card. It's the convenient, cashless way to pay for your purchases ON and OFF campus.  For further information click on Pioneer Express

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