First-Year Dining

Marketplace offers everything needed for the ultimate freshman dining experience, from an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast, dinner, and weekend brunch, to late night dining. Options include hot and cold breakfast items, made-to-order pasta, rotisserie meats, gourmet pizzas, a full grill menu and an expansive salad bar.

Wood-Fired: Pizza, Calzones, and Stromboli cooked in the brick wood-fired pizza oven.

Pop-up: Offers a different daily offering.

Penne: Deli-style venue for lunch and made-to-order stir-fry for dinner.

Harvest: House-made vegetarian and vegan menu items.

Stix & Steam: Asian buns, Dumplings, and Stir-Fry.

Durham Market: Carved meats, comfort foods and down-home, southern-style cooking.

1892 Grille: Grilled favorites including hot dogs, hamburgers, and Philly cheese steaks.

Leaf & Ladle: Gourmet soup and salad bar as well as a green herb wall

Baker’s Table: Daily dessert selections


Marketplace Hacks

  1. Go crazy at the frozen yogurt station—make a fro-yo cookie sandwich or add a scoop of it to your favorite slice of cake.

  2. Everything can be made into a sandwich, and a variety of breads and other staples such as peanut butter and jelly are always available. Go all-out with veggies and hummus, or treat yourself to a PB & banana.

  3. Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. Create your own yogurt parfait by layering yogurt, fruit and granola.

  4. Add taco bar toppings to your salad, or layer on some corn and sweet potatoes.

  5. Need a heartier soup? Add chicken or sausage from the grill and then top with soft, freshly baked bread croutons.


5 Tips for Healthy Eating

  1. Stack on the veggies at the salad bar, and look out for creamy dressings.

  2. Fill your plate with vegetables first!

  3. Occasionally swap your real burger for a veggie burger or chicken.

  4. Add vegetables to your omelet at brunch.

  5. Take advantage of fresh fruit at breakfast, from strawberries to blueberries to blackberries.

  6. Aim for a BALANCED meal —one that includes carbs, protein and healthy fats.


What’s Equivalency?

Equivalency is food points that a first-year student gets through a missed weekday breakfast or dinner swipe at Marketplace. If a student misses a weekday breakfast, a $4.40 meal equivalency can be applied on the same day with a made-to-order breakfast at the Skillet on West Campus or toward an a la carte lunch selection in Marketplace. If a student misses a weekday dinner, an $8.50 meal equivalency can be applied during the same week to food at Trinity Café.


Hungry for more? Check out the Merchants-on-Points page for more information on late-night delivery options.


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