There are many dining choices on the Fairfield University campus. Whether you are a campus resident or a commuter, there are several options for you. The University's dining services are provided by Sodexho. Sodexho has several locations on campus: the main dining room at the fourth floor of the campus center, Jazzman Café in the campus center, Stag Diner in the campus center, the kiosk in Canisius Hall and the kiosk in the Dolan School of Business.
If you live in the dorms, you are required by the University to purchase a meal plan. There are several meal plans to chose from, all including a combination of meals and dining dollars (i.e. 12 meals a week and 100 dining dollars per semester). The meals can only be redeemed at the dining room in the campus center. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide assortment of foods rotating on a daily basis. Dining dollars can be used to purchase food at any of the Sodexho locations on campus.
If you live in the apartments or the townhouses, you are not required to have a meal plan. Since both the apartments and the townhouses have kitchens you may choose to make your meals. If you don't have the ability or the time to go grocery shopping, Sodexho has a virtual grocer service through which you can order your food and pick it up at the Stag Diner. You may, however, choose to purchase a meal plan.
As a commuter student, you will be spending a lot of time on campus, and you may not have enough time to get home and eat. Like students living in the apartments and townhouses, you have the option of purchasing a meal plan designed for commuter students. You can also use cash at any Sodexho location on campus to purchase your meals.
The town of Fairfield, and the surrounding area, including New Haven and New York City, provide some of the best cuisine in the world. Many restaurants and vendors in the town of Fairfield accept Stagbucks. This makes it easier for you to purchase your meals in-town. Any type of food and cuisine are available in close proximity to the University. From fast-food to gourmet ethnic foods, you can find anything to suit your tastes and habits.