Pace University students walking on the Pleasantville campus.

Campus Dining

Pace University Dining Services offers Students, Faculty, Staff and Administrators the convenience of various locations and healthy dining choices on our Manhattan, Pleasantville, and White Plains Campuses.

All full-time resident and commuter undergraduate students at Pace University are required to have a meal plan. Resident graduate students are also required to have a meal plan. The meal plan begins on move-in day each fall and spring and concludes on the last day of scheduled finals. The Meal Plan is structured as a declining balance plan.

*Effective for the 2021-2022 academic year, all incoming students, regardless of grade level, meal plan balances will rollover for the current academic year and must be used by end of the Spring semesters. Meal plan balances are non-refundable and unused funds will be forfeited. For students enrolled prior to July 1, 2021, the meal plan balances will continue to roll over until graduating or leaving the university, phasing out with the graduating class of 2024. Meal plan balances are non-refundable and unused funds will be forfeited.

For more information including dining locations, hours, nutritional facts, and events please visit the Pace DineOnCampus websites:

Updates Related to COVID-19

A Special Note about Campus Dining on the New York City Campus
New York City Emergency Executive Order 226—Key to New York City—mandates that all individuals using indoor dining or athletic facilities or attending indoor entertainment events in New York City must be vaccinated against COVID-19. At Pace, these restrictions apply specifically on the New York City Campus to indoor sit-down dining in Café 101 and the faculty dining room, all fitness centers, the art gallery, and potentially other entertainment venues. Effective immediately, unvaccinated individuals may not utilize these facilities until the municipal policy is amended or an accommodation is granted by the University in accordance with the procedure. Informational signage will be posted, and we will continue to support grab-and-go food orders via GrubHub by providing a convenient pick-up station.

More Information about Campus Dining
Pace, along with its Dining Partner, Chartwells will implement appropriate policies, in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations, using industry best practices to keep the University community and the Chartwells associates healthy.

All dining cafes on campus will follow CDC guidelines which recommends face coverings in group settings, including when picking up food for takeout. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear a face covering in the dining halls when not eating. Mobile ordering and pickup stations will be available, with the use of contactless payment where possible.

Diners are encouraged to wash or sanitize hands prior to dining or retrieving food orders, and to only touch items in the café you will be picking up and taking with you. The following guidelines will be practiced in each dining hall:

  • Sanitation of all station counters and common areas every 30 minutes
  • Provide hand sanitizer for customer use throughout food service area
  • Plexiglass tabletops on select tables

The University will open its main dining halls in New York City, Pleasantville and White Plains Law School, along with the New York City and Pleasantville Starbucks, the New York City Market and Miller kiosk. The hours of operation for each dining hall will be modified with new hours posted in early August.

Catering Model

When the University resumes operations in the fall, the catering model will ensure safety is maintained in accordance with Pace standards and local health regulations. Catering options may include drop-off contactless catering and full service only models. Please return to the website for specific a revised catering program prior to the fall semester.

Health and Safety

Given the scope of our dining operation and the priority we place on protecting our community, we have in place an extremely rigorous program for food safety and hygiene which is backed by certified and trained Pace staff with current licensed qualifications, food safety audits from both New York City regulatory agencies and third-party auditors.

  • All Pace Dining Managers are trained and certified in food service safety. Managers must also be certified by the NYC Dept of Health and required to have a NYC Food Protection Handlers’ Certificate.
  • All Pace Dining culinarians are trained for proper food safety handling and are required to follow stringent safety protocols.
  • All Pace Dining Associates must undergo regular food safety training.
  • Pace Dining schedules unannounced food safety inspections by a third-party company in all dining locations to ensure all standards are maintained.
  • All equipment is regularly cleaned, disinfected and sanitized at the end of each shift.

Any guest who believes they may be experiencing a food-related illness should always contact Pace Health Services and report to us at Paceeats@compass-usa.com or (212) 346-1283. If a complaint is received, staff begin a formal investigation immediately by conducting an advisement and introductory meeting to obtain all details of the incident, including food consumption tracking over the last 48 hours, presenting symptoms, food intolerances, and exposure to other ill individuals. The collected information is logged and an internal investigation is initiated. This includes:

  • Checking to see if any other complaints have been filed about the same food item or dining location
  • Thoroughly inspecting the location, reviewing the production log with the unit and executive chef
  • Inspecting the rest of the food product in the location for potential issues such as temperature, abnormalities, or discoloration
  • Contacting the supplier/procurement department to see if there were complaints about specific food supplies

Most importantly, we must all remember to continue to take steps to stay safe.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home when you’re sick and avoid preparing food for others.
  • If you feel ill, contact your health care provider or University Health Care through the confidential Patient Portal or by calling (212) 346-1600. There is a nurse available between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.