2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Dining Services

Eating on-campus is easy with the TCU dining plans. First year students will have many dining options. Market Square with Membership and the Ultimate Flex. The Market Square with swipe access and an all-you-care-to-eat facility. Dining options for all students can also be found in the King Family Commons Building (KFCB), in the library and in the Neeley School of Business at the Kinder Café. Students also enjoy eating at the Chick-Fil-A, and Union Grounds on the first floor of the Brown Lupton University Union. For details about the dining plans, visit www.housing@tcu.edu or www.tcusodexomyway.com.

Market Square

Located on the second floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union, Market Square offers many unique dining venues - with a variety of fresh foods prepared to order. Booths, high-top tables, patio and terrace seating for more than 800 give students a chance to truly sit down and relax. Five large-screen TVs allow students to see the news of the day while catching up with friends. Market Square is a kitchen, dining room and lounge, all in one.


TCU’s own Chick-fil-A is located on the first floor of the Brown-Lupton University Union. It opens at 7:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, closes at 2 a.m. Monday-Friday, closes at 11 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sunday. Students can pay with cash, credit, Campus Cash or Frog Bucks.

King Family Commons

The King Family Commons Building is located on Stadium Drive and Bellaire Drive in the Worth Hills area of campus. With four dining locations, students have the flexibility to use cash, credit card, Campus Cash or Frog Bucks to grab a cup of coffee at The Press, a burger and fries at O'Brien's Grill, build a burrito bowl at Caliente or get a fresh meal free of seven of the top eight allergens Magnolia's Zero7. For students seeking a different location to lounge or study, King Family Commons offers some creative seating for these activities as well. The building is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (hours vary at each dining location).

Additional Campus Dining

  • Union Grounds — located in the Brown-Lupton University Union
  • Rollin' & Bowlin'—located in the Campus Recreation Center
  • Bistro Burnett — located in the library
  • Kinder Cafe'— located in Tandy Building
  • A La Carte — located in the Bass Building

Campus Cash

Campus Cash is designed to give students flexibility and can be used at any of TCU's campus dining locations.

Frog Bucks

Designed to give students flexibility, Frog Bucks can be used for on-or off-campus dining. Unused Frog Bucks that come with the dining plan will roll over to the spring semester but are NOT refundable at the end of the academic year. If students are running low, they can easily add more Frog Bucks online through my.tcu.edu. All Frog Bucks added to the base meal plan are refundable.

Special Dietary Needs

Market Square offers a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at every meal. The nutrition counselor, a registered dietitian, will meet with students who have dietary concerns to discuss menu options. If you need assistance with dietary accommodations, contact the Center for Academic Services at (817) 257-6567.

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