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Brower Student Center

Clayton R. Brower Student Center General Information and Services

The Clayton R. Brower Student Center (BSC) is a public facility available for use by the TCNJ community and the general public.  The information contained within this document outlines services, policies, and regulations pertaining to both the Brower Student Center and The College of New Jersey, and should be followed by all patrons and guests of the facility.  Website and contact information is provided for services when available.

Accessibility

The Brower Student Center is physically accessible for all patrons. Additional accommodations may be requested by contacting the Office of Differing Abilities Services at 609-771-2571.

Brower Student Center Operating Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AMSummer and Semester Breaks:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

The College recognizes certain holidays and energy savings time throughout the year.  When planning to visit the Brower Student Center, please confirm operating hours by calling the BSC Information Desk at 609-771-2331.

Bookstore

The TCNJ Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Brower Student Center, offers students and guests opportunities to purchase merchandise ranging from textbook, school supplies, residence hall room accessories, greeting cards, gift cards, beverages, snacks, and health and beauty products. The TCNJ bookstore is the exclusive provider of official College licensed merchandise including clothing, glassware, and novelty items. Postage stamps and copy/fax services are also available for purchase. The TCNJ bookstore is also the official location to purchase and pick-up caps, gowns, and hoods for graduation.                                          

Store Hours                               Convenience Area Hours
Monday                        7:30 AM – 8:00 PM                               7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday                        7:30 AM – 8:00 PM                               7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday                   7:30 AM – 8:00 PM                               7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday                      7:30 AM – 8:00 PM                                7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday                           7:30 AM – 5:00 PM                                7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday                       10:00 AM – 4:00 PM                              10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday                          10:00 AM – 4:00 PM                              10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

* The TCNJ Bookstore is subject to the schedule of the Brower Student Center, please confirm TCNJ Bookstore operating hours by calling 609-637-5001. Shop the TCNJ Book Store Online

Automatic Teller Machines

Two (2) Wells Fargo automatic teller machines are located on the first floor of the Brower Student Center. The machines allow for deposits, withdrawals, and account information. 

Bicycle Racks

Bike racks are available near all entrances of the building. Bicycles are not permitted inside the Brower Student Center and should only be locked to the provided bike racks. 

Box Office

The Brower Student Center Box Office serves the TCNJ community by providing ticketing services for performances in Kendall Hall theatre facilities and in the Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall. Additionally, tickets for student organization sponsored events occurring outside of these facilities may be here purchased in the BSC Box Office. 

Operating hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The BSC Box Office accepts most major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express) and cash payments. The BSC Box Office does not currently accept the GetIt Card. Tickets that are available online may be purchased by visiting the TCNJ Online Box Office.

Bus Stop

An official NJ Transit Bus Stop is located at the south entrance to the Brower Student Center, near the Sundial Lawn. This stop serves bus routes 601, 602, 603, and 613.  Connections are available to NJ Transit Train Stations and the River Line. More information on NJ Transit routes and schedules can be found at the BSC information desk, or by visiting the NJ Transit website

Catering

TCNJ Dining Services provides catering for events held in the Brower Student Center, and is able to customize menus as needed for any occasion.

TCNJ Student Organizations:  All recognized student organizations are eligible to have an account for the College’s online catering system – Catertrax®.  To establish your account, or for more information or assistance using this system, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 609-771-2466. For sample menus and prices you may view the Student Catering Guide.

TCNJ Offices and Departments: All offices and departments have access to the College’s online catering system – Catertrax®.  To obtain your account information, users must contact the Office of Finance and Business Services at 609-771-2495. For sample menus and prices you may view the TCNJ Catering Guide.

Non-TCNJ External Clients: External clients may order catering for events hosted within the Brower Student Center. To place your order, for more information, or to schedule a meeting, please contact Conference and Meeting Services at 609-771-2264 or by emailing cms@tcnj.edu. For sample menus and prices you may view the External Catering Guide

Fair Grounds

Located on the first floor of the Brower Student Center, Fair Grounds serves Fair Trade Green Mountain coffee and tea, and offers several light-fare food options.Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM*Summer and Semester Breaks: CLOSED

* Fair Grounds is subject to the schedule of the Brower Student Center, please confirm Fair Grounds operating hours by calling 609-771-2740.

Lion’s Den Food Court

The Lion’s Den Food Court, located on the first floor of the Brower Student Center, offers a wide variety of menu items, including a selection of fountain and bottled beverages; a pizza, grill, and vegetarian-friendly stations; made-to-order deli sandwiches, wraps and paninis; soup; and salad bar.  The Lion’s Den also offers fresh, pre-packaged food to go.

Fall and Spring Semesters:*
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSEDSummer and Semester Breaks:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

* Lion’s Den is subject to the schedule of the Brower Student Center, please confirm Lion’s Den operating hours by calling 609-771-2740.

Game Room

The Game Room, located on the first floor of the Brower Student Center, includes billiard tables, bumper pool, table-tennis, foosball, and air hockey.  There is also a TV and Video Game Lounge featuring 46” big screen LCD TVs with various video game consoles available for use – just bring your own games!  Game Room usage is limited to TCNJ ID holders and their guests. 

GetIt Access

Your TCNJ ID card also functions as an electronic wallet system.  By loading money onto your card you can use it to pay for expenses at the TCNJ Bookstore, Health Services, Dining Services, IT Services, and the Library!  You can check your balance or make a deposit at the GetIt fill machine located adjacent to the ATM machines. Please visit the Card Services website for more information or to manage your account online. 

Information Desk

The Brower Student Center Information Desk staff is trained to familiarize patrons with the facilities and services of the building. Staff serve as a source of information for the TCNJ campus community by providing on-campus phone numbers, directions to campus locations, BSC conference room information, as well as NJ Transit train and bus information.  The Information Desk also serves as the primary location for signing out Game Room equipment.  Please contact 609-771-2331 for assistance. 

Meeting and Conference Rooms

Meetings, social events, and conferences can be hosted in the Brower Student Center.  Room reservations are made through the College’s online reservation system – Resource 25(R25)®. A list of all available spaces available for reservation can be viewed on the Office of Student Activities and the Brower Student Center website.TCNJ Student

Organizations:  Requests for space can be made online, from an on-campus computer only, through the R25 system. For more information or assistance using this system please contact the Dean of Students Office at 609-771-2466.TCNJ

Offices and Departments: Requests for space can be made online, from an on-campus computer only, through the R25 system. For more information or assistance, please contact Conference and Meeting Services at 609-771-2264 or by emailing cms@tcnj.edu.

Non-TCNJ External Clients: In order to schedule a space in the Brower Student Center, Non-TCNJ external clients must work directly with Conference and Meeting Services. For more information and to schedule space, please contact Conference and Meeting Services at 609-771-2264 or by emailing cms@tcnj.edu.

Off Campus Student Lounge

A lounge has been set aside on the first floor of the Brower Student Center furnished with couches, TV, computer, microwave, and refrigerator to meet the needs of Off Campus Students. 

Patio and Perimeter Areas of the Building

The Patio located at the East entrance of the Brower Student Center, near the Lion’s Den Food Court, provides outdoor seating and tables for dining.  Additional seating is available near all entrances of the building. 

Parking

Campus visitors should check in at either the Loser Hall Information Booth, or with Campus Police in the Administrative Services Building, to obtain a visitor parking permit.  Visitor parking permits are valid for 24 hours and are designated for Lot #6 unless otherwise instructed.  To make prior arrangements or for more information please call Campus Police at 609-771-2167. 

Rathskeller

The “Rat” is an all-ages venue offering great pub-style food with a fun atmosphere. Individuals 21 years of age or older may choose to purchase and consume beer at the Rat.  Evenings often include live bands, comedians, and open-mic nights. The Rat also features BuzzTime Trivia™ during operating hours.

Fall and Spring Semesters:*
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Summer and Semester Breaks: CLOSED* The Rathskeller is subject to the schedule of the Brower Student Center, please confirm Rathskeller operating hours by calling 609-771-2453.

Vendor Tables

TCNJ provides vendor table space in the Brower Student Center Atrium for registered student organizations, TCNJ departments and offices, and Non-TCNJ external clients. Reservations are required. TCNJ student organizations, departments and offices may request space online, from an on-campus computer only, through the R25 system. All Non-TCNJ external clients must contact the Dean of Students Office at 609-771-2466 for more information.

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