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The eating clubs offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to become a part of a close-knit community. They reinforce existing friendships while also introducing you to a wonderful, new, and diverse group of Princetonians. The clubs offer a home on campus where students can come together to enjoy a great meal, take a breath to relax, and develop life-long
friendships.

Hannah Paynter ’19, President of the Interclub Council, President of Cloister Inn

You join the club because your friends are there, but then by the time you graduate you’ve also made dozens of new great friends for the rest of your life.

Liam Morton '02, Cap and Gown Club

Each of Princeton’s clubs is different and through the years has achieved a distinct personality and set of traditions. This is as it should be, for it will be a sorry day for the world if ever such distinctions and peculiarities, and the especial loyalties they invoke, are lost.

Struthers Burt, Class of 1904

By joining an eating club, I’ve gained a sense of home and community that keeps me grounded on campus. I’m incredibly grateful for the life-long friendships I’ve developed and the many opportunities it has given me to grow my community and enrich my Princeton experience.

Rachel Macaulay ’19, President of Tower Club

Eating clubs serve as the perfect bridge between your underclassman and upperclassman years. They reinforce the strong friendships you've established and encourage new relationships with a diverse new group of people. By spending time talking, eating, studying, and socializing, we find that we are surrounded by some of the most brilliant yet modest and talented yet compassionate people, all from incredibly diverse backgrounds with a wide range of different life experiences and stories to share.

Katrina Maxcy '14, Former President of Colonial Club

The eating clubs are so much more than where 70 percent of Princeton juniors and seniors take their meals. They are where students are studying, collaborating on assignments, and encouraging each other as they write the last page of that junior paper or senior thesis. They are where students are coming together at tables to discuss an interesting news story, a great movie someone has seen recently, a campus issue, or any of a cornucopia of possible topics. They are where students are socializing and celebrating the end of a stressful day or a stressful week at high-quality social events. They are where students are engaging in meaningful service to the community outside of the Orange Bubble. The eating clubs are unique to Princeton, and they exemplify what is unique about Princeton — a sense of always being able to come home, whether you're just joining as a sophomore or are coming for your 50th Reunion.

Jean-Carlos Arenas '16, Former President of the Interclub Council, Former President of Charter Club

Eating clubs are places in which to find a home on campus. More than just a building to socialize in, they exist to create that feeling of family and acceptance – somewhere where you’re free to just be yourself, and relax into a community that accepts and loves you for you. Being in an eating club allows you to meet so many great people that otherwise you might never have met – people from backgrounds and cultures that differ greatly from your own, but who will nonetheless become some of your closest friends on campus. Being a part of one of these groups enables you to have a community that will always be yours, and that you will continue to be a part of long after you graduate. I find that in my own experience, I am constantly and unerringly amazed by the people I have met through my club, and by the sheer kindness with which everyone treats one another. I wouldn’t trade my eating club experience for anything in the world.

Conor O’Brien ’19, President of Charter Club

Music is the lifeblood of Terran identity. It’s at the heart of this place we call home. You hear it blasting when you walk into the club on a Thursday night, the pounding bass, distorted guitar, and buttery vocals of the hottest new post-shoegaze/indie jazz band at Princeton playing in the dining room. You look to the stage, witness a sea of people swaying to the music, and recognize at least three Terrans in the band’s lineup. You head down to the taproom and are greeted by the members on duty, who are not only pouring drinks for hordes of thirsty people, but also absolutely slaying on aux with their micro bedroom pop playlist. Upstairs, there’s deep house emanating from the TV room, the new subwoofer cranking from within an old Tetris cabinet. The “Balls Room” hosts an electric game of the club’s signature sport while pop punk, scam rap, or Drain Gang variably blares from a massive bluetooth speaker. Someone sinks the red ball in the pocket and all four players energetically shout “DEUCES!” You step outside onto our namesake, the second floor terrace. Fairy lights are twinkling as you look out over campus and yet another speaker delivers relaxing neo-soul.

Terrace gives you the freedom to be yourself and, at the same time, to be whoever you want to be. And ever-present music is a part of that. You can hear members expressing themselves through music at all hours of the day, whether expertly controlling the aux at a meal, producing tracks in the Green Room, or playing beautiful classical music or tasty jazz in the piano room. And of course you can hear it from our stage on Thursday and Saturday night live shows and student DJ nights. Terran-fronted bands like Julien Chang and the Deep Green, Common Mama, Ramona Jade, Sam Spector and the Degenerates, Strawberry Milk, FROGBALL, and Hot Jupiter make up our thriving live music scene along with exciting outside acts from the Philly/New York area. We are proud to be a pillar of the live music scene at Princeton, supporting music that embodies the love, acceptance, and creativity at the heart of Terrace.

While music is our lifeblood, great food is what keeps it flowing. Every day is an opportunity to explore new culinary vistas. With Chef Manuel tending the fields, the TFC greenhouse is replete with fresh herbs. Daily vegan and vegetarian options are ample, yet our meat-eating friends are not left wanting—the TFC kitchen strives to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences of all who partake of its gastronomic creations.

Finally, if your passion lies in the visual arts, you will find comfort in Terrace’s bounty. Murals lovingly painted by Terrans through the years adorn the Mother’s walls, with infinite blank spaces available for future aesthetic meditations.

These are just a few things that draw Terrans past and present to the Mother’s warm embrace. The ethos of openness and creativity is sustained by so much more. Check out the videos below and stop by for a visit to see for yourself!

Recent Terrace Acts:

Vic Mensa
MIKE
The Lesson GK
Beach Fossils
Tennyson
deem spencer
Acid Dad
Kalbells
bad business
Lil B


Grammy Award-winning artist Bilal performing at Terrace F. Club in 2016

 

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About Terrace Club

62 Washington Road
609-258-1380
princetonterraceclub.org


Contacts

Grad Board Chair: Andrew Kinaci '10
General Manager: Steve Krebs
Bookkeeper: Lori Isler
Head Chef: Manuel Gonzalez


 

Undergraduate Officers

Club President: Alexander Moravcsik ’23
Vice President: Isabella Pu ’23
Treasurer: Camilla Strauss ’23
Social Chair: Brendan Zelikman ’23
Music Chair: Jimmy Waltman ’23
House Manager: Sim Chopra ’23



Total club members:

150


Club Dues

Juniors/Seniors: $9300

Sophomore (spring) dues: $800
Breakfast every day Mon-Fri, 2 lunches or dinners per week, 1 4C per week, 1 brunch per week, and full social benefits


Shared Meal Plans Available:

10


* If you are on financial aid, your current University support will cover most if not all of the costs of Terrace. We have guaranteed discounts for most who receive financial aid from the University and also a generous case-by-case program.


Meals & Menu

Monday-Friday:
Breakfast (8:00 – 10:30)
Lunch (11:30 – 1:30)
Dinner (5:30 – 7:30)

Weekend:
Brunch (11:00 – 1:30)
Dinner (5:30 – 7:30)

Sunday-Wednesday:
Fourth Course (10:30 pm - 11:30 pm)



View a sample menu


Community Service, Sustainability & Improvements

View our latest report to the Princeton Prospect Foundation