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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

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 in the foyer the minute you walk into the club for a meal. When you take a few steps forward into the servery in search of Mom’s love, you’ll hear it again, different this time, like food in the air. But wait…it’s Wednesday. You smile. You feel the bowels of the club throbbing with the bustle of Terrans and the booming of bass. It’s only 5:30, but it’s already lit. You peek around the basement. Submerged in a pile of wood shavings and nails, you see the familiar hair of a Terrace officer and you hear this erratic, “intelligent” electronic tune that sounds kinda like Aphex Twin emanating from the pile. You smile again. Terrace is still pretty weird. So, you pick up some nice craft beer from the taps downstairs, chat up Steve and the wacky alumni who keep coming back for free beer, and you decide you’re gonna go enjoy a delicious roast on the Terrace upstairs because it’s beautiful outside. It’s Wednesday night, after all. You pass through the “balls” room to witness an intense game of singles, backed by a soundtrack of infectious progressive metal à la Primus or something. You make some strange grunt of encouragement—the mood is peaceful, but you gotta be metal. You decide to peer into the TV room for company, making a very quick U-turn to avoid splitting your eardrums to the sounds of painfully guttural throat singing meets deep tech house. You guess that’s what people call “experimental.” Your guess is probably right. You like it, but not in that moment. Now is the time for some fresh air. You step outside. You plant your things on the picnic table. You put your headphones on, play some Radiohead, and just stand at the edge of the terrace doing absolutely nothing. Your thoughts are entirely yours.

Terrace gives you the freedom to be yourself and, at the same time, to be whoever or whatever you want to be. Whether music is about being by yourself or grooving with your friends, both have a place here at the club. You can hear it at all hours of the day in the sounds and songs that musicians in the club create, on their own in the late night hours of the green room, but also grooving together with several instruments. You hear it through the speakers we now have placed in every room in the house. And yes, you can hear it when we have live music in the main dining room or the basement taproom every Thursday and Saturday night—and even on a couple Wednesday nights, too, during a wonderful members-only dinner! Club favorites like Ripe, Ex-mag, and Sensemaya have been back with their infectious and fast-paced funk. We’ve seen Captured Tracks favorites like Widowspeak and EZTV delivering some wholesome and dreamy power pop. And we’re gonna keep it going strong into the new year with only the best live music that really embodies what we see here every day: diversity is identity here at Terrace F. Club.

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 bountiful bosom. 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 Womb’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
Beach Fossils
deem spencer
Acid Dad
bad business
Lil B (upcoming Dean’s Date 1/14!)

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



About Terrace Club

62 Washington Road


Grad Board Chair: Arielle Debira ’04
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:


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:


* 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

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

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

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