Terry Freitas Café

Terry Freitas Café has a long legacy as an organization that is by the students and for the students. It was created to provide a welcoming space for students to connect, play pool, express themselves, explore social justice on a global level, and study. A non-profit organization, College Nine and John R. Lewis College students serve as Terry Freitas Café baristas who make free coffee as well as take 25¢-50¢ donations for all snack items.

Throughout the academic year, a number of programs such as Open Mic Night, Italian Soda Night and Artist Spotlight are held at the café. Additionally, the café collaborates with other organizations to provide programming that reflects the themes of College Nine-International and Global Perspectives and John R. Lewis College-Social Justice and Community. During the day, Terry Freitas Café is open as a lounge and study area leaving the snacks for the late-night crowd. We hope that residents find a home away from their rooms at Terry Freitas Café.

Café Hours

Monday - Friday:  9:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Saturday: 1:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM & 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM


Student Employment at Terry Freitas Café - Café Barista

A Terry Freitas barista works with a dynamic team to support the general functions of the daytime and nighttime Café facilities. Along with donation management, food shopping, and coffee preparation, a barista is expected to contribute ideas and energy toward evening programming that serves to both entertain and educate the College Nine and John R. Lewis College communities. A fully student-run organization, Terry Freitas baristas get the opportunity to develop a welcoming space for folks to study and socialize. In addition to supporting the cafe, Terry Freitas baristas do a nightly facilities check of all additional study spaces within College Nine and John R. Lewis College to assess maintenance needs. Each year, we hire two student co-managers to run meetings, support the team, provide guidance, carry on traditions and encourage the growth of Terry Freitas Café.   

If you're interested in hosting an event or collaborating with the Terry Freitas Café, please fill out the Terry Freitas Event Proposal/Agreement Form.

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