All eggs served in dining halls at Rutgers University will be cage-free eggs, after students petitioned for the change. University officials responded to the push for eggs from chickens that are not caged, which the students view as a more humane method of egg production.

With the change, Rutgers students will pay $10 to $15 more for their meal plans in the 2013-2014 academic year, whether they eat eggs or not. Rutgers purchases more than 1 million eggs and 150,000 pounds of liquid eggs each year, school officials told the Star-Ledger of Newark.


The cage-free egg trend on college campuses is growing across the U.S. About 100 campuses have gone cage-free.