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Next Give A Meal Date

Show Some UConn Husky Love… Give A Meal on Thursday, March 2nd.
UConn Dining Services and Community Outreach team up to give UConn students the opportunity to give back to their community by giving an extra swipe in one of the eight residential dining units. Swipe your meal card at dinner and help support our community.

Proceeds Will Be Donated to:
– Covenant Soup Kitchen
– No Freeze Project
– Mansfield Shelter
– UConn Community Outreach Alternative Break Transportation Funding

Your Swipes Will Be Accepted 4:15pm – 7:15pm
You may swipe your meal card 1 time. With your swipe, (using your flex passes) you will be donating $2.50 (raw food cost*) toward relief efforts in our community. Swipes will be accepted at all eight residential dining facilities: Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, North, Northwest, Gelfenbien.


Thank You!

Spring Break Meal Request Form

Spring Break runs from Saturday, March 11th – Saturday, March 18th. If you have an Ultimate, Value or Custom Meal Plan, and you are staying on campus during the break, you may sign up in advance for meals included in your meal plan. (These meals are limited to one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner per day.) For more information and to fill out the form:

Spring Break Meal Requests 2017

  • Your Information

  • Choose Your Meal(s)

    Spring Break begins Saturday, March 11th - Saturday, March 18th. If you currently have an Ultimate, Value or Custom Meal Plan, and you choose to remain on campus during spring break, you may sign up in advance for meals included in your meal plan. Please note that meal plan points and flex passes will not be valid during this period. These meals are limited to one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner per day. Also, Northwest dining unit will be the only residential dining facility open during spring break. Hours of operation will be: Breakfast 7:00am - 9:30am; Lunch 11:30am - 2:15pm; Dinner 4:15pm - 7:15pm.

Valentine’s Day Flowers & Sweets Available at UCX-C-Store

Especially for Valentine’s Day, Union Central Exchange C-Store has a variety of beautiful flowers, from bouquets to single roses as well as yummy ice cream cakes from the UConn Dairy Bar. For information and pricing


Earth Day Spring Fling in April

This year’s earth day spring fling celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 18th from 11:00am – 2:00pm on Fairfield Way. (Rain date is April 19th.) More information will be forthcoming.

Certified Green Restaurant® Information

In keeping with the University’s environmental sustainability plans, all of our eight residential dining units (Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien) have been approved as Certified Green Restaurant® with the Green Restaurant Association. Founded in 1990, The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With its turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building. For more information:

Spring Semester Meal Plan Changes

For your information, the last day to downgrade your meal plan for the Spring 2017 semester will be Friday, February 3rd. You may, however, upgrade your meal plan at any time throughout the semester.

A Bagged Meal Option is Available if Needed Because of Illness

Now that flu season is upon us, if you become ill and cannot make it to a dining unit for a meal, you may call the dining facility you normally eat in, ask for the manager on duty and request a meal “to go.” Please provide the manager with your PeopleSoft number as well as the name of the individual who will be picking up your meal. When the designated person picks up the meal for you, they may swipe in their own card, swipe in the requesting student’s card and contact the unit manager to assist with the take-out.

Environmental Leadership Awards

The Environmental Leadership Awards (ELAs) presented by UConn’s Office of Environmental Policy, were created as a way to honor those individuals that have truly excelled in their efforts to contribute to environmental awareness and promote progress in our ‘green’ efforts. These individuals have worked with other groups to make real, immediate improvements in the sustainability of our campus and beyond.

A winner is selected for each of the major categories: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, University Faculty/Administrator, and Staff. There are also ELA awards given to UConn-Affiliated Groups (e.g., Clubs, Organizations, Centers or Institutes), Alumni, and Special Recognition/External groups and individuals who have made significant contributions in executing major projects and initiatives for the University of Connecticut.

Presenting the awards was Dr. Gene Likens, UConn’s Special Advisor to the President on Environmental Affairs and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Likens, a world renowned scientist, discovered acid rain.

Congratulations to all the winners!


Dining Services Wins the Staff Group Award

Dining Services staff: Rob Landolphi, Mike White, Tracey Roy and presenter Dr. Gene Likens



Dining Services’ Spring Valley Student Farm Wins the Student Group Award



Julia Cartabiano, Manager of Spring Valley Student Farm, Wins the Staff Award


The Beanery will Present “Open Mic Night”

Are you looking for a stage on which to perform, play music, read poetry, etc? The Beanery Cafe, located in the Benton Museum, will offer an open mic night every Tuesday evening beginning this fall semester. Contact for more information.

UConn in Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ Top 10 Again

For the fifth time in as many years, the University of Connecticut is among the top 10 schools in the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” ranking. UConn placed ninth on the list this year, and was one of only a few Carnegie Level One Research Institutions still in the top 10. A change in survey methodology knocked previously high-ranking schools lower down the list, and put smaller liberal arts colleges and schools with specialized environmental programs into the top spots.