Finals Week & Winter Break Dining Info


RETAIL HOURS: Finals week hours can be found here.

HUSKY HARVEST FOOD PANTRY (Storrs) – open normal hours for 12/11 & 12/14, 11am-4pm. (Important Note about Spring Semester – Husky Harvest will be changing to Tuesday/Thursdays from 11am-4pm)


  • All dining halls will operate normal hours through Friday, Dec. 15th.
  • Saturday, December 16th

South, McMahon & Northwest Open
Hot Breakfast: 7am-10am
Cold Breakfast: 10am-10:30am
Brunch: 10:30am-2:15pm
Dinner: 4:15pm-7:15pm

  • Sunday, December 17th 
    Service only at McMahon (same hours as Saturday, December 16th).
  • Dining Hall info for holidays and breaks can always be found at the start of the semester on our hours page in a section called “Dining Halls: Holidays & Breaks”
  • Fall semester meal plans end after dinner on Sunday, December 17th


  • RETAIL HOURS during winter break, 12/18-1/15, are available here.
  • HUSKY HARVEST FOOD PANTRY (Storrs) – Open Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 4, & Jan 11 from 11am-4pm; Husky Harvest will open on Tuesday 1/16 for Spring Semester. NEW for Spring: Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11am-4pm – no longer open on Mondays.
  • CATERING – Closed Sunday, December 24th – Saturday, December 30th.

    • McMahon Dining Hall will be open for winter break beginning Monday, Dec 18th.
      • McMahon Hours of Operation
        • Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am
        • Lunch: 11:00am – 2:15pm
        • Dinner: 4:00pm – 7:15pm
    • December 15th is the Winter Recess Housing Application Deadline with Residence Life
    • DORM/SUITE: All students assigned/approved to live in a dorm/suite during Winter Break are required to have a meal plan. 
    • ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT: Students assigned/approved to live in an on-campus apartment will not be assigned a meal plan. However, options are available to purchase through our office. Please call us at 860-486-3128, M-F from 8am-5pm. 
    • Winter Break meal plans begin on Monday, December 18th.
    • When you fill out your housing form you will be able to choose one of the following meal plans
      • Meals 7 days per week: $189.00/ week  (Sunday – Saturday)
      • Meals 5 days per week: $135.00/week  (Monday-Friday only)
      • Dining Services will be closed on December 25th & January 1st 
      • Winter Break meal plans include: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner per day. Unused meals do not rollover to the following day or week.
      • Students enrolled in academic, Winter Session classes (12/26/2023 – 1/12/2024), or working/interning on campus, may change their meal plan up until their third day living on campus, by contacting our office.
      • Meal plans cannot be pro-rated and are billed for the same weeks you are housed in a dorm/suite.
      • Students who are required to have a meal plan and do not select one will automatically be assigned the 7 day meal plan for $189.00 per week.