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New Survey, New Prizes! Take Our Survey Now!


Customer Dining Survey – December 2017

In our continuing efforts to enhance the ability of University of Connecticut (UConn) to meet the needs of the campus community, the University has engaged Porter Khouw Consulting (PKC) to assist us in examining the dining preferences on campus. As a part of this process, a survey has been developed. The survey content is based on market research PKC conducted while recently on campus.

The survey is posted to the internet. You may click directly on the URL address:                                                                                                             This link will take you directly to the survey. Please complete the survey and submit by December 15, 2017.

As an additional incentive to help enhance campus dining services at UConn, the University is offering the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: One winner will receive a Kindle Voyage
  • First Prize: $50 Visa gift card
  • Second Prize: $25 Visa gift card

The winners will be drawn from surveys submitted on the internet and notified by e-mail. Thank you for your personal role in helping to enhance campus dining services at UConn.



Winter Break Retail Hours of Operation

Winter Break retail hours of operation.



Rudolph & Hermie on Ice

Rudolph & Hermie on Ice

Great News! Retail Op’s Now Accept Discover & American Express

Dining Services is pleased to announce that all of our retail operations now accept Discover and American Express. That includes all of our UC Cafes, The Beanery, UConn Dairy Bar, Dairy Bar Too, Union Street Market, One Plate, Two Plates, Freshens, Chuck & Augie’s, Union Central Exchange C-Store, the Food for Though Food Truck, the Ice Cream Truck plus Mort’s at Avery Point and Starbucks on the UConn Waterbury Campus.

Winter Break Meal Plan Options

Winter Break Meal Plan Information

UConn Makes Top 5 Greenest Colleges

UConn Makes Top 5 Greenest Colleges for 2017

UConn Among First Universities to Gain “Green” Rating at All Dining Units

UConn Among First Universities to Gain ‘Green’ Rating at All Dining Halls

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:

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.

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.