Author: Desroches, Rebecca

UConn Bakery Opens Online Stores

The UConn Bakery (Not Just Desserts) has launched two online stores on the UConn Dining Services website. One store is for the bakery’s standard cakes and baked goods and the other store is for the annual Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goods sale.

Items in the Bakery online store include: birthday/occasion cakes (10”, half sheet & full sheet), 10” gourmet chocolate chip cookies, and gluten-free cakes/baked goods. Students and staff are welcome to place orders, pay with Husky Bucks, and pick up at the C-Store or Bakery.

Items in the Thanksgiving store include: Pies, cheesecake, cookies, breads, pumpkin whoopie pies, gluten-free pies/cheesecake. Thanksgiving orders must be received by 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, and all orders have to be picked up at the Bakery on Wednesday, November 25th. Orders cannot be picked up prior to the 25th.

At this time the Bakery is not able to do shipments or deliveries to offices/student rooms.

The campus community and public are welcome to start placing orders.

You can find access to both stores here:

Dining Hiring Student Employees

Looking for a campus job in a fun work environment with a flexible schedule? Need money for holiday gifts? Join the award-winning team at Dining Services.

The following dining halls are hiring for student positions: South, Northwest, Putnam, Burton, and Buckley.

  • Starting pay rate of $12/hr
  • Free meal on the shift you work
  • Flexible shifts
  • Student management opportunities (great for resumes)

Find more details and application on our employment website.

If you have questions before you apply, contact

North Dining Hall to Transition to Quarantine-Only

As the weather turns colder and daylight savings time approaches, Dining Services will transition the North Campus dining hall into a facility exclusively for quarantined students. The change starts this Friday, Oct. 2, and runs through the end of the semester.

Buckley’s dining hall will continue to operate as a quarantine-only location as well, but adding the North Campus location will shorten the distance for some students. Both units will maintain their normal serving hours, and quarantined students can dine at either location.

Non-quarantined students who would normally dine at North can dine instead at Northwest, which is next door and has the capacity to accommodate those guests.

Gelfenbien Commons to Open Grab & Go Window

On Wednesday, September 23, Gelfenbien Commons (Towers) will open their grab and go window for to-go meals.

During the week, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be available, and on the weekends the grab and go will be open for lunch and dinner.

The only hot food items will be pizza. Any items that need to be heated will have microwaveable instructions.

Students with residential meal plans can swipe for two main choices from the menu at each meal, per visit. A choice of beverage is also included with the meal.

Gelfenbien will not have seating/dine-in available.

Students in quarantine will have to continue to get their meals from Buckley.

Reminder: Bring your blue bag with you! If you are on a residential meal plan and have yet to pick up a blue reusable bag to take with you to the dining halls, Gelfenbien will have a limited supply on hand to distribute.


Monday – Friday

Breakfast 7-10am
Lunch 12 noon-3pm
Dinner 4-7pm

Saturday & Sunday

Lunch 12 noon-3p
Dinner 4-7pm

Choice of one beverage will include: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Cherry Coke, Orange Soda, Barq’s Root Beer, Powerade Fruit Punch, Powerade Mountain Blast, Orange Juice, Water, Coffee.

Daily menu offerings can be viewed below or view the menu and nutrition details via the dining website or myUConn app.

Menu for Weeks 1 & 3

Menu for Weeks 2 & 4

Dining Retail Locations: Hours Update & Closures

After a careful business review, Dining Services has determined that it will be temporarily closing Chem Café and Wilbur’s Café and the Bistro (within the Student Union) effective this Friday, September 18. Chem Cafe & Wilbur’s will be open til 3pm on Friday and Bistro until 6pm.

Earth, Wok and Fire and One Plate, Two Plate within the Student Union will have adjusted schedules of operation, beginning the weekend of September 26th, when they will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Student Union Food Court will continue to be open on weekends to meet the campus’s dining needs. All of these changes have been initiated because of the lack of business in these areas.

Any student employees impacted by these changes will be offered a transition to other areas of Dining Services.

Dining Halls to Distribute Reusable Bags for To-Go Food

Beginning Friday, September 11th, Dining Services will begin to distribute blue reusable bags in the dining halls for students to use for to-go food.

The bag is super lightweight and can be easily folded up into the inner pouch to save space which makes for easy portability.

Each student will receive one bag and it will be noted on their OneCard when they receive their bag.

If students forget their bag they will be able to request a recyclable/eco-friendly plastic bag at the dining hall.

For more information on this, check out the article featured in the Daily Campus.

Dining Services Labor Day Hours

Dining Halls will be operating on their normal schedule for Monday, September 7th.

Retail – What’s open on September 7th?

Market Café (Student Union) 10am-9pm
Union Street Market (Student Union food court) 11am-9pm
Mango (Rec Center) – Normal hours 7:30am – 7:30pm (Smoothies only from 7:30am – 10:00am)
Dairy BarDairy Bar is normally closed on Mondays but will be open on Labor Day for online orders with curbside pick up.

All other retail locations throughout the campus will be closed. Bookworms Café will be also be closed on Sunday, September 6th.