Dining Updates for April 5th-8th

Please refer to this University Announcement regarding facility closures during the Final Four watch parties.

Friday, April 5th:

Due to the Student Union closing early, Union Street Market & the Convenience Store will close at 7:30pm.

Saturday, April 6th:

Due to the Student Union closing early, Union Street Market & the Convenience Store will close at 6pm.

Sunday, April 7th:

  • Guest access in the dining halls is limited to UConn students only. Students must present their UConn ID.

Monday, April 7th:

  • Guest access in the dining halls is limited to UConn students only. Students must present their UConn ID.
  • Mango will close at 6pm; Student Union closing at 6:30pm; Bookworms Cafe closing at 6pm

UConn Bound – What’s Open

Welcome Admitted Students & Families!! If you are looking to dine on campus during
UConn Bound on April 6th or April 13th, please review the locations below that will be open.
If you arrive to campus on the Friday prior, please review our quick links below.

**Please note that the brunch prices on April 6th and 13th apply only to those days.**

Dining Services Quick Links:  Menus | Map of Locations | Hours | Guest Dining Info



Spring Break Information

As Spring Break approaches please be aware that dining hall hours will be modified on Friday, March 8th, and Sunday, March 17th. Additionally, some retail locations may have modified hours starting March 8th. All meal plans temporarily shut down for break after dinner on March 8th and resume on the 17th. Full details at the link below.

Saturday, March 9th – Saturday, March 16th. 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 at McMahon. There is no cost to these meals. Find additional info and sign up form at the link below.

Full details at dining.uconn.edu/spring-break

Spring Semester Opening Weekend Hours

Dining Halls: First Meals of the Semester

Saturday, January 13th

McMahon open

  • Breakfast: 7am-9:30am
  • Brunch: 10:30am-2:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:15-7:15pm

Northwest, Gelfenbien, and Putnam open

  • Brunch: 10:30am-2:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:15-7:15pm

Sunday, January 14th – All dining halls except Buckley open normal hours. Northwest & McMahon open for Late night – serving until 10pm

Monday, January 15th  (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) – All dining halls open normal hours.

Retail Locations

Please refer to our retail hours site. Many locations are closed for Monday, Jan 15th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Bookworms Cafe in the library will have modified hours for the first few days of the semester. The cafe will be closing at 8pm Tues, Jan 16th-Thursday, Jan 18th. Normal hours begin Jan. 19th.

Change Your Meal Plan

If you need to upgrade or downgrade your meal plan for the spring semester you have until Friday, Feb 2 to do so. Please use our online change plan form.

Change Your Plan

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.

Labor Day Weekend 2023: What’s Open?


Sunday, September 3 Monday, September 4
Union Street Market 11:30am-9pm 11:30am-9pm
Market Cafe 10am-4pm 10am-4pm
Convenience Store Noon-9pm Noon-9pm
Mango Noon-7pm (smoothies only) Noon-7pm (smoothies only)
Dairy Bar 11am-9pm 11am-9pm


Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, September 2nd & Sunday, September 3rd

Normal hours of operation.

Labor Day

Monday, September 4th

Breakfast: 7am-10:30am (South Dining Hall open)
Brunch: 10:30am-2:15pm (All Dining Halls Open)
Dinner: 4pm-7:15pm (All Dining Halls Open)

*Late Night: McMahon & Northwest will be open until 10pm

Dining hall hours during holidays/breaks can be viewed in advance at dining.uconn.edu/hours

Husky Harvest Food Pantry on the Storrs campus will be closed on Monday. The pantry will reopen on Thursday, Sept 7th from 11am-4pm.

Move-In 2023: What’s Open?

We’re excited to welcome new and returning Huskies to campus for the fall semester! During move-in, our retail locations and dining halls will have modified hours. All locations will be open beginning August 28th. Review current and upcoming hours at dining.uconn.edu/hours or check out move-in details below.

Here are a few reminders for the fall semester:

  • GUESTS IN THE DINING HALLS: Guests are welcome in the dining halls. Students can admit guests with flex passes, points, and Husky Bucks. Don’t forget your OneCard! Guests can also pay for a meal with credit/debit.
  • CHANGE MEAL PLAN: Students have until Friday, September 15, 2023, to upgrade or downgrade their residential meal plan.
  • DINING HALLS WILL BE BUSY: During the first couple weeks of classes the dining halls can be quite busy and there may be long lines as new students tend to travel together in groups to activities and meals around the same time. We appreciate your patience as our staff works hard to serve thousands of meals every day.
  • DOWNLOAD THE myUConn APP: Get easy access to our daily menus, hours, notifications, & more via the myUConn app.
  • FLEX PASSES & POINTS: Learn more about using your flex passes and points.
  • STAY INFORMED – follow us on Instagram @uconndining or Facebook at @uconndiningservices
  • Need help finding our locations?: Click here for a dining locations map




Storrs Food Pantry Fall Hours


Husky Harvest food pantry on the Storrs campus will begin fall semester hours on August 28th.

The pantry will be open:

Mondays: 11am-4pm
Thursdays: 11am-4pm

Husky Harvest will be closed for the following holidays:

Closed Monday 9/4 Labor Day, open Thursday 9/7 that week.
Closed Thursday 11/23 Thanksgiving.

The pantry is available to anyone with a UConn ID and is located in the Charter Oak Apartments Community Center. Parking spots are available nearby for pantry guests.

At this time the Storrs pantry is not accepting food donations. Financial donations can be made through the UConn Foundation’s Food Insecurity Fund. Those who wish to volunteer can sign up via UConntact.


FACULTY/STAFF: If you would like to print a Fall 2023 flyer for your office/department click here.