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

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 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




July Holiday Closures

Retail Locations Closed July 3-9

Union Street Market, C-Store, Market Cafe, Beanery Cafe, & Food Truck. Food Truck will also be closed on June 30th.

Closed on July 4th

  • Putnam Dining Hall
  • Dairy Bar
  • Mort’s Cafe – Avery Point

Husky Harvest Food Pantry – Storrs

Closed on July 3rd. Open July 5th, 11am-4pm.

Farm Fresh Market – closed July 6

Union Street Market will be closed from July 17th-August 18th. During this time One Plate, Two Plates will be open; Monday through Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm

Summer Dining Info: May 8 – Aug 25


Living on campus for the summer? Summer dining hall meal plan options for students living in traditional residential housing (dorms/suites) are:  

  • 5-day – Mon-Fri (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) -$135/wk
  • 7-day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) – $189/wk

When you apply for summer housing you will be able to pick one of these plans on the application.

UConn staff and visitors are welcome to pay for a meal in the dining halls with credit/debit (guest prices below). Dining halls are cashless.

Commuters and students living in apartments (on- or off-campus) have the option to purchase the 5-day or 7-day summer plan or a community meal plan by calling our office at 860-486-3128.

Meal plans run from May 8th thru August 25th.


May 8-May 28: Putnam
May 29th - Closed
May 30-July 1:
July 2-Aug 12:
July 4th - Closed
Aug 13-Aug 25:


Breakfast: 7-9:30amLunch: 11:30am-2:15pmDinner: 4-7:15pm


Breakfast $8.80 ($6.15 children under 12)
Lunch $13.85 ($9.95 children under 12)
Dinner $17.35 ($12.25 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35%

Prices effective 8/1/22 - 7/30/23.


Click here for summer retail hours.
Summer Holiday Closures: All retail locations closed the week of July 3-9th; Dairy Bar will only be closed on July 4th

New Cafe Opens in Science 1 Building

Located in the new state-of-the-art Science 1 building, nanoByte café offers freshly brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, Boba milk tea, homemade pastries, daily soup/mac and cheese, and hot artisan sandwiches. Grab and go items like fresh salads, wraps, and a variety of snacks are also available. Stop by this semester and try some of their delicious offerings.




End of the Semester Hours – Dining Halls & Retail

Congrats on making it to the end of the semester Huskies!! Good luck on finals! As we near the end of the semester, please take note of modified hours below for dining halls and retail. Meal plans end with dinner on Sunday, May 8th.

Guests are welcome in the dining halls and you can use your flex passes to swipe them in or you can also use debit/credit, points, or Husky Bucks. If you are using debit/credit, points, or Husky Bucks, the cost per meal at the dining halls is located below. If you will be on campus for summer courses, please review our summer meal plan options. Modified dining hall hours are a made available at the start of every semester here and linked from our hours page.


Friday, May 6th

Breakfast & Lunch: All dining halls open normal hours.

Dinner:  South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest & Gelfenbien open normal hours.

Saturday, May 7th

South, McMahon & Northwest open:
Hot Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am
Cold Breakfast: 10:00am – 10:30am
Brunch: 10:30am – 2:15pm
Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:45pm

Sunday, May 8th

South open same hours as May 7th except dinner ends at 7:15pm
Meal plans end with dinner.


View all of our retail hours here.

Meal prices in the dining units through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast $8.55 ($6.00 children under 12)
Lunch $13.50 ($9.70 children under 12)
Dinner $16.90 ($11.90 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35%

Easter Weekend Hours



Good Friday, April 15th

  • Breakfast & Lunch: All dining halls open – normal hours
  • Dinner: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 10:30am-9pm
    • All cafes open normal hours.
    • C-Store 9am-9:30pm
    • Mango – 8am-3pm
    • Dairy Bar 11am-8pm

Saturday, April 16th

  • Breakfast: South open normal hours
  • Brunch: South, Northwest, Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Dinner: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 11:30am-9pm
    • Market Cafe 9am-4pm
    • C-Store Noon-9pm
    • Dairy Bar 11am-8pm

Easter Sunday, April 17th

  • Breakfast: South open normal hours.
  • Brunch: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Dinner: All dining halls (except Buckley) – normal hours
  • Late Night: Northwest & McMahon open until 10:00pm
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 2-8pm
    • C-Store Noon-9pm