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Dining Services Spring Updates

If you are new to campus or need a refresher on Dining FAQ visit dining.uconn.edu/semester-updates/

Hours – find dining hall & retail hours at dining.uconn.edu/hours or via the myUConn app.

Hours During Holidays & Breaks – visit dining.uconn.edu/hours for a spring semester document of hours during holidays & breaks.

Masking: Masking in the dining halls is highly recommended but not required.

Change Spring Semester Meal Plan: You have until Friday, February 3rd, 2023, to downgrade your spring semester meal plan; upgrade at any time

Up & Atom Cafe has permanently closed and nanoByte Cafe, located on the first floor of Science 1, will be opening on Tuesday, Jan 17th.

Stop by nanoByte Café this semester for some of their unique offerings such as bubble tea and small dessert “bytes” – hours will be M-F 7:30am-3:30pm.

Flex Passes and Points – not sure how or where to use them? Visit dining.uconn.edu/flex-pass-and-points/

Go Green in Spring with the Green Piece to-go container at the USM dining.uconn.edu/thegreenpiece/

Follow Dining on social at @uconndining to stay up to date for hours, specials, give-aways, pop-ups and more!

Stay tuned…Senior Slice is returning!

Meal plan options are available for faculty/staff, and students in on/off campus apartments dining.uconn.edu/meal-plans/

Winter Break Meal Plan Options

Fall residential meal plans end with dinner on Sunday, December 18th and winter break meal plans begin Monday, December 19th.

Meal plans are required for those that are assigned to a dorm or suite during winter break. If you are applying for housing during winter break you will need to select a 5- or 7-day meal on the housing form. Students assigned to an on-campus apartment as their winter break housing are not required to have a meal plan but can call Dining Services at 860-486-3128 to voluntarily purchase a plan. Click here to enlarge/download/print flyer.

McMahon Hours of Operation from Dec 19-Jan 14th

Breakfast: 7:00am-9:30
Lunch: 11:00-2:15
Dinner: 4:00-7:15

All Dining Services locations will  closed on December 25th, 2022 and January 1st, 2023. 

QUESTIONS? Call our office at 860-486-3128.

Executive Director of Dining Services Appointed

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES

After conducting a comprehensive national search, the Division of Student Affairs has named Michael White as Executive Director of Dining Services effective November 4, 2022.

White holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UConn and a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven.  In his 26th year as a UConn employee, he brings an impressive base of UConn experience to this position, including serving as Interim Senior Associate Director of Dining Services for the past 1.5 years. Prior to that he served as the Associate Director of Dining Services, an Area Manager, General Manager of Retail Operations and Student Program Coordinator. He started out in 1994 as a student worker washing pots at Shippee Dining Hall and progressed through the ranks which allowed him to gain a thorough understanding of the role every level of Dining Services plays in delivering a quality experience to all customers.

In addition to leading various aspects of Dining Services, White also held the UCPEA roles of President from 2015 – 2021 and First Vice President of Collective Bargaining from 2009 – 2015. In these positions he was a SEBAC representative, member of the Health Cost Containment Committee, and the Vendor Advisory Committee. He also sits on myriad UConn committees including Strategic Visioning, Covid-19 Medical Services Workgroup, Vice Provost’s Committee on Food Insecurity, University Senate, and the Access & Accommodations Committee.

Mike lives in Norwich, CT with his wife Jill (also a UConn alum ‘97). He has twin daughters Teagan and Cassidy who attend UConn-Avery Point. Teagan is majoring in Psychology and Cassidy is majoring in Speech and Language Pathology.

The Division of Student Affairs appreciates the work of the search committee chaired by Tracey Roy (Interim Executive Director of Dining Services), administered by Samantha Courtois (Dining Services) and composed of David Clokey (Assistant Vice President, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs), Cheryl Radzvilowicz (Environmental Health & Safety), Padma Srimatkandada (Student Affairs Information Technology), and Isaac Barber (Director, Student Union).

Much thanks is given to Dining Services staff members who stepped up to fill interim roles while the search was being conducted including Tracey Roy as Interim Executive Director, Rob Landolphi as Associate Director of Residential Dining, and White as Interim Senior Associate Director. Also appreciated is the outstanding work of all the Dining Services staff who stepped up during this time of transition under Tracey’s interim leadership and continued to produce high-quality services that Dining is known for. 

Give A Meal on Nov 9 to Support Students First Fund

Dining Services will be hosting our bi-annual Give-A-Meal on Wednesday, November 9th. All eight residential dining halls will be participating from 4-7:15pm. Over the years this program has supported various on- and off-campus organizations.
How it works: when students with a meal plan come to dinner on the 9th they can donate an extra meal swipe to help out their fellow huskies. All proceeds from this event will go to support the Students First Fund, through the Division of Student Affairs, to assist students experiencing food insecurity.
More details about the Student First Fund can be found at studentaffairs.uconn.edu/students-first-fund/
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UConn Bakery Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goods Sale

Your favorite pie sale from UConn Bakery (Not just desserts) is back! This year new items have been added!! Check out all the pies, cheesecakes, dinner rolls, and sweet treats for your Thanksgiving table! Gluten-free pies and cheesecake are also available.

This sale is open to the campus community and the public.

Order today! The deadline to place orders is Friday, November 11th by 4pm. Order pick up is Wednesday, November 23rd from 8:30am-2:30pm at the bakery. Orders cannot be picked up prior to the 23rd. Our online store accepts debit/credit cards.

Order here: https://bit.ly/UConnBakeryThanksgiving or you can also find the link to our store on the Bakery website at dining.uconn.edu/bakery

If you prefer to pay personal check, you will need to call our office at 860-486-3128 during business hours to place an order. Please mail or hand deliver your payment to the Department of Dining Services 3384 Towers Loop Rd, U-4071, Storrs. We are located on the first floor of the Wade Building. Check payments must be received by 4pm on November 11th, 2022.

Dining During Thanksgiving Break: Nov 18th-27th

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A change in operations for Thanksgiving break will begin on Friday, November 18th with the following schedule:

  • Breakfast: All dining halls 7am-11am
  • Lunch: All dining halls 11am-2:15pm
  • Dinner: South & North open 4:15-7:15pm

Residential meal plans will shut down for break after dinner on Friday, November 18th.

Staying on Campus During Thanksgiving Break? If you have a residential meal plan and will be on campus during Thanksgiving break please fill out our form to sign up for meals. There is no extra cost for the meals during break. dining.uconn.edu/thanksgiving-break-meals-fall-2022



RETAIL LOCATIONS

Visit dining.uconn.edu/hours for retail hours from 11/18-11/27.


DINING HALLS DURING BREAK

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at the following locations during break.
Breakfast is served from 7:00am – 9:30am, Lunch from 11:00am – 2:15pm, and Dinner from 4:00pm – 7:15pm.

  • Sat., Nov. 19 - South
  • Sun., Nov. 20 - Buckley
  • Mon., Nov. 21 - Buckley
  • Tues., Nov. 22 - Buckley
  • Wed., Nov. 23 - Buckley
  • Thurs., Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving) - All Dining Services operations will be closed
  • Fri., Nov. 25 - Buckley
  • Sat., Nov. 26 - Buckley

Meal plans resume on Sunday, November 27th with the following schedule:

  • Breakfast (South): 8-10:30am
  • Brunch (Northwest & South): 10:30am-2:15pm
  • Dinner (All units except Buckley): 4:15-7:15pm
  • Late Night (Northwest & McMahon): open until 10pm

NOSH Kosher Kitchen Schedule for Upcoming Holidays

NOSH Kosher Kitchen at Gelfenbien Dining Hall will be closed for the following holidays. Please review the Hillel House website for meals and services that will be provided. https://www.uconnhillel.org/

Rosh Hashanah

  • September 25th  – dinner
  • September 26th  – all day
  • September 27th  – all day

Yom Kippur

  • October 4th  – dinner
  • October 5th – all day

Sukkot

  • October 9th  – dinner
  • October 10th  – all day
  • October 11thall day

Shemini Atzert

  • October 16thdinner
  • October 17thall day
  • October 18thall day

UConn Chefs to hold Cooking Demos at Celebrate Mansfield

UConn Dining will once again be at the Celebrate Mansfield event on September 24th in downtown Storrs! Our chefs will be cooking up some delicious recipes and then giving out samples. At 2:30pm Chef Ron Swiller will prepare a Savory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake Appetizer and at 3:30pm Chef Rob Landolphi will prepare Cinnamon Chipotle Cachapas with Black Bean Avocado Salsa.

The Dairy Bar truck and Food for the Pack food truck will also be there.

Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership for a day full of music, food, and fun for all ages!
Check out more details on the festival at https://www.downtownstorrsfestival.org/

 

 

Green Piece Reusable To-Go Container Program

The Dining Services Green Piece program at the Student Union is back! Join the program and you will be able to ask your server at the Union Street Market (USM), Earth, Wok & Fire or One Plate, Two Plates to prepare your food in the Green Piece container. With each use of the Green Piece container you receive .50 cents off your meal. When finished eating, drop in the return bin outside the USM and we do the cleaning. With the one time $5 enrollment cost it pays for itself with 10 uses. See more details on the program at https://dining.uconn.edu/thegreenpiece/