Dining Locations


CERTIFIED GREEN RESTAURANT ®

All eight of our residential dining units (Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien) are Certified Green Restaurant®. What does Certified Green Restaurant® mean? The purpose of the GRA standards is to provide a transparent way to measure each restaurant’s environmental accomplishments, while providing a pathway for the next steps each restaurant can take towards increased environmental sustainability. Click the "GreenPoints™" link in each unit description to view points achieved in sustainability areas.  Click here for details of the eight environmental categories.



Map: Dining Services Locations - Winter Break 20/21

For Special Holiday and Break Hours go here.


Buckley Dining Unit

In addition to our extensive menu, you can build your own sandwiches utilizing the panini grill or have our chefs create for you a made-to-order sandwich at lunch. Complete your dining experience in an atmosphere that is hard to beat. Live plants and music complete your cozy dining experience. GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition Info


Hours of Operation

Click here for Fall 2020

Buckley will be closed from Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be the only unit open for winter meal plans.


Gelfenbien Commons (Towers)

Gelfenbien Commons offers seating for 450 and a diverse range of food options, including the option of choosing kosher meals. NOSH, the Kosher Kitchen located in Gelfenbien Commons, is certified by the Kashrut Commission of Greater Hartford and all kosher dishes are prepared under the close supervision of our resident Mashgiachs. All of our kosher offerings in the servery are mainstreamed with our other menu alternatives so that anyone may choose to eat kosher at no additional cost. In addition to kosher, Halal (Muslim) menu offerings will be available Monday through Friday for students that prefer this option. Dine alfresco during the nicer weather! Gelfenbien opened a dining patio in the summer of 2019! Traditional service at Gelfenbien Commons is seven days a week, providing dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as some late-night service. GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition Info


Grab & Go Window is Currently Closed 
(No seating is available/non-quarantine students only)


NOSH Kosher Food Dining

Kosher options will be available in all open dining halls at each meal every day.


Halal (Muslim) Dining

Halal options will be served at South every day.

 

McMahon Dining Unit

McMahon is an international themed dining hall includes a tandoori oven, wok station, brick oven and full service char grill offering a variety of global cuisine by chefs who prepare these flavorful dishes in front of you. The dining area is bright and lined with windows that overlook the campus. GRA Green Points


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition info


Hours of Operation - Click here for Hours

Nov 22, 2020- Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be open for those with winter meal plans.


North Dining Unit

North offers a variety of culinary delights from sizzling cheeseburgers at the grill station to slow-cooked brisket sandwiches at the comfort station. The servery includes: an active sauté station where omelets are made to order every morning and personalized sautés and stir fries are served; an extensive salad bar offering fresh fruits and vegetables and an assortment of sliced meats and cheeses. Freshly baked breads from our bakery and a panini grill offer many choices for a custom built sandwich.
GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition info


Hours of Operation - 

North will be closed from Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be the only unit open for winter meal plans.


Northwest Dining Unit

Northwest Marketplace provides a unique dining experience in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our menus are inspired by popular restaurants and global cuisine, and are very vegan/vegetarian friendly. Our chefs are dedicated to flavor and our staff is committed to excellent customer service. Northwest Marketplace is open late night, Sundays through Thursdays, until 10:00pm for your convenience. Northwest Grab & Go is also available for a meal while on the run or that quick snack when other dining halls are closed. GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition info


Hours of Operation - 

Northwest will be closed from Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be the only unit open for winter meal plans.


Putnam Dining Unit

Putnam offers a one-of-a-kind two-floor dining experience. Upstairs you can enjoy the familiar salad, grill, comfort, and sauté lines along with the juice bar. Downstairs features a full-size grain bar, grill and sauté lines and a vegetarian-based comfort line. There is also an international section. Putnam Grab & Go is also available to customers who need food on the run. GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition info


Hours of Operation - 

Putnam will be closed from Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be the only unit open for winter meal plans.


South Marketplace

South Marketplace is the contemporary food court on campus. The location is very accessible for students just getting out of class, and it is also near several resident complexes and staff offices. South offers a broad selection of dining options including Smart Check entrees, home-style comfort foods, hand-carved meats, grilled burgers and sandwiches, freshly prepared soups and salads, a full-scale deli bar, pizza, and pasta bars, and a wide array of desserts. The international station offers global cuisine from Thailand, Germany, Morocco, and Italy. Gluten-friendly, vegetarian, and vegan options are available at every meal. If you are in a rush, head over to South Grab & Go...home of the famous Buffalo Chicken Wrap! GRA GreenPoints


What’s on the Menu?

All Menu and Nutrition Info


Hours of Operation -

South will be closed from Nov 22, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021 - McMahon will be the only unit open for winter meal plans.


Whitney Dining Unit

Whitney was renovated during the summer of 2019! We encourage everyone to come visit and experience the new menu featuring local, vegetarian, and vegan items. Our farm-to-table initiative offers sustainable and local food items from a variety of local farmers and food producers including our own Spring Valley Student Farm. Whitney serves local honey, UConn eggs, UConn Dairy Bar ice cream and produce from UConn's EcoGarden. GRA GreenPoints


Whitney is closed until further notice.


 



GREEN RESTAURANT CERTIFICATION®

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.