UConn's eight residential dining halls are located throughout the entire Storrs campus making it convenient to find food just outside of all academic buildings and residence halls. We cater to a wide variety of diets such as gluten-free, kosher, halal, vegan, and vegetarian. Meal plans allow unlimited access to the dining halls and all-you-care to eat.
Each dining hall has a salad bar, coffee station, deli bar, fresh fruit, fresh made desserts from the UConn Bakery, and a gluten-free space that offers drinks, desserts, breads. The daily menu is different at each location and many dining halls offer weekly action stations where students pick the ingredients and chef's create the dish on the spot. Some of our action bars include stir fry, mac and cheese, omelets, crepes, grain bowls, and pasta. It wouldn't be college without traditional comfort foods like pizza, pasta, burgers, fries, and grilled cheese. We offer these items almost daily at each dining hall. Grilled chicken, vegan eggs, and vegan French toast is always available upon request if it isn't on the menu for the day. If you don't see something available, just ask our staff or ask for a manager. If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please visit our site for more information. Dining works with each student one-on-one to work out a plan that will cater to your needs. If you need assistance or have questions about something while in the dining hall, please ask our staff or managers while you are there so we can assist you in a timely manner.
CERTIFIED GREEN RESTAURANT ®
All eight of our residential dining halls are 4 Star 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 viewpoints achieved in sustainability areas. Click here for details of the eight environmental categories.
Buckley Dining Hall
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. This cozy space has lots of windows with natural light and is conveniently located across the street from the music building. Buckley is open Monday through Fridays only.
Gelfenbien Commons (Towers) Dining Hall
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 on the patio during the nicer weather! Traditional service at Gelfenbien Commons is seven days a week, providing dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gelfenbien also has a grab & go in the lobby, open Monday through Friday during dinner, if you need something quick and don't have time for a sit down meal.
McMahon Dining Hall
McMahon is an international-themed dining hall that includes a tandoori oven, wok station, brick oven, and full-service char grill offering a variety of global cuisine by chefs who prepare and plate these flavorful dishes in front of you. The dining area is bright and lined with windows that overlook the campus. McMahon is open late night, Sundays through Thursdays, until 10:00pm for your convenience. Take a look at McMahon's overview from the architectural firm that designed the building.
North Dining Hall
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.
Northwest Dining Hall
Northwest 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.
Putnam Dining Hall
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.
South Dining Hall
South 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. Halal, gluten-friendly, vegetarian, and vegan options are available at every meal.
Whitney Dining Hall
Whitney was renovated during the summer of 2019. We encourage everyone to visit Whitney and experience this cozy and modern space 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.