“Not Just Desserts” Baking Class a Sweet Experience

Eric Merkle, Manager of Dining Service’s Bakery, “Not Just Desserts,” recently taught a tart baking class at the bakery. The attendees were enthusiastic about the class and one commented:

“I just attended Eric’s baking class and absolutely loved his teaching and cooking passion!  I hope you have many more sessions like this.  I want to thank Eric and you for having this session on campus.”

Darshana Sonpal, Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Summer 2018 Closures

Summer always brings construction projects and it is no different for Dining Services. Last summer we completed Phase 1 of our floor project at Union Street Market in the Student Union. This summer we will be completing the project with Phase 2.

Phase 2 will impact our servery at the Market. We have to remove all of our equipment, replace the flooring and then reinstall the equipment. We have scheduled construction so it should have a minimum impact. Our last day of service will be Friday, June 29th. We will reopen the Market on Wednesday, July 11th. Considering the 4th of July is a holiday, we will be closed for a total of six days. Knowing that staff and guests might still be on campus, we will have One Plate, Two Plates open with a broader menu, offer free coffee in the morning, and host a BBQ on July 5th. We are really sorry for the inconvenience but when considering that many take vacation surrounding the 4th we thought it would work out best for all.

Grain Bar at USM

Union Street Market is very excited to be opening a Grain Bar for the summer starting Monday, May 21st. We will be featuring a Cold Grain Bar with your choice of Grain (Quinoa (Gluten-Free) or Farro), Beans, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Chicken or Tofu, and your choice of dressing.

USM is also pleased to offer a delicious Summer BBQ lunch starting Wednesday, May 23rd and continuing every Wednesday, rain or shine, from 11:30am-1:30pm outside of the food court patio. We will be featuring a Burger Combo, a Hot Dog Combo, and a Special Combo, which rotates weekly between Ribs and Grilled Chicken. Combos prices range between $10-$13, and they include an entrée, two sides (options rotate weekly), a slice of watermelon and your choice of lemonade or water. The Summer BBQ Menu can be found displayed in front of the USM Food Court as well as on the Dining Services website.

Please join us!

Farm Fresh Market Begins on Thursday, May 24th

The Farm Fresh Market begins on Thursday, May 24th from 11:30am – 1:30pm every Thursday throughout the summer (except for holidays). The market will be located on Fairfield Way near the Student Union and in case of rain, inside the food court area. Stop by and purchase local produce from our own Spring Valley Student Farm and other local farms, as well as baked goods from Dining Service’s “Not Just Desserts” bakery. Cash and credit accepted.

Summer Meal Plan Information

Dining units open for summer school student meals are as follows:

  • May 7 – June 30: McMahon
  • (All units closed May 28)
  • July 1 – July 3: Buckley
  • (All units closed July 4)
  • July 5 – July 7: McMahon
  • July 8 – August 3: Putnam
  • August 4 – August 24: South

Hours of operation for meals are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am
  • Lunch: 11:30am – 2:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:15pm

On summer meal plans, you are allowed one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner per day.

Meal Plan rates for this summer are posted on the ResLife website at https://reslife.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1534/2018/04/Summer-2018-Meal-and-Housing-Rates_4-6-18-Update.pdf

Passover 2018 Meal Request Form

2018 Passover Meal Request Form

  • Please Note:

    NOSH Kosher Kitchen in Gelfenbien will be serving Passover meals Sunday, April 1st through Friday, April 6th by reservation only. The Seder dinners fall on the evening of Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st and are catered by Nosh Kosher Kitchen and served at the Hillel House. Friday night dinner on April 6th and Saturday lunch on April 7th will be catered by Nosh Kosher Kitchen at Hillel House. All other meals are prepared by Nosh Kosher Kitchen and served at Gelfenbien Commons. Meals can be paid for by meal swipes, points, flex passes, cash or check. Guests must be signed up on a separate form and may be paid for by points, flex passes, cash or check. All meal swipes, flex passes and points will be taken off your meal plan when your form is submitted. Cash meals must be paid for at Dining Services, located in Towers/Hamilton building, by March 26th. There are no refunds for missed meals. Keep a copy of this form for your own records.
  • Choose Your Meal(s)

  • After You Click Submit

    Print this confirmation page for your own records. Meals must be paid for, by cash or check, at Dining Services main office located in Towers/Hamilton by March 26th. Please bring this form with you.