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UConn Waterbury Starbucks Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

With the great efforts of the City of Waterbury, UConn, and UConn Dining Services; we opened a Starbucks at the UConn Waterbury Campus!  6 years in the making! A great BIG Thank You! to all whom were involved.



New Survey, New Prizes! Take Our Survey Now!


Customer Dining Survey – December 2017

In our continuing efforts to enhance the ability of University of Connecticut (UConn) to meet the needs of the campus community, the University has engaged Porter Khouw Consulting (PKC) to assist us in examining the dining preferences on campus. As a part of this process, a survey has been developed. The survey content is based on market research PKC conducted while recently on campus.

The survey is posted to the internet. You may click directly on the URL address:                                                                                                             This link will take you directly to the survey. Please complete the survey and submit by December 15, 2017.

As an additional incentive to help enhance campus dining services at UConn, the University is offering the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: One winner will receive a Kindle Voyage
  • First Prize: $50 Visa gift card
  • Second Prize: $25 Visa gift card

The winners will be drawn from surveys submitted on the internet and notified by e-mail. Thank you for your personal role in helping to enhance campus dining services at UConn.



Winter Break Retail Hours of Operation

Winter Break retail hours of operation.



Rudolph & Hermie on Ice

Rudolph & Hermie on Ice

Great News! Retail Op’s Now Accept Discover & American Express

Dining Services is pleased to announce that all of our retail operations now accept Discover and American Express. That includes all of our UC Cafes, The Beanery, UConn Dairy Bar, Dairy Bar Too, Union Street Market, One Plate, Two Plates, Freshens, Chuck & Augie’s, Union Central Exchange C-Store, the Food for Though Food Truck, the Ice Cream Truck plus Mort’s at Avery Point and Starbucks on the UConn Waterbury Campus.

Starbucks Now Open at Waterbury Campus

Dining Services is proud to announce the opening of Starbucks Café at the University of Connecticut’s Waterbury campus! Hours for the location are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 9:00pm

Working Land Alliance Legislative Luncheon

On November 15th, UConn Department of Dining Services prepared a special luncheon at the Working Land’s Alliance 17th Annual Meeting at the State Capital. The menu included fresh produce from UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm and the UConn Dairy Bar as well as other locally sourced foods from Connecticut.


Winter Break Meal Plan Options

Winter Break Meal Plan Information

Show Up and Show Off at The Beanery Cafe

Are you looking for a stage on which to perform, play music, read poetry, etc? The Beanery Cafe, located in the Benton Museum, will offer “open mic” every Tuesday from 4:00pm – 7:30pm. No need to register, just show up and show off! For information contact

NACUFS 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award

We entered Putnam into the 2017 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards and won Bronze!

Collegiate food service is a demanding profession worthy of recognition. In college and university culinary arts, the ultimate professional tribute is a NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award.

Named for a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards celebrate exemplary menus, presentations, special event planning, and new dining concepts, and provide an avenue for sharing ideas and creative presentations in campus dining services.

Enjoy this award winning dining hall!