Dining Location Closures July 4th-10th

Please review our upcoming closures during the holiday and following week.

Monday, July 4th (Independence Day) – All Dining locations (including dining halls & main office) will be closed

Putnam Dining hall reopens for students with summer meal plans on July 5th.

July 5th-10th: USM, Market Cafe, C-Store, and Farm Fresh Market will be closed

Up & Atom Cafe in the BioPhysics building will be open 7:30am-3pm from July 5-8th

UConn Dairy Bar will be operating normal hours during this week: Wednesday-Sunday from 11am-9pm

Dairy Bar Truck at Summer Farmers’ Markets

The UConn Dairy Bar truck will be at the Farm Fresh Market on Thursdays on the Storrs campus from 11:30am-1:30pm by the Benton Museum. If there is inclement weather the truck will not be serving. The truck will also be at the Coventry Farmers’ Market this summer on the following dates: June 26th (Dairy Day), July 10th, July 28th, and August 14th. Stop by and grab a cup of your favorite Dairy Bar flavor!! If you’re looking for Dairy Bar ice cream on Mondays and Tuesdays when the Dairy Bar is closed, check out the Union Street Market in the Student Union (lower level). They are selling cups of Dairy Bar ice cream for $3.96 each.

Farm Fresh Market Returns on June 2

Farm Fresh Market hosted by UConn Dining Services returns this summer! Get your fresh produce from UConn Spring Valley Student Farm and baked goods from UConn Bakery every Thursday*, June through September from 11:30am-1:30pm on the Benton Museum patio. Credit/debit only. In case of heavy rain, the market may need to relocate to the Student Union near the Union Street Market food court on the lower level. The market is open to the public with parking available in South garage this summer.

At the first market on June 2nd the UConn Bakery will have pies, coconut macaroons, desserts (including gluten free), and breads for sale. Spring Valley farm will have some vegetables (bunching onions, lettuce, mustard greens, sugar snap peas), herbs, and seedlings (vegetables, flowers, and perennials).

*Farm Fresh Market will not take place on July 7th and August 25th.

Time of the market may change in September.

Stay updated by following @uconndining on Instagram.




UConn Dining Wins Gold for NACUFS Best Vegan Recipe

The University of Connecticut Department of Dining Services is honored to accept the Gold Medal for the Best Vegan Recipe contest from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Dining Services has also won the gold award for our vegan recipes in 2018, and 2016, and bronze in 2020.

Our recipe submission, Cinnamon Chipotle Cachapas with Black Bean Avocado Salsa, and Pickled Red Onions, was part of the menu rotation at McMahon dining hall this semester and was showcased as part of a plant-forward event.

“We are proud to have an administration that supports our involvement in NACUFS, a team of managers and chefs that believe in sustainability,” says Robert Landolphi, assistant director of culinary development for UConn Dining Services. “Most importantly we have a student body that dines with us daily and are willing to share with us what is important to them as they assist us in expanding our plant-based cuisine.”

This is the second NACUFS award for Dining Services this year. In March, UConn Dining Chef Sean Hawkins received bronze during a culinary challenge at the NACUFS Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Regional Conference. Hawkins’ award-winning recipe for Herb Crusted Turkey Filet, coriander sweet potatoes, frenched green beans, and a leek cream sauce can be found at the link below.

Want to make it yourself? Find a printable recipe here and check out the demo with Chef Landolphi below. Find more UConn Dining recipes at dining.uconn.edu/recipes.

UConn Dining to Host Summer Culinary Camps for Children

UConn Dining Services is excited to welcome back our culinary camps for children.

Our two-day camps are open to children ages 11-13 and will be held at Gelfenbien Commons Dining Hall.

Participants will have an opportunity in both camps to work with award-winning UConn chefs and learn the basics related to cooking.

See full details at dining.uconn.edu/ucann-cook-camps

End of the Semester Hours – Dining Halls & Retail

Congrats on making it to the end of the semester Huskies!! Good luck on finals! As we near the end of the semester, please take note of modified hours below for dining halls and retail. Meal plans end with dinner on Sunday, May 8th.

Guests are welcome in the dining halls and you can use your flex passes to swipe them in or you can also use debit/credit, points, or Husky Bucks. If you are using debit/credit, points, or Husky Bucks, the cost per meal at the dining halls is located below. If you will be on campus for summer courses, please review our summer meal plan options. Modified dining hall hours are a made available at the start of every semester here and linked from our hours page.


Friday, May 6th

Breakfast & Lunch: All dining halls open normal hours.

Dinner:  South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest & Gelfenbien open normal hours.

Saturday, May 7th

South, McMahon & Northwest open:
Hot Breakfast: 7:00am – 10:00am
Cold Breakfast: 10:00am – 10:30am
Brunch: 10:30am – 2:15pm
Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:45pm

Sunday, May 8th

South open same hours as May 7th except dinner ends at 7:15pm
Meal plans end with dinner.


View all of our retail hours here.

Meal prices in the dining units through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast $8.55 ($6.00 children under 12)
Lunch $13.50 ($9.70 children under 12)
Dinner $16.90 ($11.90 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35%

Summer Meal Plan Options

See below for summer meal plan options, what’s open for dining halls, and hours.

Summer dining hall meal plan options for students living in traditional residential housing (dorms/suites) are:  

  • 5-day – Mon-Fri (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) -$122.50/wk
  • 7-day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) – $171.50/wk

When you apply for summer housing you will be able to pick one of these plans on the application.

UConn staff and visitors are welcome to pay for a meal in the dining halls with credit/debit (prices below). Dining Halls are cashless.

Commuters and students living in apartments (on- or off-campus) have the option to purchase the 5-day or 7-day summer plan or a community meal plan by calling our office at 860-486-3128.

Meal plans run from May 9th thru August 26th.

Students on campus for summer classes should follow this dining schedule:

South:  May 9th – June 17th (closed Memorial Day, May 30th)Putnam:  June 18th-August 13th (closed July 4th)South: August 14th-August 26th

Summer dining meal times:

Breakfast: 7-9:30amLunch: 11:30am-2:15pmDinner: 4-7:15pm

Meal prices in the dining units through 7/31/2022:

Breakfast $8.55 ($6.00 children under 12)
Lunch $13.50 ($9.70 children under 12)
Dinner $16.90 ($11.90 children under 12)

Sales tax is 7.35%

Easter Weekend Hours



Good Friday, April 15th

  • Breakfast & Lunch: All dining halls open – normal hours
  • Dinner: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 10:30am-9pm
    • All cafes open normal hours.
    • C-Store 9am-9:30pm
    • Mango – 8am-3pm
    • Dairy Bar 11am-8pm

Saturday, April 16th

  • Breakfast: South open normal hours
  • Brunch: South, Northwest, Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Dinner: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 11:30am-9pm
    • Market Cafe 9am-4pm
    • C-Store Noon-9pm
    • Dairy Bar 11am-8pm

Easter Sunday, April 17th

  • Breakfast: South open normal hours.
  • Brunch: South, Northwest & Gelfenbien – normal hours
  • Dinner: All dining halls (except Buckley) – normal hours
  • Late Night: Northwest & McMahon open until 10:00pm
  • Retail Open:
    • Union Street Market 2-8pm
    • C-Store Noon-9pm

Earth Day Spring Fling to Feature Zero Waste BBQ

The annual Earth Day Spring Fling, co-hosted by the Office of Sustainability and the Department Dining Services, returns after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, to Fairfield Way on Wednesday, April 20th, from 11am-2pm.

The sustainability festival will include vendors, fun activities, and events including a goat yoga session and a zero waste BBQ lunch from Dining Services.

See below for event details:

Zero Waste BBQ – Dining Services will be catering an outdoor zero-waste barbecue featuring vegan, vegetarian, and sustainable food options sourced locally. Lunch will cost one flex pass or $12 credit/debit. The meal will include a small ice cream from the UConn Dairy Bar truck. The UConn Bakery will also be there handing out spring theme cupcakes to celebrate Arbor Day. Students can donate their flex passes at the event if they have extras. Click here for the menu.

Environmental Art Show: Show off your eco-related art! Submit your art entry.

12-1p Goat Yoga: Yoga alongside the little goats of Bradley Mountain Farm. 75 person cap – you must register beforehand. Bring your own towel or yoga mat to Founders Green.

Party Peddler Bike: Hop on the 10 person bike for a tour of sustainability along Fairfield Way.

125th Class Tree Planting: As a certified Tree Campus, we’re happy to plant the Class of 2022’s student-selected Three-Flowered Maple on the north side of Wilbur Cross from 1-2pm.

Eco-Vendors: Meet with student and community organizations dedicated to sustainability, as well as eco-minded businesses along Fairfield Way.

For more information, please email sustainability@uconn.edu.