Dairy Bar Now Open Later Friday through Sunday

Dairy Bar will now be open until 9pm, Friday through Sunday throughout the summer.

Hours for Wednesday and Thursday remain the same: 11am-8pm.

Make sure to stop by for the fresh-made daily waffle cones or try the sundae or milkshake of the month!

Vanilla Salted Caramel Swirl ice cream, coffee syrup, and Heath bar crumbles. Topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.


Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream, graham cracker crumbs, strawberry topping, whipped cream, and patriotic star sprinkles.



In the News: UConn’s New England Lobster Roll

7 wicked tasty New England summer menu items from lobster rolls to whoopie pies

Food Management Magazine

The beauty of New England lobster rolls is the no-nonsense Yankee simplicity. At the University of Connecticut, Executive Chef Robert Landolphi cooks lobster meat then rough chops it and folds in finely chopped celery, scallions, parsley, salt and pepper. Then a squeeze of lemon and a little butter on griddled split-top buns—lettuce is optional. He serves both a New England and Connecticut version (read on). 



In the News: UConn dining named a top power player

UConn dining named a top power player


Chronicle Staff Writer

STORRS — Once again, the University of Connecticut Department of Dining Services has been recognized in Food Management magazine’s Top 25 College Dining Power Players.

UConn dining leaders are taking this recognition as an opportunity to show dining services does far more than just cook for students.

“We’re more than just dining services. Not only do we feed the students, we also take part in working with different departments to educate the students,” said UConn Associate Director for Culinary Development and Residential Dining Robert Landolphi.

Food Management magazine is a go-to resource for colleges and universities around the country to obtain and share information on campus dining trends, ideas and management strategies.

Read more of this article at https://thechronicle.com/stories/20210609DINING.php

Dining Executive Director Retires after 34 Years

C. Dennis Piece, who most recently served as the Executive Director of Dining Services, announced his retirement in April.  Pierce has provided UConn with 34 years of devoted service and he will be greatly missed by students and colleagues alike.

A talented leader and accomplished food service administrator, his vision and expertise in college dining services has driven notable enterprise growth in resident board operations, retail, and the catering service sectors. His achievements have been featured in Food Service Director, Food Management, and Restaurant & Institutions magazines. He currently writes a column in Neighbor’s, a local regional paper, called, From the Ground Up, Buying Local in Connecticut, for which he has received two Connecticut Journalism awards. He has held the position of the President of the National Association of College & University Association, and has been the recipient of the Association’s Ted Minah award, the most prestigious recognition that the association offers. Topping off his foodservice career, Dennis received the Silver Plate Award for the College & University sector, Class of 2018, by the International Food Manufacturer’s Association.

Dennis’ attention to detail, while keeping the broader picture in mind, has been invaluable. His willingness to put in extra time and effort to help UConn meet the varied needs of students has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend upon.

A national search will be conducted in the fall to refill the Executive Director of Dining Services position.

Updates for McMahon Dining Hall & Retail

Beginning Thursday, May 6th, the following updates have been made for dining at McMahon.

Dining at McMahon will continue to be take-out with no indoor seating until May 13th. Beginning May 13th, indoor seating will be available, however, food will still be served in to-go containers. McMahon has also returned to regular hours. McMahon will be open through June 12th. Beginning June 13th, meals will be served at South Dining Hall through the rest of the summer.

McMahon Hours: 7 days a week

Breakfast: 7am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: 4pm-7:15pm (Ramadan pick up 7:15-8:30pm through May 12th)

Students in Medical Quarantine or Isolation

Students in isolation will still be moved to Mansfield Apartments and have their food delivered by UConn Catering.

Students who are in medical quarantine will have their food delivered to them by UConn Catering.

When a student is removed from medical quarantine status their last delivery from Catering will be breakfast on that day and they will be able to eat at McMahon for lunch.

Retail Locations:

What’s Open?

  • Beanery Cafe* (Benton Museum) – through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:00pm 
  • Market Cafe* (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3pm 
  • Convenience Store* (Student Union) – May-August – Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
  • Mango* (Student Rec Center) through May 7th, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm

*Cash, Credit, and Husky Bucks accepted. For students that were approved for a Late Stay Plan through Residential Life, points can be used at Mango, Beanery Cafe, and Market Cafe. 

UConn Dairy Bar will be open throughout the summer, Thursday through Sunday from 11am-7pm. The building is open to the public. Please follow signage on the property, mask, and distancing are required. There is limited outdoor seating.

LISTEN: Dining Services Featured on Go with The Flow Podcast

On this episode of GWTF, we talk food at UConn. *does happy food dance*

Michael White, Dining Services representative, joins us to talk about the different options available to students on campus as well as the accommodations provided.

Our very own Riley McNaboe, joins Manny and Rode as they talk about their favorite dining halls on campus and the different dishes you can enjoy when visiting our DS facilities.

Mason Love changes it up and talks HUSKYMANIA and the love we all have for sports at UConn.



In The News: UConn Dairy Bar to fully open

Here’s the scoop: UConn Dairy Bar to fully open


Chronicle Staff Writer

STORRS — Customers have been picking up their frozen treats outside the UConn Dairy Bar for almost a year due to the pandemic.

While better than nothing, folks have been eagerly looking forward to the day they can stop by the landmark and order a cup of dairy deliciousness themselves.

Starting Thursday, they can.

As they were busy preparing for customers, dairy bar employees expressed enthusiasm about returning to some normalcy as the state’s COVID-19 metrics and vaccinations rates have allowed this key step.

“I know the customers are probably ecstatic,” UConn Dairy Bar employee Nicole DiMare, a junior at UConn, said while at the restaurant Tuesday.

On Thursday, the ice cream shop’s main store, which is at 17 Manter Road, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Read more of this article at https://thechronicle.com/stories/20210421DAIRYBAR.php