McMahon Dining Hall Closed For Thanksgiving

McMahon Dining Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26th so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families.

On Wednesday evening (11/25/20), McMahon will have stations for those on the winter meal plan to pick up breakfast, lunch, and a complete Thanksgiving dinner to have for Thursday.

McMahon will reopen on Friday, November 27th, normal operating hours.



Regular Winter Break Students 

  • Breakfast: 7:00am-8:30am
  • Lunch: 11:00am-12:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Quarantine Students (Nov 22-Dec 5) 

  • Breakfast: 8:45am-10am
  • Lunch: 12:30pm-2:15pm
  • Dinner: 5:45pm-7:15pm

In The News: Bakery Reflects on Thanksgiving Sale


Eric Merkle, bakery manager in the department of dining services, spoke about the Thanksgiving bake sale held by the University of Connecticut in preparation for the upcoming holiday.

Merkle said they held the sale through a completely online format. In particular, he said they used the dining marketplace on their official website.

“We did the bake sale 100% online this year through the dining marketplace on our page,” Merkle said.

Merkle said the results of the bake sale were surprising to him as they were better than he expected them to be. He believes this is due to the fact that people are becoming more comfortable with buying food online.

Read the full article from The Daily Campus here.

Residential Quarantine: Updates for the Last Week of On Campus Classes

All dining halls (North, Northwest, South, McMahon, Buckley, Putnam) will be open to all students, except those that have been placed in medical isolation, and have converted to take-out only as of 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13.

Students can continue to access Gelfenbien take-out window and retail* locations. All locations, dining halls and retail, will maintain normal operating hours. Flex passes and points can still be used. Flex passes can be used to swipe in off-campus students.

Fall semester meal plans will end after dinner on Saturday, November 21st.

*Mango, Up & Atom Cafe, Bookworms Cafe, and Dairy Bar Too will be closed and reopening on February 1, 2021.

What do I do if I can’t get to a dining facility because of an illness not related to COVID-19?

If you become ill and cannot make it to a dining unit for a meal, you may call the dining facility you normally eat in, ask for the manager on duty, and request a meal “to go.” Please provide the manager with your PeopleSoft number as well as the name of the individual who will be picking up your meal. When the designated person picks up the meal for you, they must swipe in their own card, swipe in the requesting student’s card, and ask for the unit manager to assist with the take-out.

One Week Left to Place Orders for Thanksgiving Pies & Baked Goods

The annual UConn Bakery Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goods sale is coming to a close in one week.

The bakery has many Thanksgiving staples such as apple pie, pumpkin pie, Southern pecan pie, cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake, rolls, breads and much more.

Orders must be in by 4pm on November 11th. No orders will be accepted after this date. The items offered on this store are available only for the Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goods sale for pick up on Wednesday, November 25th. Pick up will be at the Bakery (located in the Commissary building on Gurleyville Road) from 8:30am-2:30pm.

The sale is open to the campus community and the public.

If you have questions about these items or pick up, please contact us before placing your order at 860-486-3128

Visit the Bakery Thanksgiving online store here.



In The News: Bakery to Run Thanksgiving Sale

“The University of Connecticut is running a Thanksgiving bake sale for students and families to order various baked goods ranging from pies and cheesecake to gingerbread men.

Rob Landolphi, culinary operations manager, and Eric Merkle, bakery manager, spoke about the yearly bakesale and how the program has evolved. Over the past 30 years, Landolphi said the menu has been greatly expanded to follow trends and popular demands.”

Read the full article from The Daily Campus here.