Dining Updates & FAQ


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Quick Overview – Our Most Popular Questions


  • Dining hall hours can be found on the TV's in the dining halls, on the dining hall doors, on our website, and via the myUConn app.
  • Retail hours for our cafes and eateries can be found at each location on TV's, posters, on our website, and via the myUConn app.
  • Hours Change During Breaks, Holidays, Special Weekends: These changes will be posted at the beginning of each semester on our hours page dining.uconn.edu/hours. Reminders are communicated on our social media accounts, the dining hall tvs, Daily Digest, and via the Dining channel on the myUConn app.

  • GUESTS in Dining Halls 
    • Students with a Meal Plan are allowed to admit guests by using flex passes, points, Husky Bucks, or credit/debit. You can admit more than one guest at a time. If using flex passes, the cashier will deduct 1 flex pass for each guest.
    • UConn Employee or Student w/out a Meal Plan can pay with credit/debit or Husky Bucks.
    • Campus Visitors can pay with credit/debit. Dining halls are cashless. See guest rate in the Guest/Visitor section on our Storrs meal plan page
  • DINING HALL TO-GO CONTAINERS: All dining halls provide to-go containers for students with specific needs only. Read more here.
  • FLEX PASSES & POINTS: Click here for details on where to use your flex passes and points.
  • HOW OFTEN CAN I GO TO THE DINING HALL? Every dining hall is all-you-care to eat. Every residential meal plan allows you unlimited access. If you want to swipe in 5x in one day you can do so.
  • QUARANTINE - If you have been contacted by SHAW to quarantine, Dining Services will receive your name and you will be able to get a to-go container at the dining hall check-in station.
  • ALLERGY/DIETARY ACCOMODATIONS - We are here to help with your dietary restrictions. Please review our info on labeling and the steps needed to get an accommodation and meet with our team.
  • GRAB & GO'S - The Gelfenbien and Putnam Grab & Go's are open for the fall/spring semester. Click here for menu/hours.
  • CAN'T MAKE IT TO A MEAL? Dining Services has a to-go meal program to assist students when there is a valid conflict (job/internship/commuting to regional campus) with available meal times.
  • TAKE-OUT POLICY: After eating in the dining hall, you may take out one of the following food items: one piece of fruit, one ice cream treat, or one pastry/dessert item. Reusable drink bottles are allowed for 16oz or less fountain beverage. No outside Tupperware/personal to-go containers are allowed in the dining halls.
  • HAVE AN ISSUE/QUESTION WHILE IN THE DINING HALL: Please speak to or ask to speak to a manager so that they can help you out in a timely manner.
  • LOOKING FOR A CAMPUS JOB? Dining is hiring students! Earn extra cash | flexible shifts | student management opportunities | Work near your residence hall
  • MASKS: Masking is not required in the dining halls.
  • GREEN PIECE CONTAINER - Go green with a reusable to-go container for use at the USM, Earth, Wok & Fire and One Plate, Two Plates.
  • DO I NEED TO BRING MY ID WITH ME TO THE DINING HALL? Yes, you will need to hand your ID to the cashier/validine station
  • CHANGE MEAL PLAN: Visit our online form to downgrade or upgrade your meal plan. For Fall Semester, please make upgrades/downgrades by September 15th.
  • CANCEL MEAL PLAN: Students in residential housing (dorms/suites) cannot cancel meal plans. When housing is cancelled with Res Life your plan is automatically cancelled. If you have additional circumstances or do not see the necessary changes reflected on your fee bill w/in 5-7 business days, please contact our office at 860-486-3128.
  • MEAL PLANS FOR STUDENTS IN STORRS ON/OFF CAMPUS APARTMENTS - If you live in an on campus apartment or are commuting, a variety of meal plans are available. You can purchase points and/or a Community Meal Plan at any time during the semester. See details here.
  • MENU ACCURACY: We strive to make sure that our menus being served match the daily online menus but in some circumstances we are faced with occasional procurement issues that result in last minute substitutions. We will always do our best to find an adequate substitution that meets your dietary needs. Thank you for being so understanding during these challenging times and we appreciate your business.
  • FOOD AVAILABILITY: Empty pan = delicious dish! A popular entrée or side can go quickly, so if you see an empty pan, please know that our team of chefs are working to prepare and replenish that pan with a fresh batch of food. Thank you for your patience.
  • INCLEMENT WEATHER: If inclement weather closes the campus, dining halls will always remain open and operate their normal hours. Retail locations like cafes, Mango, and Dairy Bar will typically close. Most Dining Services retail locations are housed in locations that are not managed by Dining Services therefore we follow the decision that is made by those that manage the building (i.e Rec Ctr, Benton Museum, Library, Student Union).
  • CELEBRATE WITH A CAKE FROM UCONN BAKERY! Did you know you can order celebration cakes, cookie cakes, and sweet treats (including gluten free) from the UConn Bakery and pick it up at the convenience store in the Student Union? Credit/debit and Husky Bucks accepted! Click here to check out the options and order!