Fall 2020 - Opening
Welcome! UVM Dining has always prioritized the health and safety of our guests and staff. Keeping with recent changes, we are implementing new standards and technology which adhere to the Vermont Department of Health regulations, the University’s Green and Gold Promise and Our Common Ground. Please understand that there may be modifications to these practices and refer back often for updates.
- Face coverings are required until you sit down to dine.
- Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer.
- Please do not enter campus facilities if you feel sick.
- Follow physical distancing guidelines: Floor decals, directional arrows and other visuals will be in place to assistance with spacing and flow. Tables and chairs will be re-configured to abide by physical distancing requirements.
- Maximum occupancy limits will be monitored.
- Please no lingering in the dining spaces after you have dined.
- High-touch areas will be cleaned frequently: all four dining halls will close for one hour between meals to sanitize spaces.
- Additional plexiglass partitions installed at cashier stations and counter tops.
- Mobile food ordering through our Bite Universities app will provide convenience and touchless payment in our retail locations and traditional dining halls; download today.
- Our traditional dining halls are for dine-in with occupancy limits or to-go through our mobile food ordering app, Bite Universities.
- There is a 2-hour delay between meal swipes entries or to-go meals from our traditional dining halls.
- Self-service areas will become served stations, with the exception of beverage options. Only single-use cups can be used; no refilling of reusable mugs for coffee, hot water, fountain beverages or water in the dining halls.
- The University Marché will feature three new stations serving burritos and tacos, Asian-inspired cuisine and sushi. Visit fan favorites like the bagel station and Sprout, our dedicated vegan station.
- Cyber Cafe, Brennan's and Waterman Manor will be closed due to occupancy needs and programming for fall semester.
- Green Roof Deli, New World Tortilla, Campus Perk and the entree station at The Marketplace will be mobile food ordering only.
- Dining staff will participate in daily wellness checks.
- Stations will be attended by staff members wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks.
- Enhanced hand-washing procedures will be in place and gloves will be changed frequently.
- Dining staff will follow enhanced cleaning procedures.
- Six foot physical distancing workstations within kitchens and prep areas.
- Simple Servings and Four, our food allergen entrée stations, will continue to serve meals to students.
- MyZone, our gluten, peanut and tree nut-free pantry areas, will no longer be self-service, they will be served to you and available in all of our traditional dining halls. Learn more about MyZone at each dining hall on our 'Nutrition' section.
- We encourage students with special dietary needs to connect with our Registered Dietitian Alexandra.Duquette@uvm.edu to learn more about offerings and set up additional accommodations.
First-time, first-year students will begin on the Unlimited Access Meal Plan. All students have the ability to switch meal plans during the first two weeks of each semester. This must be completed by September 14 for the fall semester. Learn more about our Unlimited Access Plan, Flex Plan and Retail Point Plan.
For the health and safety of our community, while in exposure quarantine or isolation due to symptoms, students will not be allowed to go to the dining hall for meals. During this time, students will receive meals and beverages delivered to their residence hall. All meals and snacks will be deducted from their meal plan; there is no additional charge.
- Quarantine Menu starting Sunday, Aug 30
Dining Services will accommodate food preferences (for example, vegetarian/vegan) as well as food allergies/intolerances and special dietary needs. This information will be collected by the UVM COVID Center and communicated to UVM Dining. If you have any questions or concerns about meals in quarantine or isolation please contact the UVM Dining Dietitian at Alexandra.Duquette@uvm.edu.
Learn more about UVM's policies and procedures about exposure quarantine.
While we have increased take-out options to accommodate occupancy limits, we are also committed to reducing plastic packaging, minimizing our impact on the environment. We have invested heavily in our EcoWare carryout program, purchasing new reusable containers, expanding the program’s pick up locations and removing any barriers to participation. In order to keep this option available, we must have these containers returned regularly.
• All four dining halls (Central Campus, Harris Millis, Northside and Redstone Dining) will be either dine-in (with occupancy limits) or take-out using EcoWare through our mobile food ordering app.
- EcoWare is available 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
- No membership required.
- EcoWare is approved by the Department of Health and properly sanitized by Dining.
- Return dirty containers promptly to any dining facility or designated drop off location.
- EcoWare will also be available in our retail locations.