Make a connection!

Have a suggestion or feedback; we'd love to hear it. There are lots of ways you can connect with Dining. 

Yes. Students seeking a non-work study, fun, on-campus job that fits your busy schedule are encouraged to apply and work with us. As one of the largest employers of students on campus, we offer flexible, part-time, and on-call positions in catering, concessions, and in our dining spaces, all located minutes from your classes; on-the-job training is provided. 

Plus, we host internships in the area of sustainability, marketing, and nutrition.

Apply today! Interested in learning more or have questions? Email us via our Feedback Form, and we will connect you to one of our hiring managers.

Meal Plan

We encourage all students to explore their options and make the most of their meal plan. We have three traditional dining halls, explore them all or take advantage of a meal to-go from the dining halls (available once per meal period). Try dining at off-peak times. Utilize your Retail Points and dine at one of our retail locations located throughout campus; these locations offer a variety of meal options, including grab and go.
No. Reusable containers are not allowed, all beverages located within our dining spaces must be poured into a clean cup or mug every time, including refills. There are water fountain refilling stations located throughout campus for your use.
Yes, any on-campus student may switch their meal plan for spring semester online by January 31, 2022 by 4PM. It may take up to 10-business days to process a meal plan switch, which are completed in the order they are received. Once your order is submitted, please begin to use your plan as if it were your new one.
Yes, on or off-campus student may add Retail Points to your account at any time on-line. If you have questions please email us Orders purchased Monday - Friday before 4PM will be added the same day. For any orders after 4PM will be added the next business day.
Retail Points that come with your meal plan expire at the end of the academic year; our system will automatically deduct those points first. Once those meal plan points are depleted from your account, our system will draw from any additional points that were added on.

Many off-campus students eat one or more of their meals on-campus each day. When eating at our Retail locations, our Off-Campus/Commuter Meal Plan will save you time and money. Looking to purchase an Off-Campus/Commuter Meal Plan? Meal plans can be purchased on-line. If you have questions please email us

The cashiers at any of our dining locations can swipe your UVM ID and tell your remaining balance. Account information can be obtained through the Bite Universities app or on-line by registering with the CatCard's Office Webcenter.
Any unused Retail Points that came with your on-campus student meal plan as part of the housing and meal contract will carry over from fall semester to spring semester. However they do not carry over at the end of the academic year and are non-transferable and non-refundable. Any additional Retail Points added to your on-campus student meal plan are yours until the balance is used.


We are committed to having safe options for student with food allergies, intolerance, and other medical needs. We have a variety of food allergy stations available on-campus and a Registered Dietitian that meets with students to ensure their needs are being met. For more information, visit our Nutrition section.

If you are sick and unable to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your ID and pick up a meal for you. Print the Meal Access Authorization Form, complete, sign and give to your friend along with your UVM ID. The transaction is for one Meal or up to $15.00 in Retail Points depending on the location used. One form is needed for each meal request. 


EcoWare is our reusable take-out container program that will look a little different this fall.

In the Traditional Dining Halls:

EcoWare is available every day for students to take one meal to-go, per meal period from the traditional dining halls. 

  1. Ask your cashier for an EcoWare container (a flat box or soup container).
  2. Fill your EcoWare with food from the dining hall (we just ask that it closes).
  3. Enjoy your meal.
  4. Return your dirty EcoWare container to any dining outlet or blue EcoWare return bin located around campus. This is an important part of the process; if containers are not returned, we cannot sustain the program. 
  5. When you want your next EcoWare meal to-go ask your cashier for another clean container.
  6. And then the cycle repeats.
The first swipe is for EcoWare tracking; the second is for your meal to-go that gets deducted from your meal plan account. If you are dining in and taking a meal to-go, please inform your cashier as you will swipe three times. The first for EcoWare tracking, the second for your dine-in meal and the third for your meal to-go.

There are blue EcoWare return bins located in the following ResHall complexes:

  • Christie/Wright/Patterson
  • Harris Millis
  • Marsh/Austin/Tupper
  • Simpson
  • University Heights North
  • University Heights South
  • Wing/Davis/Wilks
Plus, at Central Campus Dining (inside and outside of the dining hall) and University Marche (in seating area).
UVM Dining is committed to serving local food wherever and whenever possible. View our local foods and sustainability commitments for the most current information.