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.

Complete our job inquiry form today. Interested in learning more visit our student employment section or 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 in our traditional dining halls, 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 in your reshall sick or injured and unable to go to a dining facility, you can authorize a friend to use your meal plan to pick up a meal for you by completing the Meal Plan Access Authorization Form. Meals can be picked up from the traditional dining halls (Central Campus, Harris Millis and Redstone Dining), Northside Dining, The Marketplace and the University Marche. If you are in on-campus quarantine/isolation, meals will be delivered by UVM Dining to a pantry located on the first floor of Jeanne Mance, for the duration of their isolation/quarantine period.


EcoWare is our reusable take-out container program. Due to low return rates for the containers in fall 2021, the program will look slightly different this spring. EcoWare tokens will be distributed during the first three weeks at EcoRep EcoWare events in the dining halls. You can also redeem your membership at the UVM Dining cashier station.

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. Give your EcoWare token to your cashier for an EcoWare container (a flat box or soup container). If you'd like to also dine-in, please inform the cashier, and they will have you swipe for that meal.
  2. Fill your EcoWare with food from the dining hall (we ask it close).
  3. Leave the dining hall and enjoy your meal.
  4. Empty (and rinse, if possible) and return your dirty EcoWare container to an EcoWare return bin, located in most dining locations. You will receive a new token (or container if you are ready for another meal to-go. 
  5. Repeat to continue to participate in the program. 
In the Retail Locations (Choose to ReUse)
Opt for your meal to be served in EcoWare (where available). It's good for the environment and your wallet.
  1. Give your EcoWare token to the cook/server and ask for an EcoWare container (a flat box, or soup container).
  2. Save 25 cents at the register.
  3. Enjoy your meal.
  4. Empty (and, if possible, rinse) and return your EcoWare container to an EcoWare return bin located in most dining locations, and you will receive a new token.
  5. Repeat to continue to participate in the program.
No. The only way you can take a meal out of the dining hall is by using the EcoWare program. Due to health and safety requirements, UVM Dining staff is required to clean and sanitize all reusable containers.
All on-campus students will receive one complimentary EcoWare membership per academic year. You can redeem this membership during the first three weeks at the EcoRep EcoWare tabling events in the dining halls. You can also redeem your membership at the UVM Dining cashier station. If you lose your token or container, you will need to buy back into the program for $7.50, payable at the register with Retail Points, Cat$cratch, or credit/debit.
New as of spring 2022: You will only swipe once if you are taking an EcoWare meal to-go. This is used for tracking purposes and will deduct a meal from your account. If you'd also like to dine-in, please inform the cashier, and they will have you swipe again for that meal (a total of two swipes).

As of spring 2022, there are no longer EcoWare return bins in the residence halls. You will need to return to a UVM Dining location to receive another EcoWare token. There are blue EcoWare return bins located in the following cashier stations:

  • Central Campus Dining
  • Harris Millis Dining
  • Redstone Dining
  • The Marketplace
  • University Marche
As of spring 2022, we welcome refillable mugs up to 24 ounces in our UVM Dining retail locations (but not traditional dining halls). Save 25 cents off the price of a large coffee when you use your mug!
UVM Dining is committed to serving local food wherever and whenever possible. View our local foods and sustainability commitments for the most current information.