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Dining

Great food. Plenty of choices.

From Starbucks to UHart's own bakery, there is something for everyone when dining on campus! Take a look at our variety of options below. 

The Dining Experience at UHart

University Commons

Dining at UHart

Healthy Hawks Plan

Meal plans

Dining locations, hours and menus

Health and Wellness

Sustainability

Catering/Hospitality Department

Bakery Orders

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There’s something for everyone at UHart, and that includes food. Every day, the University Commons dining hall serves up a wide variety of freshly prepared meals in our open-kitchen environment.

You can choose among traditional offerings and the latest in American entrees and ethnically inspired dishes. Vegetarian and vegan options are plentiful, and dietary restrictions and food allergies are accommodated. There’s even a bakery to take care of your sweet tooth.

We know that UHart students are unique: one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our meal plans are flexible—there’s a plan to fit every appetite, schedule and lifestyle.

Dig in.

Selecting a Meal Plan

As of January 2024, selecting a meal plan is no longer a part of the Housing Application process. All students living in a residential unit for the 202425 academic year will be defaulted into a meal plan.

First-Year students will be defaulted into the “7 Day All Access” plan. This plan offers unlimited meal swipes into the University Commons and includes $100 dining dollars. As our most popular option for first-year students, this plan provides flexibility to meet with new friends for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner 7 days a week!  

Students can change their meal plan over the summer and into the first two weeks of the fall semester. More information about how to change/update meal plans will be sent to students through their UHart email. Please contact helpdesk@chunqiuwuba.com with any questions.

Returning students will be defaulted into the “Weekly 14” meal plan. This new plan, designed in partnership with Student Government Association (SGA), allows students to use up to 14 meal swipes per week interchangeably at Commons or as a meal equivalency, and includes $600 dining dollars. This new plan provides flexibility for the lifestyle of a busy returning student. 

If the defaulted meal plan doesn’t fit the student’s needs, they will have the opportunity to select a different meal plan over the summer and into the first two weeks of the fall semester. More information about how to change/update meal plans will be sent to students through their UHart email. Please contact helpdesk@chunqiuwuba.com with any questions.

Places to Eat

In the Dining Hall

Here, you'll find a delicious, health-conscious menu catered to a wide range of dietary needs. Whether you're looking for kosher, gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian options, we've got you covered.

Around Campus

Are you craving Starbucks, MOE's Southwest Grill, Subway, or Einstein Bros. Bagels? All of your favorites are on campus. We even have a grocery store if you want to cook at home.

Hawk’s Nest

Grab a slice of pizza or a fresh- made burger, and catch a live band, comedy show, or poetry slam on stage. The Hawk’s Nest is a great place to eat, hang out, and even study.

Academic Year Regular Hours of Operation

Regular Hours:

Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Regular Hours:

Monday – Friday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday CLOSED

Regular Hours:

Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 2 p.m.–9 p.m.

Regular Hours:

Monday–Sunday 5 p.m.–12 a.m.

Regular Hours:

Monday–Sunday 2 p.m.–12 a.m.

Regular Hours:

Monday–Sunday 5 p.m.–11 p.m.

Park River Bakery

UHart even has its own bakery called Park River Bakery. You can view the entire menu of delicious cookies and cakes at parkriverbakery.catertrax

UHart's Conference Center

The University of Hartford Conference Center features flexible spaces ideally suited for meetings of every size including board meetings, training seminars, workshops, lectures, symposiums, and strategic planning sessions. We also offer year round, on-site catering to take care of every type of event from simple coffee breaks, to buffets, to elegant, waited banquets.

Please contact Melissa McNeil, Director of Hospitality, to inquire about booking space, planning an event, or booking a site tour at mcneil-melissa@aramark.com or 860.768.4996.