Welcome to UNC Dining Services where "We Feed The Bears!"

Fall Special Events & Monotony Breakers

Can you feel the chill in the air?? We're very excited that Fall is almost here!! Dining Services has special events and monotony breakers happening throughout the entire year. Here are a few events happening in September and October:

  • Wednesday, 9/24 - Friday, 9/26: Rosh Hashanah
    • Find apples and honey in the dining rooms.
  • Wednesday, 10/1: World Vegetarian Awareness Day
    • If you're not a vegetarian (or vegan) already, try and go meatless today!!
  • Saturday, 10/4: Homecoming Brunch at Holmes and TK
  • Saturday, 10/24: Community Fest (west side of Michener Library), before the football game
  • Saturday, 10/25: Family and Friends Weekend Brunch at Holmes and TK
  • Friday, 10/31: Happy Halloween!!

Sustainability Internship Opportunity

Hey students, we have a sustainability internship opportunity for you!! CLICK HERE to read more about this great opportunity!

Nutrition Labels Online

A healthy lifestyle is the key to looking good, feeling great, and being the best you can be at work and at play. A healthy eating plan helps you get the most out of life. We will have a brand new option our customers to be able to see the nutritional value of our recipes... very soon!! Until then, we have a different way for you to see a lot of our nutritional labels. We also have a Registered Dietitian on staff, so let us know if you’d like to schedule and appointment with him! *NEW* Nutrition Labels: see labels for The DASH and other stations

We Feed The Bears!

Dining Services has a creative and passionate staff who love to try new ways to cook and serve you better, so our menus change a little bit each semester. We also listen to you... you asked us to extend Bears Bistro hours - and we did!! Want to know when Munchy Mart or the Coffee Corners are open? Hungry and don't know which dining room to eat at? We can help! Have More Questions? Email diningservices@unco.edu.

Meal Plan Options - Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

Dining Services offers a meal plan to fit any student's needs. Students living on campus choose their meal plan when they sign up for housing... it's so easy! Live off campus? We can recommend a Bear Plan just for you. Dining Dollars are great to have no matter where you live! Leave the shopping, cooking, and cleaning to us!

***NEW: Not sure what meal plan to choose? Check out a few tips we have for you...

On Campus Meal Plans

All students living in a residence hall are required to carry an On Campus Meal Plan throughout the academic year. Freshmen living on-campus can choose from 4 different meal plans... so choose the one that best fits your lifestyle. Check out Students Living On Campus to see which meal plan you want to choose or CLICK HERE to see the On Campus Meal Plan options.

Off Campus Bear Plans

Do you live off-campus or in the Lawrenson Apartments, the Arlington Park Apartments, the University Apartments, or in the UNC owned houses? You are eligible to carry any meal plan you want. We recommend Bear Plans for our off campus students because you can purchase meals in small packages... add on meals as often as you want! Purchase Bear Plans with the online meal contract NOW (you must be a registered student to use the online contract). CLICK HERE to see the off campus meal plan options. Bear Plan prices did not increase from last year... they stayed the same!

Dining Dollars

Don't forget to add Dining Dollars to your UNC Card. They're so convenient to have... and you don't get charged tax for your food/beverage purchases. Purchase additional Dining Dollars with the online meal contract NOW (you must be a registered student to use the online contract).

Like Us On Facebook

UNC Dining Services has a Facebook page, so please like us! We will be posting information about yummy menu items, upcoming events and special dinners, special hours for Thanksgiving Break, etc. We might even ask for your help... and you could win prizes! Retail Dining has a Facebook page, and UNC Catering does too! You should like all 3 pages!


Can't find what you're looking for? Have more questions? No problem... contact Dining Services at (970) 351-2652, email us at diningservices@unco.edu, or stop by Tobey-Kendel Hall (room 120) and ask us in person!


  • Quick Snack Tip: Popcorn is a whole grain! Pop a bag of low-fat or fat-free popcorn for a healthier snack. 3 cups = 1 oz of grains