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

Can you believe it? The semester’s almost over, and Thanksgiving Break is almost here! As you prepare for your well-deserved break from school, work, and studying… we want to remind you that all dining rooms (Holmes, Tobey-Kendel, Bears Bistro, and the UC Food Court) will close after lunch on Tuesday, November 25th.quick veggie tip

After you’ve had your fill of roasted turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, we know you’ll be ready to get back to campus. Both Holmes and Tobey-Kendel will re-open for dinner on Sunday, November 30th. All other dining locations will resume their normal hours of operation on Monday, December 1st.

Not going to be away from campus the whole break? Students will be able to use Dining Dollars at select Retail Dining locations during the first part of Thanksgiving Break.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of hours and locations that will be open.

Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Fall Special Events & Monotony Breakers

Dining Services has special events and monotony breakers happening throughout the entire year... here are a few events coming up in November and December:

  • Sunday, 11/23: Thanksgiving Brunch
    • Holmes and Tobey-Kendel will have roast turkey and all the trimmings!
  • Tuesday, 11/25 - Sunday, 11/30: Thanksgiving Break
    • Last Meal in the dining rooms = Lunch on Tuesday, 11/25
    • First Meal in Holmes and TK = Dinner on Sunday, 11/30
    • Normal hours resume on Monday, 12/1 for all dining locations
  • Wednesday, 12/3: Holiday Dinner
  • Monday, 12/8 - Thursday, 12/11: Late night Study Breaks in Holmes at TK
  • Friday, 12/12: Dining Rooms close after Lunch
    • First meal for Spring 2015 is brunch on Saturday, 1/10

Yes... 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. Hungry and don't know which dining room to try? Dining room menus are posted online every Friday, so take a look at what's being served this week.

You asked us for new meal plans -- so we re-worked all of your on campus meal plan options. Not sure what meal plan you want? Check out a few tips we have for you here.

We also listen to our customer feedback. You asked us to extend Bears Bistro hours -- they're now open 10:30am-9:00pm, Monday through Thursday and 10:30am-3:00pm on Fridays. Bears Bistro accepts student meal plans and Dining Dollars... it's the only location on campus that does!

Dining Dollars are very handy to have loaded onto your UNC Card, and we have lots of different locations that accept Dining Dollars. Check out the Retail Dining hours of operation here.

Have More Questions? Email diningservices@unco.edu.

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 also have a Registered Dietitian on staff, so let us know if you’d like to schedule and appointment with him!)

We are working on a brand new option our customers to be able to see the nutritional value of our recipes... hopefully soon!! Until then, you can see nutritional labels for The DASH and other stations here.

See the colorful quick tip listed above? Miss the ones we did previously? No worries... they're also listed here.

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!

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

On Campus Meal Plans

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, including Bear Plans.
  • 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 Bear Plans.
  • 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!