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Hours of Operation

It is always a good idea to know when the dining locations are open! If you have class during lunch/dinner and can't make it to the dining room, you need to know that you have other options. One solution would be to stop by Bears Bistro at the University Center -- they have extended hours, and you can use your meal plan AND Dining Dollars there. Hours listed below are valid for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020.

hours of operation

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Normal Hours of Operation

  • Dining Rooms

    Holmes Dining Hall

    Holmes is an "all you care to eat" dining room and is located just south of Turner and Lawrenson Halls on west campus.

    Days Breakfast Lunch/Brunch Dinner
    Monday-Thursday 7am-9:30am 11am-1pm 5pm-7pm
    Friday 7am-9:30am 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Saturday closed 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Sunday closed 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Bear on the Run is available during all meal hours, Monday through Sunday. Gourmet To Go is available at lunch only, Monday through Friday, 11am-1pm.

    Tobey-Kendel Dining Room

    Tobey-Kendel (TK) is an "all you care to eat" dining room and is located on central campus in Tobey-Kendel Hall.

    Days Breakfast Lunch/Brunch Dinner
    Monday-Thursday 7am-9:30am 11am-1pm 5pm-7pm
    Friday 7am-9:30am 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Saturday closed 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Sunday closed 11am-1pm 5pm-6:30pm
    Bear on the Run is available during all meal hours, Monday through Sunday.

    University Center Food Court

    The UC Food Court is a "one time through" dining location and is located in the University Center (across the hall from the bookstore).

    Days Breakfast Lunch/Brunch Dinner
    Monday-Thursday closed 11am-1pm closed
    Friday closed 11am-1pm closed
    Saturday closed closed closed
    Sunday closed closed closed

    Bears Bistro

    Bears Bistro accepts both Meal Plans and Dining Dollars (and cash/credit, of course) and is located in the University Center (around the corner from the UC Food Court).

    Days Breakfast Lunch/Brunch Dinner
    Monday-Thursday closed 10:30am-3pm 3pm-9pm
    Friday closed 10:30am-3pm closed
    Saturday closed closed closed
     Sunday closed closed  
  • Retail Dining

    Bears Bistro

    located in the University Center (around the corner from the UC Food Court)

    Monday - Thursday = 10:30am-9pm
    Friday = 10:30am-3pm
    Saturday = closed
    Sunday = closed

    Coffee Corner At Kepner

    located on central campus in Kepner Hall, bottom floor near the vending alcove

    Monday - Thursday = 7:30am-4pm
    Friday = 7:30am-2:30pm
    Saturday = closed
    Sunday = closed

    Coffee Corner At Michener

    located on west campus in Michener Library, near the front doors

    Monday - Thursday = 7:30am-8pm
    Friday = 7:30am-3pm
    Saturday = closed
    Sunday = closed

    Einstein Bros® Bagels

    located in the University Center (across the hall from the computer lab)

    • Monday-Thursday = 7am-3:30pm
    • Friday = 7am-3:30pm
    • Saturday = 10am - 2pm
    • Sunday = closed

    Munchy Mart

    located in the University Center (across from Wells Fargo) 

    • Monday-Thursday = 8am-10:30pm
    • Friday = 8am-6pm
    • Saturday = 10am-4pm
    • Sunday = 12pm-10pm

    Pie Café

    located in the new Campus Commons, ground floor

    • Monday - Thursday = 8am-7pm
    • Friday = 8am-3pm
    • Saturday = closed
    • Sunday = closed

    Subway®

    located in the University Center (at the north end of the UC, near Einstein Bros® Bagels)

    • Monday - Thursday = 10:30am-9pm
    • Friday = 10:30am-6pm
    • Saturday = 10:30am-3pm
    • Sunday = 4pm-9pm

    Sushi With Gusto®

    located in the University Center (just across the hall from the UC Food Court)

    • Monday - Thursday = 10:30am-6pm
    • Friday = 10:30am-5pm
    • Saturday = closed
    • Sunday = closed

     

Summer 2019 Hours of Operation

  • Dining Rooms

    During the summer, UNC Dining Services "switches gears" just a little. Meals are still available for students, faculty, and staff... but summer conference guests become the bigger audience.

    There are different locations open during the summer, so please see below for specific locations/dates/hours. 

    Summer meal plans are available the first week of June through the first week of August. Summer Dining Dollars are available starting the week after Spring semester ends through the week after Summer session ends.

    PURCHASE MEAL PLANS AND DINING DOLLARS HERE

    DAILY DINING ROOM MENUS

    Dining Rooms

    Holmes Dining Hall is our "main dining location" during the summer. There is a two or three week period right after the Spring semester where the dining room is closed, but they're open the rest of the summer. Summer meal plans end after the last summer session has ended, but students are welcome to sign up for an Early Arrival Meal Plan (available 8/16 - 8/22) to get them through until Fall semester begins.

    The University Center Food Court will be open sporadically over the summer, depending on the summer conference and New Student Orientation schedules. Check back regularly for any changes.

    Summer hours can sometimes change due to low customer counts during summer conferences or if there is a maintenance issue. We do our best to warn our customers about these closures.

    Holmes Dining Hall

    June 3 - August 2 = Summer 2019

    • Breakfast = 7am-8:30am
    • Lunch = 11am-1pm
    • Dinner = 4:30pm-6pm

    Note: Holmes will be open for breakfast only on Thursday, July 4th.

    August 3 - 22 = Pre-Fall 2019

    • Breakfast = 7am-8:30am
    • Lunch = 11am-1pm
    • Dinner = 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Note: Holmes Dining Hall is open during this "after summer / before Fall" time, but summer meal plans have expired. If you need meals during this time, please request an Early Arrival Meal Plan.

    University Center
    Food Court

    June 3 - July 26 = Summer 2019

    • Breakfast = closed
    • Lunch = 11am-1pm
    • Dinner = closed

    Note: The UC Food Court closes for the summer after Friday, July 26th. They will re-open for Fall 2019 on Monday, August 19th.

    **Fall 2019 hours begin on Monday, August 19th.**

    Guaranteed Counts During Summer

    Both Holmes Dining Hall and the University Center Food Court will have "guaranteed hours" during the summer (unless it's a holiday).

    At Holmes Dining Hall, they are guaranteed to be open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Monday - Friday.

    At the University Center Food Court, they will guaranteed to be open during Lunch, Monday - Friday.

    There will be times when Holmes and the UC Food Court will be open breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner on the weekends, but it depends on the amount of summer conference groups scheduled.

    If the dining rooms are open for summer conference groups on the weekends, you're welcome to join them for your meal.

    Upcoming Weekend
    Closure Schedule

    Note: Tobey-Kendel Dining Room and Bears Bistro will be CLOSED during the summer.

  • Retail Dining

    During the summer, UNC Dining Services "switches gears" just a little. Meals are still available for students, faculty, and staff... but summer conference guests become the bigger audience.

    There are different locations open during the summer, so please see below for specific locations/dates/hours.

    Summer Dining Dollars are available starting the week after Spring semester ends through the week after Summer session ends.

    PURCHASE MEAL PLANS AND DINING DOLLARS HERE

    Retail Dining

    Select Retail Dining locations are available for all of our summer guests... accepting cash, credit, or summer Dining Dollars. All locations listed below are located in the University Center -- except for Pie Café, which is located next door in the Campus Commons.

    Location May 6 - June 2 June 3 - August 4 August 5 - August 16
    Einstein Bros® Bagels closed 7:30am-3pm 7:30am-2pm
    Munchy Mart 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm
    Pie Café closed 8am-1pm, Mon-Thur
    (6/5-6/25 & 7/10-7/18)
    closed
    Subway® 10:30am-3pm 10:30am-3pm 10:30am-3pm
    Hours listed here are for Monday - Friday only unless noted otherwise.

    Special Hours/Notes: 

    • Monday, May 27 -- Memorial Day: all Retail Dining locations will be closed
    • Thursday, July 4 -- Independence Day: Einstein Bros® Bagels will be open from 7:30am-10am; all other Retail Dining locations will be closed

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Special Hours

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019

    Dining Rooms

    Holmes and TK will be serving Brunch and Dinner (instead of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). The UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will be CLOSED.

    Retail Dining

    All Retail Dining locations will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday -- except for the following:

    Saturday, August 31st
    • Munchy Mart = 10am - 4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 3pm
    Sunday, September 1st
    • Munchy Mart = 10am - 4pm
    Monday, September 2nd
    • Munchy Mart = 10am - 11pm

    Dining Services Office

    The Dining Services main office will also be closed on Monday, so please give us an extra day to make changes to any meal plans submitted online after 4pm on Friday.

    Normal hours resume on Tuesday for dining rooms and Retail Dining locations.

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 27 - 30, 2019

    Dining Rooms

    • Holmes, Tobey-Kendel, the UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will all close after Lunch on Tuesday, November 26th.
    • Holmes and Tobey-Kendel will re-open for normal hours at Dinner on Sunday, December 1st.
    • The UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will re-open for normal hours on Monday, December 2nd.

    Retail Dining Locations Open During The Break

    Students can use Dining Dollars at the following locations during Thanksgiving Break:

    Monday, November 25th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Munchy Mart = 8am - 11pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 9pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = 10am - 7pm
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = 7:30am - 4pm
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 7:30am - 8pm

    Tuesday, November 26th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Munchy Mart = 8am - 4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 4pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = 10am - 4pm
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = 7:30am - 4pm
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 7:30am - 4pm

    Wednesday, November 27th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 7:30am - 11:30am
    • Munchy Mart = 7:30am - 4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 4pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = CLOSED

    Thursday, November 28th - Saturday, November 30th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Sunday, December 1st

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 5pm - 10pm
    • Subway® = 5pm - 9pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = CLOSED

    Normal hours resume at all locations on Monday, December 2nd.

    Note: The Dining Services office is located in the North wing of Tobey-Kendel Hall, room 120 and is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm all year... we are only closed when the University is closed! 

  • Finals Week (Retail Dining): December 3 - 13, 2019

    Saturday, December 7th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 8am-2pm
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-9pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am-4pm
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 2pm-8pm

    Sunday, December 8th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 10am-10pm
    • Subway® = 4pm-9pm
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 4pm-9pm

    Monday, December 9th - Friday, December 13th

    Retail Dining locations will be open during normal hours during Finals Week.

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-11pm Mon-Thur / 8am-6pm Fri
    • Subway® = 10:30am-9pm Mon-Thur / 10:30am-6pm Fri
    • Sushi With Gusto® = 10am-7pm Mon-Thur / 10am-6pm Fri
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner =7:30am-4pm Mon-Thur / 7:30am-2:30pm Fri
    • Coffee Corner at Michener =7:30am-8pm Mon-Thur / 7:30am-3pm Fri

    Saturday, December 14th - Graduation Day

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-4pm
    • Subway® = CLOSED
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = CLOSED
  • Winter Break: December 14, 2019 - January 11, 2020

    Dining Rooms

    Holmes Dining Hall, Tobey-Kendel Dining Room, the UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will all close for Winter Break after Lunch on Friday, December 13th.

    Holmes and Tobey-Kendel will open for Dinner (5pm-6:30pm) on Sunday, January 12th.

    Retail Dining

    For our Retail Dining locations, the closures/hours are a little different... during the Winter Break (and the Interim Session too), there will be limited hours at select Retail Dining locations only (see below).

    The dining rooms may be closed, but you can still use (and purchase) your Dining Dollars during Winter Break. Beginning on Sunday, January 8th, all Retail Dining Locations will resume their normal business hours.

    Select Retail Dining locations will be open during part of the Winter Break. All locations will be closed unless listed below.

    Saturday, December 14th

    • Munchy Mart = 8am-4pm
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Sunday, December 15th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Monday, December 16th - Friday, December 20th

    • Munchy Mart = 8am-4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am-3pm
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Saturday, December 21st - Wednesday, January 1st

    Happy Holidays! Hope you have a great Winter Break!
    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Thursday, January 2nd - Friday, January 3rd

    • Munchy Mart = 8am - 4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 3pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = CLOSED
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Saturday, January 4th - Sunday, January 5th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Monday, January 6th - Friday, January 10th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = CLOSED
    • Subway® = CLOSED
    • Sushi with Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner =  CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener =  CLOSED

    Saturday, January 11th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Sunday, January 12th

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 12pm - 10pm
    • Subway® = 4pm - 9pm
    • Sushi with Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner =  CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener =  CLOSED

    Normal hours resume at all locations on Monday, January 13th.

    Note: The Dining Services office is located in the North wing of Tobey-Kendel Hall, room 120 and is open Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm all year. The office will be closed for the holiday break only when UNC is officially closed.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2020

    Dining Rooms

    Holmes and TK will be serving Brunch and Dinner (instead of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). The UC Food Court, Bears Bistro, and both Gourmet To Go locations will be CLOSED.

    Retail Dining

    • Munchy Mart = 8am - 8pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 4pm
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Dining Services Office

    The Dining Services main office will also be closed on Monday, so please give us an extra day to make changes to any meal plans submitted online after 4pm on Friday.

    Normal hours resume on Tuesday for dining rooms and Retail Dining locations.

  • Spring Break: March 14 - 21, 2020

    Dining Rooms Hours

    All dining rooms will close after Lunch on Friday. Holmes and TK will re-open for Dinner on Sunday, while the UC Food Court and Bears Bistro will open for normal hours on Monday.

    Last meal served before Spring Break:

    • Lunch on Friday, March 13th
      • Holmes Dining Hall
      • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
      • UC Food Court
      • Bears Bistro

    First meal served after Spring Break:

    • Dinner on Sunday, March 22nd
      • Holmes Dining Hall
      • Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
    • Lunch on Monday, March 23rd
      • UC Food Court
      • Bears Bistro

    All dining locations re-open for normal business hours on Monday, March 23rd.

    Retail Dining Hours

    Friday, March 13th

    • All Retail Dining locations will close at their normal times

    Saturday, March 14th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Sunday, March 15th

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Monday, March 16th - Friday, March 20th

    • Munchy Mart = 8am - 4pm
    • Subway® = 10:30am - 3pm
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Saturday, March 21st

    • All Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Sunday, March 22nd

    • Munchy Mart = 5pm - 10pm
    • Subway® = 5pm - 9pm
    • All other Retail Dining locations = CLOSED

    Note: The Dining Services office is located in the North wing of Tobey-Kendel Hall, room 120 and is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm all year! The office will be OPEN for Spring Break!

  • Finals Week (Retail Dining): May 4 - 8, 2020

    Saturday, May 2nd

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 8am-2pm
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-9pm
    • Pie Café = CLOSED
    • Subway® = 10:30am-4pm
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 2pm-8pm

    Sunday, May 3rd

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 10am-10pm
    • Pie Café = CLOSED
    • Subway® = 4pm-9pm
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = 4pm-9pm

    Monday, May 4th - Friday, May 8th

    Retail Dining locations will be open during normal hours during Finals Week.

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = 7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-11pm Mon-Thur / 8am-6pm Fri
    • Pie Café = 8am-7pm Mon-Thur / 8am-3pm Fri
    • Subway® = 10:30am-9pm Mon-Thur / 10:30am-6pm Fri
    • Sushi With Gusto® = 10am-7pm Mon-Thur / 10am-6pm Fri
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner =7:30am-4pm Mon-Thur / 7:30am-2:30pm Fri
    • Coffee Corner at Michener =7:30am-8pm Mon-Thur / 7:30am-3pm Fri

    Saturday, May 9th - Graduation Day

    • Einstein Bros® Bagels = CLOSED
    • Munchy Mart = 8am-4pm
    • Pie Café = CLOSED
    • Subway® = CLOSED
    • Sushi With Gusto® = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Kepner = CLOSED
    • Coffee Corner at Michener = CLOSED
  • End of the Semester Hours

    Dining Rooms

    All dining room locations will close after Lunch on the last day of the semester.

    Retail Dining

    All retail dining locations will close at the end of the day on the last day of the semester.