Dining at UVM I heart food!


Your dining experience at UVM is more than great food. It is an experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. We prioritize the health and safety of all our guests and adhere to the Vermont Department of Health regulations, the University's Green and Gold Promise, and our Common Ground; check back often for the most up-to-date guidelines and information as we near the fall 2021 semester.

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Meal Plan Options:

Unlimited Meal Plan

Unlimited Meal Swipes into our Traditional Dining Halls + 150 Retail Points + Three Guest Meals per semester

This meal plan allows students unlimited "Meal" swipes or entries into one of our four traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, plus 150 Retail Points and three Guest Meals. It is the student's responsibility to budget their Retail Points.

*All First-Time, First-Year students will start on the Unlimited Access Meal Plan. If you find this plan is not working for you, you can switch your meal plan through our website; this must be completed by September 13, 2021 at 4PM.

Flex Plan

160 Meal Swipes + 900 Retail Points + 3 Guest Meals per semester

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a mix of 160 "Meal" swipes or entries into one of our four traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining halls along with 900 Retail Points and three Guest Meals for maximum flexibility and variety. It is the student's responsibility to budget their "Meals" and Retail Points.

Retail Points Plan

1450 Retail Points + 25 Meal Swipes per semester

Designed for the student who enjoys flexibility and convenience with 1450 Retail Points and 25 "Meal" swipes. Unlike the Unlimited Access Plan, it is not intended to cover all meals offered during the semester. It is the student's responsibility to budget "Meals" and Retail Points.

Meal Plan Terminology

  • 1 Meal = One entry into one of our four traditional dining halls; dine-in to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat. Or students may use one "Meal" for a meal to-go, available once per meal period from the traditional dining halls.
  • 1 Retail Point = is valued at one dollar, and acts as a declining balance account. Can be used at any dining location on-campus.*
  • 1 Guest Meal = Allows one "Meal" entry for a friend into our traditional dining halls.

*Retail Points can be used to access our traditional dining halls by paying the door price.

Meal Plan Switches

You have the first two weeks of each semester to make changes to your meal plan. If you do not change your meal plan you will automatically be enrolled in the plan from the previous semester. Visit our Meal Plan website for more details or to switch your meal plan.

Let's breakdown the meal plan further...

What's a Meal Swipe?

Click on the video to learn more about "Meal" swipes

Traditional Dining Halls...

  • You can dine-in or get a meal to-go (available once per meal period)
  • Dining spaces varying in sizes, each with their own unique layout
  • Feature similar stations that serve a varied daily menu
  • A variety of seating options

Retail Points

Retail Points are a declining balance account; they add flexibility and convenience to your meal plan.

  • One Retail Point is valued at one dollar
  • Budgeting is required
  • Accepted at all on-campus dining locations (some locations are Retail Points only)
  • Retail Point balances roll from fall to spring semester but not the next academic year
  • You can view your balance by registering with the Webcard Center, at the cash register or through the Bite Universities App

Click on the video to learn more about Retail Points swipes

Retail Locations...

  • Meals-to-go or dine-in
  • Options include cafes, local dining destinations (including Skinny Pancake and New World Tortilla) and convenience stores
  • Favorites include sushi, smoothies, burritos, crepes, bagels, coffee and more!

Guest Meals

  • Used to treat a friend to a meal in the traditional dining halls
  • Guest Meals expire at the end of each semester


Can I add Retail Points to my account?

  • Yes! The balance of any additional Retail Points added roll semester to semester, year to year as long as you are at UVM.

Check out our Campus Dining Updates and FAQs on our website for more info about our meal plans, mobile ordering, and more!

Campus Dining Map

Illustrated Campus Map with Dining Locations

Food Allergies & Intolerances

We know that some students have food allergies or intolerances. If this is true for you, we highly encourage you to contact our Registered Dietitian, so we know how best to accommodate you.

Simple Servings

Offers plated entrees for lunch and dinner made without the seven most common allergens: peanuts, tree-nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk, and eggs.

  • Located at Harris Millis Dining and Central Campus Dining
  • Procedures are in place to control for cross-contact
  • Separate equipment, utensils, storage spaces, and preparation areas


Offers hot plated entrees free of four of the top allergens: gluten, peanuts, tree-nuts, and shellfish.

  • Four is located at Redstone Unlimited
  • Like Simple Servings, we take precautions to reduce the risk of cross-contact

My Zone

Our gluten, peanut, and tree nut-free pantry.

  • Located in each traditional dining hall
  • Offers gluten, nut-free pantry items and a standard hot foods menu for dine-in
  • Students should request items or hot meals at Simple Servings or with a supervisor

Explore Your Options!

If you find yourself stuck in a rut, explore all the dining locations at UVM and what they have to offer.

  • With your meal plan, you have access to any of the traditional dining halls
  • Use your Retail Points at any one of our retail locations
  • Try something new that you've never experienced before

Vegan and Vegetarian Options

Across campus, our vegetarian and vegan menu items are indicated with a "V" for vegetarian or "VG" for vegan. We have dedicated plant-based stations across campus: Rustic Roots, PeaPod, and Sprout.

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Rustic Roots located at Central Campus (pictured above) and Redstone Dining
Sprout, University Marche
PeaPod, Harris Millis Dining Hall

Be a Navigator!

Hungry and short on time? Navigate dining like a pro!

  • Use your Retail Points to pick up a meal-to-go
  • Use Bite Universities, our mobile food ordering app, for a to-go meal from our retail locations.
  • Stop at a convenience store and pick up a meal or snack for later
  • Visit UVMdining.com or our Bite Universities App to view menus and hours
Bite Universities mobile order app

Make a Connection!

Have a suggestion or feedback; we would love to hear it. There are lots of ways you can connect with Dining.


Vermont First

At UVM we pride ourselves on our sustainability initiatives and programs, including Vermont First. Vermont First is our commitment to purchasing from local producers within Vermont.

UVM Farmers Market, October 2019

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Photo Credits: Sally McKay, Nate Stevens

Created By
Jennifer Wefers


Sally McKay, Nate Stevens, Andy Duback