September 19, 2017

Summer Dining Hours at the UC

Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Top of the UC during summer school sessions. The discounted lunch rate is still only $6. Current serving times are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch:       11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner:     5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to see what we’re serving, visit our Campus Dining website at, or download our free app, BITE by Sodexo, on your smart phone. Enter the code C6LX2 and you’ll be able to see our menus and get nutritional information, too! For more details e-mail Campus Dining at

Comic Cuisines Chefs’ Fare Competition

Campus Dining Services and Sodexo are hosting the annual Chefs’ Fare competition on Wednesday, March 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Top of the UC. This year, chefs from Shenandoah University, Marymount University and Emory & Henry College will be competing with our UMW chefs to see who can present a dish that tastes the best and that also represents a comic book super hero or villain.

Our culinary team is taking on the personas of some of Batman’s most notorious villains: The Riddler, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. Everyone attending the Fare will be able to taste all of the entries and vote for their favorite team. The team with the most votes will win our competition.

Please join us at the Top of the UC for some great food and great fun. You can even get your photo taken with the Batman super villain standees! The cost for faculty and staff is just $6. Other guests will pay $11.80 plus tax. Doors open at 5 p.m. (Please note: The Top of the UC will be closed between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to prepare for the Fare). For additional information, contact Campus Dining at

Mark Your Calendar for Health & Wellness Fair

On Tuesday, March 28, Campus Dining by Sodexo and the Office of Human Resources are sponsoring a special two-part Health & Wellness Fair in Chandler Ballroom at the University Center.

Part 1: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Showcase for UMW Employees.  Meet with representatives from our retirement vendors, health and dental insurance companies and local banks.

Part 2: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Showcase for UMW and Fredericksburg  community that includes freebies and demonstrations from providers of products and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.

More than 40 providers of health and wellness products and services are participating in the fair and everything is free! Exhibitors include Mary Washington Healthcare, Anthem BCBS, Kaiser, Aetna and Delta Dental, Weight Watchers, Ultimate Family Wellness, Massage Therapy Center, fitness centers, support groups, and many more! Fair highlights will include:


  • Shoulder & Neck Massages
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Martial Arts, Creative Movement, Ballroom Dancing and Belly Dancing Demonstrations
  • Body Fat Measurements
  • Peak Flow Breathing Checks for Asthma
  • Snack Samples from PepsiCo and General Mills and other Freebies!
  • Numerous Prize Drawings!


Please plan to join us! For a list of participating exhibitors or more information contact Campus Dining, 540-654-2165 or

Qdoba’s Grace Anne Braxton Wins Awards

Grace Anne Braxton, who works as a dining room attendant at Qdoba in the University Center, has won Sodexo’s local, district and regional awards for helping to give guests an outstanding customer experience.

Grace Anne BraxtonGrace Anne’s recognition also came in part due to the wonderful tribute she received from UMW’s basketball team and the excellent article written about her by Esther Salguero in the Blue & Gray Press. She was also recently featured in an article on Fredericksburg Patch.Com (see link below). Please join us in congratulating Grace Anne on receiving this well-earned recognition. Campus Dining and Sodexo are extremely grateful to have Grace Anne as a member of our team. She is warm, kind, thoughtful, hard-working and an overall exceptional human being.


Hot Spot Restaurants Coming Next Week

Campus Dining is launching Hot Spot pop-up lunch restaurants at the Eagle’s Nest beginning the week of Jan. 30.  The menus will change each week and feature some of the most requested grilled and fried entrees.

The menus will not usually be announced ahead of time, but we’re giving you a sneak peek for our opening week. We’ll be offering “Bodacious Burgers,” steak fries, onions rings and other all-American favorites!  Service times will always be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but  you’ll need to like UMWDining on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or MyDtxt,  check our Top of the UC menu boards, or watch for our yard signs to know what day the Hot Spot will be open.  Keep your eyes open for this great new concept!

*Note: All items will be available for purchase with Flex, EagleOne, cash, or credit only.  Meal swipes not accepted.


Southern Soul Food Lunch at the UC

Campus Dining will be kicking off Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with our traditional Southern Soul Food lunch at the Top of the UC.  The menu will include Southern Fried Chicken, Honey Peach Glazed Ham, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens with Ham, Charleston Hoppin’ John, Cornbread, Mississippi Mud Cake and more!

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the cost for faculty and staff is just $6.  Please note: This special lunch is being served at the Top of the UC, not in the Chandler Ballroom.  For more information, contact Campus Dining Marketing, or 654-2165.

Carve for a Cure in the News

The Carve for a Cure event co-hosted by Relay for Life and Campus Dining was recently featured in an article on  Great press for a great event!

UMW’s Stop Hunger Food Drive in the News

The Stop Hunger Food Drive cosponsored in November by Sodexo’s Campus Dining and UMW’s athletic department made headlines on Fredericksburg’s UMW and community groups partnered together to bring in more than 3 tons of food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.  Great work!


Campus Dining Holiday Schedule


Please take note of these important upcoming holiday dining schedules and events at the University Center.

  • Faculty & Staff Lunches in Chandler Ballroom will be offered between 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1-8.  Due to previously scheduled events and the approaching holiday, there will be no Faculty & Staff Lunches in Chandler Ballroom after Dec. 8.
  • Winter Holiday Dinner: Campus Dining invites the UMW faculty and staff to join us for our Winter Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Top of the UC from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The menu includes Steamship Round of Beef, Peking Duck, Rice Noodle Crab Cakes, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, and lots of your favorite holiday desserts.  The cost for faculty and staff will be $7 (tax included).  The door rate for other guests is $12.45 plus tax.
  • Midnight Breakfast Volunteers Welcome!  Campus Dining will be serving a free hot breakfast for all students on Monday, Dec. 12, from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  We still need a few more volunteer servers to assist at this fun and lively event.  To volunteer contact Kristen Menard at 540-654-2165 or e-mail

Thanksgiving Meals at the UC

Campus Dining is hosting a Thanksgiving buffet lunch for faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Chandler Ballroom at the University Center. The buffet will include roast turkey and all the trimmings. Cost for faculty and staff is $7. Cost for guests is $9.15 plus tax.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Top of the UC that evening for students from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The dining room will be closed between 2 and 4 p.m. in order to set up the room for the special buffets. For additional information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or