June 5, 2023

New Campus Dining Features Include Sushi, Paper Straws

Campus Dining has several new features for Fall 2018.  Hissho Sushi opened at the Eagle’s Nest this week to rave reviews.  They make sushi fresh each day, package it and put it in the Market for guests to “grab & go”.  Their menu features over two dozen items, from California Rolls to Seaweed Salads and Crunchy Shrimp Rolls.  Sushi is available Monday-Thursday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Underground underwent a transformation this summer and is now the Underground Cafe.  UMW students took on the role of managing the eatery and came up with a new menu and new serving hours.  The new menu includes chicken nuggets with a variety of sauce options, jalapeno poppers, deli sandwiches, entree salads and soups.  The Underground Cafe is now open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., so members of the faculty and staff can stop in for lunch.  It is also open on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is closed on Saturdays.

Sustainability is a high priority with Campus Dining, so they are offering a special “Choose To Reuse” mug promotion.  When you bring this mug to Li’l Joe’s, Qdoba, Vocelli, or the Nest Market you’ll get fifty cents off the price of a fountain beverage, regular 12 oz. coffee or hot tea.  The mugs are available for purchase from cashiers at the Top of the UC.  They are regularly priced at $5, but are available now through September 6 for just $2 and include a coupon for a free 12 oz. Starbucks regular coffee at Li’l Joe’s, which is located on the second floor of the University Center.  Li’l Joe’s also has a new menu that includes the full line of Starbucks coffees and fresh-baked bagels with spreads and schmears.

One other sustainability initiative includes the removal of plastic straws from self-serve areas.  They are being replaced with paper straws wherever possible.  Plastic straws will still be available upon request or when purchasing thick beverages, like Jamba Juice smoothies.

For additional information about any Campus Dining options contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2165 or rbenedic@umw.edu.