May 24, 2024

Update on Panera Bread

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs.

Panera is coming! You will see signs of it next week when reconstruction of the designated space in the University Center finally begins.Taking into consideration the various delays encountered while developing the project, we have scheduled the opening to coincide with students’ return after winter break.

Due to the construction, the parking lot located on the North side of the University Center will be closed for the remainder of the fall semester. The accessible spaces in the North University Center lot will be relocated to the Annex parking lot next to the University Center. The loading dock will remain available for deliveries throughout the construction project.

Thank you for your patience and support in preparation for this exciting new dining option. For photos and updates, please check out

Questions or concerns about Panera should be directed toward or 540-654-1659.

If during the time of the lot closure, escort assistance is needed, please contact the University Police Department at 540-654-1025. Additional information may be found here:

Please Contact Jean Elliott in Parking Management at 540-654-1129 or if additional parking information is needed.