May 25, 2019

Holiday Luncheon for Faculty, Staff

Campus Dining will host their annual Winter Holiday Dinner for Faculty and Staff on Thursday, December 6th in the Maple Salon at the Top of the University Center. The menu will include Roast Turkey, Apple Stuffed Pork Loin and a host of sides and holiday desserts. Service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For additional information contact Campus Dining at or call 540-654-2169.

Volunteers Needed for Holiday Dining Events

Campus Dining is looking for volunteers to help serve the Winter Holiday Dinner for students on Wednesday, December 5th.  Volunteers are asked to serve for one hour beginning at 4:45, 5:45 or 6:45 p.m., and all volunteers will receive their dinner free in thanks for their service.  Spouses and older children are also welcome to help serve!

The dinner menu includes Steamship Round of Beef, Smoked Salmon, Apple Stuffed Pork Loin, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Vegan Buffet with Faux Ham and Tofurkey, assorted holiday cakes and pies, a hot chocolate station and a holiday cookie decorating station.

Volunteers are also needed for the “Cram Jam” event on Monday, December 10th.  To help UMW students get energized for final exams, Campus Dining will be providing free tacos for all UMW students between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at the Top of the UC.  Volunteers are asked to serve between 10:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. and in addition to getting free tacos that night volunteers will also be given a ticket for a free meal at the Top of the UC at a later time that week.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for one or both of these events should contact Campus Dining at or call Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169.


Volunteers Needed for Care & Share Dinner

Campus Dining will be preparing and serving a “Care & Share” dinner at the Fredericksburg Baptist Church on April 7 for area residents who are currently without homes.  We will need 40 to 50 volunteers to assist in unloading food trucks, setting up the dining area, waiting tables, serving food and cleaning up.  Volunteers are needed between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the church, which is located between Caroline and Princess Anne Streets in downtown Fredericksburg.  Anyone wishing to volunteer is asked to sign up at one of the cashier stations located at the top of the University Center (fourth floor), or to e-mail us at


Stop Hunger Food Drive Launch

On Friday, Nov. 6, Campus Dining and the UMW Athletic Department will launch Sodexo’s annual “Stop Hunger” food drive on our campus.  This is the 10th year that Campus Dining and our UMW athletes have worked together to coordinate a campus and community food drive to benefit local food charities.   Last year’s drive resulted in nearly 5,000 pounds of food being donated to the Fredericksbug Regional Food Bank.  This year, with the support of the our UMW community, the YMCA, radio station 99.3 The Vibe and several local public schools and churches, we hope to collect a whopping 25,000 pounds of food!  We’ve set this goal in order to make a real impact on food insecurity in our area.

Our athletes are also participating in a conference-wide food drive competition and hope to win top honors for UMW as the school collecting the most food for their community.  The athletes will be setting up collection tables at local food stores and promoting student donations here on campus.  There will be many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to donate non-perishable foods to the “Stop Hunger” food drive.

* Nov. 6: Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., donations may be dropped off at the curb on College Avenue in front of Seacobeck Hall.  Radio station 99.3 The Vibe will also be on hand to help promote donations.

*Nov. 6-13: The UMW Bookstore will be giving discounts to customers who make food donations in the bookstore.

*Nov. 6-13: Collection bins will be available in all Campus Dining locations.

There will also be several other “Stop Hunger” food drive events and Campus Dining will provide boxes, bins, signs and flyers to any UMW office or group wishing to support the food drive.   For more information contact Heather Hosey at or call 540-654-5982.

Seacobeck Closing for the Summer

Summer meal service at Seacobeck will end following breakfast on Friday, July 24. Campus Dining is preparing to open new resident and retail dining facilities in the University Center,  but the timetable is still uncertain. When meal service plans are confirmed we will post the serving hours on the Campus Dining web site at In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Rose Benedict at or call 540-654-2169.

Midnight Breakfast Servers Needed

Campus Dining is hosting a free Midnight Breakfast for students on the first night of exams – Monday, April 27. It has become a popular tradition for members of the UMW faculty and staff to act as food servers at this event, and the students really enjoy seeing your happy faces on the serving line! We expect to serve 800 or more students in just 90 minutes, so it will be a night of fast-paced action and lots of fun. The breakfast starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 12:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Rose Benedct at

Volunteers Needed to Serve Dinner for the Homeless

On Wednesday, April 22, Campus Dining will be providing dinner at Christ Lutheran Church for area residents who are currently without homes. Volunteers to help transport, set up and serve the dinner would be greatly appreciated!

Preparations will begin at 3:30 p.m at Seacobeck. Dinner service will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church. Volunteer shifts are from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact Rose Benedict at or 540-654-2169 to volunteer or get additional information.

Limited Reservations for Grand Finale Dinner

Campus Dining is hosting a Grand Finale Dinner on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. to bid farewell to Seacobeck as a dining facility. Guests will enjoy photo displays from Seacobeck’s earlier years and an extensive dinner menu that will include Steamship Round of Beef, Smoked Salmon, Coq Au Vin and a host of other culinary treats.

The cost for alumni, faculty and staff is $5 plus tax and  $10.75 plus tax for all other guests.

Everyone is invited to join in the celebratory dinner, which will be held in the dining rooms at Seacobeck.  A limited number of reservations are being accepted by e-mailing or calling 540-654-2169. When reservations are no longer available there will be open seating on a first come, first served basis.

Health and Wellness Fair

Campus Dining is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Seacobeck Hall.

Free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, door prizes, healthy snack samples and demonstrations will be available from over 20 local providers of health and wellness services ranging from health care facilities to spas to fitness centers to counseling services.

Health-Fair-2015-landscape-slide-215-pixels-compressedSome of this year’s participants will include the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Mary Washington Health Care, Massage Envy, UMW Health & Recreation Centers, PepsiCo and General Mills.

The Fair is free and open to the public. Dinner will also be available at the usual price of $5.00 for faculty and staff or $10.75 plus tax for other guests. All dining rooms will be serving “Mindful” dishes that evening, too!

For additional information contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or

Celebrate Seacobeck 1980’s Dinner Postponed

The Celebrate Seacobeck 1980’s Dinner has been postponed to Friday, Feb. 20 between 5 and 7 p.m. in the Washington Diner at Seacobeck.  Anyone wishing to make a reservation should contact Rose Benedict at