June 3, 2023

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 rbenedic@umw.edu.

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 rbenedic@umw.edu.

Chefs’ Fare Comes to UMW, Feb. 25

chefs-fare-slide-reducedCampus Dining will be hosting the annual Chefs’ Fare on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Seacobeck Hall.  Chefs from five universities, including the College of William and Mary, will be competing with our UMW chefs in an Olympic-themed culinary competition.  Votes cast by our dining guests will determine the Chefs’ Fare winner.  The Fare runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and Seacobeck will be closed between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to prepare for the event.  For additional information, contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu

Celebrate Seacobeck 1980s Dinner, Feb. 18

1980s-SLIDE-reducedCampus Dining is hosting a “Celebrate Seacobeck 1980s” theme dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the Washington Diner at Seacobeck. There will be music and food popular in the 1980s, including an Orange Julius Bar! Dinner service begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Guests are also invited to enjoy the buffets offered in the Smart Market and Bistro Dining rooms, which serve dinner between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

There will be two more Celebrate Seacobeck events later this spring: A 1990s theme dinner on March 19 and a Millennium Grand Finale Dinner on April 15. Reservations can be made for any of these events by contacting Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or by calling 540-654-2169.

Performers Wanted for Dining Events

Casting-Call-slide-with-logoCampus Dining is looking for singers, dancers and musicians for “Celebrate Seacobeck” dining events coming up later in February, March and April.

These events will feature the food and music of the 1980s, 1990s and the millennium. We’re even looking for yodelers for our Chefs’ Fare on Feb. 25.  This fun culinary competition will pit chefs from four other universities against our chefs in an Olympics themed contest.  We are presenting Swiss cuisine, so a yodeler would be fun!

Performers do not need to be employees of  UMW and everyone will be our guests for dinner on the evening of their performance. For additional information,  come to the casting call this Sunday, Feb. 8  from 3-5 p.m. in the Faculty & Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck, or contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or 540-654-2169.

Campus Dining on Monday, Jan. 19

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 19, the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck will be closed and the Wholly Habaneros Food Truck will not be in service.  However, the Washington Diner and Smart Market Dining Rooms at Seacobeck will be open.  Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Dinner service runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Eagle’s Nest, Naturually Woodstock, and Blackstone Coffee will all be open regular hours.

Thanksgiving Meals at Seacobeck

Campus Dining is hosting the annual Thanksgiving Lunch in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck on Thursday, Nov. 20.  The menu will include Roast Turkey, Carved Ham and all the traditional favorites like candied sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. There will be Tofurkey and plenty of vegan sides available upon request for our vegan guests.  Doors open at 11 a.m. and service will continue until 1:30 p.m.  Cost for faculty and staff is $6 and $8.65 plus tax for guests.

We will also be hosting our Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 20 for students. Additional volunteer servers are needed from 6 to 7 p.m., and the dinner will be free that night for anyone assisting in the service! To volunteer please contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu.

Join the STOP Hunger Food Drive

Stop Hunger Food Drive

Stop Hunger Food Drive

Campus Dining invites you to join with us and the UMW Athletic Department in supporting Sodexo’s annual STOP Hunger Food Drive.  We will be collecting non-perishable foods for donation to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank through Friday, Nov. 14.  Collection bins are located in all dining facilities and will soon be available in the Simpson Library, UMW Bookstore, and other campus locations. You might want to gather canned goods in your offices or departments over the next couple of weeks, and then drop them off during our curb-side collection event between 2 and 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. You will be able to drive up and drop off your donations on College Avenue right in front of Seacobeck Hall near the FRED bus stop.  All donations not only help feed the hungry in our community, but will also count toward helping our Athletic Department win the conference food drive competition. For more information please call Heather Hosey or Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169, or e-mail us at dining@umw.edu.

Campus Dining Updates

Wednesday, Oct. 15 1940's Dinner Seacobeck Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 15
1940’s Dinner
Seacobeck Hall

Celebrate Seacobeck 1940’s Dinner

Campus Dining invites everyone to join in the fun of a 1940’s themed dinner at Seacobeck Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The menu will include foods typical of the period, plus an ice cream soda bar! Dinner service is in the Washington Diner from 5 to 8 p.m.  Reservations are not required.  Cost for Faculty and Staff is $5.  For additional information contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Fall Break Dining

The Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck will serve lunch through Friday, Oct. 10. It will be closed for Fall Break until Wednesday, Oct. 15. For the complete schedule of dining services Oct. 10 – 15, please check out the schedule posted on our website at The Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck will serve lunch through Friday, October 10th. It will be closed for Fall Break until Wednesday, October 15th. For the complete schedule of dining services October 10th through the 15th, please check out the schedule posted on our web site at umwdining.com.

“Celebrate Seacobeck” Dinner Reservations

Campus Dining is taking reservations for VIP seating for the “Celebrate Seacobeck” dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  This will be the first of eight monthly events celebrating Seacobeck’s eight decades as a student dining facility. For this event we’ll be featuring foods and music popular in the 1930’s, along with photo and memorabilia displays of Seacobeck’s early years. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner service will begin immediately after President Hurley’s opening remarks at 5:30 p.m.  All dining rooms will be open, but seating in the Smart Market Dining Room with President Hurley’s party, will be by reservation only. To make a reservation e-mail Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 23.