January 23, 2020

Panera Opens at UMW’s University Center

The UMW community and local residents can now enjoy Panera Bread at Mary Washington, thanks to the popular eatery’s new University Center location.

The UMW community and local residents can now enjoy Panera Bread at Mary Washington, thanks to the popular eatery’s new University Center location.

Starting this week, UMW students are enjoying broccoli and cheddar soup, Fuji apple salad and an appetizing array of baked goods fresh from the oven – without ever leaving campus.

Mary Washington’s long-awaited Panera Bread location on the second floor of the University Center opened Monday, now serving students and other members of the campus community, as well as local residents. The space formerly housed Qdoba and Jamba Juice.

“The opening has been great,” said Rose Benedict, Campus Dining’s marketing coordinator. “The students have been wonderful and patient as our new crew is learning the ropes, and everyone is loving the food.” Read more.

Panera Opens at UMW’s University Center

Starting today, UMW students are enjoying broccoli and cheddar soup, Fuji apple salad and an appetizing array of baked goods fresh from the oven – without ever leaving campus. Mary Washington’s long-awaited Panera Bread location on the second floor of the University Center opened this morning, now serving students and other members of the campus […]

Panera Bread Opens at UMW

Campus Dining is pleased to announce that Panera Bread will open in the University Center on Monday, January 13. This new venue will offer most of Panera Bread’s standard menu, and all ingredients will be 100% “clean” – no artificial flavors, colors or additives. We know you are going to love the quality and variety of our menu items.

The Campus Dining team has been working hard over the winter break to finish construction of the restaurant and hire and train staff in time to open for service at the start of the spring semester. There are more than 30 people on UMW’s Panera Bread team, and most of them are new to our Campus Dining operation. New internet and point of sale technical systems and equipment are also being introduced in this operation, so we ask for your patience as our staff completes their training and we work out any “bugs” in the technical systems.

Serving hours at Panera Bread will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-F and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Menus and nutritional information will be available by January 13 on the Dining website: UMW.SodexoMyWay.com. For additional information contact Campus Dining at 540-654-2165 or e-mail Dining@UMW.edu.

Faculty & Staff Dining Room Closing

The Faculty and Staff Dining Room at the Top of the University Center will close for the winter break following lunch service on Thursday, December 12th. The main dining room at the Top of the UC will be open regular hours through dinner on Friday, December 13th.  A continental breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14th, after which the dining room will be closed until early January.

Details on the resumption of service at the Top of the UC will be posted on the Campus Dining web site (UMW.SodexoMyWay.com) during the first week of January. Most Campus Dining offices will be closed between December 20th and January 2nd. For additional information contact Dining@UMW.edu or call Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169.

Thank You to Stop Hunger Food Drive Supporters

To all of our valued Stop Hunger Food Drive supporters:

I am really excited to share with you the results of our recently completed Stop Hunger Food Drive!  The total amount of food collected was 8,054 pounds! This is simply spectacular, and we want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this a success.

A huge “thank you” to all of the UMW athletes who tabled in front of the Giant Food Store and solicited donations in our surrounding neighborhoods, and especially to Maddie Taghorn for coordinating everything so perfectly!

We also want to thank the Staff Advisory Council, Giant Food, and the New City Fellowship Church for your wonderful support.

All of the food is being distributed to the Eagle Resource Closet and to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. We received a call from the Food Bank today expressing their deep appreciation for our donations, and saying they really needed this help right now.

Again, our thanks to everyone for supporting the drive, and we look forward to doing this again, and even better, next year!

 

Rose Benedict
University of Mary Washington Dining Services

Faculty and Staff Thanksgiving Lunch

Campus Dining will host a Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet for UMW faculty, staff and their guests on Tuesday, November 19th in the Chandler Ballroom. The lunch will feature classic roast turkey,  stuffing and gravy along with all the trimmings. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $7.00 for faculty and staff and $11 for guests. For additional information contact Leslie Jacobs at ljacobs@umw.edu or call 540-654-1931.

Campus Dining News

Campus Dining Upcoming Events and Offers

“Meals & Deals” dining coupon books are now available for purchase from cashiers at the Top of the UC or the Eagle’s Nest. Four types of coupon books are being offered – some for dining at the Top of the UC only and some that include dining at the Top of the UC, Bodacious Burgers, and Simply To Go Meal Deals. Every coupon book includes one or more bonus Panera coupons that are good for any grain bowl or sandwich at the UMW Panera.

“Fuel Up for Success: Mindful Eating” is an opportunity to get Tips, Tricks and Recipes for creating well-balanced meals with limited cooking facilities from George Mason’s Resident Campus Dietitian Veronica Hayes. This event will be held at 6 p.m. in Monroe 116 on Monday, October 21.

“Oktoberfest Celebration Lunch” will be held at the Top of the UC on Wednesday, October 23rd.  The special fare will be offered between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is included in the regular lunch price. The faculty and staff dining room is open from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p .m.

“GSMA  Celebration: Rainbow Night”  Campus Dining, in partnership with PRISM, will be hosting “Rainbow Night” at the Top of the UC from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring rainbow cakes and rainbow sherbet. This feature is included in the regular dinner price. The “Stone Steakhouse” event, featuring hand-cut rib eye steaks cooked to order, will also be available for an additional $5.00 from 5 p.m. while supplies last.

For additional information on any of these events contact Campus Dining at 540-654-2165 or e-mail dining@umw.edu.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers Needed

Campus Dining will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 20th at the Top of the UC. Approximately 1,700 students are expected to attend the dinner, so many extra hands will be needed in order to serve such a large number of guests.

Each year many members of UMW’s faculty and staff volunteer to help serve this and other holiday dinners, and they always have lots of fun! Volunteers can bring spouses, significant others, or older children to help serve, and they all get to enjoy the bountiful Thanksgiving feast for free!

Volunteers are asked to serve for one of the following shifts:

4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or call 540-654-2169.

 

Campus Recreation, Dining Team Up with Katora for Fitness Center Event

Cardio exercise boosts your heart rate, burns fat and calories, and helps fight fatigue. So does coffee. Research has shown that enjoying a cup of joe before your workout can pack an even bigger punch. That’s why Cardio & Katora is coming to the fitness center on Friday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. […]

Campus Recreation, Dining Team Up with Katora for Fitness Center Event

Cardio exercise boosts your heart rate, burns fat and calories, and helps fight fatigue. So does coffee. Research has shown that enjoying a cup of joe before your workout can pack an even bigger punch.

That’s why Cardio & Katora is coming to the fitness center on Friday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Campus Recreation, Katora Café and Dining Services, the event gives the UMW community the opportunity to take the fitness center’s new fleet of state-of-the-art cardio machines for a spin – or a sprint – while sampling Katora’s healthy drinks and snacks. The popular Fredericksburg coffeehouse will soon open a new location across from the Hurley Convergence Center in the space previously occupied by Blackstone Coffee.

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