January 25, 2020

Top of the UC Reopening August 12

The Top of the UC will reopen on Monday, August 12th with a modified schedule.  Serving hours for the week of August 12 through August 18 will be as follows:

Monday through Friday

*Breakfast:    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

*Lunch:          11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Dinner:         5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Lunch:           11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinner:          5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Serving hours will be expanded as new and returning students arrive on campus. Please contact Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu or visit the Campus Dining website at UMW.SodexoMyWay.com for schedule updates or other dining information.

UMW Dining Services has BBQ Recipe Published in Magazine

UMW Dining Service's BBQ Pork Parfait was featured in Food Management magazine.

UMW Dining Service’s BBQ Pork Parfait was featured in Food Management magazine.

UMW Dining Service’s summer is certainly getting off to a great start! First UMW’s catering team was voted “Best of the Burg” in the contest sponsored by The Free Lance-Star!  Now Food Management Magazine has featured the team’s BBQ Pork Parfait in their segment on State Fair-inspired cuisine!  This dish was part of the prize-winning menu created by UMW’s culinary team for last year’s Chefs’ Fare competition, and it’s still winning recognition! Read more. 

University of Mary Washington Catering The Best in the Burg!

UMW Catering Voted Best in the Burg!Thank you for voting University of Mary Washington Catering The Best in the Burg in The Free Lance-Star newspaper! Congratulations to the University of Mary Washington and Sodexo for this exciting honor!

Campus Dining Launches Customer Satisfaction Survey

Campus Dining would like to invite UMW students, faculty and staff to complete an online Customer Satisfaction Survey. The information collected will assist us in enhancing your dining experience based on your feedback. This survey will take approximately seven minutes of your time. The information you provide is confidential, and the aggregate results will be used for research purposes only. It will not be used to sell or market to you in any way, and you will not be contacted as a result of completing this survey.

You may fill out the survey by clicking the link below. You may also take the survey at one of the survey computer stations at the Top of the UC and receive a sweet treat as a “thank you” for your time. The computer station will be available in front of the elevators from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 1 through 5. If you have questions about the survey, please feel free to contact Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu.

Link to survey:

New Freedom Meal Card Available for Faculty & Staff

Campus Dining is now offering Freedom Meal punch cards that UMW faculty and staff can use to purchase meals at the Top of the UC, or for selected Meal Deals at any of five retail dining locations.  The Meal Deal option can provide faculty and staff with a savings of anywhere from $1 to $4 or more on the purchase of food items at Qdoba, Jamba Juice, Li’l Joe’s, the Underground, and the Market at the Nest.  Each card is good for 10 meals and may be purchased at any Campus Dining location for $60.  For more information, contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

Volunteers Needed for Winter Holiday Dinner

Campus Dining is hosting a Winter Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Top of the UC.  The menu will feature Steamship Round of Beef, Broiled Salmon, Baked Ham, Maple Glazed Chicken, Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Vegan Tofurkey, a Cookie Decorating Station, Hot Chocolate, and much more. To view the complete menu go to UMW.SodexoMyWay.com.

Volunteers are needed between 4:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. to assist with serving this festive dinner.  Each shift is one hour long, and all volunteers may dine for free.  For additional information or to volunteer, contact CaraMarie at 540-654-2165 or e-mail Dining@UMW.edu.

Cathy Harris Honored For Work with ‘Differently – Abled’

Cathy Harris, Resident Dining Manager with Sodexo’s Campus Dining Services, was recently honored by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) as a Champion of Leadership in Disability Employment.  Shana Chance, the DARS Job Placement Counselor for the Fredericksburg area, presented the award to Cathy at a recognition reception on November 15.  Shana likes to refer to the individuals they assist as “differently-abled,” and this view is certainly shared by Cathy and the rest of Sodexo’s Campus Dining team. Cathy worked closely with the rehabilitation counselors to not only help individuals who are “differently-abled” gain employment with Campus Dining, but to also provide these new crew members with the training and support they need to thrive in their new positions.

Roy Platt, General Manager of Campus Dining Services, was also present at the award reception, and was extremely pleased that Cathy received this well-earned recognition. “Cathy exemplifies Sodexo’s  firm commitment to increasing employment opportunities for individuals who have differing abilities,” said Roy, “and we will definitely continue to work with the DARS counselors as we develop and expand those opportunities here in Campus Dining.”



Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Dinner

Campus Dining is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for students on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Top of the UC. More than 1,800 students are expected for this festive event, and volunteer servers are greatly needed. Volunteers will be asked to serve for one hour starting at 4:45, 5:45 or 6:45 p.m.  This service opportunity is open to anyone 16 years of age or older, and all volunteers will get free dinner!  To sign up email Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or call 540-654-2169.

Faculty, Staff Thanksgiving Lunch, Nov. 16

Campus Dining will host a Thanksgiving lunch for UMW faculty and staff on Thursday, Nov. 16, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Maple Salon at the Top of the UC. The cost for faculty and staff will be $7.00, and $9.25 for other guests.  For additional information contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or 540-654-2169.

Campus Dining Gets an “A” from PETA

PETA just announced their Vegan Report Card scores for hundreds of college and university dining programs across the nation. UMW Dining Services is proud to be one of only seven universities in the commonwealth of Virginia to receive an A or higher score. The PETA report scores are based on vegan menu options, dedicated vegan stations, promotion of vegan options, inclusion of vegan students on student dining advisory boards and other factors.

UMW Dining Services is continually expanding and enhancing the vegan options at the Top of the UC.  Special feature vegan entrees are offered at lunch and dinner daily at the Vegan Grill, and guests can also build their own vegan plate from ingredients at the Sustenance Station and have them grilled to order. In addition to the vegan sorbet offered at the Gelato Station, guests can now enjoy vegan cookies or cake at the Vegan Grill.

We’re very pleased that this year’s Student Culinary Council also includes vegan and vegetarian members.  For additional information about the vegan options available at the Top of the UC contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu.