What will the NEW DeBot Dining Center offer?

Lower Marketplace

Located in the lower level of the DeBot Dining Center

  • Marketplace with 3 food stations and convenience store

The Grille: Featuring hot made-to-order meals straight off the grill 

Cilantro: An array of Spanish cuisine

Rye: Specialty soup and sandwiches all made-to-order

Learn more HERE

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Upper Dining Hall

Located in the upper level of the DeBot Dining Center

  • All-you-care-to-eat Dining Hall with 7 food stations

Around the World: Rotation on dishes from regions like China, Spain, Greece, Mexico and more

Comfort Cuisine: Home cooking recipes

Lite Bites: Soup, Salad, and Sandwich Bar

Pizza & Penne: Italian favorites like calzones, lasagna, and pasta

Plain & Simple: Allergen-friendly zone

Sweets & Treats: Fresh baked good from our Indulge Bakery

Seared & Served: Grilled burgers, appetizers and more

Learn more HERE

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Why is it happening?

The DeBot Dining Center was built in 1968 with minimal renovation over the past several years. Talk of this renovation process began back in Fall 2012 after discussions with UWSP Facilities regarding the HVAC system. Our HVAC system includes three original air handlers and the current model does not have the capacity needed with today's equipment. 

The purpose of the DeBot Dining Center HVAC and Interior Renovation project will address major issues including:
  • Major deferred maintenance in HVAC and air supply—replacement of HVAC equipment for air supply distribution and foodservice exhaust systems.
  • Installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the building
  • Elevator assessments—freight elevator replaced and extended to penthouses
  • Exterior and interior door, frame and hardware assessments—main entrance vestibule and secondary entrances will be replaced
  • Access to mechanical penthouses—appropriate stairwell
  • Energy consumption with exterior window assessment
  • Programmatic space optimization

The construction project has been postponed due to errors in architectural design. We are on track to open January 2020 to all guests.