UWSP made the decision in 2008 to transition to self-operated dining after many decades of contracted food service. University Dining is managed very much like a commercial restaurant operation. All expenses incurred, including the cost of food, wages & benefits, operating supplies, utilities, repairs & maintenance, and occupancy costs, must be covered by revenue generated across the units on campus.
University Dining is the largest student employer and we deliver over 1.3 million meals per year to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Retail operations include Lower DeBot Marketplace, DUC Food Court, Homegrown Café, and Common Ground Café. Upper DeBot Dining Center is our all-you-care-to-eat dining center primarily serving our residential student population. Catering handles both internal and external clients and serves over 800 events per year. We place a strong emphasis on quality, value, student employment, and sustainability.
University Dining places a strong emphasis on quality, value, student employment, and sustainability. Learn more about our 5 different campus locations including Upper DeBot Dining Center, Lower DeBot Marketplace, DUC Food Court, Homegrown Café, and Common Ground Café.
Students residing on campus in a traditional residence hall are required to participate in the dining program. You will pick your meal plan when filling out your housing application. Students residing at Suites @ 201, Hyer Hall, or off campus are also qualified to purchase the Off-Campus Meal Plan option. Simply choose the best plan that fits your lifestyle.
As a student-focused organization, University Dining is one of the largest student employers on campus. Our student employment program allows students to engage with their peers while also learning by trained culinary professionals.