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Welcome to UGA Dining Services. We look forward to serving you during your time on campus. UGA Dining Services is committed to supporting your learning environment by providing exceptional dining services. This means we want to make sure you receive the best quality food and service to help you be successful during your academic and extracurricular activities. UGA Dining Services offers abundant residential, commuter, and retail dining options on campus. The UGA meal plan offers students 5 day or 7 day unlimited, all-access dining options at our five dining commons along with our plus plan with features Paw Points to use at retail and vending locations around campus. Commuter meal plans are also available in block plans to offer off-campus students the flexibility to use their meal plan and Paw Points when and where they want around campus. Enjoy a variety of delicious and nutritious menu items served at some of the busiest social hubs on campus. Open generous hours (including 24 hour weekday service at Snelling), our locations are conveniently located next to residence halls, offer wireless internet, and include free parking at dinner. Meal plan customers also enjoy special event dining during various times throughout the semester. Additionally, nutrition services such as off-site meals, educational resources, the Eating Smart class, nutrition counseling, and online/mobile menu planning resources are available. Interested in working for Dining Services? We are one of the largest employers of students on campus and offer jobs in dining, retail, catering, and administration.  Email fsjobs@uga.edu for more information.

All our dining commons are open to the public so you don’t have to be on a meal plan to dine at these locations. Non-meal plan customers may pay a fixed price for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 
From full-service cafes to grab-n-go eateries, there are also twelve retail locations across campus. The Tate Student Center is home to Bulldog and Tate Café which offer a wide-variety of dining options including Chick-fil-A Express, Barberitos, pizza, pasta, hamburgers, Asian cuisine, and deli favorites. The Red Clay Café in Joe Frank Harris Commons provides East Campus with coffee, ice cream, soups, and made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Grab-n-Go eateries are located in academic buildings all across campus, on the Health Sciences Campus, and in the new Veterinary Medical Center. Please visit our locations page for a complete listing of cafes and eateries.   
Need catering service? Let us cater your next on-campus event. From weddings to meetings, to conference breaks, Campus Catering provides professional food service for your event. Gift-o-Grams can also be purchased through Campus Catering to surprise any student for their birthday or special occasion.
UGA Dining Services is operated by the Auxiliary Division of the University of Georgia and is a service for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The division is totally self-supporting and receives no funding from University, State or Federal sources. Dining Services is operated very much like a commercial restaurant. All expense incurred, including the cost of food, payroll and operating expense, must be covered by revenue generated in the dining service operations on campus. We strive to be diversified in our menu selections and to offer our customers a wide variety of service options and styles. We are honored to be nationally recognized as a leader in the industry. Since 1986 the division has received 72 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards for Excellence, the National Restaurant Association Great Menu Design Award, the Food Management Industry Leadership Award, the IFMA Silver Plate Award for College Food Service Operator of the Year – 2002, and the prestigious Ivy Award for Excellence. The division has also received 19 culinary awards including the Bronze Medallion at the National NACUFS Culinary Challenge. Since 2001 our culinary team has competed in every Regional NACUFS Culinary Challenge and has received 7 Silver Medallions and 12 Bronze Medallions. Our customers are important to us, and it is our sincere desire to serve food in a courteous and friendly manner in pleasant surroundings. While on campus, come dine with us and meet our staff. We think you'll find our professionalism and dedication to service parallels the mission of the University of Georgia.


Bryan Varin
Interim Executive Director
Dining Services

We welcome your questions, comments, or suggestions.
Snelling Dining Commons
Athens, Ga. 30602
ph (706)542-1256  fax (706)542-7137