Food Services

COVID-19 Food Services Updates


Fall 2020 Dining

The  Return to Campus Plan outlines changes to fall dining services, to ensure health and safety standards according to state an local guidelines. Our Fall 2020 Dining page will provide you with known details at this time.

Please return to this page for additional updates as we approach fall opening.


Summer Campus Dining Options

While normal university operations are restricted based on COVID-19, the following Food Services retail locations are open:

MSB Starbucks

Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Market on Main

Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer Meal Service Moves from OTG to Stadium VIew Café July 6

Residential carry-out hours are for meal plan holders with approved waivers. To promote social distancing, the following measures are in place:

  • All dining is carry-out
  • Diners may opt for one (1) of the following:
    • Salad or deli sandwich; chips or whole fruit; and bottled water
    • OR one (1) carry-out box for a hot meal and bottled water. 
  • Self-serve options are not available. 
  • Please leave six (6) feet between yourself and other customers or staff. 

Summer Meal Service Hours

Daily Hours

Effective July 6, meal service will move from OTG to Stadium View Café

  • Lunch, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner, 5 - 6 p.m.

Mick & Mack's Chef's Tables and Wine & Spirit Tastings Discontinued until Further Notice

With  COVID-19 restrictions on dine-in service, and the suspension of retail operations on the West Campus, Chef's Tables and Wine & Spirit tastings are cancelled until further notice. Visit the Mick & Mack's page  or UC News for updates.


Healthy. Diverse. Sustainable. Convenient. These are what students value when making dining choices.

University of Cincinnati Food Services is committed to providing a wide variety of delicious meal options to suit diverse student tastes and dietary needs.

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Eat Your Way

Our dining center selections include made-to-order stir-fry or omelets, made-from-scratch pizza crusts and even a sushi station. Some of the most popular options include traditional favorites like Chicken Tender Tuesday and Wing Wednesday.

Each dining center offers vegan, gluten-free and allergy-sensitive options. And when time is in short supply, students have grab-and-go options across campus.

In addition to upgrading food options, bubly™ sparkling water machines have been added to the dining centers. At CenterCourt more charging outlets have been added so students can recharge their devices while they eat.

An on-campus dietitian offers special events each week in our dining centers to both educate students on healthy meal choices, as well as to add variety for meal plan holders.

We serve nearly 2.5 million meals a year, and strive to support all taste preferences, schedules and budgets.


Commitment to Quality and Safety

A chef prepares food in the dining hall.

The opportunity to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives is a privilege and responsibility that we work hard to meet every day.

When possible, locally-sourced food items are used in the dining centers to ensure the freshest ingredients possible. Our dietitian works with students to make sure their special dietary needs can be met as well as to offer general education for meal plan holders. Our dining centers utilize LeanPath, an automated food waste tracking system that helps ensure food is being used efficiently and effectively.

Part of the dining experience is good customer service. Ensuring food, environmental, and workplace safety is the responsibility of every team member. We empower and expect everyone in University Dining Services to serve with passion and take pride in ensuring safe food delivery and service environments.


We Want to Hear From You

Tell us about your dining experiences. Join the Food Feedback Committee to give your feedback directly to Food Services leadership.