Dining Updates for Ramadan 2024

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection, and community. Ramadan is observed the evening of Sun, March 10, 2024 – Tue, April 9, 2024. View the dining updates for Ramadan 2024 here.

Spring Food Truck Line-Up Announced!

View the line-up of trucks coming to campus this Spring. All trucks brought by Dining Services accept Meal Points & Bear Bucks. View the line-up here.

Spring Break Dining Hours

View adjusted hours for Spring Break 2024 here.

Feast Magazine: Winter 2023-2024 Magazine featuring WashU Dining Services

Shannon Weber, Feast Magazine- A new dining program at WashU may serve as the most accessible patht to connecting the hallowed university to St. Louis at large.

Read the full article from Feast Magazine here!

Feast Magazine: Head back to school with a guide to Washington University’s new campus restaurants

Shannon Weber, Feast Magazine- It’s back to school for students of all ages, and in just a few short weeks, the mood has shifted from summer fun to the anticipation of cooler weather and autumn happenings all over St. Louis. Step onto the campus of Washington University in St. Louis this fall, and you’ll likely notice another shift – that is, if you’ve been on campus before. Although WashU is an alma mater to some and is situated in the heart of the central corridor, surrounded by notable St. Louis attractions, the university has always stood slightly apart from the surrounding community. However, the campus’ new dining program may finally serve as the most accessible path to connecting the hallowed university to St. Louis at large.
Read the full article from Feast Magazine here!

WashU Dining ranks #5 in The Princeton Review for Best Campus Food!

WashU Dining has ranked #5 in the Princeton Review for Best Campus Food. View the list here!
Washington University in St. Louis also ranked #1 for Best College Dorms, #1 for Best Financial Aid, and #10 for Most Beautiful Campus in this year’s reviews!

Feast Magazine: These 5 local restaurant favorites will transform WashU’s dining program in fall 2023

Shannon Weber, Feast Magazine- In a few weeks, Washington University in St. Louis is set to become a dining destination for not only students and staff, but also the community it serves. University Dining Services has invited popular local restaurants to set up shop on campus this August, just as students begin settling in for the school year. Each restaurant is minority- or woman-owned, and the diverse combination of cuisines creates an experience that goes far beyond typical cafeteria-style dining. 
Read the article from Feast Magazine here!

Washington University in St. Louis Earns Distinguished National Nutrition Award

St. Louis, MO – The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) announced Washington University in St. Louis as the recipient of a distinguished NACUFS Nutrition Award. Washington University in St. Louis received a Silver in the category of Most Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program. The NACUFS Nutrition Awards recognize the outstanding nutrition and wellness programs implemented within collegiate foodservice programs to meet the needs of a dynamic student population. Read the rest here.

The Source: Popular local restaurants to open campus locations

As part of Washington University in St. Louis’ broader efforts to partner with St. Louis businesses, University Dining Services has invited four local restaurants that are minority- or woman-owned to open locations at campus eateries in August. Learn more about which restaurants are coming to campus here!

The Source: Changes ahead for University Dining Services

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to offering its students, faculty and staff high quality, innovative dining options. Two significant service shifts will help the university expand on that mission moving forward. Bon Appetit, WashU’s long-standing food service partner, has provided meals for the campus community for over 25 years. The university awarded the company a five-year contract that was set to last through June 2026. However, Bon Appetit exercised its right to terminate the contract effective May 18. The university will transition to a new dining partnership for the Bear’s Den, the Danforth University Center, the Village Café, concessions and catering. Read the rest of the article here.

Bear Bucks Card System Replacement

WashU IT has replaced the software behind Bear Bucks transactions to Atrium Connect to ensure the continued service for meal plans and Bear Bucks. As a result, how students, faculty, and staff add funds to their accounts, check account balances, and manage their Bear Bucks account has changed. Learn more about the changes here.

WUSTL Dining x Spoon Presents: BD Game Night!

Wednesday, November 9th at Bears Den, WUSTL Dining will be hosting their biggest event of Fall 2022: Game Night at BD! At Game Night, students can enjoy as much food as they care to eat for only 20 meal points and take part in fun and games after they eat. Read more about the event here!

WashU Newsroom: Coffeestamp opens location at Hillman Hall

Coffeestamp, the coffee roaster known for specialty beans and made-from-scratch baked goods in St. Louis’ Fox Park neighborhood, recently opened its second location in Washington University in St. Louis’ Hillman Hall. Brothers Spencer and Patrick Clapp moved into the former Grounds for Change space, and their arrival is another big win for the university’s supplier diversity strategy. Read the full article here.

From NACUFS 2022 Summer CDT: WashU Innovates to serve students during pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Washington University in St. Louis Dining Services (WUSTL Dining) and Bon Appétit Management Company (WUSTL Dining’s food service partner on campus) had to move quickly to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. Read the full article here.

WashU Expert: Don’t fret the ‘freshman 15’; make friends with food

Make peace with food. Honor your hunger. Reject a diet mentality. 
These are the important lessons that Rebecca Miller, assistant director for nutrition and dietary wellness at Washington University in St. Louis Dining Services, shares with new students. Read the full article here.

COVID-19 Plan for the Fall

From the office of the Chancellor to the Danforth campus, it’s hard to believe it’s already the beginning of August and that the summer months are beginning to wind down. As we prepare for the start of the fall semester in just a few weeks, we wanted to reach out to share the measures that will be in place to limit COVID-19 transmission on campus in the new academic year. Read the full letter here.

Building opportunity with Propel Kitchens at Washington University in St. Louis

As the dining partner for Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) for the past 23 years, the Bon Appétit Management Company team has taken the University’s ethos to serve the greater good to heart, making it an integral part of how we approach operations and interactions with the on- and off-campus communities. Read the full article here.