Dining Updates

Welcome to Award Winning Dining

To the best customers in the world:

Whether you are new to campus or returning for another year, award winning UMass Dining warmly welcomes you to campus. It is our distinct pleasure to serve you this fall; healthy, sustainably and safely.

Over the summer, our team has been hard at work redefining campus dining. Our goal and mission is to serve healthy, sustainable and delicious, globally inspired meals, in the safest manner possible. In collaboration with our campus partners and public health officials we developed a comprehensive dining plan for this fall so as to provide you with the best possible dining experience.

Dining on campus this fall will be the same in some fashions, and different in others. First, and as always, we are focused on the health and safety of our customers. The difference is the socially distanced dining in all of our locations. Such as defined queuing lines, six-foot spacing between customers, and directional signage. Customer sanitation stations will be set up in all locations and our team will increase cleaning of all high traffic areas. As important is the fact that, we need your help.  If you are not feeling well, we ask that you remain in your room and take advantage of our get-well meals (that are equally delicious). Please routinely wash your hands for 20 seconds and wear a face covering when you visit our dining locations.

Further, outdoor venues have been added to provide additional dining access and to reduce congestion. Our dining commons concepts were simplified to increase the speed of service and customers can choose to dine in or take food out. Don’t worry, you can still get a sushi roll at your favorite dining commons and Late Night at Berkshire will continue to serve your favorites until midnight!

Additionally, residential meal plans have been modified to provide additional access to retail locations such as Blue Wall, food trucks and Harvest Market.

What also remains the same is our focus on customer experience. We strive for exceptional service as a means to enhance your UMASS total experience.

Lastly, student this fall with a Residential Meal Plan, excluding YCMP Gold and Platinum will receive an additional 25 YCMP swipes at no additional charge so as to make up for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

For updated information, please follow @UMassDining on all major social media platforms or visit us at umassdining.com and campus updates are available at www.umass.edu/reopening

We welcome you and for our returning folks we have missed you and look forward to another semester together,

Ken Toong, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises

About UMass Amherst Services

UMass Dining has more to offer than a fabulous dining experience in our residential and retail program. We also offer goods from our award winning bake shop and on-site Catering Department. We also offer Gifts from Home program where care packages can be sent to your student. Take a look around and enjoy!


Enjoy custom-made baked goods made with an expert hand and a pinch of love. We offer a wide variety of items, if there is something you don’t see, contact us, we may have just what you are looking for.



Enjoy custom-made baked goods made with an expert hand and a pinch of love. We offer a wide variety of items, if there is something you don’t see, contact us, we may have just what you are looking for.


Cash Prices at the Dining Commons

September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020







Accepted Payment: Meal Plans, Dining Dollars, UCard Debit, Cash, Credit Cards

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Our Partners

UMass Dining Coronavirus Resource Center: UMass Dining is committed to the health & safety of our students, faculty and staff. We are following guidelines set by our local, state and national health officials; we routinely monitor our dining facilities; we have implemented additional sanitation measures to ensure customer safety; and we are in constant contact with the campus community. 

For any meal plan or dining related questions please reach out to us at [email protected] or call us at 413-545-2472.