Last modified August 13, 2020, 8:37 a.m.

The information on this page is subject to change and will be updated regularly.

Modified Dining Options for Summer 2020

August 3 – 20: Market at East Campus will be open to customers Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Market items are to-go only as customer seating areas are closed. All other dining locations are closed. 


DawgCheck: Commit to a Healthy Campus

Effective August 10, 2020

The University of Georgia is committed to the health and safety of our campus and our community. Immediate self-reporting is critical to helping us assess and respond to risks and exposures on campus. That’s why we’ve created DawgCheck: an easy-to-use, COVID-19 self-screening tool.

With DawgCheck, track symptoms related to COVID-19 before coming to campus and report a positive COVID-19 test. No symptoms? Great! But we still ask that you respond through DawgCheck before visiting campus. COVID-19 carriers can be asymptomatic, so using the DawgCheck tool before every visit is crucial to help us be proactive in stopping the spread.

If you test positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of visitng campus, we ask that you report your test results through DawgCheck to facilitate contact tracing. 

Access DawgCheck through the UGA app or online at dawgcheck.uga.edu.

If you are a visitor to campus, scroll down to the section For Individuals without a MyID Account to check for symptoms or report a positive COVID-19 test.

Questions? Visit dawgcheck.uga.edu/support to learn more.


Flexible and easy dining options in a safe environment

While the coronavirus pandemic has posed several challenges, we remain committed to providing an exceptional meal plan program with access to a variety of dining options. That is why we are not only ensuring you have a safe and healthy experience as you come to campus, but that you also have flexible and easy dining options. We are introducing a new online ordering program, to-go options, and a dine-in reservation system. During this period of temporary dining adjustments, residential dining locations will be open for meal plan participants only. Those using credit/debit, Paw Points, or Bulldog Bucks to purchase food may do so at our retail dining locations.   

In order to better support you during this time and provide greater flexibility, we are piloting the addition of two new meal plans this academic year. You can learn more about our Pilot Block Plans here.

Please note that the information below is subject to change and will be updated regularly. 

The videos on this page are intended to be an example of our adjusted procedures and were filmed with a small group to adhere to Phase 1 reopening guidelines in place at the time of filming. 

Three Ways to Dine: 

Order Online and Pick-up with Grubhub 
Easily pick-up food from select dining commons or retail locations by using Grubhub. Download the app to view menus, locations, and place your order. Meal plan participants may use Grubhub to order food from the UGA dining commons with their meal plan or Paw Points. Please note that menu items on Grubhub may vary from to-go and dine-in options in these locations. Those without a meal plan may use Grubhub to order food from select retail dining locations by using credit/debit, Paw Points, or Bulldog Bucks. Please note our food safety practices below when taking food to-go. 

Take a Meal To-Go 
Meal plan customers are welcome to come to any of our dining commons and choose from a variety of to-go items. Our reusable to-go containers are microwave and dishwasher safe and made of 30% recycled material, there is no BPA, melamine, or heavy metals or any toxic components in the material, and the container itself is recyclable at the end of its usage. Our disposable containers are recyclable. Menus can be viewed ahead of time on Build Your Plate.

Paw Points, Bulldog Bucks, and credit / debit cards may be used to purchase meals to-go from any of our retail locations. 

Please note our food safety practices when taking food to-go. 

Dine-In (Reservations Required)  
Meal plan customers may also dine-in at select dining commons by using the Grubhub app to make a reservation before coming to a location. Reservations are required for dine-in. Limited seating is available in designated areas. Menus can be viewed ahead of time on Build Your Plate.  

*To best serve the needs of residents and students on the Health Sciences Campus, the Niche will be open for to-go service only.

Food Safety Practices: 

  • To minimize the potential for pathogen growth, cold food needs to stay below 41°F, and hot food needs to stay above 135°F.
  • All food items taken out should be consumed or refrigerated within two hours. Refrigerated leftovers should be consumed or discarded within two days.
  • When reheating refrigerated food, the food must be reheated to at least 165°F within two hours of removing it from refrigeration.

Please note these videos are intended to be an example of our temporarily adjusted procedures and filmed with a small group to adhere to Phase 1 reopening guidelines in place at the time of filming.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will dining locations be kept clean? 

  • Extending and maximizing online ordering, to-go pickup, and reservation options 
  • Converting available food stations to full-service lines 
  • Redistributing and spacing out furniture, limited seating, and other seating throughout dining facilities 
  • Sanitation practices will include: 
    • Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitation of all areas, especially door handles, tables, and other shared surfaces 
    • Dining staff will wear personal protective equipment and follow best practices in food preparation 
    • Providing COVID-19 prevention supplies, such as soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, paper towels, and trash baskets in common areas, with all actively encouraged to utilize 
    • Providing additional hand-washing stations at dining locations 
    • Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitation of serving utensils  
    • Increase the frequency of disinfecting dining rooms, service areas, and restrooms 

Do I need to wear a face covering while I'm in a Dining location?
Effective July 15, 2020, the University of Georgia—along with all University System of Georgia (USG) institutions—will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. When in a dining location, please wear your face covering until you are seated at your table with your food, and remember to replace your face covering before walking through and exiting the building after eating.

I purchased an all-access meal plan. Will I still have unlimited, all-access entry to the dining commons?
Students who have one of our all-access meal plans will still have unlimited, all-access entry to UGA’s dining commons. While we are temporarily adjusting some dining operations and menus in response to COVID-19, we are focusing on providing as extensive of a menu as possible during this time and are not limiting the number of times an all-access meal plan participant can visit the dining commons.

What items are on the to-go menu?
Our culinary and nutrition teams are currently finalizing menus for the fall semester. Our teams are focusing on healthy menu items that include variety and menu specialties of each location as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The to-go menu will be able to be viewed ahead of time on Build Your Plate or on Grubhub if you are ordering online. Menu items on Grubhub may vary from to-go and dine-in options. Remember if you purchased a meal plan with Paw Points those points are accepted at over 20 on-campus retail locations including Barberitos, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, and more which also allow you to take food to-go.

How will I get a fountain drink?
As one of our customer service enhancements this fall, we will have contact-free mobile pours at the Coca-Cola freestyle machines in both retail locations and the dining commons. You will use your phone to scan a QR code and choose which drink you'd like. You can see more details in the video to the right.

Are there fees associated with using Grubhub?
There are no additional fees for students using their meal plan to order food through Grubhub. 
 
How does Grubhub know I'm a meal plan holder?
You will need to connect Grubhub to UGA in “Find my Campus” and add your Campus Card, which will connect to your meal plan. Note that locations will appear in Grubhub as they reopen for the semester, so you may not see all of your academic year options available right away.
 
Follow these steps to connect your meal plan:
  1. Download Grubhub app
  2. Go to “My Grubhub” and touch “Sign in”
  3. Look to bottom of screen, find “Ordering on Campus? Find My Campus,” and touch “Find my Campus”
  4. Find UGA and touch “Add affiliation”
  5. Choose affiliation status and add affiliation
  6. Sign into Grubhub, which takes you to UGA Welcome screen
  7. Touch “Add Campus Card”
  8. Takes you to SSO and sign on with SSO
  9. You should get the message “Campus Card, Your card was successfully added to your account”
  10. It will then take you to the UGA Campus shops
  11. At the top of the screen there are the options of “UGA Campus” and “Off Campus”
  12. Users with meal plans will be able to purchase a Grubhub meal with the tender in the Dining Commons Shops and the Dining Commons Reservation Shops
Will Grubhub deliver?
At this time, we do not have a delivery system in place. Students may either order online and pick up food, take food to-go, or dine-in with a reservation.

Will dining locations be open during the online learning period, beginning November 30, 2020?
While in-person instruction will transition to online learning after Thanksgiving break, the University will remain open and continue to provide regular campus operations and student life services including dining, housing, health/wellness centers, and campus transit until the end of the Fall semester.  

Will there be a refund for the portion of the dining fee covering the online learning period? 
All meal plans will remain active and available for use through the end of your meal plan contract. Since you will have the option to continue to remain on campus during the online learning period, dining fees will not be prorated.

Where can I eat if I am not on a meal plan?
During this period of temporary dining adjustments, residential dining locations will be open for meal plan participants only. Those using credit/debit or Bulldog Bucks to purchase food may do so at our retail dining locations

Fore more Dining FAQs, please visit https://dining.uga.edu/about-us/faq

For information on UGA Transportation & Parking Services, please visit tps.uga.edu/notifications.

Students who need health care assistance may call the University Health Center at (706) 542-1162 or visit uhs.uga.edu.

For UGA updates and prevention visit uga.edu/coronavirus.