Welcome to the Dining and Food Services Announcements page. Here you'll find all of the latest news and everything you need to know about campus dining, food services and exciting changes. Check back often for up-to-date news and announcements.

2014-15 Residential Dining Special Events

December 2014
Flavors of the Caribbean, Thursday, 12/4
Culinary Connections - Brain Foods, Thursday, 12/11
The Final Cram-Midnight Breakfast, Sunday, 12/14

January 2015
50's Diner, Thursday, 1/29

February 2015
Super Bowl, Sunday, 2/1
Spirit Springs-The Healing Waters of Manitou, Thursday, 2/5
Valentine's Day Desserts, Saturday, 2/14
Chinese New Year, Thursday, 2/19

March 2015
Culinary Connections, Local Artisan Cheese Tasting, Thursday, 3/5
UCCS Master Chef, Thursday, 3/12
St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Tuesday, 3/17

April 2015
A Night in Paris, Thursday, 4/9
Culinary Connections-Nuts for You, Thursday, 4/16

May 2015
Cinco de Mayo, Tuesday, 5/5
Flavors of the Pacific Islands, Thursday, 5/7
The Final Cram-Midnight Breakfast, Sunday, 5/10

December 2014
Holiday Hours For Dining and Food Services:
Check out our Venues Page for a listing of special hours during the Holidays.

November 2014

Special Thanksgiving Week Hours: During the week of Thanksgiving, 11/25 to 12/01, UCCS Dining and Food Service Venues will have special hours: Click Here for the Full Listing.

Coins for Clyde's Cupboard: To help support Clyde's Cupboard, a Food Pantry for UCCS students in need, UCCS Dining and Food Services will be placing "Coins for Clyde's Cupboard" loose change donation boxes at Clyde's Pub and the Coffee Shop at the University Center. To learn more about Clyde's Cupboard, visit https://orgsync.com/81665/chapter

Cafe Scientifique: To ensure quality and speed of service during Cafe Scientifique, Clyde's will be DINE-IN ONLY from 5:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, November 11th. For your convenience, Cafe 65 will remain open until 7:30 PM that night with the grill, pizza and burrito stations available.

October 2014
Cashless Campus: To increase security and efficiency of service, UCCS Dining and Foods Services Coffee Shops are going cashless at the following locations:
UNIVERSITY HALL | October 13th
The coffee shop at University Center will continue to accept cash. All locations will accept the UCCS LionOne card, Munch Money, debit and credit cards. Munch Money can be purchased and loaded onto your student or employee ID card at the University Center Info Desk. Save with Munch Money - the more you load onto your card with each deposit transaction, the more bonus funds you'll receive!

Clyde's Weekend Hours: Catch all the best NFL and College Football games at Clyde's! We've add the NFL and College Football packages to our television lineup and hope to see you there for the big games! Clyde's is open Friday 11:00a.m.-11:00p.m; Saturday 1:00p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00p.m.- 6:00p.m. 

August 2014
Fall Opening: Check our Venues page for the latest information on opening dates and hours as we open our venues for Fall 2014.

Clyde's Hours: We're getting ready to serve you better! To work on new menu development and staff training, Clyde's will be closing at 3:00 PM, Wednesday-Friday and Monday, August 13-15th and 18th. We'll return to regular hours on August 19th. Regular hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (M-F).

June 2014
Student Staff Openings Announced: Dining and Food Services is recruiting for student staff for all campus locations: The Lodge, Café 65, 4 coffee shops, Catering, and Clyde's.  Positions include: cashiers, checkers, baristas, servers, kitchen prep, cooks, receiving, and dish room.  We are also looking for well-qualified student managers with outstanding leadership skills. Students can apply on SEANs place and must ask for a guest pass if they are not registered for summer classes.

Munch Money: The Munch Money Program has returned. Load Munch Money onto your LionOne Card and earn bonus funds for use at campus dining and food service venues! Click HERE to learn more.

June 2 - UCCS Dining and Food Services officially re-open on Monday, June 2.  Clyde's, University Center Coffee (formerly Jazzman's), Columbine Coffee Cart and the Lodge will reopen. All other food and coffee locations will be closed for summer.

May 2014
May 27-30 - UCCS Dining and Food Services is Coming Soon! All campus food and coffee venues will be closed as we prepare for relaunch during the week of May 27-30th. All that week, we'll have FREE COFFEE - stop by the old Jazzman's that week for our FREE coffee cart!

April 2014
April 28th - Coffee Tasting Event! Help us choose the best coffee for the new UCCS coffee shops at this free tasting event. Berger Hall | 9:00-11:00 AM

April 14th - Student Job Fair. Check out the Employment Opportunities for more.

April 9th - The Office of Sustainability is hosting Sustainnovation. This year's event, Food Revolution, will focus on the exciting food shift happening in Colorado Springs, and here at UCCS. Enjoy FREE events throughout the day, from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM. Be sure to check out the Food Service Panel at 1:15 PM featuring Mark Hayes, Director of Food Serices and Russ Saunkeah, Executive Chef and Associate Director of Culinary Services. Learn More Here.

March 2014
Save the date! UCCS Announces the Student Job Fair. Check out the Employment Opportunities page for the latest information.

February 2014

Important Munch Money Program Changes: Click here for More

Current open positions in the new Dining and Food Services can be found at: https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/search by looking at listings on the Colorado Springs campus.

January 2014

Mark Hayes hired as Director of UCCS Dining and Food Services: http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=13635

October 2013

Russ Saunkeah named Executive Chef and Associate Director of Culinary Services: http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=12585

Announcement regarding change to campus-operated food service: http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=12266