Lets Get This…Gluten-free Bread?

It’s come to our attention that some of you don’t know about our “My Zone” area at Marketplace. My Zone is an area that offers a lot of options that are allergy friendly for our students to enjoy without fear.

A few items include:

  • Soft chew bars (Various flavors)
  • Gluten free oats (various flavors)
  • Assorted Cereals
  • Almond Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Various Dressings
  • Gluten free breads and muffins
  • Gluten free waffles

Come down and check it this out! It’s ever changing so we can keep things interesting..

Just an FYI !!

If there is ever any inclement weather, the following places will always be open for normal business hours:

Food On Demand


Re-charge Convenience Market

Just so you all know moving forward, we don’t want you to go hungry because you’re not in the know.

Happy Friday!

New Policy Who Dis?

Here at University Dining we decided to end the policy of taking student ID cards! We realized that it hurt more than helped and we want to make sure that we are giving you all the best dining experience possible.

We tried to take the ID cards to help manage the container system with the dispersal of them and accounting for them but realized it was a mistake. We’ll take this L.

For those of you who left your ID card at the Marketplace and had to go back for it the next day this is for you. No need to worry about it anymore though, a new day is here.

Thank you for your help!

It’s Never Goodbye Only See You later

Funny story for some of you that don’t know, Dining Dan and I actually went to the same high school. I was a grade younger than him, his younger brother and I were friends and teammates on our school’s lacrosse team (Go Bulldogs!) I didn’t know him then but because of his brother I knew of him. He wasn’t always so “Corporate” Dan had long black Justin Bieber hair, tight jeans, and the famous shelled necklace. Everyone loved Dan because he was such an outgoing people person and someone you wanted to be around because he was just..cool. He did the talent show and I’m pretty sure he was in a band but that’s for another story.  Eventually he graduated and I really didn’t expect to see again until I came into my first day of work. I was sitting filling out paperwork and I heard a voice, I thought “That sounds like Dan Simpson but can’t be” He kept talking about this bad Bahbie concert in New Haven that he was jokingly trying to get the people in the office to go to. I leaned over to my Operations manager and asked, “Is that Dan Simpson?” I was surprised when she said yes.


Daniel “Dining Dan” Simpson has been your Student Ambassador for 3 years now and today he takes his last walk across campus. He’s held food committee meetings, sat on chairs, and gave his ear to any student with something to say. It’s a sad day but just like the story above goes, you never know when you’ll run into a familiar face. Let him know you appreciate him as you see him around campus today!


We have some charger themed cupcakes at marketplace today in honor of Dan, lets help him charge out the right way!


University Dining Weather Update

Due to snow, sleet, and freezing rain forecast to spread over our area and the anticipated difficult driving conditions later today, the University of New Haven has canceled all classes starting at 3:00 PM and later today, Wednesday February 20, 2019 at the West Haven and Orange campuses.

Due to the weather, we at University Dining are going to be closing the following outlets at 2:30 p.m:

  • WOW Cafe
  • Sandella’s
  • NrGize
  • Charger Cafe
  • Jazzman’s
  • Orange Cafe

Food on Demand, Marketplace and Re-Charge Convenience Market will be open for normal business hours. 

A goodbye, but also a hello! Meet the new Student Ambassador for University Dining!

Let’s just get the tough part out of the way, shall we?

For those that don’t know, I (Dining Dan) am leaving the University of New Haven and University Dining this Thursday, February 21st. I am excited at the prospect of a new opportunity, but I am so sad to be leaving this great place! You all have made me feel like a real part of campus, and I will forever be a Charger!

So it is with that bittersweet excitement that I hand over the reins of Student Ambassador to a fellow Bunnell High School alum (go Bulldogs) Jovan Bloise!

…….Thank you Dan for that awesome intro! I’m indeed excited for this new opportunity to get to know the students a lot better than I already do. I’ve gotten to know so many students as a Supervisor at Marketplace and being Student Ambassador will only highlight that. I look forward to seeing you all around campus, don’t be afraid to say hi!

One week left to get your reservation in!


One week left to get your reservation in to join our feast of fusion flavor of Wasabi & Ginger!

Wednesday, February 27th, Food on Demand‘s first Elite Event of the semester will certainly bring the delicacies of Asian fusion right to you!

Featuring a menu lineup consisting of gourmet choices such as Thai mango salad,  steamed dumplings, chicken teriyaki, and more (the full menu can be found here), sign up at the Food on Demand cashier today to reserve your spot!


TWO specials coming to FOD!

Tonight we have not one but TWO specials at Food On Demand! 

The first special is a twist on our classic FoD mac & cheese…it takes our always popular m&c, and adds house made pulled pork, all smothered in a savory BBQ sauce!

The second special brings some deja vu. Last nights Black History Month Celebration was so nice were doing it twice! Get another chance to enjoy our Caribbean Jerk Chicken served with coconut rice and beans and sweet plantains.

Bring a friend down and try them both! Let us know what you think!





SANDELLAS: Now offering pork carnitas!


A new addition to the Sandella’s menu is here! Now, you can substitute any meat option on menu dishes for pork carnitas!

Also, enjoy our carnitas burritos! Featuring carnitas, brown rice, black beans, guacamole, light sour cream, lettuce, cheddar Jack cheese and hot or mild salsa, this dish is sure to hit even the most fickle of palates!

Try the new options out today!