To Go Containers….

Hi Everyone!

We hope everyone from first year students to returning students are having a great first week of classes! Dining services hopes you all are trying and liking our new menu items and getting the chance to try all of our great locations!

Now to the reason you’re all reading this, we at dining services will no longer be distributing to go boxes on the weekends. We would still love that during the week (Mon-Fri) you take advantage of the to go boxes. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you.

We also ask that if you do decide to take advantage of our to go system, please exit the location after you have gotten your meal. Please do not sit and eat out of your to go box in the location you received it.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please reach out to me by replying to this post, the “Unewhavendining” instagram DM, or my email address

Thank you all and don’t forget, where ever you go, tell em Jovan sent ya.


Welcome back !

University Dining wants to extend a very warm welcome back to our campus and a happy first day of classes! We’re so excited to see you all back and can’t wait to show you all the things we’ve been cooking up all summer (see what I did there ūüėŹ). Keep up with us through our social media platforms for all the latest things happening on campus.

Instagram – @Unewhavendining

Twitter – @unewhavendining

Top 10 Reasons to get a meal plan!

I know we’re in summer mode but while you’re sitting poolside, having fun with friends,   and gearing up to either come here for the first time or return, make sure to check out my mini series! It’s about meal plans and the importance of them. I won’t go in to detail just yet but everyday I’ll drop some facts so keep up with me better than you would the kardashians, you don’t want to miss this!

Top 10 meal plan copy


I don’t have a year book to write “Have a good summer” in so this will have to do. I had an amazing year with you all! I can’t wait to rest up (not really) and see you all in the fall. Enjoy yourselves and¬†BE SAFE,¬†get a summer job…or don’t… Hit the beach with family and friends and take a load off, you deserve it. I can’t wait to see you all so you can tell me about your vacation, bring pics or it didn’t happen. Keep up with me through social media and get an inside look at all the things coming your way.

To the seniors, best of luck and enjoy all that life has to offer. It can be rough out there but remember all the lessons you’ve learned in and out of the classroom. Enjoy your lives and keep the Charger Pride…we’re rooting for you.


Use it or lose it

It’s the last few days of school and we’re all gearing up for summer, the only thing standing in the way of us and summer vacation is finals *side eye…while you’re packing up your rooms, throwing things away and sending “Can you come get me” texts to your family, don’t forget about DINING DOLLARS! If you don’t use them between today and Wednesday they¬†will not roll over into summer/fall semester and you’ ll lose them.

A few ideas on how to use them:

  1. Take a friend out for a meal, you can use dining dollars to pay for them.
  2. “Treat yo self” go to Wow or Sandellas after a final. Get yourself something nice.
  3. lastly, use them on yourself. Go to the C-store and splurge, get some food, snacks, dish soap or laundry detergent. or refer back to option 1 and get your friends something they need.

I can’t believe another year has gone by, best of luck on the rest of your finals and safe travels. Where ever you go, tell em Jovan sent ya.


A send off to remember!

Today at the Marketplace we had the pleasure of hanging out with our very own University of New haven police department! They partnered with the Chefs and together they created and served delicious meals, you should have seen it! They were making burritos at Tex-Mex, working the chefs choice action station, and cooking it up at the Beach grill!

We not only had the pleasure of hosting the police department but we got to send our beloved Chief¬†Mooney off, she’s retiring and its her last week. We were so glad we got to thank her for her years of service with a nice fun day serving students like she does best..just in our way. If you see her around, make sure to give her a hello and thank her for keeping us safe.

Best of luck Officer Mooney…remember it’s never a goodbye, just a see you later.

Rainy Day Refuel and Recharge

I can’t think of anything I love more than to do nothing when the weather sucks outside. Relaxing with friends, a good movie, and great food is the only thing to do on a day like this. Today at the Recharge Convenience store we have $2 specials on our sandwiches and salads. Come down while supplies last, just go in and tell them jovan sent ya.

Stay Thirsty My Friends

So with the warm weather quickly approaching, my only concern is trying to stay cool and hydrated. When it gets hot all I want is an ice cold beverage, I should be drinking water ( a whole other story) but sometimes I just need a refreshing beverage. I head to the Charger Cafe in the library on campus to get my fix. We have 4 new drinks and we want you to try them! From left to right these are the new drinks….

Pink Drink ( Strawberry and coconut milk)

Strawberry Acai Refresher

Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

Green Tea Matcha Latte

Each drink is hand crafted and shaken, go down and tell em Jovan sent ya