About Dining Services
Welcome to the University of Georgia!
Our Mission: Partner with the UGA community to promote a thriving learning environment through exceptional Dining Services.
We look forward to serving you during your time on campus. UGA Dining Services is committed to supporting your learning environment by providing exceptional dining services. This means we want to make sure you receive the best quality food and service to help you be successful during your academic and extracurricular activities.
UGA Dining Services is operated by the Auxiliary Division of the University of Georgia and is a service for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The division is totally self-supporting and receives no funding from University, State or Federal sources and all meal plan options are voluntary for students. Dining Services is operated very much like a commercial restaurant. All expense incurred, including the cost of food, payroll and operating expense, must be covered by revenue generated in the food service operations on campus. We strive to be diversified in our menu selections and to offer our customers a wide variety of service options and styles. We are honored to be nationally recognized as a leader in the industry through the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards for Excellence, the National Restaurant Association Great Menu Design Award, the Food Management Industry Leadership Award, the IFMA Silver Plate Award for College Food Service Operator of the Year – 2002, and the prestigious Ivy Award for Excellence. The culinary team at UGA has also received numerous culinary awards from the NACUFS National and Regional Culinary Challenges. Our customers are important to us, and it is our sincere desire to serve food in a courteous and friendly manner in pleasant surroundings. While on campus, come dine with us and meet our staff. We think you'll find our professionalism and dedication to service parallels the mission of the University of Georgia.
We are open to the public*. Visitors and guests are welcome to dine in any of our dining commons or retail operations.
UGA Dining Services offers:
- First Year Student Living on Campus Meal Plans
- Upper-Level Student Living on Campus Meal Plans
- Commuter Students Living off Campus Meal Plans
- Faculty & Staff Meal Plans
- Numerous Convenient Locations
- Nutrition Services
- Catering Services
- Student Employment
Please explore our website and learn more about the residential and commuter meal plan options available to any UGA student. If you have any questions regarding the meal plan, please feel free to contact us to learn more.
Bolton Dining Commons
790 S. Lumkin St., Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-1256
Fax: (706) 542-7137
*The University is currently planning to transition to in-person instruction and full dining capacity for the Fall semester. We will continue to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and University System of Georgia (USG) guidelines and safely adjust operations when appropriate.
To read more, please visit our Fall 2021 Updates page.