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.

At Dining Services, our mission is to create experiences that generate warmth, belonging, and success through exceptional food and service. We recognize that the University of Georgia is your home away from home, and we take great pride in nourishing, supporting, and strengthening the Bulldog community while building Georgia traditions. As part of this commitment, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you during your time on campus.
Our primary goal is to support your learning environment by providing exceptional customer service, ensuring that you receive the highest quality food and service to help you excel in your academic pursuits and extracurricular activities. We understand the importance of your well-being and the role that nutrition and dining experiences play in your overall success.  Our menus are designed to be diverse, offering you a wide variety of service options and styles to suit your preferences and dietary needs.
It's essential to note that Dining Services is operated by Auxiliary Services of the University of Georgia. We are a self-supporting division, receiving no funding from University, State, or Federal sources. This self-sufficiency allows us to maintain our dedication to quality and innovation. All our meal plan options are voluntary for students because we take great pride in both our cuisine and our service.  Operating much like a commercial restaurant, we are committed to covering all expenses, including the cost of food, payroll, and operating expenditures, with revenue generated from our food service operations on campus.

We are immensely proud to be nationally recognized as a leader in the industry, thanks to awards such as the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards for Excellence, the National Restaurant Association Great Menu Design Award, the Food Management Industry Leadership Award, and the prestigious Ivy Award for Excellence. Furthermore, our culinary team has consistently earned accolades from the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) National and Regional Culinary Challenges, as well as the Premier Culinary Creations Contest.
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are dedicated to serving food in a courteous and friendly manner, in pleasant surroundings. While on campus, we invite you to dine with us and get to know our staff. We are confident that you will find our professionalism and commitment to service closely align with the mission of the University of Georgia.
Lastly, we want to extend a warm welcome to visitors and guests. We are open to the public, and we invite you to experience our culinary offerings and the welcoming atmosphere of our commons and retail operations.  We look forward to serving you and being a part of your journey at the University of Georgia. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to ensure that your dining experiences are exceptional and memorable.


Susan van Gigch

Interim Executive Director for Dining Services

Dining Services
Bolton Dining Commons
790 S. Lumkin St., Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-1256  
Fax: (706) 583-0971