Sustainable Dining

The Office of Sustainability and UMW Dining understand the direct connection between Food and Sustainability – so providing sustainable, healthy opportunities for those who dine on campus is as important as ever!

UMW Sustainability works closely with UMW Dining services to assist in providing a sustainable dining experience all across campus. At the Top of The Cedric Rucker University Center dining hall, UMW Dining commits to providing plant-based options at every meal, minimizing total food waste, providing responsibly-sourced foods and more. 

Additional dining sustainability efforts include: 

  • Committing to UMW’s single-use plastic phase-out program
  • Recycling fryer oil in all campus locations
  • Utilizing compostable greenware or paper products for take-out orders
  • Supporting UMW’s  Food Recovery  program – a volunteer program preventing food waste by feeding the local community 
  • Purchasing and maintaining energy efficient and environmentally-friendly kitchen appliances 
  • Committing to a tray-less dining hall

View even more of UMW Dining’s sustainability efforts here!


UMW Food Recovery; 2018

Vegan Jackfruit Taco; Top of the CRUC