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Service and Operations Updates

Updated: January 11, 2022

Adjustments to service and operations for dining, amenity spaces, packages and mail and your front desk. If you have questions, please contact your community manager.

For coronavirus-related information and ongoing UW updates, go to the University's Coronavirus FAQ.

Dining on campus

UW Dining remains committed, as always, to meeting your food and beverage needs on campus. Over the past several months, we developed strategies and protocols to bring you a full range of dining and beverage options in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

To see what’s open and for current hours of operation, please check out our Eat page.

Carefully crafted and streamlined menus and service

  • Hot-food options with some prepackaged food at peak times.
  • Our traditional salad bars, build-your-own bars, soup stations, condiments and bakery items will be pre-packaged or staff-served.
  • We’ve expanded our District Market To Go options to provide more variety, including re-heatable, pre-packaged entrees.

Dining logistics to keep you healthy

For Local Point, Center Table, Husky Den and District Market, we have the following physical distancing system and food preparation in place:

  • All access points will be open for each venue to enter and exit the facility.
  • We’ll have Social Distancing Ambassadors (SDAs) stationed throughout the dining facility to monitor and modulate customer flow.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices on all high touch surfaces and common areas.
  • Each large venue will have a designated seating area for select guests who wish to maintain social distancing when dining.
  • Plexiglass barriers at all cash register areas at all venues.
  • All menu items will be served in compostable, to-go containers, some limited in-house dining will be available at these locations.
  • Dining venues will permit some line queuing with the proper line spacing at each station.
  • As your schedule permits, consider coming for meals on the early or late side of breakfast, lunch or dinner hours, when lines will be shorter. In addition, hot food options are also available all day at the District Market.
  • Elimination of all self-serving condiments, silverware, and sauce dispensers with the purpose of limiting cross contact among guests. All condiments and silverware are individually portioned for your safety.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience! If you have any questions or feedback, please contact UW Dining at uwdining@uw.edu.

Desk hours

Our hours have temporarily changed as we continue to provide the same services.

Lander & Willow 

Monday–Friday, 8 am–9pm
Saturday, 8am–5pm
Sunday, 10am–5pm

Nordheim

Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm
Saturday–Sunday, Noon–4pm

Package and mail service

Due to Covid-related issues, there is a 1–2 day delay in processing for pick up on both North and West Campus Thank you for your patience.

Husky Card services

The Husky Card Office is continuing to provide both in-person and remote service. For the most current hours of operation, and options for obtaining your Husky Card, see the Husky Card Operations Updates page.

Student emergency aid

With the adjustments to service and operations hours at HFS, some student employees might be experiencing financial uncertainty due to losing shifts because of these changes. The University has a resource in place for students in this situation, the Student Emergency Aid program. Student employees can learn more at the UW Student Emergency Aid website.