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Dining

If you’re a foodie, you’ll feel right at home at UW–Madison and its more than 50 campus dining locations. Open to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors, our markets serve up a wide selection of food options — including every Badger’s favorite, Babcock ice cream.

Campus dining locations

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Who are the UW–Madison dining providers?

Wisconsin Union Dining

The Wisconsin Union’s 30-plus campus dining and markets offer convenient locations to grab breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round. Whether it’s an afternoon coffee, a meal at our German pub–style hall, or a brat on the Terrace, there’s a nearby option for you.

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University Housing Dining and Culinary Services

University Housing Dining and Culinary Services offers six dining markets, as well as coffee shops and convenience stores across campus. University Housing serves the residents of the University Residence Halls, as well as students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

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What payment options can I use at UW dining locations?

Our dining locations accept all major credit cards, prepaid gift cards, and the Wiscard. Learn more about paying for food on campus using the Wiscard and meal plans.

Wiscard account

Wiscard, the official UW–Madison identification card provided to all students, faculty, and staff, is a convenient, flexible, and safe way to pay for purchases. It can be used at any campus location accepting Wiscard for food, groceries, and more. Plus, Wiscard users receive a 5 percent discount on dining.

Dining Dollars

Dining Dollars are available to Housing residents through the Wiscard as part of their dining plan and can be used for food purchases at any Housing or Union dining location. Think of Dining Dollars like cash on a debit card.

Housing meal plans

All Housing residents select a dining plan that includes a designated number of meals per week — 10, 14, or unlimited. Meals are available at Housing dining markets or through the Meal Exchange Program.