Dining

Hungry? The UMC has it all!

From The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill (named for Colorado’s most famous cannibal) to Starbucks, Celestial Seasonings, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, Papa John’s Pizza and Subway, we’ve got something for every taste! 

Daily Specials

On Mondays through Thursdays, from 5 - 7pm, the restaurants in the UMC offer a variety of delicious food specials, right in time to satisfy those late afternoon hunger pangs! Meet your friends here after class, hang out, eat and study! Click each restaurant to see their specials.

Alferd Packer Grill is now accepting Meal Plans! There are a variety of meal plans available for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. Learn about your Meal Plan options.

Campus Cash is an easy way to pay for on-campus dining, printing and laundry services because it’s on your Buff OneCard that you always carry with you. Campus Cash is accepted at The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, along with credit cards and cash. Bring friends and family to eat at the UMC!

Munch Money is a declining balance stored on your Buff OneCard that can be used at Housing & Dining Services’ retail outlets, including the Alferd Packer Grill here at the UMC!

For information about how to load money onto your Buff OneCard, visit the Buff OneCard office or click here to deposit online.

Al’s Exchangeables are environmentally friendly, reusable, to-go containers for your carryout orders! They’re simple and sensible – purchase an Al’s Exchangeable meal container for $5 or a soup container for $3 when you want take-out from the Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill. Exchangeables are made of sturdy plastic, great for keeping leftovers in your fridge. When you return for more, simply exchange your used container for a clean one at the cashier station – no additional cost. It’s convenient, yours to keep and you can exchange it as often as you like.

Ask about this eco-friendly service, available at designated Alferd Packer cash registers.

In addition to Al’s Exchangeables, UMC Food Service is a certified member of the Boulder County Partners for Food Safety, a member of PACE and follows CU Boulder’s Fair Food Statement of Values.

The logo for Boulder County Partners in Food Safety, a certification awarded to UMC Food Service

The Partners for Food Safety Program (PFSP) is a voluntary program that recognizes restaurants and facilities in Boulder County which go above and beyond to keep visitors free from food-borne illness.

 

PACE (Partners for a Clean Environment) is a voluntary partnership of Boulder County businesses and local governments dedicated to a better PACE logo standing for Partners for a Clean Environmentenvironment. UMC Food Service recycles, uses less toxic cleansers and washable towels for cleaning, and follows water and energy conservation measures. For more information about PACE, visit http://www.pacepartners.com.

The Fair Food Statement of Values represents a university-wide push toward sustainability and social justice in our food supply chain. Click here to read the full statement.

Learn even more about how UMC Food Service supports sustainability and helps our environment! Click here

Busy? Eat at the UMC where you can multitask and save time!