Our Initiatives

Campus Dining employs a variety of measures to help conserve energy and reduce waste. Our restaurant has been designated a "Green Restaurant" by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.


We recycle bottles, cans, glass, cardboard, coffee grounds and fryer oil.

Xprss Nap

Our napkin despensers use 30% less paper than traditional napkin dispensers.


To help reduce waste we are trayless at the Top of the UC.


The top of the UC pulps food and paper waste, reducing the amount of waste going to landfills.


UMW Dining uses Apex dishwashing system, which is designed to reduce the amount of chemicals being released into the environment.

Reusable containers

For a small one-time fee we offer reusable cup and food containers at the Top of the UC and retail dining locations.

Local Suppliers

On average, more than 65% of our produce is from local growers.

Green Paper Goods

Styrofoam is never used in our facilities, and we've reduced the amount of papergoods used in all locations. When possible we utilize compostable greenware papergoods or recyclable plastic products for take-out orders.