UCF continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to check the official UCF updates page for the most up-to-date information.

We work together to continually develop and implement sustainable solutions. Through Green Thread, our environmental sustainability platform, we bring innovative and efficient solutions to life. We are passionately focused on reducing the environmental impact within our operations. Here are just a few ways we work to make our campus more environmentally conscious.  

Please review our changes for To-go containers for fall 2020.

Reusable To-Go Containers


To-go Policy Updates for Fall 2020

  • UCF Dining green reusable to-go containers are being discontinued and are no longer permitted for use at our restaurants.
  • Students are permitted to take their meal to-go using a disposable container provided by UCF Dining at the time of the transaction for the breakfast and dinner meal periods.
  • Due to guest safety and building capacity restraints, guests who choose to take their meal to-go during our lunch period will be given a prepackaged meal. This is to avoid crowding and reduce contact during peak times.
  • No outside reusable food and beverage containers will be permitted at any of the UCF Dining locations.

Local Purchasing


Did you know Dining Services sources food from many local farmers, growers and distributors? The list changes throughout the year depending on seasonality and availability.


We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint.  Look for signs in our locations for information on where to put your recyclables.

Hydration Stations

Dining Services offers several hydration stations throughout campus. Use the filtered water stations to refresh and refuel while helping to impact your carbon footprint. 

Recycled Content Paper

We use 100% recycled content office and copy paper in UCF Dining locations on campus.

Energy & Water Conservation

We train our employees each semester on common energy and water conservation practices in order to conserve precious natural resources.