COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

The Union will be open additional hours during finals week.  Check out the link for the current hours.
Good luck on finals!

There is still time to plan a meeting for 10 or less people or an outdoor event. Please check out the the specifics procedures and protocols regarding these items here.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

Main Dining Room

Main Dining/Whitney Center Concourse
Please enter building on West entrance (parking lot side) and exit on East entrance (Rec side)
Breakfast 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, & Sunday:
Brunch 9 a.m.-2:30p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


Chars-For students who are quarantined only
Please use South entrance to enter and exit
Breakfast 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, & Sunday:
Brunch 9 a.m.-2:30p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Badger Street Station

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m.

Whitney Center Dining

How has dining changed because of COVID-19? expanding section

All food will be served in to-go take out containers, there will be no self-service locations, no self-serve beverages, salad bar, or soda/ice machines.

Last modified: 08/27/2020

What protocols are in place to promote the health and safety of patrons in the dining areas? expanding section
  • Face Coverings – A face covering MUST be worn while standing in line waiting to order or pick-up an order.  If eating in the dining area, the face covering may be removed while eating. 
  • Social Distancing – All patrons are expected to practice social distancing (6 feet).  Signage, guidance systems and floor decals are in place help maintain the expected distance.
  • Seating in Dining Areas –Currently there is limited seating in the dining areas.
  • Contactless Entry– Patrons will swipe their personal ID card using an external mag strip reader adhered to the counter, near the register.  
  • Hand sanitizer stations –Stations are located throughout the Whitney Center building.
  • Service in the Dining Areas – There will be NO self-service stations. Food will be served by dining staff.     
  • Dishware – Food will be served using compostable plates, bowls, cups, or single-serve packaging.  Plastic cutlery will be used.  Beverages will be available in cans, bottles, and cartons.  


Last modified: 01/26/2021

What is different at Whitney Center this year? expanding section

Personal, reusable beverage containers will no longer be allowed.  All beverages will be served in cans, cartons, bottles, or disposable cups. Check out the new wall wrap in the corridor!

  • Dining Plan– For students living in Reuter Hall, a new Reuter Flex plan has been added.  The plan includes 45 block meals and $85.00 in Maroon Dollars.
  • On- The-Go Area (Badger Street Station) - Will be offering a variety of new grocery items, frozen meals, and bottled beverages.   Purchases can be made using Maroon Dollars, Campus Cash, and Credit/Debit Cards.
  • Concepts in the Whitney Dining areas have been redistributed to better follow the “No Self-Service" guidelines.

Last modified: 01/26/2021

Since concepts have been moved around at Whitney Center, what types of food are available in each of the dining locations? expanding section


  • Morning Drive: Breakfast-smoothies and yogurt; Lunch and Dinner-salads; All day-fruit
  • Cucina: Pizza, pasta, sauces, variety of rotating breads (breadsticks, garlic bread, etc.)
  • Homestyle: Breakfast – eggs, breakfast meat, breakfast potato, syrup soaker(pancakes, waffles, etc.); Lunch & Dinner – hot entrée, vegan/vegetarian hot entrée, vegetables (roasted and steamed), starch (potato, rice, etc.) 
  • Grill-Sizzle in Style: Hot sandwich, side (french fries, onion rings, etc.)
  • End of Sizzle in Style Area: Breakfast-muffins, bagels & cream cheese, pasties; Lunch and Dinner-desserts, ice cream
  • Innovate (Area across from the Main Serving Line):  Lunch -  this area will be used as a 2nd Homestyle line; Dinner – Chef prepared meals 
  • Stand Alone Counter Across from Grill Area:  Cereal, juice, coffee
  • Beverages: Located at most of the serving stations


  • Chars is currently being used to serve students who have been quarantined. 


  • Mondo’s Sub Shop                                                       
  • Beverages                                                
  • Convenience Store Items

Last modified: 11/02/2020

How many people can be seated in the Whitney Center dining areas at a time? expanding section

Currently there is limited seating available in any dining areas located in Whitney Center.

  • Main Dining Room – East side (facing REC):  49
  • Main Dining Room – West side (facing parking lot):  53
  • Badger Street Station (Mondo’s, Design Your Own Salad):  32

Last modified: 01/26/2021