Update from Campus Dining

During these challenging times, Campus Dining’s top priority is to ensure we can continue to serve the students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana. For many, the UM serves as a home away from home, and many of our staff members are anxiously waiting to welcome our family back to campus. Over spring break, our chefs and culinary professionals were in our kitchens planning meals to ensure we can continue to provide delicious, wholesome food to the campus community.

As we continue to put the safety of our campus family first, we will continue to assess what services we can provide while also ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff. As the largest employer of students, our locations have been impacted by labor needs and we will continue to adapt to current circumstances by adjusting operation hours for each of our locations.

Our goal is to continue to keep you updated as we adapt to the quickly changing world around us. Here’s a closer look at what we’ve been working on.

Intensive cleaning routines

  • Throughout our locations, we have instituted enhanced hygiene measures including requiring all guests to use disposable gloves when accessing self-service food items.
  • Personal reusable containers are no longer permitted in our locations, we require our guests to use our disposable/compostable containers.
  • The Food Zoo has transitioned to a take-out only service method, our staff will now be serving our guests to ensure serving utensils remain sanitary.
  • Food Zoo will be closed during break periods throughout the day to enable our staff to sanitize our service lines.

Commitment to service

  • Many of our locations will remain closed after March 23. We will continue to adjust hours and will be updated on our website. 
  • Our Main Office will continue to be open to process deposits or answer questions regarding meal plans or our locations. We will close each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.
  • Some members of our support staff will be working remotely, however, they may still be contacted by email or phone and contact information is available on the Campus Dining Staff page on our website.

With the strength of the UM family, together we will all work through these challenging times. As our locations will continue to operate, so will all of our meal plans. Students who are currently on the Food Zoo Exclusive Meal Plan will be permitted to change to the All-Campus Plan with no charge or extra fees, even though the normal deadline as passed.

We will continue to be transparent on any significant changes to our operations and will work to disseminate any new developments as they occur. For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the University of Montana's Coronavirus resource page.

Thank you for your understanding,

Campus Dining

Hours of Operation

Campus Dining will continue to adjust our hours of operation as needed. As of March 23, 2020 the following locations will be operated with this schedule. Updated: 5/8/2020



Food Zoo

Lunch: 11AM-1:30PM

The Market

Weekly: 7:30AM-2PM

Iron Griz

Seven Days a Week

Campus Dining


Biz Buzz
Corner Store
Food Court
Heart & Soul
Jus Chill'n
Le Peak
Pizza Hut
Think Tank
UM Catering
UM Concessions

Closed until further notice



Campus Resources

The University of Montana is closely monitoring the coronavirus and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. UM is staffing an information hotline to answer questions from students, families, faculty, staff and the public. The call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach the hotline by calling 406-243-INFO (4636). Updates to how COVID-19 affects campus also are on UM's Coronavirus Information webpage

IMPORTANT: If you develop fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing or have been in close contact with someone who has had a positive test for COVID-19, call CHC (406) 243-4330 to discuss your illness and plan for how we will see you at our clinic. Curry Health Center now offers a cold and cough clinic. Please use the west entrance to access this clinic.