Dining Services

Welcome to Dining Services at The University of Montana - Western!

  • Our goal is to provide you the best meals and bestenvironment possible at a reasonable price.
  • We can also accommodate special requests and dietary requirements.
  • We'd even be happy to make your favorite dish (you provide the recipe)! 
  •  We offer hot entrees, soup & salad bar, deli bar, home-baked rolls, cold cuts, fresh bakery items, and a burger bar with fries. 

Costs For 7-Day Meal Plan 2016-2017:
This allows students all day access and $130 to use in the Bark n Bite.

2016-2017 Dining Hours: 

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Unlimited Entry)
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Hot Breakfast
8:30 AM - 10:45 AM Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Deli & Soup Bar
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Hot Lunch & Burger Bar
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hot Dinner

Saturday - Sunday, Holidays, & Block Breaks
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Continental Breakfast
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Burger Bar
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hot Dinner

Bark N Bite Hours: 
7:30-4:00 Convenience store
7:30- 1:00 Breakfast burrito bar
7:30-2:00 Wrap bar
7:30-3:00 Grill

Students living in the Residence Halls are required to purchase a meal plan.  Meal plan refunds are available only upon leaving campus. A daily prorated refund schedule is available upon request from Business Services or Dining Services. 

You have $130 per semester on your meal card that can be used at the Bark 'n' Bite Convenience Store located in the Student Union. This money may also be used to 'host' guests in the Dining Hall. Please use your money wisely and be prepared for the weekends. Continental breakfast, burger bar and dinner are served in the Dining hall on weekends, holidays and block breaks

Besides the basic meal plan, non-resident students have the option of putting Bulldog Bucks onto their ID card which can be used for payment in the Dining Hall & Bark N Bite. A discount is given when Bulldog Bucks are used for purchasing a meal in the Dining Hall. 
Non-Resident Individual Meal Costs: 
Breakfast (7:00 AM - 10:45 AM) 
Bulldog Bucks $6.50
Cash $7.00
Lunch (11:15 AM - 12:30 PM) 
Bulldog Bucks $6.50
Cash $8.00
Dinner (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) 
Bulldog Bucks $7.50
Cash $9.00

Residents pay less than $20/day through the semester for unlimited access to the Dining Hall.
For questions, comments, or to change your meal plan, please contact Louise Bruce at (406) 683-7351 or email her at louise.bruce@umwestern.edu