Dining Hall

Dining hall

UWC-USA students share meals in the Castle Dining Hall, a grand room that features two Dale Chihuly sculptures and beautiful architectural details. Food selection is extensive, and every meal includes a vegetarian option. At lunch and dinner, students can choose from a full salad bar, a daily soup, and a choice of two entrees. The meal schedule for Monday through Friday is:

7:30 – 8:30 breakfast

12:00 – 1:30 lunch (2:00 on Wednesdays)

6:00 – 7:30 dinner

On weekends, brunch is served from 10 am – noon, and dinner is from 5:45 – 7 pm.

In addition, students may purchase pizza, chicken nuggets, smoothies, and other items at the Red Door Café, which is open nightly from 9 – 11:30 pm and open in the mornings for espresso drinks and boba teas (no hot food) from 9-11:30 am. The Café also sells sweatshirts and tee-shirts.

In the day rooms of each dorm, you’ll find an oven, microwave, and refrigerator. Creative cooks have whipped up elaborate gourmet meals with just these resources!


“What UWC-USA does for me every day as I continue doing anti-police activism, criminal justice reform, and anti-racist organizing, is help me envision what a liberated world could look like. It may have been a shock to move out into the “real world,” after graduation, but without UWC-USA I would never have such hope for a better one.”

— Mathew Freimuth ‘09