University of Wisconsin–Madison
Students eat in Gordon Dining & Event Center

Summer Dining & Catering

"I like how there were options for all people whether they were vegetarians, vegans, or had allergies."

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Hours vary depending on which groups we have staying with us. Program planners will share specific group meal times with their attendees. For more details about our locations and their general summer operating hours, please click on the summer tab under “Break Period” when you visit our main dining locations page.



Meals and special catered events can be tailored to meet your preferences and most budgets. Special events can be catered within our residence halls and at many locations around campus. Select from a variety of outdoor options conveniently located near the halls, along the scenic shore of Lake Mendota or in an academic building.

There are additional catering menus available upon request. Please contact the Conference Services staff for any catering planning for summer residential programs. We look forward to working with you to provide a delightful event for your guests! Academic-year catering information is also available.