Welcome to Dining Services

At URI Dining Services, excellence is our mission. We are dedicated to enriching the experiences of our customers and guests by providing the highest quality of food and services in a nutritionally sound manner within a caring, attentive and appealing environment. We feature home style favorites, regional and ethnic specialties, lower fat/lower calorie options, and vegan and vegetarian selections.Visit one of our many retail operations for quick to-go options, or enjoy the variety and atmosphere of our all-you-can-eat dining halls.


URI journalism graduate appears on “Today” to talk about weight loss, healthy eating

“Energized, she started a talk show at URI about healthy eating and wellness for an independent study in journalism—her major—and a dream to become a talk-show host was born.”


Award Winning Services

Our Hope Commons facility, which features Mainfare, Rhody Market and the Corner Store, has won awards including the gold medal in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards from NACUFS …five years in a row! These award recognizes the most successful ideas in menus, presentations, special events planning, and new dining concepts in a national competition among on-campus food services, as well as green building LEED certification. The Corner Store has received the “Best In Business” award for variety and product mix. Thank you to all of our staff for making this possible!

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