Dining Procedures

One of our main goals is to provide a pleasant, clean, comfortable, and satisfying dining experience for everyone. In order to meet this goal, we ask for your assistance with the following procedures:

  • Please remove dishes and disposables from your table when you have finished dining.
  • Please refrain from taking dishes or utensils from the dining area.
  • Remember that meal cards are non-transferable and meal plans cannot be used by anyone other than the purchaser.  If you’d like to treat someone to a meal swipe from your card, you can, but you must be present to swipe the card.
  • Patrons are not authorized to remove any food from the Creekside Eatery outside of what will fit inside a UHDCS issued to-go.
  • You can use one meal swipe to fill one to-go container. Please do not eat from a to-go container in the dining area and then fill it again--this would count as two meal swipes.

Meal Plans

Available to all students living on campus, or to commuter students who wish to take advantage of the meal options in the Gorsuch Commons. Students living in a residence hall (North, East or West Hall, which do not have in-suite kitchens) are required to have a residential meal plans.

Learn more about meal plans.


Your Wolfcard is Your Meal Card

UAA Seawolf Dining offers you the ease of using your WOLFcard at all of our dining locations. This means the same card you use to make purchases at the Bookstore or check out books at the library will contain your dining information. It includes your meal plan selection and account balance, allowing you to use it at all dining locations campus wide. WOLFbucks may also be used at some off-campus restaurant locations. Check out the Wolfcard website for more details. You’ll never have to worry about scrambling for change or carrying more than one card while you’re on campus.

  • Lost your Wolfcard?
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    Notification of lost or stolen cards should be made immediately upon discovery of loss to either the WOLFcard Office (786-4695) during normal business hours (9:00 AM -5:00 PM) or to University Police (786-1120) after hours. Notification should be made in person if possible. The account holder assumes all responsibility for use and/or purchases made by unauthorized persons using a lost or stolen card until the loss has been reported to the appropriate office. The missing card will be deactivated immediately upon notification of its loss. A replacement fee of $20 will be charged for lost or stolen cards.


To-Go Boxes

Each student with a meal plan is provided with a to-go box to take their meals back to their room.  You can swipe your card at the register in the Creekside Eatery to get your box. To exchange a dirty box for a new box, you can drop it one of the Ozzy Machines in the Commons and get a coin, which you can then use to get a new to-go box the next time you're at Creekside Eatery.  If you loose your box or your coin, you can purchase a new to-go box at the Creekside Eatery for $5. 

Dietary Needs

The UAA Seawolf Dining staff is more than happy to do anything we can to cater to your particular dietary needs, including vegan and gluten free options, allergy alternatives, and diabetic options. For more information, please contact Creekside Dining at 907-751-7426.

Residence Hall Community Kitchens

North, East and West Halls have community kitchens in the lobbies that are available for resident use.  In order to gain access to the kitchens, students must first watch a kitchen safety training video and then pass a safety test. A link to the test can be found along with the video on YouTube (follow the link below).  Once you complete the test, you can take a screen shot of your score and email it to the Housing Office to have kitchen access added to your Wolfcard. 

On-Campus Living at UAA's Kitchen Safety Video

Dining Options Around Campus

Creekside Eatery

The Gorsuch Commons

Located in the center of residential campus, The Creekside Eatery is the hub for residential dining, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night snacks and more. This is the spot where students with a meal plan can use their all-you-care-to-eat meal swipes. Students without a meal plan can purchase meals as needed.

  • The Creekside Eatery offers:
  • Fresh fruit and salads
  • Delicious, hot, home-style entrées
  • Freshly baked pizza and pasta
  • Deli choices served on freshly baked breads
  • New creations by our chef just for you
  • Freshly baked desserts
  • Homemade soups

Bear Necessities

The Gorsuch Commons

If convenience is on your mind, then the Bear Necessities convenience store is your answer. Out of shampoo? Look no further than The Bear. Late afternoon on the run? Grab something from Simply-to-Go in The Bear. Time to stock up on groceries? The Bear has what you’re looking for.

Borealis Brew

Integrated Science Building

Coffee and snacks on the go!

Cuddy Market Place

Lucy Cuddy Hall

Featuring Pizza Piazza, Ultimate Baja, Grill 155, Simply to Go, and Soup & Salad.

Daily Grind

Lucy Cuddy Hall

Proudly serving Raven’s Brew, an Alaska roasted coffee. The Daily Grind offers a complete line of espresso beverages, along with an assortment of freshly baked pastries and confections, salads, and sandwiches

Kaladi Brothers Café

Social Sciences Building / Library

Kaladi Brothers features local signature beverages, and a wide range of hot and cold coffee drinks. The café serves a variety of freshly prepared deli sandwiches, salads, pastries, freshly made soups, bottled beverages, and other light refreshments.

Union Burger

Downstairs in the Student Union

New this year!

Take a retro burger joint and a quality beef patty, made by combining ground brisket and Certified Angus Beef top round. Add to that a handcrafted, artisan bun banked by UAA's own Marnie Blocker. Slather on some delicious, house-made ketchup created by Chef Brad Harris, and all together, we proudly present Union Burger.


Downstairs in the Student Union

Subway offers their great tasting sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more to UAA’s campus. Offering value meal deals that can’t be beat, Subway promises daily and fresh food the way you want it.


Engineering & Industry Building

An espresso counter featuring an assortment of fresh grab-n-go items, as well as bottled beverages.

Varsity Sports Grill

Alaska Airlines Center

Featuring fresh food, this exciting and spirited grill overlooks the arena of the Alaska Airlines Center. Our open-air and heated patio is also available to take in the expansive views of the Chugach Mountains with a cool beverage and delicious meal. Whether inside for the games, live or on our wide-screen TVs or out enjoying Alaska's beauty--Varsity Sports Grill has what you're looking for. Dining dollars are accepted.

For more details on dining options on campus, including hours of operation, visit the Seawolf Dining website.


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