Food Resources

UMR student housing in 318 Commons provides full kitchens in each apartment unit for students to prepare meals. Beginning in fall 2023, UMR's new housing facility will include a dining plan option for all UMR students.

UMR Food Pantry
The UMR Food Pantry is made possible through donations from the Channel One Food Bank of Rochester, People's Food Co-Op, and The Village Community Garden and Learning Center, and is located on the first floor of 318 Commons. Donated items range from basic kitchen essentials to personal hygiene products and are available to all UMR students, faculty, and staff throughout the year.

Food Pantry hours:

  • Fall and spring semester: weekdays - 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Summer: weekdays - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

Food Resource Guide
Check out UMR’s Food Resource Guide for more information on student discounts, food delivery and transportation, free meals, local food deals, food shelves, grocery stores, cultural food stores, local farm support and additional food resources. The Rochester Food Support Resources website also provides additional information on local resources. 

Food 411 Mailing List
Opt in to this mailing list to get updates on when and where free food might be available on campus. Opt-in the Food 411 Mailing List mailing.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Don't choose between books or food! Many college students are eligible to apply to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to receive government aid for purchasing nutritious food. Check the following links for more information:

SNAP FAQs for UMR Students
UMR SNAP Screening Tool
SNAP Application Guide for UMR Students

By signing up to live in UMR housing, you are getting a high quality living experience with all the amenities of home.
Students at UMR experience residential life with full kitchens in each apartment unit.

Rooms and Amenities

By signing up to live in UMR housing, you are getting a high quality living experience with all the amenities of home,