Catering services will be limited due to staff shortage

Dining Services and University Catering are experiencing the labor shortage that is impacting the Grand Forks community, and much of the country.

As a result of the shortage, we have to cut back and limit our services to the campus community. Updated catering guidelines are listed below and at

We will do our best to meet your catering needs with our limited staff. If you know anyone who is looking for a job, please encourage them to apply for our several job openings.

Updated Catering Guidelines during labor shortage

  • Catering services will be focused on the UND community and external events will be limited.
  • All events will be prioritized by the date and location of the booking.
  • Events that are located in the Memorial Union will take priority.
  • Buffet service is preferred.
  • Served meals and events with china service will be limited to a maximum of 25 guests. Compostable paper products will be used in place of china.
  • The catering menu will be limited to less labor-intensive items.
  • Event changes must be made within 48 hours of the event time and last-minute changes will not be accommodated.
  • There will be limited service on Saturdays and bookings will be limited to continental breakfasts, cold lunches, and platters.
  • No events will be scheduled on Sundays.
  • All previously booked catering events will be serviced as booked.

Please contact the Catering Manager, Andrea Green at with any questions.