Chartwells rolls out opening dates for campus locations, unveils new Dining at WWU website

Chartwells Higher Education, Western's new campus dining partner, officially took over campus dining operations on Sept. 1, has unveiled its new website at and announced  the opening schedule for its locations.

Chartwells has begun a phased opening of its campus locations as follows:

As of the week of Sept. 11, the following dining locations are open:

  • Viking Union Coffee Shop
  • Market at Viking Union
  • Subway at Viking Union
  • Starbucks at Arntzen Hall
  • Market at Atrium

On Sept. 21, Chartwells will be open the residential dining halls along with several markets:

  • The Eatery at Ridgeway Commons
  • Food Hall at Viking Commons
  • Planet Eats at Fairhaven
  • Market at Fairhaven
  • Market at Ridgeway
  • Market at Buchanan

The following week of Sept. 25, Chartwells will open the following:

  • Miller Market
  • Zoe’s Bagels
  • Freshens

Please note that all market locations are now self-checkout for speed and convenience, and no longer accept cash. If you would like to utilize cash funds, please use the reverse ATM located outside the Viking Union Market.

As the campus’ new food service provider, Chartwells will focus on a number of strategic priorities while delivering high-quality, flavorful, and nutritious food options for students, including: 

  • In partnership with the University’s Sustainability Engagement Institute, introduce a reimagined sustainability and wellness program that reflects the culture of the campus and active healthy lifestyle of the university community.  

  • Integrate hyper-local partners into residential and retail dining, prioritizing sourcing from local farmers, artisans, and distributors. More than 140 of the company’s contracted farmers and artisans are located in Washington, Oregon and Idaho – and more than 50 of these are within 25 miles of Western’s campus.

  • Engage students to help shape the dining experience on campus. Chartwells will work closely with Western to ensure all voices are reflected in the programmatic and operational needs of the community in providing later in the night options and celebration of cultural and religious food offerings. 

Chartwells will offer additional dining locations as the quarter progresses. To view the full hours of operation and locations, menus, contact the Chartwells dietician here on campus at Western with any special food needs, see meal plan information or more, please visit