The university offered a takeout option three times per day last year.
The new space, which will be known as the South Campus Market, does not yet have a final completion date due to construction and equipment supply delays.
The Diner's been without air conditioning since Tuesday.
The tastings will continue throughout the end of the semester.
The increases go toward housing, dining and transportation fees.
With masks and increased sanitation efforts, the dining hall experience looked different this semester at UMD.
“Some of us … [think] about the environment all the time, but most of us are kind of just too busy.”
UMD can’t keep treating its service and maintenance staff as disposable.
With many students returning to campus this fall, Dining Services plan measures to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The garden plans to work with the Campus Pantry throughout the summer.