How to Use the Cupboard - University of Houston
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How to Use the Cupboard

Sign up for the Cougar Cupboard.

Location, Parking, & Hours

Our address is located at 4500 University Drive, Campus Recreation Building. We are located inside the Wellness office.

Spring 2023 Open Hours

  • Mondays | 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesdays | 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesdays | 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursdays | Closed
  • Fridays | 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Unavailable during these hours? Please email us at for assistance.

There is metered (paid) parking available outside the Campus Recreation Building, though you can also park in non-metered Visitor spaces for free for the first 30 minutes. We recommend parking in the Welcome Center Visitor Parking Garage across the street from our office.

  1. Visit for parking garage prices
  2. Campus parking garage map

Using the Cougar Cupboard

The Cougar Cupboard functions similarly to a grocery store. After checking in, students may browse the shelves for their desired items; frozen and refrigerated items are also available in coolers. Limits may be placed on certain items due to limited quantity.

Once finished choosing their items, students must use our free checkout and be ready to provide their PeopleSoft ID# and their Food Scholarship ID#. Every student may receive up to 30 lbs of groceries each week: the poundage resets every Monday.

Help Us Be Sustainable!

Bags are available at the Cougar Cupboard, but everyone who brings a reusable bag is automatically entered into a biweekly raffle for a special prize.

Don't have a reusable bag? No problem! Each student can receive one reusable bag from the Cougar Cupboard.