Food & Catering

Food options at The Texas Union

Catering by Forty Acres Catering

Whether it is a simple buffet or an upscale banquet, for any confirmed event, catering can be provided in The Texas Union via our exclusive caterer, Forty Acres Catering. You can contact Forty Acres Catering via email at

Forty Acres Catering is a full-service caterer with the capacity to provide catered food and special touches for everything from casual affairs to the most sophisticated events on campus.

Catering staff have developed menu and service options for a variety of events and will create custom menus and service options to fit special needs.

Please note: Events in the Santa Rita Suite require a minimum catering order of $250 for Student Organizations and $500 for Departments. Events in the T-House require a minimum catering order of $150 for Student Organizations and $300 for Departments.

Group-Provided Food

An online Food Waiver form is required by Student Organizations whose members are providing limited refreshments in lieu of catering by Forty Acres Catering. Department events are not allowed to make use of this waiver and may not bring in outside food or beverages. If Department events chose to serve refreshments, they are required to provide these through Forty Acres Catering. Student Organization events exceeding 100 attendees will incur a cleaning fee. The Texas Union Food Waiver Form must be completed, submitted and approved prior to bringing food into the building, at least 1 week prior to the event date. Repeated violations may result in withdrawal of reservation privileges of the organization.

Please note that the sponsoring group is responsible for complete clean up and for any damages or stains that result. In addition, the Texas Union does not provide utensils, plates, cups, napkins, and ice for organizations providing their own snacks or drinks.

Food options at the WCP Student Activity Center

Catering by Forty Acres Catering

Forty Acres Catering serves as an approved caterer at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center. You can contact Forty Acres Catering via email at

External Caterers

In the event that Forty Acres Catering is unable to accommodate the special menu needs of the group, they may contract the services of an off-campus catering company.

Please review WCP (formerly SAC) External Caterers for more details.

In this case, the event organizer must obtain an EHS Food Distribution Form for external catering through Environmental Health & Safety Department.

A copy of the approved food permit must be submitted to an Events Manager.

Group-Provided Food

In an event that prepackaged food or drinks are provided for an event a WCP (formerly SAC) Food Waiver Form is required. For example, an event providing coffee/soda and/or cookies would require the WCP Food Waiver but not the EHS form.

The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center staff reserves the right to deny an event sponsor’s request for food service if all necessary forms are not completed and submitted into the Reservation's office in a timely manner.