Auxiliary Services

Auxiliary Enterprises is a division under the Office of the Chief Operating Officer. Auxiliary Enterprises is tasked with supporting a high-quality campus life experience for all students, faculty, and staff.

Bank/Credit Union

The University’s relationship with the local D.C. Teachers Federal Credit Union (DCTFCU) has given our students, faculty, and staff access to ATM service. The ATM is located in the Firebird Inn, UDC’s cafeteria.  It is located in Building 38, Level B.  If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback about the ATM service, please contact DCTFCU at 202.547.4800.


The bookstore has partnered with Follett to offer textbooks, supplies, electronics, and University apparel.  Take a look at the Follett Online Store to access great university products.

Bookstore Hours

Monday-Thursday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Van Ness Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington DC 20008, Building 38 Level A

Car Sharing

UDC is a car-sharing campus. Zipcar is a convenient and affordable tool that meets the transportation needs of students, faculty, and staff. Zipcar members save more than $500 annually than in comparison to owning a vehicle.

Firebird Inn Cafe (Van Ness Campus)


Monday – Friday – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
* Subject to change

In partnership with Perkins Hospitality, UDC provides retail and catered food service. This partnership will enhance dining services campus-wide with Perkins Hospitality’s extensive corporate and field resources, such as chefs, on-site food service management service, technical support staff, and creative marketing capability. Additionally, these enhancements will encourage residential and commuter students to utilize meal plans.

Check out the cafe menu | Visit CaterTrax

Vending Services

Vending Services is dedicated to affordable snacks and beverages for the university community. The vending staff prides itself on maintaining clean and efficient machines that offer various snack and beverage options. The vending staff understands the need for a convenient snack on the go and is enthusiastic about serving the community.

Vending machines can be found on various campus sites, including:

  • Van Ness Campus
  • David A. Clarke School of Law
  • 801 N. Capitol St. NE
  • Lamond-Riggs Campus

If you experience any issues with a vending machine, please get in touch with the Auxiliary Services office at 202.274.6181 or email  Please include your name and contact information, the vending machine location and number, and a description of the problem.