Food Spaces

Last updated: August 23, 2023


A food space in the Scout app is a confirmed place for students to find food and/or drink on campus at UW. Whether a student is in the mood for a quick fuel up at a food truck, wanting a more leisure experience at a restaurant, or needs to stock up on the basics from a market, the food spaces in Scout will guide them to just the right place.

Information is key

The quality of Scout relies on details provided by campus partners: explaining the type of amenities, location, days and hours of availability, etc. associated with each food space. As a campus partner, you provide this information about the individual food spaces using a data management application called Scout Manager. The more information that you can include included forin each study space, the better tailored the search results are for Scout users.

Food space fields

To help you gather as much information as possible for a food space, the following comprehensive list explains all of the fields that are found in a food space in Scout Manager.

Note the blue information icon Small blue circle with a white letter 'i' in the center used to indicate more information. next to fields; select the icon to view more details and/or guidance on the individual field.

Required fields

  • Space Name*
  • Space Manager Group*
    • The UW group assigned to make edits to this space.
  • Primary purpose of Space*
  • Campus*
  • Latitude & Longitude*
    • Use the onscreen map to drop a pin at the location; coordinates will auto populate.
  • Type of space
  • Payment Accepted
  • Building

*Required field when adding a new space to Scout Manager. You cannot continue adding the space, or any other details, until these fields are completed.

Remaining fields

  • Space description
    • Describe the cuisine, type of dining experience, etc.
  • Website URL and Menu URL
  • Coupon information
    • If online coupons are available, check the box, then complete the coupon URL and expiration date fields.
  • Reservation information
    • Check the box indicating the space is reservable, then complete the reservation notes field.
  • Alert message
    • This field is typically not used.
  • Space manager contact info
    • The primary contact person responsible for maintaining the space information. If this field is left blank, all members of the UW Group assigned to the space will be contacted instead.
  • Access restrictions
    • Please review the details in the blue information icon Small blue circle with a white letter 'i' in the center used to indicate more information. for guidance on how to complete this field.
  • Images
    • A clear view of the space using a horizontal aspect (16:9) and the recommended internet photo standard of 1280×720.
  • Floor
  • Room #
  • Hours
    • Complete the hours for each day of the week the space is available for student use.
  • Hours notes
    • Used to notify if there are any closures, changes in hours for breaks, etc.
Spaces (Study, Food, Tech) are contextual and will display different fields depending on the category of space.


If you need further assistance, please contact UW-IT at or 206-221-5000.