As a residential university, Assumption requires all students living on campus to participate in the meal plan available through the University’s Dining Services, with the exception of students living in on-campus apartments. All students’ needs can be met through the standard meal plan. Dining Services offers many options to meet students’ needs and is happy to accommodate dietary requirements. Simple Servings, located in Taylor Dining Hall, is our allergen-safe dining option offering meals free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients. Our monitored MyZone Allergen-friendly area in Taylor Dining Hall is equipped with dedicated appliances, toasters and microwaves to reduce any risks of cross-contamination with gluten, peanuts and tree nuts.
When requesting a meal plan accommodation, students must meet with Dining Services to discuss their specific food allergy or medical dietary need/restriction and send documentation of their allergy or medical dietary need/restriction to Student Accessibility Services. Dining services will work with the student to reasonably accommodate their needs. If it is determined that the student’s needs cannot be met by Dining Services, the student may request a meal plan exemption. Given the ability to accommodate a varied range of dietary needs, an exemption from participation in the meal plan is rare and will only be considered when the student’s needs cannot be met by Dining Services. Requests for meal plan exemptions based on dietary preferences or for financial reasons will not be granted.
Students requesting a meal plan exemption must complete and submit a Student Dining Exemption Application and a Physician/Qualified Professional Support Form to the Office of Student Accessibility Services. The qualified practitioner form should be completed by the qualified professional who either diagnosed the condition and/or who follows the student for his condition. Qualified practitioners may not be family members.
Determination of an exemption will not be made until both forms have been completed in full, received by the Office of Student Accessibility Services, and reviewed by the Student Accommodation Committee. Applicant’s information is considered confidential and will be shared only with members of the Student Accommodations Committee or, if necessary, the appeals committee as they consider this request.