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Dining & Meal Plan Policy for Resident Students

In accordance with the Undergraduate Housing and Meal Plan Agreement, a meal plan is required for all undergraduate students who live in a residence hall.

Curry College takes your dietary needs seriously and we understand that your health and safety are most important to a successful college  experience. Our goal is to provide students with the tools and support you need to be active in the management of their food allergy or food related medical condition while on campus.

We work closely with Sodexo Dining Services to provide students with complicated medical nutrition needs support and guidance on how to safely navigate food choices on campus.

Students with Food Allergies

The following options are offered in our dining halls for students with food allergies:

Simple Zone

  • This designated area offers products that are free from tree nuts, peanuts, and gluten.
  • They utilize equipment to ensure those with celiac disease, food allergies or intolerances have a safe space to obtain food.
  • The pantry houses breads, cereals, condiments and desserts with precautions and procedures in place to prevent contamination.

Simple Servings Station*

  • Simple Servings Station is a designated area for students dining with food allergies and sensitivities.
  • Simple Servings Station operates for lunch and dinner periods, seven days a week.
  • Menu items prepared within the station are made without eight major food allergens milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, wheat, and soy.
  • All food offered at the Simple Servings Station are made without gluten containing products.
  • Fish dishes are included in the varied menu options as a healthy protein choice, along with beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and vegetarian items.
  • All managers are AllerTrain U certified on food allergies, celiac disease and understanding the importance of preventing cross-contamination during preparation.
  • Dedicated “purple” equipment and utensils are utilized in the preparation of allergen friendly menu items at food stations.
  • Meet with our registered Dietitian to discuss your food allergy and learn what additional accommodations we can provide. To set up a meeting email:

*Please be aware that separate equipment, storage areas, utensils, and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in the Simple Servings.

Be Proactive!

  • Notify Sodexo Dining Services of your allergy or sensitivity
  • Schedule a meeting with Sodexo Dining Staff to develop a plan so you can navigate the dining halls
  • Plan ahead with our searchable menu items located on the Curry College Dining Website or the Bite App
  • Be proficient in the self-management of your food allergy(ies)
  • Avoid foods to which you are allergic
  • Recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Know how and when to tell someone you might be having an allergy-related problem
  • Know how to properly use prescribed medications to treat an allergic reaction
  • If you have been prescribed epinephrine or other allergy-related medications, carry them with you at all times
  • Consider informing friends you normally dine with and your RA about your medical needs in case of emergency
  • Carry emergency contact information with you

Requesting a Meal Plan Accommodation

Please contact either Chris Alger or Christian King from Sodexo Dining Services to arrange a meeting. During this meeting, staff will further educate the student on dining opportunities specific to their nutritional concern and introduce the student to allergen trained staff, etc.

If after meeting with a staff member, you feel that it is necessary to participate in the Meal Plan Accommodations process based on a medical disability, you must complete the steps listed below. Curry College has set up a procedure to ensure that all requests are appropriately considered. All meal plan accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis. ODS may consult with Sodexo Dining staff to determine eligibility for a meal plan accommodation.

  • Ask your clinician to complete Documentation Guidelines for Dietary Conditions. Without proper documentation, your application will be considered incomplete.
  • As part of the interactive process, a student meeting is required. This meeting will only be scheduled after the submitted documentation has been reviewed.
  • Any approval under this policy is valid for one academic year, if approved prior to, or during, the fall semester. If the accommodation is approved after the fall semester, the approval is valid for the spring semester only. To receive the same accommodation in each academic year, students must resubmit Documentation Guidelines for Dietary Conditions.