Syracuse University Meal Plan Policy

All Syracuse University students residing in residence halls on north campus or in Skyhalls on south campus are required to purchase a Syracuse University Meal Plan, including those with special nutritional needs. Syracuse University employs a registered dietitian to work one-on-one with students who have special diets or with medically prescribed diets.

The following list represents some of the special diets ad medical conditions for which meal plan accommodations can be arranged:

  • Anemia
  • Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Elevated Triglycerides
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Intolerances
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Kidney Disease
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Diets
  • Weight Reduction*

*Please note: Enrollment in a commercial weight loss program or diets that are considered preferred avoidance are not valid reasons for meal plan exemption. Syracuse University dietitians are available to assist those students requiring weight management.

Documentation from your medical doctor needs to be provided to the Registered Dietitian in Food Services for special accommodation requests.

Syracuse University Food Services is committed to delivering quality food and service to our students. Food Services continually strives to meet the needs of all students, including those with special nutritional requirements.

Please contact our Registered Dietitian, Ruth Sullivan, for information on accommodating a special diet at or 315.443.9884.