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.


Syracuse University Food Services also provides Kosher and Halal meals to students under the current meal plan. If you are interested in these meals, we encourage you to contact the manager at Shaw Dining Center for more information.

Food Allergy Disclaimer

Syracuse University Food Services treats food allergies and celiac disease seriously. Food Services employees work one-on-one with students with food allergies and celiac disease to avoid cross-contact and allergic reactions.

Please be advised that our menu items may contain gluten and the Big 8 allergens (Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Soy, Peanuts, and Tree nuts) or have come in contact with items containing gluten or the Big 8 allergens. In addition, food manufacturers may change their formulation or manner of processing without our knowledge.

Syracuse University Food Services will assume no liability for any adverse reactions that may occur in the dining facilities.