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Dining Plan Appeals

Having a meal plan is a requirement of staying in campus housing.  In rare cases, students need to have their meal plan adjusted.  Following is the three primary reasons for appealing your meal plan:

    • These are certain substantiated medical conditions and/or specialized nutritional needs. Additional information may be needed including documentation from an authorized medical professional.  Dining Services does not consider vegetarianism and veganism acceptable reasons for dining plan cancellation.
    • In these cases Dining Services may not be suitable for students whose religious beliefs dictate significant dietary restrictions.
    • In the case of financial hardship, the appeal committee will review your case with financial aid and the bursar’s office in order to best understand the scope of the financial hardship.

Appeal Process

  1. Complete the form linked below.  Be sure to include any information pertinent to your appeal.
  2. Your case will be reviewed by a member of the appeal process will review you case. 
  3. At this time additional information may be requested and an interview may be scheduled with one of the members of the Review Committee. 
  4. Appeals will be collected throughout the open appeal period
  5. The Review Committee will review your case
  6. A response to your claim will be issued within ten business days after the appeal period is closed.

Appeal Committee Members

The appeal committee will be comprised of the Director of Housing & Residence Life, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Director of Dining Services, the Director of Student Access, and the Assistant Director of Financial Aid.


Dining meal plan appeals must be filed by the Friday of the second week of classes during Fall & Winter semesters. The appeal period for the Winter 2019 semester ends on January 18, 2019.

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