Campus Dining

Student Affairs

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Tiger Dining supports student success by providing a variety of nutritious dining options in convenient locations throughout campus; however, we offer meal plan accommodations for students who may not eat on campus due to extreme medical conditions, religious dietary restrictions, or when they are enrolled in classes, but far away from campus for the semester.  Dining Accommodation requests must be submitted by the 10th class day of each semester unless you have a newly-diagnosed medical condition.

Our full-time registered dietitian, Kaiten Zajac, is available to help you find appropriate food options on campus as well as to provide one-on-one support if you have special dietary needs. You may reach her at zajac-kaiten@aramark.com. Kaiten played a key role in creating the True Balance Allergen Solutions Stations in our dining halls which serve a menu free from the top eight food allergens.

Accommodation requests, including required documentation, must be submitted by the 10th class day of each semester.

We offer two types of accommodations: Reductions and Exemptions:

REDUCTIONS:

Reduction may be available to qualifying students who live on-campus.  These students may receive a refund of unused dining dollars at the end of the semester (meals are not refundable). Reductions do not apply to All-access meal plans.

Medical Reduction Information

Tiger Dining provides a meal plan reduction for students who procure a room through University Housing and have a significant medical condition that cannot be fully accommodated at campus dining facilities.  Students must apply for this reduction via the Medical Accommodation link on the AU Access My Campus page.  Any credit will be automatically deposited to the student’s Student Financial Services account after final exams are complete.

In order to receive a medical reduction, a student must meet the following criteria:

        1. Have a housing assignment through University Housing and be enrolled in the Weekly 5 Plus $450 Dining Dollars or the Weekly 10 plus $500 Dining Dollars dining plan.
        2. Complete the online medical dining accommodation request, specifically requesting a dining plan reduction.
        3. Provide documentation signed by a licensed physician who is not a family member.  This information must be submitted to the Campus Dining Office, 105 Foy Hall.

How it works:    Only the dining dollars portion of the meal plan is eligible for a refund. If there are no dining dollars left,  there will be nothing to refund. However, if you are eligible for a refund, it will be made to your eBill account by the end of December (Fall) and the end of May (Spring).

Example: A student is registered for the on-campus default 5 + $450 meal plan which provides 5 meal swipes weekly at Tiger Zone in the Village or The Edge at Central Dining plus $450 dining dollars.  The student also has been approved for a meal plan reduction by completing the Medical meal plan accommodation form on AU Access.  At the end of the semester, the student only used $275 of their $450 dining dollars, so they receive a credit of $175 to their eBill account.

Fraternity Meal Plan Reduction Information

Tiger Dining provides a reduced meal plan for students who live in University Housing residence halls and are members of a fraternity with a required meal plan.  There is no application required for this program. Greek Life provides a list of qualifying members to the Campus Dining office at the conclusion of each semester. Any credit will be automatically deposited to the student’s Student Financial Services account after final exams are complete.

To be eligible, students must meet both qualifications:

        • They must live in a residence hall operated by University Housing and participate in an on-campus meal plan with 5 or 10 weekly meals and dining dollars.
        • They must be a member of a fraternity that has a required meal plan providing at least 10 meals per week.

Note: Students who purchased an “All Access” unlimited plan are not eligible for the reduction.

How it works:

Only the dining dollars portion of the meal plan is eligible for a refund. If there are no dining dollars left, there will be nothing to refund. However, if you are eligible for a refund, it will be made to your eBill account by the end of December (Fall) and the end of May (Spring).

Example:

A student is registered for the on-campus default 5 + $450 meal plan which provides 5 meal swipes weekly at Tiger Zone in the Village or The Edge at Central Dining plus $450 dining dollars.  The student also has a required fraternity meal plan for 10 meals weeks at the fraternity house.  At the end of the semester, the student only used $275 of their $450 dining dollars, so they receive a credit of $175 to their eBill account.

 

 EXEMPTIONS:

An Exemption completely removes the dining plan from a student’s account.

A student may qualify for an exemption due to one of the following reasons:

1. Medical: Student has a medical condition with severe dietary restrictions which prohibits the student from eating foods served on campus.  Students applying for this exemption must meet with Tiger Dining’s registered dietitian and must register with Accessibility.  Accessibility will review each student’s case to determine whether the student qualifies for the exemption. A student who lives on campus with a medical condition that severely restricts his/her diet may request a medical dining plan reduction, instead (see dining plan reduction info above). Application may be completed at: aub.ie/Medical_Accommodation.

2. Away From Campus:  Students are automatically assigned a meal plan when they enroll in a class or internship that provides course credit. Students participating in the following programs may find a dining plan charge on their eBill even though their course does not meet on Auburn’s main campus:  internships, full-semester study abroad, distance learning (online classes), or co-op work rotations. Required documentation for this exemption is a .pdf copy of the student’s semester schedule (showing the student’s name and ID# along with the entire semester schedule). This .pdf schedule copy is uploaded to the exemption application. Application may be completed at: aub.ie/Away_From_Campus_Accommodation.

3. Religious: In accordance with their religious practice, some students adhere to a strict diet requiring foods or methods of preparation that may not be available on campus.  The required documentation is the form found here: aub.ie/religious which must be completed and signed, saved as a .pdf and uploaded to the application. The application may be completed here: aub.ie/Religious_Accommodation These requests are reviewed/approved by Auburn’s Title IX/EEO office.

Accommodation requests, including required documentation, must be submitted by the 10th class day of each semester.

Last modified: August 2, 2022