Tiger Dining supports student success by providing a variety of nutritious dining options in convenient locations throughout campus.
Our full-time dietitian is available to help students find food options on campus as well as to provide one-on-one support to students who have special dietary needs. She may be reached at: 334-332-7776 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dietitian played a key role in creating the menu for Fresh from the Plains, our dining facility that serves a menu free from seven of the top eight food allergens. Occasionally, we encounter a student whose special circumstances warrant a dining plan accommodation: due to medical necessity, being away from campus, or religious restrictions that cannot be accommodated in our dining facilities.
At the AU Access “My Campus” page, students may submit an application for a dining plan accommodation (exemption or reduction). For detailed accommodation application instructions, please see the links above.
Please note that an accommodation cannot be processed without the required documentation.
Required documentation may include: Medical diagnosis signed by a licensed medical doctor, Religious Accommodation Request form, or a student’s semester Detail Schedule (also available via AU Access), depending on the accommodation being requested.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit their accommodation request and required documentation by the 10th class day of each semester.
Dining Plan Exemptions: Auburn University offers dining plan exemptions or reductions to students who qualify. Students are responsible for submitting their exemption/reduction request by the 10th class day of every semester.
An Exemption completely removes the dining plan from a student’s account.
A Reduction is available to qualifying students who live on campus. These students are charged the $1100 on-campus meal plan but are only required to use $350 each semester. At the end of the semester, any unused dining balance, up to $750, is refunded to Student Financial Services (eBill) accounts. Students must stay in the $1100 meal plan to be eligible for a dining plan accommodation. Dining Plan Reduction Details
A student may qualify for a complete exemption due to one of the following reasons:
- 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 the Tiger Dining dietitian and be registered with Accessibilty. A student who lives on campus with a medical condition that severely restricts her diet may request a medical dining plan reduction, instead (see dining plan reduction info below). The exemption application is done completely online at the AU Access “My Campus” tab (see “Medical” link above).
- Away From Campus: Course credit triggers a dining plan charge. 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. Documentation required for this exemption is a .pdf copy of the student’s semester detail schedule. The application is done completely online at the AU Access “My Campus” tab (Away from Campus” link above).
- Religious: In accordance with their religious practice, student adheres to a strict diet which inhibits the student’s ability to eat foods served on campus. Documentation required for this exemption is a completed and signed a Religious Accommodation Request form. The application is done completely online at the AU Access “My Campus” tab (see”Religious” link above).