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Frequently Asked Questions

When can I change my meal plan?

You are allowed to change your meal plan during the first two weeks of the academic year.

Do my Dining Dollars rollover from the first semester?

Yes. Any plans left on the dining dollars after the 1st semester, rollover to the 2nd semester. Spring dollars are forfeited if you do not have a spring plan. Any unspent dollars at the end of the 2nd semester (Spring) will be forfeited.

Do my “meals or Guest meals rollover from the 1st semester to the 2nd semester?

No. Meals and guest meals do not rollover from semester to semester.

I have food allergies. Can the food service accommodate my dietary restrictions?

Hasbrouck Dining Hall offers an allergen free section called Simply Servings. Simple Servings is free of seven of the top eight allergens, including gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish (regular fish is served). Each day a hot entree including a protein, vegetable and starch is served and changes for lunch and dinner.  Additionally, for items outside the Simple Servings area, nutritional information for hot entrees in displayed on digital screens or paper signs and includes a listing of top allergens contained in each item. This information is also available on Sodexo's website For foods without displayed information, such as salad bar ingredients and other cold ready to eat items (yogurt, hummus etc.), nutritional and allergen information is available upon request. 

Retail locations across campus also offer a variety of options for students with food allergies. See below for more detailed information on dining choices for common food allergies. Dining hall management, staff, campus chefs, and campus dietitian are available at any time to address student questions and concerns.

Gluten Allergies/Celiac Disease:

Also in the simple servings section of Hasbrouck Dining Hall, students can access a gluten free pantry area. This area is not allergen free, but is exclusively gluten free. The GF pantry typically includes bread, bagels or english muffins, cereal, crackers and cookies. There is also a toaster, microwave and cutting board reserved exclusively for gluten free items. Gluten free pizza and pasta are available daily upon request. Although there is not a separate gluten free kitchen, the dining staff has been trained in accommodating guests with food allergies and preventing cross contamination.

Retail dining locations across campus offer gluten free menu options. The Roost at Ridgeview, SubConnection and Nester's grill in the Student Union Building both offer gluten free bread for sandwiches and Element 93 in Wooster Hall offers GF bread, buns, and wraps for sandwiches and burgers. Pomodoro's pizza makes GF pizza and has GF pasta on the menu. 

Fortunately many foods are naturally gluten free. Beyond the GF alternatives to gluten containing foods, a variety of options are available across campus. The Element 93 menu includes a salad section with several unique choices, there is a Salad Toss station as well as Tokyo Sushi in the Student Union Building and the grab n go coolers across campus offer a variety of salads, fresh fruit, yogurt and more.


In addition to Simple Servings in Hasbrouck, the Wild Mushroom is an exclusively vegan (free of all animal products) area that serves a hot entree daily which will change for each lunch and dinner period. Non dairy milk choices including soy, almond and rice are stocked daily and vegan butter is always available.

Soy and almond milk are available as options at coffee locations across campus including Peet's Coffee and Starbuck's.

Dining Services staff are always available to answer questions and provide allergen information to dairy free students.

Peanuts and Tree Nuts:

Being very common and often the most severe among food allergies, the use of peanuts and tree nuts are avoided in campus dining. In Hasbrouck Dining Hall, sunflower butter is available as an alternative to peanut butter. Peanut Butter is served exclusively in individual pre-sealed packages. Peanuts and tree nuts are not used in cooking, however baked goods may contain nuts at times and will be clearly labeled.

In some situations, for items that typically contain nuts recipes have been altered to be nut free. For example, pesto served in Pomodoro's pasta and pizza station is nut free. Asking questions is always welcomed and encouraged!

Vegan and Vegetarian:

There are a variety of choices for both vegan and vegetarian diets across campus. Hasbrouck offers an exclusively vegan area called Wild Mushroom where a hot entree is served daily and changes for lunch and dinner. Vegan desserts are served in the dining hall as well and non dairy milks are available. Veggie burgers are available daily upon request, a vegan soup is served daily, and vegan proteins like beans, tofu, and edamame are always available on the salad bar.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available for sandwiches and wraps at The Roost, SubConnection, Nesters Grill and Element 93. Vegan protein additions are options in Pomodoro's pasta area and from Crazy Bowls. Grab and go coolers across campus offer several options from falafels to chickpea salad and hummus cups.

Campus Dietitian:

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Marianne Liakos available to address any dietary questions and concerns as well as support students through FREE private nutrition therapy sessions. Find more info on Marianne here : or contact her directly via email at or phone at 845-257-3351

What forms of payment do you accept?

We take most major forms of payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Dining Dollars and Hawk dollars.

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