Food Allergies and Special Diets

Entering first year and transfer students that live with food allergies are required to have their health care provider document the food allergy on your entrance physical and complete the food allergy action plan, if necessary.  If you develop a new allergy while you are a student at Holy Cross, please fax medical documentation to Health Services.   It is the student’s responsibility to notify key personnel on campus.  Please be familiar with your responsibilities and the College’s responsibilities prior to arrival on campus by reading the food allergy guidelines from Health Services website.

Holy Cross Dining is committed to providing students with nutritious meals that they can enjoy without worrying about food allergies.  To do this, students can access menu information online on the dining website to review ingredients and nutritional information.    Students who have questions about eating in our dining hall with food allergies should contact Holy Cross Dining.

Students with food allergies should submit the appropriate documentation to the Office of Student Accessibility Services.  This will allow students to have a direct line of contact with Accessibility services and Dining Services to be able to discuss allergies and dining needs.   Please refer to the Office of Student Accessibility Services documentation guidelines for more specific criteria.

 The Food Allergy and Special Diet (FASD) program provides reasonable accommodations to students per the Americans with Disabilities Act. This program will provide you with transparency, information and nutrition guidance

Special dietary concerns or preferences: While we understand that some students choose to eat special diets or gluten free, the safest choices are at Kimball Main Dining Hall, where dining cooks these items in a separate kitchen area free of the following allergies: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Gluten/Wheat, Soy Beans, Sesame, Eggs, Dairy/Milk, Fish, Shellfish, Coconut. Menus, nutrition information, ingredients and allergens are available on the Kimball Dining website. (http://holycross.edu/campus-life/dining/locations-menus-hours/Kimball-main-dining-room).  Any Holy Cross student may schedule an appointment to meet with the Senior Assistant Director of Culinary Change or one of the  dining managers at diningadmin@holycross.edu to discuss nutrition concerns or dining options. You may click o the following link to view the food allergy plan at Holy Cross:http://college.foodallergy.org/schools/massachusetts/college-holy-cross.