Food Allergies and Special Diets

Students are pictured here in a Holy Cross dining hall

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 severe 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 Student 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. 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 to discuss nutrition concerns or dining options. You may click on the following View the food allergy plan at Holy Cross.

Documentation should be from a licensed healthcare provider or specialty physician and include the diagnosis and rationale of the need for a medically restricted diet.

Self-diagnosis, parental diagnosis, or diagnosis by a non- licensed provider of food allergies, food intolerance, or non-celiac gluten intolerance without medical verification may not be considered valid documentation. Please refer to documentation guidelines for more specific criteria.