Babson College recognizes that some students have special dietary needs related to medical conditions. Babson has set up a procedure to ensure that all requests are appropriately considered. All meal plan accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis for students with documented medical needs by the Meal Plan Committee. The Meal Plan Committee is composed of staff members from Student Sucess, Campus Life Student Services, and Babson Dining, who consult with staff members from Health Services and Counseling & Psychological Services to determine eligibility for a meal plan accommodation.
The Process to Request a Meal Plan Accommodation
First, complete the Nutrition Outreach Form. After completing this form a Registered Dietitian or a staff member of Dining Operations will contact the student to arrange a meeting. During this meeting, staff will further educate the student on dining opportunities specific to their nutritional concern and introduce the student to allergen-trained staff, etc.
If after meeting with a staff member, you feel that it is necessary to participate in the Meal Plan Accommodations process based on a medical disability, you must complete the following steps:
- Ask your clinician to complete the Medical Documentation Form. Without proper documentation, your application will be considered incomplete.
- Complete and submit a Dining & Meal Plan Accommodation application by clicking on the button below. Please be as thorough and specific as you can to expedite the application review process.
- As part of the interactive process, a student meeting is required. This meeting will only be scheduled after steps one and two have been completed. The Committee has set aside time to meet with students on Tuesday afternoons 1–2 p.m., on Friday mornings, or by appointment.
- Any approval under this policy is valid for one academic year, if approved prior to, or during, the fall semester. If the accommodation is approved after the fall semester, the approval is valid for the spring semester only. To receive the same accommodation in each academic year, students must resubmit only the Meal Plan Accommodation Request Form with supporting documentation. Deadlines to resubmit a Meal Plan request form for the following academic year coincide with the student's spring semester course registration dates.
Dining & Meal Plan Policy for All Students Who Live On Campus
In accordance with the Undergraduate Housing License and Meal Plan Agreement, except as specifically outlined below, a meal plan is required for all undergraduate students who live in a residence hall. Returning students have the option to select a meal plan exempt residence on campus during the room selection process, if available. Meal plan exempt residences on campus include Woodland Hill 9, Woodland Hill 10, and select rooms in Bryant (107, 108, 109, 208, 209, 210).
Babson Dining Services is happy to support those students with food allergies and other dietary concerns. For an overview of services visit Wellness. For Nutritional Counseling please contact Student Health Services at 781-239-6363, to arrange a meeting with the Registered Dietitian.
Fueling Your Unique Lifestyle (FYUL) Program
Through the Fueling Your Unique Lifestyle (FYUL) Program guests will enjoy a variety of functional foods developed around sustainability, wellness, and allergen-friendly options. Our FYUL concept, located in Trim Dining Hall, removes 9 major allergens including gluten from all of its dishes. All of our food is produced at the station by our allergen-trained culinary team and served by our associates to help lessen cross-contact.
SPACE (Special Product Allergen Controlled Eating) Area
In addition to FYUL, we host an area of the dining hall called SPACE (Special Product Allergen Controlled Eating) which hosts refrigerated items non-allergenic items, a GF Waffle Maker, toaster, and microwave oven used solely for foods without gluten to minimize cross-contact. Students with food allergies/celiac disease are welcome to utilize these areas.