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Meal Plans

Students aren’t required to have a summer meal plan. However, those remaining on campus for summer programs, conferences or seminars can purchase add-on points.

Add-on points can only be used to purchase food in Danforth Campus dining locations and are not accepted at Einstein Bagels (Simon Hall), Olin Café and Starbucks (Bauer Hall), School of Medicine, off-campus dining vendors, or the Campus Bookstore.

Unused add-on points will roll over.

Enrollment for add-on points is only available by visiting the Office of Residential Life or by submitting the Summer Meal Plan Form via email.

Dietary Restrictions

If you’ll be visiting campus this summer and have a food allergy, please submit our Food Allergy History Form so we can best meet your needs.

All items in our cafes are clearly marked when containing nuts. Our chefs have removed a variety of nuts from our campus menus. If you need information about a specific item, please inquire with a manager or cafe chef.

These items are prepared in a dedicated area of our kitchen to meet the needs of guests who need to avoid contact with gluten. Gluten-free items are offered in our cafes and also as packaged grab-n-go items in cafes and markets.

Kosher food is prepared and served under rabbinic supervision from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis. Hot meals kosher are served at L’Chaim. located in the Bear’s Den. Fresh kosher grab-n-go meals are available daily in campus cafes and markets.

We work closely with STLHalal to maintain an authentic halal food program. All dishes served at the WUrld Fusion halal station in the Bear’s Den are prepared under halal
guidelines. Halal grab-n-go meals are also available in campus cafes and markets.

All of our dining locations offer a large variety of both vegetarian and vegan options. Look for these icons next to menu items.


Nutrition is the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Understanding the basics of nutrition can help you know that what you eat can help you feel your best and enjoy all aspects of college life. Since dietary habits and needs can vary greatly, we provide a variety of cuisines and options for students with dietary limitations, all of which are supported by evidence-based science.

Bear Balance

You can already see evidence of the Bear Balance Movement as you frequent dining facilities around campus! LOOK for the Bear Balance icon to denote Bear Balance Meals that include:

  • 2 oz. serving of lean meat/poultry/fish or plant protein OR 1 cup low-fat dairy
  • 2 oz. serving of whole grain
  • 1¾ cup serving of fruit and/or non-fried vegetable

Connie’s Choice

Connie’s Choice menu items have also been integrated into me Bear Balance Movement as they represent “better for you” choices. You will continue to find me Connie’s Choice icon on menu items at the DUC, Village. Bear’s Den. and grab-n-go cases around campus. Connie’s Choice items meet me following criteria:

  • 20-35% of calories from fat, with less man 10% being from saturated fat
  • Lower amounts of sodium in an effort to consume less than 2,300 mg per day
  • Entrees, sandwiches and meals contain lean meat or plant-based protein

Learn More About Nutrition


Dining Services supports Washington University in St. Louis’ strong commitment to sustainable practices.

Our commitment is rooted in preparing flavorful food that is healthy, produced through practices that support farmers, nourishes the Washington University community and replenishes our shared natural resources for future generations.

Farm to Fork

Produce, meat and artisanal products purchased from more than 25 local vendors within a 150-mile radius of campus.

Powered by Biofuel

We convert fryer waste oil into biofuel, which powers our campus trucks.

No Antibiotics

Turkey and chicken are produced without routine use of antibiotics. Hamburgers are made with grass-fed beef from cows raised without antibiotics.

Reusable or Recyclable Dishes

We provide compostable/recyclable disposables and reusable dishes at dining locations.

100% Fair Trade

Coffee in our cafes meets or exceeds Fair Trade Certified standards and requirements.

No Added Growth Hormones

Milk and yogurt are produced by cows never given artificial bovine growth hormones (rBGH). Hamburgers are made from cows raised without added hormones.