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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 may purchase meal points.

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

Unused meal points will roll over. Enrollment for meal 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 with COR icon sticker on the label or on the corresponding menu board, which identify the top 8 allergens. Ingredients and specific dietary information can be found on the Dining website under menus. If you need information about a specific item, please inquire with a manager or cafe chef.

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

Halal and Kosher Meals

We work closely with STLHalal to maintain an authentic halal food program. All chicken served in the DUC is Halal certified. Halal grab-n-go meals are also available in campus cafes and markets.

Kosher meals are available by pre arrangement with Dining Services. There will be limited amounts of Kosher prepacks available at open dining locations.


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 & Made from Scratch

We focus on creating made from scratch menu items from authentic ingredients. We have a commitment to supporting our local farming community by utilizing a minimum of 20% locally produced or grown products from over 25 local vendors located within 150 miles of our 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.