Housing and meal plan options and costs are available on the Financial Aid Office website. New students are required to put down a $250 housing deposit (included in costs) when they apply for housing. Meal plans are optional for graduate students living in graduate houses.
Must occur within the first two weeks of an academic semester. To do so please email your change request to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop into the Residence Life Office.
Students wishing to appeal a meal plan will need to complete the online form with attachments (if needed) to the Food Services Committee (email@example.com). Appeals typically fall into two areas of concern: medical, or financial. Below are the guidelines to follow based on the concern warranting the appeal.
• Medical: Appeals based on medical reasons must provide a medical diagnosis to the Office of Heath Services with dietary recommendations/restrictions/guidelines from a healthcare provider. After this information is received, the appellant will need to contact and schedule a meeting with the Operations Manager of Sodexo Food Services. Special dietary needs will be reviewed and a recommendation sent back to Heath Services. A follow up meeting must then be scheduled with Heath Services to discuss the findings. Upon completion, Health Services will then submit a recommendation to the Food Services Committee.
• Financial: Appeals based on financial reasons need to outline a detailed explanation of the financial situation to the Food Services Committee advisor. The appeal must be of an outstanding nature to warrant approval. Given the confidentiality of this appeal and the possible need to gather financial records from the university, a modified committee (comprising the chair, the Assistant Director of Residence Life and the Vice President of Finance or his/her designate) will discuss the financial hardship and make a recommendation.
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