Managing Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

UMass Lowell

University Dining supports students who have food allergies and have other dietary restrictions by providing information and resources that are necessary for the students to make informed food choices in all of our dining locations. We work with our guests to provide reasonable arrangements so that students may participate in the college dining experience in a healthy way. We make every effort possible to provide helpful information to students with these restrictions. 

These resources include the signage containing nutrition and allergen information available at each station, MyFitnessPal app identifying recipes for each item served in the dining halls, and an accessible refrigerator stocked with prepackaged Gluten Free products, accompanied by a designated toaster and microwave.

Most importantly, we want our guests to feel comfortable and confident with their food options. Our team is well educated on precautions for preventing cross contamination and on the importance of following standardized recipes. However, if there is absolutely anything that you are unsure of, JUST ASK! Our trained and knowledgeable team will be more than willing to answer any of your dietary questions, address concerns, and accommodate requests for students who have allergies. 

View our Guide to Dining with Food Allergies flipbook online.

Click here for more information on Managing Food Allergies
Click here for more information on our halal options
Click here for more information on our gluten free options
Click here for more information on our vegetarian and vegan options
Click here for more information on healthy choices

Sick Meals

Are you sick and can’t make it to a dining hall? Don’t miss a meal! Either you or a friend can pick up a to-go meal from our dining halls.

The meal will follow the BRAT style diet and will include foods like bananas, clear broth soup, applesauce, crackers, toast, Gingerale, Gatorade, etc. Meal plan swipe, River Hawk Dollars or cash may be used.


If you are in need of a sick meal, please email Fox Dining CommonsICC Dining, or South Dining Commons.


In your email, please include the following

  • Name
  • Student ID #
  • Resident Hall
  • Requested pick-up date and time
  • The name of the person who will be picking up your meal.

*Pick-up time requires a minimum of 3 hours’ notice*


Sick Meals are limited to 3 consecutive days. If unable to advance to a regular diet within 3 days, please arrange an appointment in Health Services.

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have specific dietary restrictions, we encourage you to set up a consultation with our dietitian to go over the dining options in each of our locations.

Email: for dietary questions