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Meal Plan Accommodations

Dining and Meal Plan Accommodations and Special Requests

NC State Dining seeks to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable environment in which students can be academically successful, consume delicious, healthy foods and relax with friends. In order to do so, we understand that some students may need disability-related accommodations or special considerations to ensure a great experience while at NC State.

Whenever possible, NC State Dining works to accommodate residents’ needs in the dining halls. If you have a food allergy or require a special diet, NC State Dining’s registered dietitian can provide the resources and information to make healthy food choices. Foods served in the dining halls that contain potential allergens are labeled accordingly, and ingredient information is available upon request. For more information, call NC State Dining at 919.513.5310 or email

NC State University provides equal opportunity in all of its programs, activities, and services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable laws. If you require accommodation for a disability, such as food allergies or chronic health conditions submit a request below.

Submitting your request

Students who have special dietary or meal plan requests based on religious reasons are encouraged to contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity through the form below.

Submitting your request

Students with short-term medical needs

NC State Dining also reviews special considerations that disability-related requests may not cover.  Some examples of special considerations might include consideration for temporary medical conditions, medical conditions that are not food allergies, etc.

Submitting your request

If you need more information or assistance regarding eating on campus because of special dietary needs, please contact our Nutrition Team at 919.513.5310 or email

First-year students living in on-campus housing must participate in an NC State Dining meal plan.  However, as a part of on-campus housing, Greek Village has in-house meal services as part of their Chapters’ residential experience.

Students whose chapter meal plans serve at least 10 hot meals per week and meet menu and service criteria for sound nutrition, variety, convenience and cleanliness are eligible to reduce their NC State Dining meal plan. These plans typically provide two hot meals per weekday but do not have full service over weekends. The goal is to ensure students have adequate meal coverage both on campus and at their chapter house.

To this end, eligible students can either remain on the Flex 500 or 800 plan, or elect to reduce their on-campus meal plan to one of the following:

  • Commuter Plan (900 Dining Dollars)
  • Block 40 + 700 Dining Dollars
  • Block 60 + 850 Dining Dollars
  • Block 80 + 1200 Dining Dollars
  • Block 120 + 500 Dining Dollars
Eligible students can adjust their plan after receiving a confirmation email from Fraternity and Sorority Life that their NC State Dining account has been flagged as eligible. Changes should be made by October 15 in the fall and March 1 in the spring to avoid a late fee. Refunds due to the change will be sent to the cashier’s office.
Note: the sooner the request to change is made, the greater the refund, as plans are prorated on a weekly basis.

New members who purchase a non-qualifying meal plan from the chapter and are first-year students living in campus housing must maintain an NC State Dining meal plan from the roster of plans available to them, even if they add additional meals from the chapter.

Any first-year student living in on-campus housing who either has dietary needs that cannot be met by the chapter meal plan or severs their chapter membership with the chapter and thus ends their participation in the chapter meal plan, is no longer exempt from the requirement to participate in a campus meal plan. They must select a campus meal plan, which will be priced on a prorated basis.

Like NC State Dining meal plans, Chapter meal plans are billed through the University Cashier’s Office.  Credits received from changes to NC State Dining meal plan change will be applied to the student’s account as would charges for the Chapter meal plan and new Greek New Member or other NC State Dining plan.

If you have a financial hardship that is impacting your access to food, or you cannot afford your meal plan, the NC State Pack Essentials program is a source of multiple resources that can help.  Learn more at

Additional questions?

If you have other questions or concerns you can also call our office at 919.515.3090 or simply visit the Wolfpack One counter in the Talley Student Union 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.