Meal Accommodations for Religious Observance

Halal Menu Options

Halal options are identified on our menus with a blue "h," indicating that the item was made with halal meat.

Ramadan Options

Meal plan credits are offered to those students whose religious observance requires a special diet during holidays. The online form has been closed for 2014.

  • Muslim students with meal plans who wish to observe Ramadan may choose to cancel breakfasts, lunches, and/or dinners for the duration of Ramadan. A $4.35 credit for each breakfast, a $6.50 credit for each lunch, and an $8.60 credit for each dinner will be applied to the student’s meal plan account as Dining Dollars. These credited Dining Dollars can only be used during Ramadan and will expire after July 28th.
  • To-Go Meals (available through any residential dining hall with 24 hours advance notice) may also be helpful during Ramadan.
  • The Muslim Community Association (2301 Plymouth Road) provides free dinner to Muslim students every night during Ramadan. For more information, contact them at 734.665.6675 or mca-ec@googlegroups.com.
  • If you need additional information, contact the Housing Information Office.

Kosher Meal Plan

Michigan Dining partners with the Hillel Foundation to offer students a Kosher meal plan option at the same price as a Basic meal plan. The Kosher meal plan cannot be used at residential dining halls. For students who want to eat an occasional meal at Hillel, Blue Bucks are accepted.

To learn more about Hillel and their dining policies, visit the U-M Hillel website.

Passover Options

Meal plan credits are offered to those students whose religious observance requires a special diet during holidays.

  • Each residential dining hall provides a variety of Passover foods such as matzo, gefilte fish, charoset, hardboiled eggs and Passover desserts. (Please note that University Housing does not maintain kosher kitchens. For more details, students should contact a manager or chef at their dining location.)
  • Students with meal plans who elect not to dine in the residence halls for Passover may choose to eat their lunches and/or dinners at Hillel during the Passover holiday. Once Passover ends, a $6.50 credit for each lunch and an $8.60 credit for each dinner will be applied to the student’s Blue Bucks account for meals paid for and eaten at Hillel. To sign up for Hillel Passover meals, please register and pre-pay (https://michiganhillel.org/passover-reservations/) no later than March 25th.
  • The Hillel Foundation serves kosher-for-Passover lunches and dinners during the entire holiday as well as two Seder meals. To learn more about pricing or reservations, contact Hillel at 734.769.0500.
  • Chabad House Student Center (715 Hill Street) also serves meals throughout Passover. To sign up for Chabad Passover meals, please register and pre-pay or call 734.995.3276 for pricing and reservation details.
  • If you need additional information, contact the Housing Information Office.

 

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164