Meal Accommodations for Religious Observance

Halal Menu Options

During the fall and winter terms, Halal meats are offered daily at both Bursley and West Quad dining halls; Halal entrée options are available upon request in any residential dining hall. You will also find Blue to Go salads and sandwich options in residential cafés across campus.

During the spring and summer terms, Halal meats are offered occasionally and upon request.

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

University Housing partners with the Hillel Foundation to offer students a Kosher meal plan option. Students can transfer a 150 Block meal plan to Hillel at the same price. This 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. The online form has been closed for 2014.

  • 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 the supervisor or chef at their dining location.)
  • Students with meal plans who elect not to dine in the residence halls for Passover may choose to cancel lunches and/or dinners during the Passover holiday. A $6.50 credit for each lunch and a $8.60 credit for each dinner will be applied to the student’s Dining Dollars meal plan account. 
  • To take advantage of the Passover meal credits, please complete the online application form a minimum of two weeks in advance of the Passover holiday.
  • The Hillel Foundation serves kosher-for-Passover lunches and dinners during the entire holiday as well as two Seder meals. (For these meals only, Dining Dollars are accepted. Blue Bucks are accepted at all times.) 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. Call 734.995.3276 for pricing or 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