Allergy-Friendly Howard University Campus GuideAfter finishing my freshman year at Howard University, I am hopeful that moving forward I will have a more positive dining experience as an upperclassman. I witnessed a lot of cross contamination issues and had difficulty communicating with staff members about my needs. While I was able to work with a dietitian to make contact with the head chef in our main cafeteria, there were often times when entrees would be missing allergen warnings from nutritional labels, or they were not labeled at all. I hope that moving forward there will be change.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Campus Guide: James Madison University"James Madison University has a very helpful Office of Disability Services, professors all willing to work with you, and people tend to be nice about allergies." See Rose's top allergy-friendly picks around the James Madison University campus! Follow her on the Spokin app @toboldlygo Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Allergy-Friendly Lawrence University Campus GuideLawrence University's dining service staff are all very friendly and willing to work with students on their dietary restrictions and needs! I’ve met with the staff a couple of times and was able to work out the possibility of getting a safe bread for me to make sandwiches in the dining hall! There is a SimplyOasis station free of the top allergens, as well as a gluten-free fridge section that also includes some nut-free/allergy-friendly Enjoy Life products! Their kitchen staff even goes through the FARECheck training.
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
Allergy-Friendly Campus Guide: Loyola Marymount UniversityTo be honest, my experience at Loyola Marymount University's dining hall were not the best. Thankfully things have improved since I left, but I would still make an effort to meet with the head chef upon move in at the 2 main dining halls. The student run coffee shop is amazing though. Nursing staff on campus are wonderful. If you get allergy shots, try to get on the waitlist the second you enroll! Location: Los Angeles, California
Allergy-Friendly Miami University of Ohio Campus GuideThe Miami University of Ohio dining halls are great, with gluten-free areas and even gluten-free pizza stations! Everything is labeled! Loved my campus and couldn’t imagine being elsewhere when getting my diagnosis!
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Campus Guide: Miami University of Ohio"Miami has numerous signs and displays at their on-campus dinging halls/restaurants that make students aware that they are allergy friendly." See Harrison's top allergy-friendly picks around the Miami University campus!
Allergy-Friendly New York University Campus GuideNYU has a very kind and understanding disability services center. They were very good with housing accommodations and giving me a single for my dorm room.
Location: New York, New York
Allergy-Friendly North Carolina State Campus GuideI’ve been very impressed with the allergy safety and accommodations NC State has for campus. The dining halls have all food items labeled, provide dairy and gluten free products, use an allergy scoops for ice cream, and similar protocols for on campus restaurants. I feel very comfortable eating on campus while having a severe nut allergy.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina