Food Allergies and Dietary Needs

At NDSU Dining, our goal is to provide an all-inclusive dining experience for our students. Our award-winning program offers something for everyone and works hard to provide delicious and nutritionally balanced meals for any diet. Whatever your needs, we are available to help you meet your nutritional goals. 

New Incoming Students

Complete the dietary needs form to inform our dietetics team of your needs. A registered dietitian will reach out promptly with information about the resources available on campus and to answer any questions you have.   

Dietary Needs Form

After completing the form, click on the tiles below to view details about dietary accommodations in our dining centers. 

Dining Centers

West Dining Center

The West Dining Center (WDC) is NDSU's designated allergen-friendly dining center on campus, providing students with sensitive diets the opportunity to eat fully prepared meals without worry. All items served within the WDC are made without peanut or tree nut ingredients.

Clean Eats is a food station within the West Dining Center that serves entrees, side items, and desserts that are free from gluten and the top nine allergens: fish, shellfish, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, and wheat/gluten.

A separate mini fridge and cupboard with additional options is also available for students with food allergies near the Clean Eats station. 

Please note that NDSU's centralized production bakery is located on the lower level of the West Dining Center. Every effort is made to avoid cross-contact with the upper-level West Dining Center, but they do use peanut and tree nut ingredients for other dining locations on campus.

Residence Dining Center

The Residence Dining Center (RDC) has a mini fridge stocked with gluten-free bagels, cookies, bread, and hamburger buns. 

The Creations station also features items that can be made gluten-free such as gluten-free pizza, nachos, toasted sandwiches, and pasta. This area is not completely free of gluten, so cross-contact is possible, however, these items are made upon request and can be customized to meet a variety of needs.

Additionally, the Grill station can make bun-free hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches, and chicken if available, simply ask for yours to be made separately.

Union Dining Center

The Union Dining Center (UDC) provides gluten-free self-serve options, including bread and desserts. There are also naturally allergy-friendly items available to choose from. 

Menu Labeling

The Dining website, mobile app and digital monitors provide labeling for allergens, gluten-free, pork, vegan and vegetarian dishes. View our labeling standards and considerations

Look for these icons in the dining centers: 


FishTree Nuts
PeanutsGluten Free

Online Menus

Dining's online menus allow you to view 10 days of upcoming menu items, plus the ability to view nutritional information or filter items by allergen or dietary need.

Dining Online Menus

Connect with Us

Students with special dietary needs are encouraged to set up a meeting with the Dining Dietitian to learn about the different options and accommodations available. Our staff is happy to answer questions regarding food preparation or ingredients at any time.

Phone:(701) 231-7222 Email:

Certifications & Awards

More than 55 NDSU Dining employees are ServSafe Food Protection Manager certified. This food safety certification is a widely recognized and accredited training program designed to ensure that individuals in the foodservice industry have the necessary knowledge and skills to handle food safely. It is administered by the National Restaurant Association and is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board.

More than 30 NDSU Dining employees are AllerTrain U certified. This course is a manager-level training course in managing food allergens and gluten in a cafeteria setting. AllerTrain U is an ANSI-accredited training and meets state-specific training mandates.

Best Allergy Innovation for Universities

Best Food Allergy Training for Universities

2024 Food Allergy Award Nominee


North Dakota State University Dining makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies and intolerances. However, there is always a risk of cross contact. Additionally, manufacturers may update and change their product ingredients without our knowledge, we cannot be assured the validity of the products. Dining Services will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come in contact with while eating at any University establishments. If needed, guests should carry an EpiPen with them at all times.

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