We accept requests to be exempted from a mandatory meal plan for the following reasons only:
- food allergies that can’t be accommodated by the Dietary Restriction Program.
- Religious reasons (e.g., kosher diet)
- Physician-prescribed diet that can’t be accommodated by Food Services.
If one of the above applies to you, we recommend selecting a residence that doesn’t have a mandatory meal plan.
Submitting a request for exemption
It can take up to ten business days to process your request.
If your supporting documents aren’t considered sufficient, an evaluation by a University of Ottawa health care professional and allergy tests may be needed. This might delay processing of your request.
Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and we can’t guarantee you’ll receive an exemption.
If your application is approved and you’re entitled to a refund for the cost of your meal plan, it will be calculated based on the date your access to the Dining Hall ends.