|Meal Plan Waiver|
This policy establishes the guidelines and process for students requesting a waiver from the mandatory college meal plan. This policy applies to all undergraduate residential students.
Waivers will not generally be granted for the following:
Students with food allergies or specific requirements should contact Jennifer Schirmacher, Director of Chartwells Dining Services, at Jennifer.Schirmacher@mville.edu before requesting a meal plan waiver. In rare cases, a student may have medical or dietary requirements that cannot be accommodated by Dining Services. In such cases, students may request to be waived from the meal plan. Dining Services is committed to assisting students with food allergy needs and is a member of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network's (FAAN's) College Network.
Students requesting a waiver from a meal plan must complete the Meal Plan Waiver Request form and supporting documentation to the Dean of Students located in Spellman Hall or can be faxed to the attention of the Dean of Students at 914-323-1201. Supporting documentation from the physician should be on letterhead, dated, signed and include the following information:
• A current statement of the diagnosis and date of onset.
Failure to complete the form in its entirety or to provide the appropriate documentation could result in a delay or denial of your request. Students will receive an email notification to their mville.edu email regarding the status of their request.
Meal plan waiver requests will be accepted between 9:00am – 4:00pm during the below time frames:
Fall Semester - Final submission date is the second Friday in August
Spring Semester - Final submission date is the second Friday in January
Meal Plan Waiver Requests submitted after this deadline will be processed the following semester. It is important to remember that a NEW Meal Plan Waiver Request form and supporting documentation needs to be submitted at the start of each fall semester.
The student’s request will be reviewed by the Meal Waiver Review Committee, consisting of the
Director of Chartwells Dining Services, Dean of Students, and the Director of the Health & Counseling Centers. The committee will review requests after the deadline and final decisions will be emailed to the student’s mville.edu account within 5 business days. During the review, the committee may contact the physician to clarify any questions. Only if the Committee determines that the specific medical or dietary needs of the student cannot be met by Dining Services will a waiver be granted.
Students are required to pay all tuition bills in accordance with billing deadlines. This includes the cost of any meal plan. If a Medical Meal Plan Waiver request is granted, a credit will be issued to the student’s account.
For information regarding food service, please contact Chartwells Food Service at 914-323-5392.
For information regarding billing or refunds, please contact Student Accounts at 914-323-5266.
For addition information regarding the Medical Meal Plan Waiver, please contact the Dean of Students office at 914-323-3134.