Special Diets

You’ll find our staff concerned and accommodating should you have food allergies or dietary restrictions.  Both dining halls label entrées, soups, and salads to alert students to the presence of common allergens.  We also maintain nut-free and gluten-free refrigerators and storage areas in both dining halls to ensure the safety of students with specific dietary concerns. Although our kitchens are not gluten- or allergen-free, we do take precautions to prevent cross-contact.

If you have a food-related medical condition or concern, you are encouraged to contact Dining Director, Mary Lou Kennedy, M.A., R.D. at mkennedy@bowdoin.edu or call (207) 725-3067 to make an appointment.  Bowdoin Dining Service will work directly with you to develop an individualized plan that meets your particular needs.

Helpful information you can provide includes:

  • Specific condition or allergy
  • Physician or Health Services requirements or recommendations
  • Personal dietary preferences (e.g. gluten-free, vegan)

Please contact Student Health Services at (207) 725-3770 if you require further medical assistance.

Please see the following links for nutrition and healthy eating resources on the web.