Meal Plan Waiver Request

Meal Plan Waiver Request

Hawaii Loa Campus and Waterfront Lofts residents are required to purchase a meal plan. Those with specific dietary needs, food allergies or medical conditions should indicate these needs in Step 4 of the online Housing Application. The Food Services Director and Housing and Residence Life staff will work directly with students to accommodate special dietary needs or allergies.

Any exceptions to this meal plan requirement will fall under the meal plan waiver process as established by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Policies and procedures are available in the HPU Student Handbook.

Residents requesting to waive this requirement must follow these procedures and submit his/her request by the Add-Drop deadline of the fall or spring terms in order to be considered for a waiver. Waiver requests are not guaranteed:

1. Submit a Meal Plan Waiver Request Form, including documentation to support the request (e.g., a letter or other documentation from a medical provider, religious leader, nutritionist), by the deadline:

- Fall 2023 Deadline: Wednesday, August 24, 2023.
- Spring 2024 Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2024.

2. Student is required to meet with the Food Services Director and/or Chef to discuss the meal plan waiver request. The Office of Housing and Residence Life staff will facilitate the scheduling of this meeting after the Meal Plan Waiver Request is submitted.

3. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will then review the request form, the student’s supporting documents, and the Food Services Director’s recommendation, in consultation with the Office of Accessibility Services when appropriate, to determine whether the meal plan waiver will be granted.

4. A decision will be communicated to the student via their HPU email address within 10 business days after steps 1 and 2 of this process have been completed.

Submission of this form does not constitute a waiver of the meal plan requirement. Requests received after the deadline will not be considered, unless there is a documented medical emergency. If you have questions about the process, contact or call 808-544-1436.