Freshman Dining Program Exemption Request

  • The University of Alabama is committed to providing its students with a comprehensive educational experience. The University has determined that for most first-year students, on-campus dining has numerous educational, social, and dietary benefits. In recognition of the value of the living-learning experiences associated with on-campus living and dining, effective the 2006 Fall Semester, The University of Alabama requires first-year students to participate in the Freshman Year Experience, including the Freshman Dining Program. This policy applies to all incoming freshman students who live in on-campus housing.
  • Students who fail or refuse to comply with the First-Year Dining Program and/or who furnish or submit false information to a University official or office in connection with a request for exemption are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and to sanctions which could include imposition of a fine and suspension from the University of Alabama.
  • Requests for exemption must be received in the University of Alabama Dining Services Office on or before the following schedule:
    - July 15 for Fall Semester
    - December 1 for Spring Semester