Changes and Exemptions

Updated 2/6/2024

Changing Your Meal Plan

The deadline to change a meal plan is the first Friday of an academic semester.

The deadline to change a meal plan for Fall 2024 is Friday, September 6th at 5pm PST. The deadline to change a meal plan for Spring 2025 is Friday, January 24th, 2025 at 5pm PST. Requests submitted after this date and time will not be accepted. 

  • To change your meal plan for Fall, login to the housing portal and select “Add or Change Meal Plan”. From there, you will be able to view all meal plans you are eligible for and make a change to your meal plan selection. 
  • To change your meal plan for spring, please email


Meal Plan Exemptions

A meal plan is obligatory for every student who lives in on-campus housing. Requests for exceptions to the meal plan will only be considered for a documented medical or psychological need, or for a medically prescribed diet that Bon Appétit personnel cannot provide. Coursework and/or employment schedules, finances, or diets recommended by someone other than a medical doctor or licensed therapist will not qualify for an exception or alteration to the meal plan requirement. Food service personnel are amenable to discussing special provisions or substitutions to meet dietary requirements, significant scheduling conflicts or other individual food needs. Therefore, if you have any of these issues, we ask that you contact Ryan Jensen, the General Manager of Bon Appétit at Lewis & Clark, before reaching out to campus living for additional meal plan exemption information. You can contact Ryan Jensen at (503) 768-7891 or email

If you have a medical reason for a meal plan exemption or other questions about a meal plan exemption, please reach out to the Campus Living Office (


Meal Plan Exemption Form