Main ingredients for each made-to-order station are displayed at each station in Residential Dining. Please contact the Registered Dietitian for full ingredients.
Food in the Residential Dining Halls is labeled for the Top 8 allergens, gluten and sesame.
All three Residential Dining Halls contain allergen information on the online menus as well as the menu boards at each food station.
If cross contact is an issue at the made-to-order stations, please let a staff member know. Depending on the featured theme of the day, a chef will be available to prepare food with separate allergen pans, utensils.
Some food is cooked on shared surfaces. The Chefs in each venue can advise on which items each day were cooked on shared surfaces and assist with cooking of items in separate allergen pans, depending on the particular restaurant. The Allergen Awareness Zone at Parkside Dining Hall does not use shared surfaces for cooking of food for that particular station.
When inside of a dining venue, always ask to speak to the Chef in charge for any information regarding food preparation procedures.
Please contact the Registered Dietitian to find out more about special dietary needs accommodations.
Please contact the Registered Dietitian for more information on how to register and submit medical documentation.
Food allergy and celiac 101
Reading food labels
Avoiding cross contact
Students should speak with their Resident Advisors regarding resident life programs to discuss food options.
While USC Housing can best assist you with Housing questions, please contact the USC Hospitality Registered Dietitian to get information regarding which dining halls can offer the safest accommodations for your needs. It is very helpful to know this information prior to registering for housing since menus vary at each facility.
Students should contact the USC Hospitality Registered Dietitian as the first step.
Students must then register with the DSP office and have their medical doctor fill out the Special Dietary Needs form.
To contact the Dietitian: http://hospitality.usc.edu/dietitian/
To register with DSP: https://dsp.usc.edu/register/
Special Dietary Needs Form: https://dsp.usc.edu/register/documentation/special-dietary-needs-form/
Please contact the USC Hospitality Dietitian as the first step in your special dietary needs accommodations process.
Epinephrine would be brought by the ambulance.
While the USC Department of Public Safety does not carry epinephrine, information is relayed to the ambulance that medication is needed.