Religious Observance


Halal Menu Options

Michigan Dining serves certified Halal options out of the Olive Branch micro restaurant in the South Quad and Bursley dining halls. Options found here are purchased from certified Halal providers in the metro Detroit area.

In collaboration with the Muslim Coalition for the University of Michigan, Michigan Dining also serves a variety of menu items that are Halal certified and follow Halal practices in most dining halls. Dining staff follow extensive handling and procurement practices to provide students with as many options as possible.

To quickly identify Halal options, look for this emblem icon-halal on our online, digital and dining hall menus.


Ramadan Options

Meal plan credits OR additional To-Go Meals are offered to those students whose religious observance requires a special diet during holidays. Please complete the online form.

  • Muslim students with meal plans who wish to observe Ramadan may choose one of the following options:
    • Suspend your meal plan for the duration of Ramadan for Spring semester. For 2018, a $20.20 credit for each day will be applied to your meal plan account as Dining Dollars. Dining Dollars can only be used during Ramadan and will expire after June 14th.
    • Increase the number of To-Go Meals (order by 4:00 pm through Mosher-Jordan dining for next day pick-up) included on your meal plan during Ramadan.
  • The Muslim Community Association (2301 Plymouth Road) provides free dinner to Muslim students every night during Ramadan. For more information, contact them at 734-665-6675 or mca-ec@googlegroups.com.
  • If you are visiting the University of Michigan to attend a camp or conference, accommodations can be made by contacting a conference coordinator.
  • If you need additional information, contact mealplans@umich.edu.


Kosher Meal Plan

Michigan Dining partners with the Hillel Foundation to offer students a Kosher Meal Plan option at the same price as a Basic Plan. The Kosher Meal Plan cannot be used at residential dining halls. For students who want to eat an occasional meal at Hillel, Blue Bucks are accepted. To learn more about Hillel, their dining policies, and to sign up for a Kosher meal plan visit Hillel’s website.

Passover Options

Meal plan credits are offered to students whose religious observance requires a special diet during holidays.

  • Each residential dining hall provides a variety of Passover foods such as matzo, gefilte fish, charoset, hard-boiled eggs and Passover desserts. (Please note that Michigan Dining does not maintain kosher kitchens. For more details, please contact a manager or chef at your dining location.)
  • Students with meal plans who elect not to dine in the residence halls for Passover may choose to eat their lunches and dinners at Hillel during the Passover holiday from March 30th until April 7th. Once Passover ends, a $6.50 credit for each lunch and an $8.60 credit for each dinner will be applied to the student’s Blue Bucks account for meals paid for and eaten at Hillel. To sign up for Hillel Passover meals as well as two Seder meals, please register and pre-pay (www.michiganhillel.org/passover). For reservation changes or meal questions, contact Hillelmealreschange@gmail.com.
  • Chabad House Student Center also serves meals throughout Passover. To sign up for Chabad Passover meals, please register and pre-pay or call 734-995-3276 for pricing and reservation details.
  • If you need additional information, contact mealplans@umich.edu.