Guide to Dining
Welcome to Washington Adventist University
WAU dining services are managed by Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC. Here at WAU we offer a program that meets the needs of today’s college student. Each year you will experience exciting changes, fresh menus, and new enhancements to your dining program. These changes are a result of the feedback and input of many students and staff members.
Dining Hall Meal Plan Info and Policies
Resident Meal Plans
All residence hall students are required to purchase the meal plan. The plan entitles the student to eat in the dining hall for every meal. Students with meal cards have unlimited access to the dining hall during hours of operation.
Commuter Meal Plans
This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.
Special Dietary Needs
Meals On The Go
Take-out Meals: If a student has a school-related conflict with regularly scheduled meal times, a take-out meal can be provided with written permission from the appropriate department head.
We understand that there is nothing more miserable than being ill and unable to make it to meals.
A sick tray can also be provided with permission from the Residence Hall dean. Contact the Vice President for Student Life for details at ext. 4525.
We have a wealth of resources available to our guests, including the expert guidance of a registered dietitian. Arrangements can be made for individual consultations concerning any dietary need, such as sports nutrition, weight control, food allergies, or medically prescribed diets.
Everyone looks forward to our monthly buffets and special events. We have holiday-themed menus and events throughout the year. Please keep an eye on table tents, banners, and events calendar informing you of what is coming.
Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.
- Students must present their valid Student ID cards for admittance into the dining hall.
- Students are not permitted to use another student’s ID card to gain entrance to the dining hall.
- Food and drink may not be taken out of the dining hall, with the exception of one piece of fruit per meal.
- Polite, respectful decorum is expected in the dining hall at all times. Dress should be in compliance with the current student handbook.
- We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.
To assist in establishing a special atmosphere for Sabbath, students and guests are required to dress in casual business attire or better, during the Sabbath hours (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday). Appropriate attire for the dining hall must, at all times be modest, neat, clean with no rips, tears, etc. T-shirts/sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, and beach footwear are examples of inappropriate attire.