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Specialty Pantry

Vegan and gluten-free options are available across campus. 

Below are food symbols that help identify certain food related labels. Click each icon for more info.


Items produced in accordance with Fair Trade offer better trading conditions to, and secures the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.


Contains no gluten. People who have celiac disease are unable to eat gluten.


Contains ingredients purchased from a local company or farm.


Contains 3 grams of fat, or less, for every 100 calories, and 500 calories, or less, per serving.


Contains 70-94% organic ingredients.

Tu Mercado has a wide array of organic foods and products


Contains no peanuts or tree nuts.

Bert's Bistro is a nut-free dining facility


Made from recycled materials and can be recycled.

All dining paper goods (napkins, to go containers, etc.) are made from recycled content.


Contains no ingredients from animal or dairy products.


Contains no meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, or products derived from these sources.

Food Allergies

Do you have a food allergy? If you need help identifying appropriate foods for your diet, Dining Services can help. Please contact the Director of Dining Services to set up a meeting; Carol Norman (619) 260-8880, or norman@sandiego.eduBert's Bistro is a nut-free dining facility.

Get Well Meals

If you are ill, or injured, and unable to make it to one of the campus dining locations, you may be able to get food to go from Pavilion Dining (SLP).

First, you will need to contact the Pavilion Dining Manager at x4262 or through email at mm1@sandiego.edu and let him know you are ill and would like a meal voucher.

For more information, please contact:

  • Residential Life x7656
  • Pavilion Dining x4262

Tobacco Policy

no smokingEffective August 18, 2015 USD is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For the complete policy, visit the Human Resources website and download the USD Policies and Procedures manual.

Know the dangers of smoking: National Cancer Institute

Quit smoking: Tobacco Free CA and Quit Smoking Community

Cold & Flu

Visit the Health Center online.pyramid

Do You Know How To Eat Smart?

The USDA has released new nutritional guidelines, for the first time in over a decade. Check out their new website ChooseMyPlate.gov for healthy food planning tips and information. Try the Supertracker to keep track of exercise, weight and diet.

Eating Disorders

yogaIf you would like to speak with someone anonymously about a health concern, or eating disorder, for yourself or a friend, you may contact the USD Counseling Center at x4655 on campus, or (619) 260-4655, 24 hours a day. If you prefer to see someone in person you may call for an appointment, or stop in and you will receive confidential assistance.