Kosher and Halal
Kosher for Passover Meals
Each year during the 8 days of Passover, students, faculty and staff can enjoy a variety of kosher lunches and dinners at Waring Dining Commons in West Halls. All food is orthodox kosher certified.
Meals can be purchased with the Campus Meal plan, LionCash+, or credit card.
For more information on Kosher for Passover meal offerings, please contact West Food District at (814) 865-2529.
On-Campus Kosher Microwaves
Students living in University housing are provided a microwave/refrigerator/freezer unit. A student who wants to adhere to kosher dietary laws while living on campus at University Park may submit a request to bring a kosher microwave and/or refrigerator to use in his/her residence room. The unit must meet the specifications listed on the form and is to be provided by the student. Additional questions should be directed to the Assignment Office.
Warnock Dining Commons (North Food District) offers a gyro bar Monday through Friday lunch that includes hand-carved, Halal-certified gyro meat with choice of topping and tzatiki sauce as well as a variety of fish entrees prepared without alcohol. Additional meatless and/or fish entrees can be found in all dining commons on campus.
Penn State Food Services recognizes that many individuals exclude pork and pork by-products (lard, gelatin, etc.) from their diet, whether for religious or personal reasons. Menu items that contain pork will have an icon (shown below) displayed on both the entree cards at point of service and the online menu to make it easier to discern which recipes contain pork.