Five students ordering food at Pure in East Food District

Kosher and Halal


Starting in Fall 2017, East Food District will begin offering Kosher-certified meals at a new station called PURE. The kitchen will be under supervision of the Star-K Kosher Certification with Mashgiach Ronnie Berman. Foods will also be free of common food allergens including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat/gluten, and sesame. PURE is open for Brunch on Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Star-K Kosher Symbol

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.


Starting in Fall 2017, Halal-certified grilled chicken thigh will be served in all five dining commons on campus. The entree card for these recipes will not be noted as ‘Halal’, but an additional sign will be present indicating that a recipe is 'Certified Halal'. Additional meatless and/or pescatarian entrees are also available.

Dishes that contain pork or pork by-products (lard, gelatin, etc.) will also be clearly marked with an icon on the entree cards and online menu.

Additional Resources:

Chabad of Penn State

Penn State Hillel