PURE food station

Kosher and Halal


East Food District offers Kosher-certified meals at the PURE food station. The kitchen is under supervision of the Star-K Kosher Certification with Mashgiach Ronnie Berman. Foods are also free of common food allergens including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (excluding coconut), fish, shellfish, soy, wheat/gluten, and sesame. PURE is open for Lunch, Monday - Thursday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Brunch, Sunday, 11:00am - 2:00pm and Dinner, Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 7:30pm. Closed all day Friday & Saturday.

Star-K Kosher Symbol

Pre-packaged Kosher Food

Kosher food items, prepared within the PURE kitchen, can be purchased in the Market East convenience store of Findlay Commons. Meals typically consist of salads and microwavable entrees.

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 replace the items with a kosher microwave and/or refrigerator. 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.


Halal-certified grilled chicken thigh is served in all five dining commons on campus, however the corresponding entree card does not indicate that the dish is ‘Halal’; an additional sign will be present to indicate that a recipe is 'Certified Halal'. Additional meatless and/or pescatarian entrees are also available.

Dishes containing pork or pork by-products (lard, gelatin, etc.) are also marked with an icon on the entree cards and online menu.

Additional Resources:

Chabad of Penn State

Penn State Hillel