Food Waivers

For questions from all Student Groups on this process, please contact your Student Group Advisor, Room 416 Student Union Building, 413-545-3600.  For questions about whether a non-Auxiliary Enterprises food or food establishment will be a approved via the food waiver process, please contact UMass Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises) Director of Sales: Jennylyn Fontaine at (413) 577-8200 or 413-577-8094 email: or Director of Retail Dining, Van Sullivan at 413-577-8023. 

In extenuating circumstances, for religious or cultural concerns when UMass Catering, (Auxiliary Enterprises) is unable to provide the service, a food waiver approval is required from UMass Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises) and is further reviewed for food safety from Environmental Health & Safety, (EH&S).  This E-Sign form will automatically be forwarded to 1). Auxiliary Enterprises, 2). EH&S, and 3). The SORC for the Student Activities Office. You will receive an approval or denial of this food waiver through your email.  If you need food safety training for an approved food waiver event, please contact the Assistant Director for Environmental Health, Alyssa Rusiecki, at 413-545-5110 at least 30 days prior to your event.

For an introduction to food waivers, please see Food Event Descriptions and Instructions.

For all non-student groups, meaning those NOT in Student Engagement/SGA/GSS, please send an email request to