Food Waivers and Food Registration

All campus food is provided by UMass Dining/Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises).  If UMass Catering, (Auxiliary Enterprises) is unable to provide your food, a food waiver approval is required from UMass Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises) and is further reviewed for food safety from Environmental Health & Safety, (EH&S).  All outside caterers must be pre-approved.  As of September 2018, the Food Waiver and Food Registration process will be part of the Campus Pulse event planning program which is used to register your student* event. 

For questions from all Student Groups on the Food Waiver process, please contact your Student Group Advisor at 413-545-3600.  For questions about whether a non-Auxiliary Enterprises food or an outside food establishment will be approved via the food waiver & registration process, please first contact UMass Catering (Auxiliary Enterprises) Director of Sales at (413) 577-8200 or email:

*For all non-student groups, and other non-Student Engagement/SGA/GSS requests, please send an email request to

For a description of types of food events and their requirements, please see Food Event Descriptions and Instructions.