Simple Zone is located at the Marketplace Dining Hall, on the lower level of the Bartel’s Campus Center. 

Simple Zone is an enclosed pantry where food items can be housed with precautions against cross-contact. This space is reserved for students with food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities or Celiac disease and includes foods prepared without gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts. Simple Zone features a dedicated refrigerator, freezer, toaster, toaster oven, microwave and more.To access the closed Simple Zone area, you must have authorized access added to your Charger ID card. 

To request access to the Simple Zone, please have your documentation ready to be uploaded when filling out the request form (Click here for request form). All students who are approved for Simple Zone through the Universities Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) will be required to meet with Campus Dietitian, Samantha Zajac, prior to receiving access on their student ID cards and before the first use of the space. Construction on the new Simple Zone pantry is currently underway and is expected to be completed by late September of 2023. For more information about the Simple Zone or dining with food allergies please contact Samantha Zajac at

New Simple Zone

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Simple Servings

Located in the Marketplace, Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies or gluten intolerance. This station offers food free from peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, eggs, and gluten-containing ingredients. Simple Servings staff members are carefully trained to avoid cross-contact with food allergens. The campus dining team is committed to providing you with safe, delicious choices to accommodate your needs. Students with food allergies and dietary restrictions are invited to meet with our Registered Dietitian, General Manager, and Executive Chef so we can help you make the most of your dining experience.

Separate equipment, storage areas, utensils and preparation areas minimize, but do not totally eliminate, the chances of gluten and allergens in our Simple Servings foods. 75% of Simple Servings items also meet our Mindful criteria, which makes it an easy and healthy choice for customers who are focused on ingredients and portion size to control weight, blood sugar and other health issues.