It is very important that you provide as much information as possible about any medical issues you have, even if you are successfully self-managing your condition. This helps the residential college to give you the best support available, especially when you are adapting to your new environment at the start of the year.
The residential colleges at Otago endeavour to cater for most dietary requirements and preferences. If you have special dietary needs due to a medical condition, you should check to make sure the college can cater to these first before you accept the offer of a place.
If you are:
- Vegetarian: The majority of colleges can accommodate this
- Gluten-free: The majority of colleges can accommodate this as a health requirement but they may require confirmation from your medical practitioner
- Vegan: The following colleges cater for vegan diets: Aquinas, Arana, Carrington, Hayward, and Salmond
- Halal/Kosher/Other religious dietary restrictions: Most colleges can cater halal meals and their kitchens will do their best to accommodate religious dietary practices
The specific residential college websites have more information about their catering options.