Students at Harvard University just got an important lesson in real world business problems.

A student-run enterprise was shut because it couldn’t meet requirements from the administration.

Welcome to the real world, kids!

InstaNomz, a student-run food delivery service that launched at the beginning of March, has ceased operations indefinitely due to what it called an irresolvable conflict with the Harvard administration, the enterprise announced on its Facebook page Tuesday.

The founders of the start-up, which delivered food from several popular restaurants in Harvard Square to the rooms of first-year students living in Elm and Ivy Yard dormitories, said that they were told that their service violated the school’s policies for student business activity on campus.

“The Office of Student Life informed us that we either had to operate as an outside vendor, which we understood as stopping outside of the dorm or House, or through Harvard Student Agencies,” wrote Akshar Bonu ’17 and Fanele S. Mashwama ’17, who developed the business out of a final project for the introductory computer science course CS50, in an emailed statement.

The Office of Student Life declined to comment on the record with regard to the admonition.

Bonu and Mashwama said, however, that they were unable to come to mutually agreeable terms with Harvard Student Agencies, a student-run not-for-profit organization that provides a range of services to the Harvard community.

HSA President Ryley R. Reynolds ’15 declined to provide details of the negotiations.

The two founders voiced concern that refraining to enter a dormitory to deliver a meal as an outside vendor would incur greater time costs to their business—as a result, they decided to stop deliveries.

Although “Harvard permits undergraduates to undertake modest levels of business activities on campus,” according to the Harvard College Handbook for Students, the school’s policy reserves Harvard the right “to restrict or control student business use of its resources, facilities, academic product, copyrighted materials, and institutional data.”