Frequently Asked Questions about ACES

Are there laundry facilities?

There are washers and dryers in every residence hall available for use on a first come, first serve basis. A system called LaundryView is available on-line to assist students in tracking machine availability.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

All students who reside on campus must have a meal plan. Meal plan options can be designed to fit your budget.

Do students have to provide their own transportation to the Wellsville campus?

No. ACES buses make three trips in the morning and three in the afternoon to and from Wellsville. Students are encouraged to use this free service; however, they can drive their own vehicles.

When can I eat?

During the week, our first operation opens at 6:30 a.m. and our last operation closes at 11 p.m. Food is available throughout the day and evening. On the weekends, our first operation opens at 11 a.m. and the last operation closes at 11 p.m.

I have a special needs diet. Where can I eat?

Notify the Health Center staff about your special diet. A special diet must be submitted to the Dining Services management staff. They will review the diet with you and make sure we have the proper items available so that you get good nutrition. We can accommodate any kind of diet restriction. Communicating a special dietary need early is important to ensure proper nutrition is being met.

Can I change my meal plan?

Students may change their meal plan selection only during the first two weeks of the fall semester. After that, you can change your meal plan when you process your bill for the spring semester. Only new students who enter Alfred in January will have two weeks in the spring semester to modify their meal plan.

How can I change my meal plan?

For the Fall semester, Meal plans can only be revised downward during the first two weeks of school. If you would like to increase your meal plan, you can do that at any time. When you process your bill for the Spring semester, you may select any meal plan at that time. Students who enter Alfred State as a new student or a transfer in the Spring semester have two weeks to change their meal plan selection.

How do I select a meal plan?

The meal plan you choose depends on your eating habits and daily schedule. If you want three meals a day and plan to be on campus most of the time, the 18-meal plan would suit you. ACES recommends that freshmen select the 18 or 14-meal plan until they are comfortable with their options and schedule.

Remember, unused meals each week are not refundable or transferrable due to New York State tax law.

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

Select your meal plan when you pay your bill online. Or, go to the ACES Business Office, on the first floor of Central Dining Hall, during the first days of school to select a meal plan.

What are Dining Dollars?

Dining Dollars allow you to make prepared food purchases on-campus without having to pay taxes on those purchases.

What is a CSA?

The Campus Spending Account (CSA) has many uses. It can be used to purchase anything you need at the Campus Store, it can be used at any on-campus dining location, and it also allows you to make purchases at Campus Partner locations -- all without having to carry cash. Campus fines or fees may also be paid using CSA.

What is a meal deal or value meal?

Meal deals or value meals are pre-defined menu items at each on-campus dining facility. Check the menu boards at each location. Meal deals/value meals usually equal one swipe of your meal plan.

Where can I use my meal plan?

You can use your meal plan at any on-campus dining facility for any meal deal or value meal. A la carte purchases must be made with Dining Dollars or CSA funds.

Why do meal plans make sense?

Meal plans make sense because it is a healthy, easy and economical way to eat when you are away at school. Meal plans at ASC are designed to fit your lifestyle and your taste buds all within easy walking distance.

Which meal plan is best to choose?

Our meal plans are designed to fit different eating habits of individuals. The 18 meal per week plan is excellent for on-campus freshman and frequent diners. If a student goes home most weekends he/she may want to consider a nine meal per week plan. Students who eat frequently, but lightly, may choose a five meal per week plan with $500 in the declining balance portion. You can change your meal plan during the first two weeks of the Fall Semester. After that, the only time you can change your meal plan is when you process your bill for the Spring Semester. New students in the Spring Semester would have the first two weeks of the Spring Semester to change their meal plan.

Are copiers available for student use?

There are two copiers available for student use located in the Hinkle Library and the first floor of Central Dining Hall. Each copy costs $.10. Each machine is card reader equipped for use with the Campus Spending Account.

Where can I get more information on ACES student employment?

The ACES student employment page can answer most of your questions about working for ACES. If you need more information, send us an e-mail.

What are the advantages of a campus spending account?

The campus spending account is designed to give students an account to manage college expenses like books, supplies and special meals. CSA funds save time and hassle and can be spent at the Campus Stores, vending machines, dining facilities and with our campus partners. When you pay your bill, we recommend a CSA amount, but that amount can be completely deleted from your bill, or you can add to it. The minimum amount that can be added to the card is $10. The student photo ID card is swiped like a debit card when you make a purchase using CSA funds. As purchases are made, the account balance is reduced by that amount.