Guide to Dining

Welcome to the Albany State University

Campus dining is a large part of your college experience. Our goal is to make your dining experience the best it can be by providing good, nutritious food in a relaxed atmosphere. We also strive hard to deliver superior service each day. So come and join us and enjoy the comfort, convenience and inviting atmosphere that we have to offer!

Dining Hall Meal Plan Info and Policies

Meal Plans

Food Service Committee

The Food Service Committee, which is comprised of the Food Service Manager, Manager of Campus Operations, the Vice President for Student Services, and student representatives, welcomes your comments and suggestions concerning food service.

If you have any ideas about the Dining Hall or Meal Options, you may contact a committee member, drop a note in the suggestion box,email us a comment, or speak to the Food Service Director.

If you are interested in being a member of the committee contact the Food Service Director.

Speak Up

This is YOUR dining service and we are here to serve you! We appreciate your input and feedback to better meet your needs. You can make your voice heard through comment cards or just introduce yourself and tell us what you think.

Special Dietary Needs

Albany State University dining program and a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) will work with parents, school nurses, teachers, and health care providers to help manage students’ food allergies and special diets by:

»Working with physicians, dietitians, or qualified nutrition specialists to manage dietary substitutions.

»Knowing where emergency medications are stored and knowing how they should be administered in case a student has an allergic reaction.

»Reviewing menus with parents of students who have food allergies to determine what, if any, menu items need to be substituted.

Going Green Eco Friendly To-Go

We will be offering our To-Go Meals in Eco-Friendly containers. Students will have the option of taking a To-Go Container with a $10 deposit, upon return of the container they will get their deposit back. This will contribute to our sustainability and to the freedom of the students leaving the dining hall.

Trayless Dining

Aladdin is proud to sponsor a trayless dining program at Albany State. Trayless dining reduces our environmental footprint. It decreases waste, conserves natural resources (namely, energy and water) and reduces the introduction of polluting detergents, rinses, and drying agents into the water table. Socially, trayless dining can provide education and awareness about environmental issues, while also potentially reinforcing a healthy lifestyle. It is an initiative that supports campus sustainability.

Healthier Selection

Albany State University’s dining program is always focusing on Nutrition. Here at Albany State University we offer our Nutrition Alive program that meets the needs of healthier options for today’s college student. Our StarChef program, an interactive menu program will focus on highlighting healthier options and provide the most current nutritional information for the daily menus.

Lost Card Policy

You must present your Ram ID  to the cashier each time you enter the Dining Hall. Please do not ask the cashier to admit you without your ID card. If you lose your ID card, please contact Ram Central for a new Ram ID.

Service Regulations

Your understanding and observation of the following regulations will guarantee smooth, efficient operation of the Dining Hall.

  • Students must obey the University personal appearance regulations while in the Dining Hall.
  • Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times.
  • You are not permitted to take food from the Dining Hall.
  • To avoid waste, you should choose one entrée when entering the served lines. More entrees are available for seconds.
  • After dining, please return trays to the dish return and leave your table and chairs neat and clean.
  • Please behave courteously at all times.
  • You will not be granted credit for any meals missed.
  • We also ask that you abide by all of the Aladdin policies.

Dining Area Restrictions

You are not permitted to engage in the following activities in the dining area:

Removal of food or dinnerware from the dining area

Use of electronics devices that detract from the dining experience of other guests

Playing of personal music devices without headphones

Leaning back in Dining Room Chairs

Dining Hall personnel reserve the right to dismiss or suspend you from the dining area for inappropriate behavior.

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