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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I hate waiting in line for the deli when there's nothing else to eat that isn't completely weird.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They totally changed the dinning plan, and not it's extremely confusing and difficult to eat where you want to eat. I'm not even going to try to explain since I am now off the meal plan, but it is a hassle.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: grrr. all the food on campus really does suck. lack of variety, quality, and value.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food is absolutely horrible. there are 2 dining halls on campus, and both serve absolutely horrible food.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dinning services are not as good as they should be. Most of the time lines are crowded and it takes awhile to get food, which there will be awful selection of food. Some days the food is excellent but most of the tiem it isnt.


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Bashing the cafeteria food is a national pastime at colleges across America. Students at Alfred are no different, as most will admit that the food in the cafeteria is pretty average! There seems to be a lot of grease used in preparing the food, and many students wish there were healthier options. One option that the University recently initiated was going trayless, which reduces food and beverage waste. 

At both Ade and Powell dining halls, students have the option of burgers and fries, pizza, a soup and salad bar, deli, or roast. There’s also a featured entrée daily. Sometimes the University even hosts guest chefs and caterers from nearby restaurants. The only hitch is that the same menu every week can be monotonous. Also, the dismal offering of vegetarian/vegan choices is inexcusable. 

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5598 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Ade Dining Hall
  • Powell Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Cyberfresh Café at Li'l Alf!
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Eggs/omelets
  • Pancakes/waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Asian dishes
  • Pierogies
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Chicken strips
  • Sandwiches or wraps
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
Fundraisers are ongoing at Alfred. There are always clubs trying to raise money to save starving children, so you have your pick of homemade baked goods year-round. Also, make it a point to go to the cultural events. There's always free food there, and it's delicious.
Did You Know?
  • Students can use their ID cards to swipe in vending machines so they don't have to use their own cash.
  • Students can request bag meals if they are unable to eat during dining hall hours. All students have to do is let a dining manager know a day in advance, and a bagged meal will be ready whenever it is needed.
  • If a student is not feeling well and can't make it to a meal, a sick meal program is available as long as it is approved by the health center. Just send a roommate or friend with your meal card to a manager, and he or she will get the approved meal.
  • Students can use block meals to treat visiting family or friends to meals in the dining halls.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Ade Dining Hall
Location: Ade Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Cyberfresh Café at Li'l Alf!
Location: Powell Campus Center, lower level
Food: Burgers, coffee, deli, desserts, pizza, smoothies
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–12:30 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–12:30 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
MidKnight Express
Location: Ade Hall
Food: Convenience items, deli
Hours: Daily 8 p.m.–2 a.m.
Powell Dining Hall
Location: Powell Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 25 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 31% Powell Dining Hall
  • 23% The Art Spot
  • 15% There are none
  • 15% Moka Joka
  • 8% Ade Dining Hall
  • 8% Olin Cafe

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 57% All of them
  • 43% Ade

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% There are no good parts
  • 20% The variety of choices

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Everything
  • 33% Saxon Swipes versus Ade swipes
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