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Campus Food


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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It is worth buying your own food and cooking in the dorms. The food at Midknight is one of the better options but it is only open at night

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is really bad at Alfred university. I know they are trying to improve it and the staff is doing a good job but it is still pretty terrible. My aunt went to college years ago and when she came to visit me she was shocked that the food was worse now in modern time then when she went to SUNY New Paltz so many years ago.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is bland and often repetitious. For what we are paying for our meal plans the food should be held to a much higher standard. I do not pay that much to eat salad that is practically brown and meat that is completely under cooked and a health risk. They try too hard to make these disgusting gourmet dishes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is ok. In Powell its not bad and you get a better variety and much healthier options but other places there isnt that variety. Though throughout the campus they have vegan and vegitarian options as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a problem with a lack of healthy food options offered. They need to have a better mix of healthy food, and slightly less healthy food for those who prefer that kind of food


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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 46 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 26 responses

  • 24% Powell Dining Hall
  • 20% Midnight
  • 18% The Art Spot
  • 16% Moka Joka
  • 10% Ade Dining Hall
  • 8% There are none
  • 4% Olin Cafe
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