Ade Meals are meals to be used exclusively in Ade Dining Hall, and are reloaded on a member’s meal card at the beginning of each week on Sunday morning. Ade meals can only be used by the meal plan member.
Saxon Swipes are block meals that can be used throughout each semester at a variety of locations: Knight’s Den and MidKnight Express for a combo meal or at Ade Dining Hall as a meal for the meal plan member or their guest(s). Saxon Swipes are good for each semester only (they do not roll over from one semester to the next). The King Alfred Plan also includes four Weekend Meals, similar to Saxon Swipes, however they are added to the plan every week on Saturday mornings. If there is a balance after Sunday of each week, those meals can be used throughout the rest of the week until the following Friday.
Dining Dollars are used like cash at AVI Fresh locations & select vending machines on campus. Dining Dollars only come with the purchase of a meal plan and roll over from Fall to Spring semester, but expire regardless of balance on Commencement Day of each academic year. Additional Dining Dollars may not be purchased (see Fiat Bux below).
Fiat Bux are used like Dining Dollars with an added benefit; in addition to the areas listed above for Dining Dollars, Fiat Bux can be used at other AU locations: Clay Store in Binns-Merrill, The Press of the Dingbat in Harder Hall, Photocopiers in Scholes and Herrick Libraries, and at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Powell Campus Center. Fiat Bux can be purchased at Knight’s Den and MidKnight Express during regular hours of operation with cash or credit card. Fiat Bux are good until Commencement Day each year.
Meal Membership Plan changes are allowed through 4 p.m. on the Friday of the first week of classes. This gives students a week to determine if they have chosen the plan that best fits their eating habits. Notifications will be sent out in November stating that students can change their plans for the following semester starting December 1 through the first week of the spring semester. To change plans, students should contact the Office of Residence Life at 607-871-2186 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details regarding dining services, visit www.alfred.edu/students/living_at_au/dining.cfm and www.alfred.avifoodweb.com/.