Meal Plans and Dining

Whether you plan on eating most meals in one of our cafés, or just grabbing a coffee and a bagel before class, we have a meal plan for your needs. Find the meal plan that matches what you want, and rest easy knowing a great meal on campus is only a swipe away.

Dining Locations


On Demand Ordering is available at Freshens, Starbucks and Cravetown.

How to access the new Alfred On Demand site:
1. Visit the website above or follow the QR code attached
2. Register using the same login credentials you use for your Alfrede mail
3. Add a website shortcut to your phone for easy future access

Ade Dining Hall

AU Fresh features an array of exciting concepts and freshly prepared items in our culinary center. Our goal is to provide creative, fresh, healthy menu selections every day. Check out Clarity for Allergen-free entrée selections. But wait there is more! Our desserts are baked fresh daily in house, so be sure to save room!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Lunch 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Soup, Salad, Dessert 2:00PM - 5:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday
Brunch 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Click Here to view Menus
for ALL Dining Locations

Powell Café

Met Grill, World Restaurant and Piazza
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Preorder through On Demand Ordering
8:00 PM - 12:00 PM

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View Freshens Allergy Guide & Nutritionals


Hours of Operation

Preorder through the Get App
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Market C

Hours of Operation

Now Open 24/7

Located on the first floor of Ade Dining Hall
Must have a Key Fob to enter

Community Table

A New Dining and Event Experience
Gather your friends around our locally handcrafted community table for your next event.

Make it a Memory!
Be an integral part of your next catered event. Select your menu and have fun preparing your dish with friends or colleagues then enjoy your creations together! Would you like to learn how to make pasta from scratch or make your own pizza dough with home-made marinara? Join us for cooking classes presented by the AU Fresh culinarians.

Make a difference!
Enjoy a delicious, beautifully plated, served lunch featuring local, sustainable, organic and/or Fair Trade ingredients with your friends, faculty and staff. 

convenient and flexible

Meal Plans

This plan is for those students who enjoy three meals per day on campus and includes
unlimited access to Ade Dining Hall during regular dining hours.
Ade Meals: Unlimited
Saxon Swipes: 15 per semester
Dining Dollars: $50

This plan provides two meals per day in Ade Dining Hall with the option to dine in
Powell Café and MidKnight Express for additional six meals per week.
Ade Meals: 10 per week
Saxon Swipes: 60 per semester
Dining Dollars: $200

Providing approximately one-two meals per day in Ade Dining Hall and the option to dine in Powell Café
and MidKnight Express for an additional five meals per week.
Ade Meals: 8 per week
Saxon Swipes: 45
Dining Dollars: $250

With $575 Dining Dollars this plan is designed for students who prefer to purchase food as needed
in our Powell Café, Art’s Spot, and MidKnight Express locations.
Ade Meals: 3 per week
Saxon Swipes: 30 per semester
Dining Dollars: $575

Designed for students living off campus or in specific housing on campus
to use in Ade Dining Hall, Powell Café and MidKnight Express.
Saxon Swipes: 80 per semester
Dining Dollars: $100

Important Information

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: Powell Café 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).

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, and at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Powell Campus Center. Fiat Bux can be purchased at Powell Cafe 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 4:00 PM  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 Residential Communities at 607-871-2186 or For further details regarding dining services, visit